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Chapter 16, Problem 25E
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What are the four bases found in DNA? List the complement of each one.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The four bases found in DNA and their complementary pairings are to be discussed.

Concept Introduction:

 Nucleic acids act as templates from which all proteins are made. They are long, chain-like molecules consisting of repeating units called nucleotides.

 Each nucleotide has three components: a phosphate group, a sugar group and a base. The phosphate and sugar groups are identical but there are four bases in each nucleotide.

 The nucleic acids are classified into two forms which are deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA).

Explanation of Solution

There are four bases in DNA which are adenine, thymine, cytosine and guanine. There are specific base pairings in the DNA double helix which are called complementary bases...

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