RNA & DNA Differences

What Are The Differences Between RNA & DNA?

  • The 3 nitrogenous bases of both remain the same (adenine, guanine, and cytosine) except DNA uses thymine as the 4th base, and RNA uses uracil.RNA is composed using the 5-carbon sugar, ribose. And, DNA uses deoxyribose.
  • DNA contains double strands of nucleotides, while RNA has only one strand. Please refer to Diagram 4

 

DIAGRAM 4

diagram 4

What Are The Differences Between RNA And DNA