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 +A subunit of DNA or RNA. To form a DNA or RNA molecule, thousands of nucleotides are joined in a long chain. ​
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 +Each nucleotide is divided into three parts (with apologies to Caesar): ​
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 +A nitrogenous base (A, G, T, or C in DNA; A, G, U, or C in RNA), 
 +A phosphate [[molecule]],​ and 
 +A sugar molecule (deoxyribose in DNA and ribose in RNA). 
 +A DNA oligonucleotide is a short piece of DNA composed of relatively few (oligo-) nucleotide bases.
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 +Common Misspellings:​ nucleotid ​
  
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