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RNA

"RNA" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A polynucleotide consisting essentially of chains with a repeating backbone of phosphate and ribose units to which nitrogenous bases are attached. RNA is unique among biological macromolecules in that it can encode genetic information, serve as an abundant structural component of cells, and also possesses catalytic activity. (Rieger et al., Glossary of Genetics: Classical and Molecular, 5th ed)


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "RNA" by people in this website by year, and whether "RNA" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 15 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2004 and 2005 and 2009 and 2010
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