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Pronunciation: [njuːklˈɪɪk ˈasɪd] (IPA)

Nucleic acid is a term used to describe a family of complex biomolecules found in all living organisms. These molecules play a vital role in the storage, replication, and transmission of genetic information, making them essential for life as we know it. There are several synonyms for the term nucleic acid, including gene material, genetic code, DNA, and RNA. Gene material and genetic code both refer to the important role that nucleic acids play in genetic information storage, replication, and transmission. DNA is used to describe the specific type of nucleic acid that is responsible for carrying genetic information, while RNA refers to a related molecule that acts as an intermediary between DNA and proteins.

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Famous quotes with Nucleic acid

  • How is the base sequence, divided into codons? There is nothing in the backbone of the nucleic acid, which is perfectly regular, to show us how to group the bases into codons.
    Francis Crick
  • It now seems certain that the amino acid sequence of any protein is determined by the sequence of bases in some region of a particular nucleic acid molecule.
    Francis Crick
  • It seems likely that most if not all the genetic information in any organism is carried by nucleic acid - usually by DNA, although certain small viruses use RNA as their genetic material.
    Francis Crick
  • The skein of human continuity must often become this tenuous across the centuries (hanging by a thread, in the old cliché), but the circle remains unbroken if I can touch the ink of Lavoisier's own name, written by his own hand. A candle of light, nurtured by the oxygen of his greatest discovery, never burns out if we cherish the intellectual heritage of such unfractured filiation across the ages. We may also wish to contemplate the genuine physical thread of nucleic acid that ties each of us to the common bacterial ancestor of all living creatures, born on Lavoisier's more than 3.5 billion years ago—and never since disrupted, not for one moment, not for one generation. Such a legacy must be worth preserving from all the guillotines of our folly.
    Stephen Jay Gould
  • All life is nucleic acid; the rest is commentary
    Isaac Asimov

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