Nucleic Acids as Genetic Material
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Judd, B. H. 2001. Nucleic Acids as Genetic Material. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Nucleic acids are long linear or circular macromolecules, either DNA or various types of RNA, that are composed of linked nucleotides. These molecules carry genetic information that directs all cellular functions.