Extraction of DNA from Plant Cells

  • Aakanchha Jain
  • Richa Jain
  • Sourabh Jain
Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)


Nucleic acids are polymeric macromolecules having monomeric nucleotides joined through phosphodiester bonds. The main composition consists of nitrogen bases (purines, adenine “A” and guanine “G”; pyrimidines, thymine “T,” cytosine “‘C,” uracil “U”), sugars (oxyribose or deoxyribose), and phosphoric acid. Based on the type of sugar moiety, they are classified into two: ribonucleic acid (RNA) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Hydrolysis of these under stringent conditions yields nucleotide. The nucleotide on further hydrolysis gives nucleoside (sugar + bases) and phosphoric acid.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aakanchha Jain
    • 1
  • Richa Jain
    • 2
  • Sourabh Jain
    • 3
  1. 1.Bhagyoday Tirth Pharmacy CollegeSagarIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Scientific Research and DevelopmentPeople’s UniversityBhopalIndia
  3. 3.Sagar Institute of Pharmaceutical SciencesSagarIndia

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