Phosphodiester Bond: Formation & Overview Video


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The phosphorus in a phosphodiester bond joins what two molecules together?

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1. What are the three main structural molecules of DNA?

2. The overall structure of DNA resembles ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this printable worksheet and interactive quiz to test your knowledge of the formation of phosphodiester bonds. You will be assessed on DNA structure, the occurrence of phosphodiester bonds and other information reviewed by the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The structural molecules of DNA
  • The occurrence of phosphodiester bonds
  • Overall DNA structure
  • Function of phosphorus in phosphodiester bonds

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced:

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about DNA structure
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the structural molecules of DNA
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the formation of a phosphodiester bond

Additional Learning

To learn more about phosphodiester bonds, review the accompanying lesson Phosphodiester Bond: Formation & Overview. The objectives covered include:

  • Understand polynucleotides
  • Know the components of nucleic acids
  • Review the location of phosphodiester bonds in nucleic acids
  • Understand the function of the phosphodiester bond in DNA