Chapter 4. Nucleic Acids and the RNA World. Key Concepts. Nucleotides consist of a sugar, a phosphate group, and a nitrogen-containing base. Ribonucleotides polymerize to form RNA. Deoxyribonucleotides polymerize to form DNA.
Nucleic Acids and the RNA World
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1. Describe 3 structural differences between DNA and RNA.
2. Describe 1 functional difference between DNA and RNA.
3. What is a ribozyme? How is it similar AND different than an enzyme?
4. Why do scientists say that RNA was important in the creation of life on earth?