base-pairing


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base-pair·ing

(bās′pâr′ĭng)
n.
The hydrogen bonding of complementary nitrogenous bases, one purine and one pyrimidine, in DNA and in hybrid molecules joining DNA and RNA.

base′-pair`ing



n.
the process of bringing together separate sequences of DNA or RNA by the bonding of base pairs.
[1960–65]
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2003) Neighbouring bases in template influence base-pairing of isoguanine.
Complementary base-pairing within these boxes forces the intron RNA into its 3-dimensional configuration.