The antibiotic rifamycin is known to inhibit DNA polymerases in bacteria. What effect would this drug have on the structure of DNA?

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It would be unable to form glycosidic bonds between the 3’ hydroxyl group of one nucleotide and the 5’ phosphate group of an adjacent nucleotide.

It would be unable to form phosphodiester bonds between the 3’ hydroxyl group of one nucleotide and the 5’ phosphate group of an adjacent nucleotide.

It would be unable to form phosphodiester bonds between the 5’ hydroxyl group of one nucleotide and the 3’ phosphate group of an adjacent nucleotide.

It would be unable to form hydrogen bonds between the 5’ hydroxyl group of one nucleotide and the 3’ hydroxyl group of an adjacent nucleotide.

 

asked May 13, 2013 in Genetics by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,941 points)
    

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It would be unable to form phosphodiester bonds between the 3’ hydroxyl group of one nucleotide and the 5’ phosphate group of an adjacent nucleotide.
answered May 13, 2013 by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,941 points)

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