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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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We've discovered a major mechanism by which the genome is able to shut down these mobile DNA elements.
To assist individuals, immigration and family law solicitors, DDC have set up a mobile DNA sample collection service which will enable a qualified medical professional to attend homes or work places of individuals and offer a private one-to-one DNA sample collection service.
The researchers also found that several of its antibiotic-resistance genes sit on pieces of independent, mobile DNA called plasmids and transposons.
Transposons are mobile DNA elements that, when introduced into tissue-cultured cells, randomly insert themselves into chromosomes.
It means that some classes of excised sequences could have certainly come from mobile DNA.

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