What are the monomers of nucleic acids?


Monomers are the building blocks that make up nucleic acid. Also known as nucleotides, they are composed of a five-carbon sugar, a nitrogenous base and a phosphate group.

Some nucleotides conduct vital cellular functions by functioning as an independent molecule. A common example of this is ATP, which stores energy.

Monomers are linked together through a chemical reaction called dehydration synthesis. When monomers are joined together, they transform into a polymer. If a bond is formed between the sugar of one monomer and the phosphate of another, it creates a polynucleotide.

There are five different types of nucleotides: uracil, cytosine, guanine, adenine and thymine.

Q&A Related to "What are the monomers of nucleic acids?"
The monomer of a nucleic acid is a nucleotide.
Nucleic acids are composed of monomer subunits like carbohydrates and
A monomer is a molecule that may bind chemically to other molecules to form a polymer. Nucleotides are organic molecules. they combine chemically to eachother to form nucleic acids,
Not a chemistry question, but i think it is monosaccharides, disaccharides - lipids - amino acids - .something.
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