Polymers/Oligomers of mononucleotides. Nucleotides are composed of heterocyclic bases such as Adenine, Guanine, Thymine, Cytosine, and Uracil linked to a backbone moeity such as ribose (RNA), deoxyribose (DNA), N-(2-aminoethyl)-glycine (PNA), etc. These monomers are usually linked by phosphodiester ...
I am reading up on preparatory work on working with nucleic acids and a lot of the instructions speak on excessive procedures on cleaning environments with high %ethanol and making sure the equipment ...
As I understand it from my basic chemistry, there are some fundamental reactions that exist between any acid and other substances for example acid-base reactions that form a salt, and the existence of ...
I'm working on a piece of software that computes melting temperatures for nucleic acid duplexes, and I'm about to add support for 5-methylcytosine as a nucleotide base. At the moment, the bases ...
Precipitating nucleic acids using either isopropanol or ethanol is a very common operation, and I've read some very different protocols on the duration and temperature the precipitation should be ...
I know, for instance, that RNA is much more succetible to alkaline hydrolysis than DNA and this difference is determined by the presence of 2'-hydroxyl group in ribose. I have also heard that "DNA is ...