Deoxyribonucleotide

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A Deoxyribonucleotide is a nucleotide, having a purine or a pyrimidine base bonded to a deoxyribose. There are four different types of deoxyribonucleotides, they can also be called deoxyribonucleotide triphosphates (dNTPs): dATP (Deoxyadenosine Triophosphate), dCTP (Deoxycytidine Triophosphate), dGTP (Deoxyguanine Triophosphate), dTTP (Deoxythymine Triophosphate). Each of these is one of the purine or pyrimidine bases that become the building blocks for DNA[1].

References

  1. Alberts, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts, Walter; 2008, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Edition, New York, Garland Science – Taylor and Francis Group
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