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What are nucleic acids? Mention their two important functions.

14.21     What are nucleic acids? Mention their two important functions.

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Nucleic acids are biomolecules found in nuclei of a cell. They are of two types

(i)  DNA - Deoxyribonucleic acid   

(ii)  RNA -  Ribonucleic acid.

The two important functions of nucleic acid are:- 

(i) DNA present in chromosomes is responsible for heredity by transferring genes.

(ii) Both the nucleic acids are responsible for the protein synthesis in a cell.

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