Overview

nucleic acid


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A complex organic compound in living cells that consists of a chain of nucleotides. There are two types: DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid).

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.