What is the monomer of DNA called?
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What is the monomer of DNA called?


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Nucleotides are the monomer of DNA. They are made of a 5-carbon sugar (deoxyribose), a phosphate group, and a nitrogenous base bound to the sugar. The four different types of nucleotides are adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G) and cytosine (C).

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Deoxyribose makes up the backbone of the DNA double helix when two molecules of DNA bind together. The nitrogenous bases bind specifically between the two DNA molecules to form the structure of DNA. Adenine and thymine bind together, and guanine and cytosine bind together. The specific binding is because of the chemical and physical properties of the monomers. It allows DNA to have the double-helix shape.

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