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What is the building block of a nucleic acid called

The building blocks or monomers of nucleic acid molecules are called _____. See concept 5.5 (page 84) view available hint(s) the building blocks or monomers of nucleic acid molecules are called _____. See concept 5.5 (page 84) pyrimidines and purines nucleotides fatty acids polysaccharides dna and rna

Answer;

-Nucleotides

Explanation;

-Nucleic acids are polynucleotides, that is, long chainlike molecules composed of a series of nearly identical building blocks called nucleotides. Each nucleotide consists of a nitrogen-containing aromatic base attached to a pentose (five-carbon) sugar, which is in turn attached to a phosphate group.

-A sugar-phosphate backbone joins together nucleotides in a DNA sequence. The sugar-phosphate backbone forms the structural framework of nucleic acids, including DNA and RNA. This backbone is composed of alternating sugar and phosphate groups, and defines directionality of the molecule.