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Base Pair

  • By: Justin Corfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

A base pair (bp) in molecular biology usually involves two nucleotides on opposite or complementary DNA or ribonucleic acid (RNA) strands that are connected together via hydrogen bonds. In the traditional Watson-Crick base pairing model in DNA, adenine (A) forms a ...

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