Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 16 - 16.1 - Concept Check - Page 320: 1


No, though the convention is write the sequence starting with the 5' end. You need more information about the chemical structure/which end has a phosphate sticking out.

Work Step by Step

Review the information in Concept 16.1 for diagrams that will show how 3' and 5' are defined. A phosphate group on the 5' carbon would indicate the 5' end and an -OH group on the 3' carbon would indicate the 3' end.
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