Name the four nucleotides that makeup DNA and indicate how do they pair with each other.?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
There are 4 nucleotides that make up DNA A = Adenine T = Thymine C = Cytosine G = Guanine
Adenine pairs with Thymine, Cytosine with Guanine.Source(s): http://www.biology-online.org/1/5_DNA.htm
- 4 years ago
2 deoxyadenosine 5 monophosphate
2 deoxyguanine 5 monophosphate
2 deoxycytidine 5 monophosphate
2 deoxythymidine 5 monophosphate
Note: Adenine, Thymine, Cytosine and Guanine are NOT nucleotides. They are nitrogenous bases. A nucleotide is a mono- di- or tri-phosphate group, a ribose (RNA) or de-oxyribose (DNA) sugar and a nitrogenous base. In DNA as per the original question, the incorporated nucleotides are all de-oxyribonucleic monophosphates.
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- 1 decade ago
ATCG = Nucleotides of a DNA
A pairs with T
C pairs with G
- 1 decade ago
As pointed out, there are 4 bases A ( adenine), T ( Thymine), G ( guanine) and C (cytosine) .....They "compliment" each other due to their chemical makeup ( which you don't really need to know about).
I remember the way they match up by saying
A and T (or T and A) are STRAIGHT letters
C and G are CURVED letters
This is for DNA.......where there are 2 strands...one compliments the other, so where one strand will be
AGGTAGCCA the other strand will be
In RNA there is no T, but is instead replaced by a chemically similar U ( uracil)....so A matches with U ( NOT T) and U will match with A. C and G will be the same.
Hope it helps.Source(s): Me.
- Jazzy JLv 51 decade ago
A = Adenine T = Thymine C = Cytosine G = Guanine
Adenine pairs with Thymine, Cytosine pairs with Guanine.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
i think thats how it goes, idk the full names though