Pyrimidines: Definition & Examples


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Pyrimidines belong to a family of molecules known as:

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1. The pyrimidine ring _____.

2. The pyrimidine ring is found in the following class(es) of compounds:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the structure and function of pyrimidines. Quiz topics include the pyrimidine ring.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to measure your knowledge of these topics:

  • Molecule family to which pyrimidines belong
  • Compound class(es) in which the pyrimidine ring is found
  • Matching of one pyrimidine with one purine in DNA

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the structure and function of pyrimidines and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the pyrimidine ring

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Pyrimidines: Definition & Examples, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define pyrimidines and thiamine
  • Identify nitrogenous bases, heterocyclic compound, homocyclic compound
  • Understand DNA and RNA