What is the difference between a nucleotide and nucleoside? Give two examples of each with their structure.


Difference between a nucleotide and nucleoside is as follows



Nucleoside is a compound formed by the  union of the nitrogenous base with a pentose sugar

It is slightly basic in nature 

It is a component of nucleotide and forms with both ribose and deoxyribose sugars. 

e.g., cytidine, uridine, adenosine, guanosine, thymidine and inosine. 

Nucleotide is compound formed by union of nitrogen base, a pentose sugar and phosphate.

A nucleotide is acidic in nature

Nucleotide is formed through phosphorylation of nucleoside

e.g., AMP, GMP, CMP, UMP, dTMP (deoxythymidine monophosphate)