I've learnt that:
nucleoside = base + sugar
nucleotide = base + sugar + phosphate
Also, deoxyribonucleoside triphosphate has obviously got a phosphate group (triphosphate), so why is it referred to as deoxyribonucleoSIDE?
This may be a bit confusing, but a massive thanks in advance
Nucleosides appear a bit more in biological chemistry. Adenosine (Adenine without the phosphate part) can be oxidised and then phosphorylated 3 times to give ATP.
Nucleotides are restricted to purines/pyrimidines to form DNA/mRNA/tRNA/rRNA in genetics
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