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DNA

Similar term(s): deoxyribonucleic acid.

Definition:

DNA constitutes the molecules inside cells that carry genetic information and pass it from one generation to the next.

Source: NCI cancer.gov dictionary 

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DNA is made up of 4 bases (adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine) which are each bonded to a sugar (deoxyribose) and a phosphate to make nucleotides. These are repeated in various sequences along the molecule. Complementary bases pair to form a double helix structure. The sequence of nucleotides makes a gene which is used to make proteins.

Source: GreenFacts

DNA DNA

Source: National Human Genome Research Institute 

Related words:

Amino acid(s) - Cell - Chromosome - Molecule

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Deutsch: DNA
Español: ADN
Français: ADN

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