Nucleotides: Structure and Properties
Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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Bowater, R. P. 2005. Nucleotides: Structure and Properties. eLS. .
- Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
Nucleotides consist of a nitrogen-containing base, a five-carbon sugar, and one or more phosphate groups. Cells contain many types of nucleotides, which play a central role in a wide variety of cellular processes, including metabolic regulation and the storage and utilization of genetic information.