Differences between DNA and RNA Grade 12 Life Sciences Notes with Activities Questions and Answers

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Notes

What is a DNA: a self-replicating material that is present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information.

What is an RNA: ribonucleic acid, a nucleic acid present in all living cells. Its principal role is to act as a messenger carrying instructions from DNA for controlling the synthesis of proteins, although in some viruses RNA rather than DNA carries the genetic information.

Differences between DNA and RNA

Below is the the differences between DNA and RNA in a table format:


DNA

RNA

Double-stranded molecule

Single-stranded molecule

Contains deoxyribose (sugar)

Contains ribose (sugar)

Contains the nitrogenous base, thymine

Contains the nitrogenous base, uracil

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EXAM TIP: The structure of the DNA and RNA molecule is very important and is often examined almost every year in Grade 12. Make sure that you know the labels of each component. Remember to label the diagram first and then move onto the questions

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