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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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Four of the vectors carried human or murine centromeric DNA: pI-17[alpha] (containing 2.7 kb of human [alpha] satellite DNA from chromosome 17), pI21[alpha] (containing 1.4 kb of a satellite DNA from chromosome 21), pIY[alpha] (containing 0.8 kb of [alpha] satellite DNA from chromosome Y), and pI-Minor (carrying 1.7 kb of mouse minor centromeric satellite).
The expression of mouse centromeric minor and major satellite DNA showed no significant effect on either human cell line (Table 1).
Roles and interactions of begomoviruses and satellite DNAs associated with okra leaf curl disease in Mali, West Africa.
A survey of geminiviruses and associated satellite DNAs in the cotton growing areas of northwestern India.
Koch was not included in Southern hybridizations with the satellite DNA sequence.
Robertsonian metacentrics of the house mouse lose telomeric sequences but retain some minor satellite DNA in the pericentromeric area.
Cloning and characterization of KM190, a specific satellite DNA family of Drosophila kitumensis and D.
One hypothesis holds that satellite DNA is an intragenomic parasite that has little or no phenotypic effect (Doolittle and Sapienza, 1980; Orgel and Crick, 1980).
leucopus satellite DNA reveals that satellite DNA sequences are present in autosomal and centromeric heterochromatin, and absent in the pseudoautosomal and Y-specific heterochromatin (Baker and Wichman, 1990).
Among all seven genera only two of them (Begomovirus and Mastrevirus) have been reported to have associated satellite DNAs with them (Briddon et al., 2001; Kumar et al., 2014).

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