Ribonucleic acid

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  • A type of nucleic acid based upon the sugar ribose; exists in cells as messenger RNA and transfer RNA.
    Source: Anthromorphemics
  • found chiefly in cytoplasm and nucleoli; may be involved in transmitting hereditary information from the nucleus to cytoplasm
    Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
  • RNA. One of the two types of nucleic acids found in all cells. The other is deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Ribonucleic acid transmits genetic information from DNA to proteins produced by the cell.

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