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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)





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


(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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1 Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage has been found to be influenced by confounding factors such as age, alcohol usage, smoking and duration of exposure.
It assumes a key part in finding interpretation element restricting locales in deoxyribonucleic acid arrangements.
Allele: One of two or more variants of a gene or other deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence.
Deoxyribonucleic acid was determined by diphenylamine reaction according to the method of Giles and Myers [37].
What is the common abbreviation for deoxyribonucleic acid?
On the scientific front, BASF-sponsored research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrates that a combination of carotenoids (beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein) in dietary supplement form can effectively protect deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from oxidative stress damage.
Of course, these analogies also hold a lesson in skepticism: philosophers often talk about carving nature at the joints only to dismiss the idea, and biologists now say that the book of life is not written only in the language of deoxyribonucleic acid, that understanding life requires systems thinking.
Genetical implications of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid Nature 171(4361):964-967
In fact, the first sketch of the deoxyribonucleic acid double-helix diagram, made by Francis Crick, is very much an architectural sketch, with soft lines swimming in space, an authoritative representation of geometry, and a confidence in delineation that could easily have come from the hand of Louis Kahn or Eero Saarinen.
In 1953 Francis Crick and James Dewey Watson discovered the double-helix structure of deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA.
Fenniri had just such a coating available: rod-like tubes made from self-assembled rings of deoxyribonucleic acid.

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