nucleotides

DNA Polymerase

DNA polymerases are the enzymes that replicate DNA in living cells. They do this by adding individual nucleotides to the 3-prime hydroxl group of a strand of DNA. The process uses a complementary, single strand of DNA as a template.

The energy required to drive the reaction comes from cutting high energy phosphate bonds on the nucleotide-triphosphate's used as the source of the nucleotides needed in the reaction.

Nucleotides in RNA content posted

A new illustration, problem set and video combination has been posted covering RNA nucleotides

Nucleotides in RNA

Ribonucleic acids, also called RNA, perform multiple important roles in living cells. RNA is needed for protein synthesis and DNA

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