What is the difference between RNA and DNA? Short answer

DNA and RNA are both polynucleotide molecules in the cell that act as a genetic content that handle and regulate molecular interactions during the cell. RNA is a single stranded molecule that contains the ribose as a sugar element while DNA contains DeoxyRibose as a sugar element. Another difference between them is that RNA has Uracil in its structure and in DNA we found it as Thymine.

RNA is an intermediate molecule between DNA and Protein and shapes a unique conformation that relies on the physicochemical condition but DNA shapes as a double stranded molecule that its conformation only has limited choices.

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