What is the difference between thymidine monophosphate and thymidine?
Thymidine is a nucleoSIDE.
Thymidine monophosphate is a nucleoTIDE. It is also called thymidylic acid. It is a component of DNA.
Here is thymidine
It consists of a nitrogenous base (pyrimidine) and a 5-carbon sugar (deoxyribose). Together, they make up a nucleoSIDE .
Here is thymidine monophosphate
It consists of a nitrogenous base (pyrimidine), 5 carbon sugar (deoxyribose), and a phosphate group (monophosphate/1 phosphate). Together, they make up a nucleoTIDE .