Ribonucleic acid; a macromolecule formed of repeating ribonucleotide units linked by phosphodiester bonds between the 5'-phosphate group of one nucleotide and the 3'-hydroxy group of the next. RNA has several biological functions, most of which depend upon its ability to form sequence-specific interactions with DNA. RNA comprises the genome of some viruses. (see also mRNA; rRNA; tRNA)
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