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Base Sequence

  • By: Bimal P. Chaudhari
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The nucleic acids of living organisms (DNA and RNA) are composed of a sequence of repeating units, with each unit composed of three subunits: a sugar (deoxyribose or ribose), a phosphate group, and a nitrogen-containing structure called a base. A base ...

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