very large linear molecules examples: DNA and RNA contain C, H, N, O, P sugar phosphate nitrogen base nucleotide store genetic information, help to make proteins made up of nucleotides containing a sugar, phosphate and a N-base
Nucleotides A. Sugar (deoxyribose) B. Phosphate Group C. Nitrogen Bases A B C
Rules for Base Pairing: B. Adenine = Thymine (A = T) A. Cytosine Guanine (C G) the lines between the letters are hydrogen bonds
* stores genetic information What is the function of DNA ?