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Ribonucleic acid, or RNA, is a nucleic acid very similar to DNA. Its structure is the same, although it is usually found single-stranded instead of double stranded like DNA. In place of deoxyribose, RNA has ribose, and in place of the base thymine, RNA has uracil. But with all these structural similarities to DNA, the function can’t differ too much either, right? That assumption couldn’t be more wrong.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-09-03 13:47:23
Description Ribonucleic acid, or RNA, is a nucleic acid very similar to DNA. Its structure is the same, although it is usually found single-stranded instead of double stranded like DNA. In place of deoxyribose, RNA has ribose, and in place of the base thymine, RNA has uracil. But with all these structural similarities to DNA, the function can’t differ too much either, right? That assumption couldn’t be more wrong.
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Source ThinkQuest
Keyword RNA
Date Of Record Creation 2009-09-03 13:44:05
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Date Last Modified 2009-10-12 15:56:45
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Date Record Checked: 2009-09-03 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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