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Phosphate Group

  • Definition: Chemical compound present in up to three copies in series on the 5' carbon of the sugar moiety of a nucleotide; in a nucleic acid, a single copy connects the 5' carbon of one nucleotide to the 3' carbon of an adjacent nucleotide.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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