How do I test for purine?

Answer Purines, mostly found in meat, are known to cause gout by raising the levels of uric acids in the body. They are basically the nitrogenous bases that comprise half of the DNA strand; the other half... Read More »

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Is cytosine a purine?

There are two kinds of nitrogen bases: purines and pyrimidines. There are four purines and four pyrimidines. Cytosine is a pyrimidine found in both DNA and RNA and is made-up of a six-membered nitr... Read More »

Which DNA base is a purine?

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is made up of two types of base pairs: purines and pyrimidines. The two varieties of purine bases are adenine and guanine. These pair with the pyrimidine bases thymine a... Read More »

Is guanine a purine?

Guanine is a purine, along with adenine, found in DNA and RNA. In DNA, guanine pairs with the pyrimidine cytosine on a complementary strand. Purines consist of two fused rings of carbon and nitroge... Read More »

Is uracil a purine?

DNA and RNA are the two types of nucleic acids. Each is composed of nitrogenous bases, of which there are also two types, the pyrimidines and the purines. Uracil, along with cytosine and thymine, i... Read More »