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A ribonucleotide is a nucleotide in which a purine or pyrimidine base is linked to a ribose molecule. The base may be adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), or uracil (U). Note that thymine (T), which is found in deoxyribonucleotides, is not found in ribonucleotides. Ribonucleotides have one, two, or three phosphate groups attached to the ribose sugar.
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