Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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How to Cite
Bowater, R. P. 2006. DNA Structure. eLS.
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a polymer of nucleotides. In the cell, DNA usually adopts a double-stranded helical form, with complementary base-pairing holding the two strands together. The most stable conformation is called B-form DNA, although other structures can occur under specific conditions.
- deoxyribonucleic acid;
- base pair;
- double helix;