chloroplast deoxyribonucleic acid

chloroplast deoxyribonucleic acid

[¦klȯr·ə‚plast dē‚äk·sē‚rī·bō·nü¦klē·ik ′as·əd]
(biochemistry)
The circular deoxyribonucleic acid duplex, generally 40 to 80 copies, contained within a chloroplast. Abbreviated ctDNA. Also known as chloroplast genome.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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