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The first items in the Biology E/M test are arranged in sets with common answer choices. These items appear in the core section of the test. Remember, these are not MATCHING challenges — each answer choice can be used once, more than once, or not at all.

Sugar that occurs in DNA but not in RNA

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Deoxyribose

Correct Answer: 
Yes

Ribose

Correct Answer: 
No

Uracil

Correct Answer: 
No

Cytosine

Correct Answer: 
No

Thymine

Correct Answer: 
No

The correct answer is deoxyribose. The name of DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid, refers to this sugar, which is found in DNA but not RNA. RNA, or ribonucleic acid, contains the sugar ribose instead.

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easy