Adenine: Structure, Overview


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The chemical formula for adenine is:

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1. In which of the following groups is adenine NOT found?

2. On a strand of DNA, adenine is always paired with:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Adenine is found in the DNA of all living things, and it has a very particular structure to it. This quiz tests your knowledge with a number of questions pertaining to the adenine molecule.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your understanding of:

  • The formula for adenine
  • Groups within which adenine can be found
  • What adenine pairs with on a strand of DNA
  • The importance of adenine

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the lesson regarding adenine
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define phrases like adenine and pyrimidine
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics such as purines and pyrimidines

Additional Learning

More information on the topic can be found in the lesson Adenine: Structure, Lesson & Quiz. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define adenine
  • Know the location of adenine in DNA
  • Understand how adenine impacts DNA replication
  • Recognize adenine's role in ATP