What Are the Sides of the DNA Ladder Made of?


When studying biology, a student may be required to know what the sides of the DNA ladder are made of. The answer is simple in that they are made up of sugar and phosphates. The rungs of the ladder are made up of four types of nitrogen bases. The full name of DNA is deoxyribonucleic acid and can be found in the mitochondria and chloroplasts. James Watson and Francis Crick actually established the structure of DNA, which is in the shape of a twisted ladder.
Q&A Related to "What Are the Sides of the DNA Ladder Made of?"
Deoxyribose, which is a pentose, and a phosphate group. These two molecules together form the two sides of the DNA. A sugar (deoxyribose) and a phosphate.
DNA is made of an alternating phosphate and sugar molecules in a linked
The sides you refer to are called sugar-phophate backbones. This is because they are made up of the pentose sugar (5 carbon sugar) deoxyribose and phopshate groups. These bond together
The sides of a DNA ladder are made of alternating sugar molecules and phosphate groups. The sugar molecule is deoxyribose.
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