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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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some containing the 15 base-pair sequence and other fragments not containing this sequence.
1998) revealed a 15 base-pair deletion present thus far only in subspecies D.
Blue Heron provided 84 of the 101 synthetic DNA cassettes used in the project, representing over one-half million base-pairs of material.