Structure of a nucleotide triphosphate
The base is attached to the 1'-C of the
sugar, and the inorganic phosphates to the 5'-C.
The pentose (5-carbon) sugar is identifiable as a deoxyribose
by the elimination of an -O- from the hydroxyl
group on the 2'-C as compared with the 3'-C.
Figure © 2012 TA Brown, Introduction
to Genetics (1st ed.); additional
text © 2013 by Steven M. Carr