The basic repeating unit of nucleic acids (like DNA) are called nucleotides.
A nucleotide is an organic molecule that serves as a kind of “building block” of both DNA and RNA. Nucleotides are also involved in cell signaling, metabolism, and more.
Is the Five-Carbon Sugar Found in DNA?
Each nucleotide is made up of a nitrogenous base, a phosphate group, and a Five-carbon sugar.
Here’s a little more about the structure of DNA: