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Nucleic Acids

Post by ramsden » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:58 pm

i have been searching everywhere but i cant find an anser to this simple question that dosent take me all around the houses. can anyone tell me

why are D.N.A and R.N.A termed nucleic acids?

is it because of the acidic COOH group? if so where is this group located?

thanx
-Alex

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Post by JackBean » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:14 pm

nucleic, because they are in the nucleus and acids because of the phosphoric acid in the sugar-phosphate backbone ;)
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Re: Nucleic Acids

Post by ramsden » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:28 pm

sugar PHOSPHATE backbone...phospheric acid... aahahhh its all making sense now thanx a lot.

i now feel stupid for not noticing that :P

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Post by JackBean » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:32 pm

yeah, just funny, that they are composed of nucleic bases ;)
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Re: Nucleic Acids

Post by jwalin » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:29 pm

you are great jack
(bases)

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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