what are the 3 components of a nucleotide?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The three components of a nucleotide ...

    Sugar - Either ribose or deoxyribose (in RNA or DNA)

    Nitrogenous base - Adenine, guanine, cytosine, thymine (only in DNA), uracil (only in RNA)

    Phosphates - One to three, two of which are usually hydrolyzed to provide the energy to attach the nucleotide and form the phosphodiester bond

    Source(s): biology major
  • celia
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Three Parts Of A Nucleotide

  • naz
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    For DNA nucleotides.

    A pentose sugar named deoxyribose.

    Either 1 of four nitrogenous base (Cytosine, Guanine, Thymine, Adenine)

    Up to 3 phosphate groups.

    For RNA nucleotides replace deoxyribose with ribose and thymine with uracil.

  • 1 decade ago

    There are two types of nucleotides.

    1. Deoxyribo nucleotide

    2. Ribose nucleotide

    Deoxyribose nucleotides makes DNA. one DNA nucleotide contain,

    deoxyribose sugar

    phosphate group and

    the bases A (adenine) or C (cytosine) or T (Thymine) or G (guanine)

    Ribose nucleotides makes RNA. one RNA nucleotide contain,

    Ribose sugar

    phosphate group and

    the bases A (adenine) or C (cytosine) or U (uracil) or G (guanine)

    Source(s): PhD candidate
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  • 1 decade ago

    · a sugar (called deoxyribose)

    · a phosphate group (1 phosphorus atom joined to 4 oxygen atoms)

    · one of 4 nitrogenous bases (Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, Thymine)

    Source(s): wiki answers.
  • 6 years ago

    There are DNA and RNA.

    Sugar in DNA is deoxyribose and Sugar in RNA is ribose

    Base in DNA are cytosine, guanine, thymine and adenine

    Base in RNA are cytosine, guanine, adenine and uracil

  • 1 decade ago

    5 carbon sugar

    nitrogenous base

    and nucleic acid?

    check google to b sure

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    phosphate, sugar, base

  • 6 years ago

    deez nutz

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