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What is the basic unit of both DNA and RNA?

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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.