DNA and RNA are nucleic acids, which are also considered polymers. Deoxyribonucleic acid is used to create ribonucleic acid that, in turn, contains the primary sequence of amino acids needed to make proteins. More »

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RNA, or ribonucleic acid, is a family of biological molecules that function in gene synthesis, regulation and expression. Along with DNA, RNA plays an active role in transcribing and translating genes and proteins that m... More »

DNA is a stable, double helix that functions in long-term storage of genetic material, while RNA is a reactive, single helix that transfers information. There are also slight differences in base pairs between DNA and RNA... More »

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Both DNA and RNA polymers are composed of monomers. These monomers are called nucleotides. A nucleotide has four parts; however, the monomers of DNA and RNA differ slightly from each other, thus giving the molecules diff... More »

Both DNA and RNA are macromolecules that consist of long chains of nucleotides. Both contain the specific nucleotide bases adenine, guanine and cytosine, although the fourth base differs between DNA and RNA. Both molecul... More »

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RNA and DNA are both molecules containing the genetic information that is necessary for life. Both molecules are composed of nucleotides, which are chemical structures consisting of a sugar, a phosphate and a nitrogenous... More »

RNA and DNA are both nucleic acid macromolecules that are comprised of a set of monomers known as nucleotides. They also both contain purines and pyrimidines as their bases and contain pentose sugars as their backbones. More »