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RNA vs. DNA Structure

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There are two general structures that can be found in nucleic acids: the RNA molecule is single-stranded and the DNA molecule is double-stranded. We relate structure to function.

Which of the following reflect why RNA is single-stranded and DNA is double-stranded?

Select ALL that apply.

A

DNA is double-stranded, which enables it to condense without breaking and fit into the nucleus of a eukaryote cell.

B

RNA is single-stranded and can be found in the nucleus and in the cytoplasm of the cell because one of its functions is to carry information, and it needs to be able to move from one cellular component to another.

C

DNA is double-stranded and can be found in the nucleus and in the cytoplasm of the cell because one of its functions is to carry information.

D

RNA is single-stranded, which enables it to condense without breaking and fit into the nucleus of a eukaryote cell.