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3.1: DNA, the Genetic Material

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base-pair

base-pair

Bases in DNA that complement each other and are linked by hydrogen bonds.
chromosome

chromosome

DNA wound around proteins; the chromosome forms during prophase of mitosis and meiosis (prophase I).
DNA

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid; nucleic acid that is the genetic material of all organisms.
double helix

double helix

Shape of DNA; a double spiral, similar to a spiral staircase.
nucleic acid

nucleic acid

Class of organic compound; nucleic acid includes DNA and RNA.
nucleotide

nucleotide

Units that make up DNA; the nucleotide consists of a 5-carbon sugar, a phosphate group, and a nitrogen-containing base.

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7 , 8

Date Created:

Nov 29, 2012

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Jan 30, 2016
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