Talk:Glycol nucleic acid

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bond[edit]

It's a phoshodiester bond, look at the paper for Christ's sake.

Change of name/moved[edit]

I changed the name of the article, the title "Glycerol nucleic acid" was wrong. GNA stands for Glycol Nucleic Acid. In fact the name of the paper is: "A Simple Glycol Nucleic Acid". In which it is also clearly stated: "The discovered glycol nucleic acid (GNA)..." -ramz- (talk) 00:57, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

In referring to the 3-carbon subunits that give GNAs their chirality, I changed the name from "glycerol molecules" to the more accurate "glycol units." "Glycerol" is slightly less accurate because it suggests a 3-carbon unit each of whose carbons bears an oxygen (as in glycerol itself or triglyceride fats), whereas in GNAs only two of carbons bear oxygens (the two involved in the phosphodiester bonds.CharlesHBennett (talk) 16:32, 9 February 2012 (UTC)