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 bonds as in the case of DNA and RNA but can be other bonds such as peptide bonds in the case of PNA.
What questions should have this tag?
Questions related to the biochemistry, synthesis, and properties of nucleic acids
What questions should not have this tag?
General questions related to DNA replication and transcription, that don't exactly relate with the inherent properties of these nucleic acids.
For example: How is transcription elongation regulated by epigenetic factors?