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Basepair (bp)

  1. Paul H Dear

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005929

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How to Cite

Dear, P. H. 2006. Basepair (bp). eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

Abstract

A basepair is a single subunit of double-stranded nucleic acid, consisting of two complementary nucleotides linked by hydrogen bonds.

Keywords:

  • DNA;
  • nucleic acids;
  • double helix;
  • RNA;
  • nucleotide;
  • basepair