What is the sugar found in RNA?

by Zikela
(Memphis)

Is it ribose?

Study Nucleic Acids.

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RIbose
by: Mr F

RNA - ribonucleic acid is a type of nucleic acid.

The sugar contained in it is called Ribose.

Ribose sugar has two forms:

L-ribose - not naturally occuring.
D-ribose - occurs in nature in RNA.

The L- and D- refer to the effect each molecule has on polarised light. The L- form rotates it to the left, and the D- form rotates it to the right.

This L- and D- bit, is interesting chemistry, best avoided when talking about RNA. RNA itself already has many forms, eg. rRNA, mRNA, tRNA.

sugar in RNA
by: Anonymous

D-Ribose

Sugar in RNA
by: Anonymous

Rribose is the sugar found in RNA. Similarly, in DNA deoxyribose is found.

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