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Meaning of BASE PAIR

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  one of the pairs of chemical bases joined by hydrogen bonds that connect the complementary strands of a DNA molecule or of an RNA molecule that has two strands; the base pairs are adenine with thymine and guanine with cytosine in DNA and adenine with uracil and guanine with cytosine in RNA
 
 See Also: deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA, nucleotide

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Two nitrogenous bases (adenine and thymine or guanine and cytosine) held together by weak bonds. Two strands of DNA are held together in the shape of a double helix by the bonds between base pairs.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: A pair of complementary nitrogenous bases in a DNA molecule--adenine-thymine and guanine-cytosine. Also, the unit of measurement for DNA sequences.
 

 

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