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Nucleic Acids - DNA and RNA for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following forms the backbone of a DNA molecule?

Question 2 2.

The following concepts led to the hypothesis that DNA has a double helix structure:

I. The ratio of A:T is 1:1.

II. The ratio of G:C is 2:1

III. DNA strands are antiparallel

Question 3 3. Which of the following bases are categorized as purines?

Question 4 4. Why do DNA strands need to be antiparallel?

Question 5 5. Which of the following nitrogenous bases is NOT found in RNA?

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Question 6 6.

Which of the following is a primary function of a nucleic acid?

I. Structural support

II. Storage of information

III. Energy storage

Question 7 7. How many basic types of nucleic acids exist?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 9 9.

Which of the following are reasons why RNA is generally less stable than DNA?

I. Fewer hydrogen bonds

II. Prevalence of proteins that can degrade RNA

III. Fewer -OH groups in the sugar of RNA

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 11 11. A nucleic acid monomer is called:

Question 12 12. Which of the following scientists are credited with discovering the structure of DNA?

Question 13 13. A phosphodiester bond links:

Question 14 14.

Which of the following are ways in which RNA is different than DNA:

I. Single-stranded

II. Ribose

III. Uracil

Question 15 15. The sugar end of the DNA strand is referred to as the _____ end and the phosphate end is referred to as the _____ end.

Nucleic Acids - DNA and RNA for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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