Significance of Nucleic acids
· Nucleic acids are the molecular repositories (store
houses / reserve bank) of genetic inheritance, i.e they have the ability to
store and transmit information from one generation to the next.
· Ultimately, every macromolecule (proteins and RNAs)
of the cell is the product of information that has been stored in the
nucleotide sequences of the genes.
· Certain nucleotides like ribozymes have catalytic
· Certain purine and pyrimidine analogs are used for
treating cancer and AIDS.