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Question

which of the following biomolecules typically contains both nitrogen and phosphate?
A- lipid
B- protein
C- Nucleic acid
D- carbohydrate

2 Answer

  •  Nucleic acids as the nitrogen is part of the nitrogen base and the phosphorous is part of the phosphate group.
  • Biomolecules that typically contain both nitrogen and phosphate - C. Nucleic acids.

    Nucleic acids are biomolecules made up of the monomers called nucleotides, Nucleic acids store, transmit, and express hereditary information. There are two types of nucleic acids: DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid).

    All the genetic information is coded in the sequences of nucleotides. Nucleotide has the following components:

    • Sugar (ribose or deoxyribose sugars) - pentose sugars are present in them.
    • Phosphate - with sugar, phosphate makes the backbone and framework of the nucleic acids.
    • nitrogen base - there are four nitrogen bases two purines; adenine and guanine and two pyrimidines; Thymine (uracil in RNA) and cytosine.

    Thus, Biomolecules typically contain both nitrogen and phosphate - C. Nucleic acids.

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