Nitrogen

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An element represented in the periodic table by the symbol N, of atomic number 7 and atomic mass 14.00674. It is a major component of proteins.

DNA bases (G,C,A,T) have a nitrogen-carbon ring structure, which are known as nitrogenous bases[1].

References

  1. Hames, D et al. (2005) Biochemistry, 3rd ed.UK Taylor and Francis p173

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