base pairing


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base pairing

n
(Biochemistry) biochem the hydrogen bonding that occurs between complementary nitrogenous bases in the two polynucleotide chains of a DNA molecule
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In the base pairing, the proton acceptor ability of a fluorine atom is approximately ten times lower than that of the keto group.
They found that the midwife used could determine the base pairing structure of the polymers that formed.
Using these pieces, they construct their own twisting model of the DNA ladder, with careful attention to base pairing.
The molecule by itself is really bad at base pairing, yet the enzyme very faithfully puts adenine opposite it," Kool says.
Veglin is a potent antisense oligonucleotide which binds VEGF mRNA by Watson Crick base pairing, leading to mRNA degradation, and is the product of many years of fundamental research and product development work led by Dr.
Base pairing rules for DNA dictate that the hydrogen bonds work to join up appropriate nucleotide pairs like jigsaw pieces-adenine with thymine and cytosine with guanine.
Our model is that during this period when a single-strand region is bowed out, you could have base pairing between this upstream repeat and this downstream repeat to give you [a loop]," Wallace explains.