phosphodiester group

phosphodiester group

the bonds that join the 5′ phosphate of one nucleotide and the 3′-OH group of the adjacent nucleotide, i.e. the phosphate group esterified to both the 3′- and 5′-carbon atoms of the sugar.
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increased hydrogen-bonding of the phosphodiester groups of nucleic acids; 2.
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