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
What's the difference between deoxyribonucleotide and deoxyribonucleoside? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 08-10-2011 21:45
- 09-10-2011 09:41
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