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Introduction: RNA

Description of RNA

RNA: ribonucleic acid; polynucleotide consisting essentially of chains with a repeating backbone of phosphate and ribose units to which nitrogenous bases are attached; RNA is unique among biological macromolecules in that it can encode genetic information, serve as an abundant structural component of cells, and also possesses catalytic activity.
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RNA: A polynucleotide consisting essentially of chains with a repeating backbone of phosphate and ribose units to which nitrogenous bases are attached. RNA is unique among biological macromolecules in that it can encode genetic information, serve as an abundant structural component of cells, and also possesses catalytic activity. (Rieger et al., Glossary of Genetics: Classical and Molecular, 5th ed).
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RNA: Related Topics

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RNA as an Organ

RNA (organ): Intermediate representation using in converting genes in...more »

RNA (organ): RNA (ribonucleic acid) a complex molecule that is found in the cell cytoplasm and nucleus. One function of... (Source: excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health -- Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID)

RNA (organ): See RNA (organ information).

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Broader terms for RNA

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The term RNA can be used for:

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Hierarchical classifications of RNA

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