What Is 5 Carbon Sugar on a DNA Structure?


In DNA structure, the 5-Carbon sugar known as deoxyribose, consists of 5 carbon and 3 oxygen molecules. The hydroxyl groups, found on the 5' and 3' carbons, are responsible for linkage with phosphate groups that form the resultant DNA backbone. Other components of the DNA structure include a phosphate group and a nitrogenous base.
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Each nucleotide consists of a 5-carbon sugar (deoxyribose) a nitrogen containing
Dear Sheng: The notations, 5' & 3', are abbreviations for the terms, 5 prime & 3 prime. They refer to the positions on the deoxyribosyl sugar portions of each nucleotide
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