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    Whats the difference between DNA and RNA?? The structures and functions?


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    Is this homework? The information you want is pretty easy to find:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNA


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    RNA and DNA's major difference would be that DNA is double stranded whereas RNA is single stranded. also in a DNA structure there would be the four chemical components, thymine, guanine, adenine,cytosine, but in a structure of the RNA, there is a missing thymine, so basically the adenine is joined with this other chemical called Uracil.
    also DNA is a storage of genetic information, but RNA performs the function of being a messenger between the DNA and the protein synthesizers known as ribosomes.
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    RNA can be double stranded, it can also serve as genetic material in the case of some viruses. I'd just stick with the easy one is made of ribonucleic acids, while the other is deoxyribonucleic acids.

    Beyond the structural difference, Heins' explanation is basically true for eukaryotes. Ignoring that RNA can also be involved in enzymatic processes, and in some antiviral responses (as our cells are adapted to destroy double stranded RNA since it is characteristic of some viral genomes).
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    The difference between ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid is that deoxyribonucleic acid has one less oxygen atom per monomer.
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    One less Oxygen on the 2' C of the ribose

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBiologista
    Is this homework? The information you want is pretty easy to find:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNA
    No it isn't. Im trying to study for my final test..

    Thanks for the help everyone
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    david, you might want to take note in future of the age of the threads you post to.

    welcome ot the forum, by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Im trying to study for my final test..
    As well as read the whole thread. I doubt he's still studying for the test.
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    davidflora just keeps spamming for fluoresentric.com all over the place - which is why he is digging up all these old topics that now occupy most* of the Biology front page. Not sure he should be getting any sort of welcome here.

    *exaggeration, but your get the picture...
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