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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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Analysis of DNA-sequence data in the fragment amplified with the F-for and K-bac primers revealed a DNA restriction site for the restriction endonuclease Fnu4HI (Fusobacterium nucleatum) within the GBSSI region containing the 15 base-pair deletion.
This analysis identified a restriction site for the restriction enzyme Fnu4HI within the 15 base-pair deletion identified in specimens of D.
Blue Heron provided 84 of the 101 synthetic DNA cassettes used in the project, representing over one-half million base-pairs of material.