The Biology Project: Biochemistry

Large Molecules Problem Set

Problem 8: Identification of a macromolecule

The structure shown in the diagram is an example of: A polymer with bases ATGC
A. a polysaccharide.


The alternating sugar-phosphate backbone tells us that this is either DNA or RNA. The characteristic identifying features of DNA, but not RNA, include the absence of a hydroxyl group at the 2'-position on the sugar and the presence of the T base.


D. a protein.

E. a lipid.

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