What are polymers of nucleotides called?

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Sep 24, 2015

The polymers of nucleotides is both DNA and RNA


The nucleic acids, both DNA and RNA, consist of polymers of nucleotides. The nucleotides are linked covalently between the 3' carbon atom of the pentose and the phosphate group attached to the 5' carbon of the adjacent pentose.

*DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, a self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information.
the fundamental and distinctive characteristics or qualities of someone or something, especially when regarded as unchangeable.

*RNA stands for ribonucleic acid, a nucleic acid present in all living cells. Its principal role is to act as a messenger carrying instructions from DNA for controlling the synthesis of proteins, although in some viruses RNA rather than DNA carries the genetic information.