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Nucleic Acids Quiz


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Double helix structure

A. RNA

B. DNA


In a phosphodiester bond, the polymer grows in ________ direction

A. One

B. Two

C. Three

D. Four


Controls instructions for reproduction from one generation to the next

A. RNA

B. DNA


Phosphate group in nucleotides formula

A. PO4

B. PH3

C. PH4

D. PO3


Pentose sugar in DNA

A. Ribose

B. Deoxyribose


The phosphodiester bond joins the ______ group of one nucleotide to the _______ group on the sugar of another nucleotide

A. Phosphate, hydroxyl

B. Hydroxyl, phosphate

C. Phosphate, carbonyl

D. Carbonyl, phosphate


Controls its own synthesis and proteges

A. RNA

B. DNA


In nucleotides, pentose sugar is how many carbons?

A. 2C

B. 3C

C. 4C

D. 5C


In nucleotides, nitrogen is a _____ ring

A. C-N

B. N-O

C. N-H

D. C-H


The type of bond that links the nucleotides in DNA or RNA

A. Phosphodiester bond

B. Polypeptide bond

C. Ester linkage

D. Glycosidic linkage


Metabolism is what manages the material being used and formed and the energy needed for the changes

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Nucleic acids are made up of how many parts?

A. One

B. Two

C. Three


Controls protein synthesis

A. RNA

B. DNA


Single ring N base

A. Purine

B. Pyrimidine


Double ring N base

A. Purine

B. Pyrimidine


Pentose sugar in RNA

A. Ribose

B. Deoxyribose


Metabolism is the totality of an organism’s chemical reactions, each reaction will follow a pathway

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Single helix structure

A. RNA

B. DNA




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