Thymine

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Thymine is one of the four bases which make up [[DNA|DNA]]&nbsp;molecules. It&nbsp;uses two [[Hydrogen|hydrogen]] bonds to&nbsp;form a complementary base pair with [[Adenine|Adenine]]&nbsp;(A). &nbsp;Thyamine is not present in RNA, instead it is replaced by the base [[Uracil|Uracil]]. Thymine is a [[Pyrimidine|pyrimidine]]; a&nbsp;[[Pyrimidine|pyrimidine ]]is a heterocyclic [[Aromatic compound|aromatic compound]].&nbsp;<br>
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Thymine is one of the four bases which make up [[DNA|DNA]]&nbsp;molecules. It&nbsp;uses two [[Hydrogen|hydrogen]] bonds to&nbsp;form a complementary base pair with [[Adenine|Adenine]]&nbsp;(A). It has the chemical formula C<sub>5</sub>H<sub>6</sub>N<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub>.&nbsp;Thyamine is not present in RNA, instead it is replaced by the base [[Uracil|Uracil]]. Thymine is a [[Pyrimidine|pyrimidine]]; a&nbsp;[[Pyrimidine|pyrimidine is]] a heterocyclic [[Aromatic compound|aromatic compound]].&nbsp;<br>  
  
Thymine combined with [[Deoxyribose|deoxyribose]] creates the [[Nucleoside|nucleoside]] [[Deoxythymidine|deoxythymidine]], which is synonymous with the term thymidine. Thymidine can be phosphorylated with one, two, or three [[Phosphoric acid|phosphoric acid]] groups, creating, respectively, TMP, TDP, or TTP (thymidine mono-, di-, or triphosphate)<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thymine</ref>.<br>
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Thymine combined with [[Deoxyribose|deoxyribose]] creates the [[Nucleoside|nucleoside]] [[Deoxythymidine|deoxythymidine]], which is synonymous with the term thymidine. Thymidine can be phosphorylated with one, two, or three [[Phosphoric acid|phosphoric acid]] groups, creating, respectively, TMP, TDP, or TTP (thymidine mono-, di-, or triphosphate)<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thymine</ref>.<br>  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:38, 9 December 2018

Thymine is one of the four bases which make up DNA molecules. It uses two hydrogen bonds to form a complementary base pair with Adenine (A). It has the chemical formula C5H6N2O2. Thyamine is not present in RNA, instead it is replaced by the base Uracil. Thymine is a pyrimidine; a pyrimidine is a heterocyclic aromatic compound

Thymine combined with deoxyribose creates the nucleoside deoxythymidine, which is synonymous with the term thymidine. Thymidine can be phosphorylated with one, two, or three phosphoric acid groups, creating, respectively, TMP, TDP, or TTP (thymidine mono-, di-, or triphosphate)[1].

References 

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thymine
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