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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)

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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
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(1) See Windows DNA and DNA storage.

(2) (Digital Network Architecture) Introduced in 1978, the DNA was Digital's umbrella term for its enterprise network architecture based on DECnet. See Digital Equipment.
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Henricksen, "Enzymes and reactions at the eukaryotic DNA replication fork," Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
And then the spectral estimation for the AR model given from (8) at frequency [theta] = 2[pi]/3 is utilized to predict the exons in the eukaryotic DNA sequences.
In 2001, Labib and Diffley [23] enquired whether MCM 2-7 is the eukaryotic DNA replication fork helicase.
This work has more recently been extended to sites in eukaryotic DNA [67-69] although questions remain as to whether hairpin structure formation is necessary to stall replication forks [60].
Use of restriction enzymes to study eukaryotic DNA methylation: I.
Analytical specificity was tested with bacterial and eukaryotic DNA (Table 2).

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