From WebRef.orgJump to navigationJump to search
- a single-stranded nucleic acid, similar to DNA, but with ribose instead of deoxyribose sugar and uracil instead of thymine
Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
- An organic acid composed of repeating nucleotide units of adenine, guanine, cytosine, and uracil, whose ribose components are linked by phosphodiester bonds.
- Ribonucleic acid. One of the two types of nucleic acids found in all cells. The other is deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). RNA transmits genetic information from DNA to proteins produced by the cell.