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DNA:

see nucleic acidnucleic acid,
any of a group of organic substances found in the chromosomes of living cells and viruses that play a central role in the storage and replication of hereditary information and in the expression of this information through protein synthesis.
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DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)

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DNA

(biochemistry)

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid; a nucleic acid that is the main constituent of the chromosomes of all organisms (except some viruses). The DNA molecule consists of two polynucleotide chains in the form of a double helix, containing phosphate and the sugar deoxyribose and linked by hydrogen bonds between the complementary bases adenine and thymine or cytosine and guanine. DNA is self-replicating, plays a central role in protein synthesis, and is responsible for the transmission of hereditary characteristics from parents to offspring

DNA

(1) See Windows DNA.

(2) (Digital Network Architecture) Introduced in 1978, it was Digital's umbrella term for its enterprise network architecture based on DECnet.
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There are two types of non-standard data inside a DNA structure and they are given below:
The DNA structure also became a "model" for public sculpture.
As chronicled in Watson's The Double Helix (which made him tons of money), on a chilly English day in January of 1953, he travelled to King's College from Cambridge carrying a preprint of Linus Pauling's incorrect proposal for DNA structure.
Research shows that topical application of lycopene plays an integral role in stabilizing DNA structure in the nucleus of the skin cells as well as maintaining the DNA double strand-break repair pathway.
Calderan, a self-proclaimed extreme adventurer and King Of The Desert, in an attempt to promote a genomics test of one's DNA structure, has been running on a treadmill non-stop for 10 hours a day since Monday at the Human Genome Meeting at World Trade Center.
Bacteria is not only using the arsenic but also adding the arsenic to its life mechanism something like its DNA structure.
Maurice Wilkins, a Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist, instrumental in the discovery of the DNA structure 8.
THE PATENTED SANICART-UV SYSTEM IS A COMPACT METAL UNIT that uses high-intensity germicidal ultraviolet light technology to destroy the DNA structure of germs, bacteria and viruses found on shopping carts, according to company officials.
Especially understanding DNA structure and function is essential for understanding key concepts of molecular biology such as DNA, central dogma and the manipulation of DNA.
We coined the term 'xDNA' to emphasize the fact that each effect paint has a unique, three-dimensional mathematic model, similar to the way that each person has a unique DNA structure," said Brian Teunis, market manager, X-Rite's industrial color and appearance division.
The oxidation of biomolecules by the radicals damages the DNA structure and biological activity.
The DNA structure is a whole lot more pliable than we originally thought, and that's fascinating," comments Floyd Romesberg, a molecular biologist at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif.