can you please give me the function of two nucleic acids ?

Asked by  | 21st Sep, 2011, 08:16: PM

Expert Answer:

DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) is the genetic material and is largely found in the chromosomes. It contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms.  
RNA (Ribonucleic acid)- Some viruses use RNA instead of DNA as their genetic material. The sequence of nucleotides allows RNA to encode genetic information. There are three types of RNA - mRNA messenger RNA, rRNA (ribosomal RNA) and tRNA (transfer RNA).
All cellular organisms use messenger RNA (mRNA) to carry the genetic information from DNA to the ribosomes in the cytoplasm that directs the synthesis of proteins.
rRNA joins with proteins made in the cytoplasm to form the subunits of ribosomes. 
tRNA transfers amino acids to the ribosomes.

Answered by  | 23rd Sep, 2011, 08:25: AM

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