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4.2: DNA, the Genetic Material

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DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)

Double-stranded nucleic acid that makes up genes and chromosomes; the hereditary material.

transformation

Changing an organism by inserting novel DNA into the organism; inserting recombinant DNA into a living cell, usually a bacterial cell.

virus

Tiny, nonliving particle that contains DNA (or RNA) surrounded by a protein coat; lacks other characteristics of living cells.

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