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Mesh term DNA

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Nucleic Acids


A deoxyribonucleotide polymer that is the primary genetic material of all cells. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms normally contain DNA in a double-stranded state, yet several important biological processes transiently involve single-stranded regions. DNA, which consists of a polysugar-phosphate backbone possessing projections of purines (adenine and guanine) and pyrimidines (thymine and cytosine), forms a double helix that is held together by hydrogen bonds between these purines and pyrimidines (adenine to thymine and guanine to cytosine).

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DNA Adducts
DNA Transposable Elements
DNA, A-Form
DNA, Algal
DNA, Ancient
DNA, Antisense
DNA, Archaeal
DNA, B-Form
DNA, Bacterial
DNA, C-Form
DNA, Catalytic
DNA, Circular
DNA, Concatenated
DNA, Cruciform
DNA, Fungal
DNA, Helminth
DNA, Intergenic
DNA, Neoplasm
DNA, Plant
DNA, Protozoan
DNA, Recombinant
DNA, Ribosomal
DNA, Satellite
DNA, Single-Stranded
DNA, Viral
DNA, Z-Form

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