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DNA: Chemical Structure of Nucleic Acids & Phosphodiester Bonds

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A nucleic acid monomer is called:

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1. How many basic types of nucleic acids exist?

2. A phosphodiester bond links:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Zooming down to see the how the cell manages its own internal informational affairs, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the chemical structure of nucleic acids and phosphodiester bonds. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what a nucleic acid monomer is as well as knowing what can be found within a DNA molecule.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What a nucleic acid monomer is called
  • Structures found within a DNA molecule
  • Functions of a phosphodiester bond
  • Role of nucleic acids
  • Backbone of the DNA molecule

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related structure of nucleic acids lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the functions of a phosphodiester bond and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the structures found within a DNA molecule

Additional Learning

To learn more about how the cell keeps all of its acts together, review the corresponding lesson on DNA: Chemical Structure of Nucleic Acids and Phosphodiester Bonds. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what nucleic acids are
  • Identify the primary functions of nucleic acids
  • Understand the ways nucleic acids can be categorized
  • Appreciate the components of a DNA molecule
  • Describe how a phosphodiester bonds is formed
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