BACK TO adenine
adenine vs. adenosine
[ ad-n-in, -een, -ahyn ]
- a purine base, C5H5N5, one of the fundamental components of nucleic acids, as DNA, in which it forms a base pair with thymine, and RNA, in which it pairs with uracil. Symbol: A
[ uh-den-uh-seen, -sin ]
- a white, crystalline, water-soluble nucleoside, C10H13N5O4, of adenine and ribose.