that encodes genetic information
is a double-stranded molecule held together by weak bonds between base pair
s of nucleotide
s. The four nucleotides in DNA contain the bases: adenine
(C), and thymine
(T). In nature
, base pairs form only between A and T and between G and C; thus the base sequence of each single strand can be deduced from that of its partner.
From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.