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Chapter 16, Problem 63E
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Give the complement of each of the following bases:

a. adenine

b. cytosine

c. guanine

d. thymine

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The complement for each of the bases is to be given.

Concept Introduction:

DNA consists of two complementary strands of nucleic acid.

The complementary nature of the individual base units is the reason behind DNA’s ability to self-replicate.

Each of the four bases, A, T, C, and G, has a complementary partner with which it forms hydrogen bonds.

Each base pairs only with its complementary partner.

Adenine (A) pairs with thymine (T) and cytosine (C) pairs with guanine (G).

Explanation of Solution

a) Adenine

Adenine is attached to thymine through two hydrogen bonds. So, both bases are considered to be complementary partners to each other.

Adenine (A) pairs with thymine (T).

b) Cytosine

Cytosine is linked to guanine through three hydrogen bonds. So, both bases are considered to be complementary partners to each other.

Cytosine (C) pairs with guanine (G)...

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