A nitrogenous base, one of the four building blocks of DNA and RNA, represented by the letter A.
The word "adenine" is derived from the name of the gland, adenoids where it was first found.
- Adenine pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA.
- Adenine is one of the five nitrogenous bases in the nucleic acids DNA and RNA.
- Adenine is a purine base that is similar to guanine.
- Adenine is a key component of the genetic code and plays a crucial role in the process of protein synthesis.
- Adenine is a necessary component of the energy-carrying molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP).