Differences Between RNA and DNA & Types of RNA (mRNA, tRNA & rRNA)


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

I. Single-stranded

II. Ribose

III. Number of nitrogenous bases

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

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The differences between RNA and DNA are explored in this quiz and worksheet combo. Practice questions will assess your understanding of the differences in nitrogen bases, pyrimidines, hydrogen bonding, and stability between these two nucleic acids.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz provides you with practice questions regarding:

  • Differences between RNA and DNA
  • Pyrimidines found in RNA
  • The function and properties of RNA

Skills Practiced

This assessment examines the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related RNA lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as ribose, pyrimidines, and the Central Dogma
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast DNA and RNA
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the chemical structure and function of RNA

Additional Learning

For more understanding of nucleic acids and heredity, review the lesson called Differences Between RNA and DNA & Types of RNA (mRNA, tRNA & rRNA). Through this lesson, you will:

  • Review DNA molecules and the double helix structure
  • Compare and contrast RNA and DNA structures
  • Learn about the function of RNA
  • Learn about the types of RNA and the Central Dogma