14.8     When RNA is hydrolysed, there is no relationship among the quantities of different bases obtained. What does this fact suggest about the structure of RNA?

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When RNA is hydrolysed, there is no relationship among the quantities of different bases obtained, this fact suggests that RNA is a single strand structure. Unlike DNA which is a double strand structure in which pairing of bases occurs (for e.g. adenine pairs with thymine). Thus, on hydrolysis, the amount of adenine produced will be the same as the amount produced by thymine. In RNA there is no relationship with quantities of bases, meaning bases don't occur in pairs or it is single strand structure.

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