Anatomy of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID19 mRNA Vaccine

Thymidine nucleotides in DNA are represented by uracil in RNA. Note the slight differences in the upper right ring and the lower ring. The one on the left is missing an “OH” (it is just an H, hence “deoxy”) and it also has that extra line, which implies a methyl group.
Not G, A, C and U. What’s up wit that?

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Kevin Folta

Kevin Folta

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