Concept 6 Review

Nucleotides

Nucleotides are named according to the number of phosphates (mono-, di-, or tri-), the type of sugar (deoxy- or not), and the type of base.

Nucleotides are named as follows:

Examples: ATP (adenosine triphosphate) contains the base adenine, the sugar ribose, and three phosphate groups; dAMP contains the base adenine, the sugar deoxyribose, and one phosphate group.