Large Molecules Problem Set
Problem 6: Identification of a monomer unit of a biological macromolecule
The structure shown in the diagram is an example of a monomer unit used in the formation of:
The compound, UMP or uridine monophosphate, is found internal to RNA chains. The 2'-OH group on the sugar ring is the best indicator that it is from RNA and not DNA.
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