When you take cells or tissue pieces and grind

Question:

When you take cells or tissue pieces and grind them with an acid in a

mortar and pestle, all the small biomolecules dissolve in the acid.

Proteins, polysaccharides and nucleic acids are insoluble in mineral acid

and get precipitated. The acid-soluble compounds include amino acids,

nucleosides, small sugars etc. When one adds a phosphate group to a

nucleoside, one gets another acid-soluble biomolecule called

a. Nitrogen base

b. Adenine

c. Sugar phosphate

d. Nucleotide

Solution:

Option (d) Nucleotide is the answer.

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