complementary base pairs


complementary base pairs
The crucial property of DNA is that the two strands are complementary: Guanine and cytosine are complementary and pair up through their hydrogen bonds, as are adenine and thymine that only form two hydrogen bonds. (adenine and uracil in RNA).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • complementary strand — Biochem. 1. either of the two chains that make up a double helix of DNA, with corresponding positions on the two chains being composed of a pair of complementary bases. 2. a section of one nucleic acid chain that is bonded to another by a… …   Universalium

  • Complementary sequence — Nucleic acid sequence of bases that can form a double stranded structure by matching base pairs. For example, the complementary sequence to C A T G (where each letter stands for one of the bases in DNA) is G T A C …   Medical dictionary

  • complementary strand — Biochem. 1. either of the two chains that make up a double helix of DNA, with corresponding positions on the two chains being composed of a pair of complementary bases. 2. a section of one nucleic acid chain that is bonded to another by a… …   Useful english dictionary


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