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base pair

[′bās ‚per]
(cell and molecular biology)
Two nitrogenous bases, one purine and one pyrimidine, that pair in double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid.
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The Sanger method routinely sequences DNA segments containing 800 base pairs, while the 454 Life Sciences report describes sequencing only 100-base-pair segments.
The number of chromosomes or base pairs by itself doesn't offer much insight into an animal's biology.
As the RNA folds into its tertiary structure, six of the original 19 base pairs break, and six new ones form.
It's looking like, on average, there's some difference every 5,000 base pairs," says Claire M.
Sequencing machines then read the identity of about 500 base pairs at the ends of every fragment.
7 million more DNA base pairs than people do today, researchers report online August 6 in Science.
Its genome contains 99,000,000 base pairs of nucleotides, making it smaller than other tiny reported genomes for the body louse (105,000,000 base pairs) and the winged parasite Strepsiptera (108,000,000 base pairs), as well as the genomes of three other members of the midge family.
Comprising about 1,500 chemical base pairs linked together, the man-made piece of telomerator code can be inserted as a single unit at any position on circular DNA and almost anywhere among a chromosome's other genes, whose base pairs can number into the hundreds of thousands.
The seven-year effort to construct synIII tied together some 273, 871 base pairs of DNA, shorter than its native yeast counterpart, which has 316,667 base pairs.
possibly 670 billion base pairs of DNA long, though this claim is disputed) or a rare (http://news.
When two DNA single strands can align with each other, each of the H-bonds that can form between the correct A:T and G:C base pairs has a small attractive energy.