Figure 2.22 A Nucleotide This is one subunit of DNA.This subunit is called adenylic acid or deoxyadenosine-5'-phosphate because the base is adenine. If the base is thymine, the nucleotide is thymidylic acid; if guanine, guanylic acid; and if cytosine, cytidylic acid. If the nucleotide lacks the phosphate molecule, it is called a nucleoside, in this case, deoxyadenosine.


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