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BioProcess International™ Glossary
deoxyribonucleic acid, a biopolymer found primarily in the nucleus of cells. It carries genetic information for making all the structures and materials necessary for life. Its double-stranded helical molecular chain is held together by weak bonds between base pairs of nucleotides (cytosine, guanine, adenine, or thymine) linked with ribose sugar molecules.
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Glossary of Genetic Terms
defined: The chemical inside the nucleus of a cell that carries the genetic instructions for making living organisms.
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Dr. Leslie Biesecker, of the National Human Genome Research Institute's Laboratory of Genetic Disease Research, defines deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).
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related terms: cell, nucleus, protein, double helix
Common Terms in Evolutionary Biology and Genetics
(deoxyribonucleic acid): The large double-stranded molecule carrying the genetic code. It consists of four bases (adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine), phosphate and ribose.
Terms and Definitions
The substance of heredity; a large molecule that carries the genetic information that cells need to replicate and to produce proteins. DNA is a double-stranded molecule held together by weak bonds between base pairs of nucleotides. The four nucleotides in DNA contain the bases: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T). In nature, base pairs form only between A and T and between G and C; thus the base sequence of each single strand can be deduced from that of its partner.
Deoxyribonucleic acid. The very large molecules in the nucleus of all living cells. It carries the genetic code.
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Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
The molecule that encodes the genetic information. DNA is a double-stranded molecule that is held together by weak bonds between base pairs of nucleotides to form a double helix. The four nucleotides in DNA contain the bases: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine ©, and thymine(T). Base pairs form naturally only between A and T and between G and C so the base sequence of each single strand of DNA can be simply deduced from that of its partner strand. The code is in triplets such as ATG. The base sequence of that triplet in the partner strand is therefore TAC.
The Glossary of the American Council on Science and Health
Any of various acids that are found in cell nuclei and are the principal components of chromosomes; the molecular basis of heredity.
a molecule found in the nucleus of cells as a twisted double-stranded chain that encodes genetic information. The particular sequence of 4 chemical building blocks (nucleotides) -- adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine -- that make up a DNA chain determines the unique genetic code of an individual. See also ribonucleic acid.
Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms
The molecular chain found in genes within the nucleus of each cell, which carries the genetic information that enables cells to reproduce. DNA is the principal constituent of chromosomes, the structures that transmit hereditary characteristics.
HIV Vaccine Glossary
the double-stranded, helical molecular chain found within the nucleus of each cell. DNA carries the genetic information that encodes proteins and enables cells to reproduce and perform their functions.
Glossary of HIV/AIDS Terms
A double strand of nucleotides (chemical building blocks) that contain genetic information.