Mammoth Memory

Phosphate, base and sugar

Mnemonic to remember phosphates sugars and a base makes up a nucleotide

Fossil mates (phosphate) were also surfing in the nuclear tide, one wave was so big it washed them very high up on the top of a sugar mountain. They thought the quickest way to get down would be to base jump.

Enlarged magnification of the structure of a nucleotide

The nucleotides that form the DNA strand are made of a phosphate, sugar and a base. The bases on each side of the DNA strand are joined together with hydrogen bonds. 

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