Biology 1 Question?
Considering the two sugars that can form nucleotides (ribose and deoxyribose) and the 5 nitrogenous bases (A, U, C, G, T) that can be attached to the sugars, how many total different nucleotides of RNA and DNA actually exist in normal cells?
- 2 months ago
RNA always has ribose sugar and either U,A ,G or C as a base
So there are 4 different options for RNA
DNA always has deoxyribose sugar and either A T G or C
So also has 4 possible options
4+4 = 8
So I would say 8 different nucleotides