Nucleotides: Structure and Properties

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Abstract

Nucleotides consist of a nitrogen-containing base, a five-carbon sugar, and one or more phosphate groups. Cells contain many types of nucleotides, which play a central role in a wide variety of cellular processes, including metabolic regulation and the storage and utilization of genetic information.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEncyclopedia of Life Sciences
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Publication statusPublished - 2005

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