Asked in Genetics
What is the basic unit of both DNA and RNA?
January 06, 2008 2:57AM
Answer: The basic unit of DNA and RNA is nucleic acid. Notice DNA and RNA both end in NA that is because NA stands for nucleic acid. The D in DNA stand for Deoxyribo. And the R in RNA stands for ribo. So DNA's full name is deoxyribo nucleic acid and RNA's full name is ribo nucleic acid.