Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 2, The Chemistry of Life - Standardized Text Prep - Page 59: 7



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Options A and B are incorrect. Nucleotides are subunits of nucleic acids and do not contain fatty acids or lipids, which are components of fats. Option D is incorrect. Nucleotides make up nucleic acids such as RNA and DNA. They contain a 5-carbon sugar along with a nitrogenous base and a phosphate group. In RNA, that sugar is ribose; in DNA, the sugar is deoxyribose. Therefore, option C is correct.
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