base pair

Pronunciation:(bays payr)

Definition: Molecules called nucleotides, on opposite strands of the DNA double helix, that form chemical bonds with one another. These chemical bonds act like rungs in a ladder and help hold the two strands of DNA together. There are four nucleotides, or bases, in DNA: adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T). These bases form specific pairs (A with T, and G with C).Cancer.govPatient

Definition: Two nitrogen-containing bases pair together between double-stranded DNA; only specific combinations of these bases (e.g., adenine with thymine; guanine with cytosine) are possible, a fact which facilitates accurate DNA replication; when quantified (e.g., 8 base pairs, or bp), this term refers to the actual number of base pairs in a sequence of nucleotides.GeneticsHealth professional

DNA base pair. Under normal circumstances, the nitrogen-containing bases adenine (A) and thymine (T) pair together, and cytosine (C) and guanine (G) pair together. The binding of these base pairs forms the structure of DNA .DNA base pair. Under normal circumstances, the nitrogen-containing bases adenine (A) and thymine (T) pair together, and cytosine (C) and guanine (G) pair together. The binding of these base pairs forms the structure of DNA.Pares de bases del ADN. Bajo circunstancias normales, las bases que contienen nitrógeno (A) y tiamina (T) forman una pareja, y la citocina (C) y la guanina (G) forman pareja. La unión de estos pares de bases forman la estructura del ADN.par de basesMoléculas que se llaman nucleótidos, en hebras opuestas de la doble hélice del ADN, que forman enlaces químicos entre sí. Estos enlaces químicos funcionan como los escalones en una escalera y ayudan a unir las dos hebras del ADN. En el ADN hay cuatro nucleótidos o bases: adenina (A), citosina (C), guanina (G) y timina (T). Estas bases forman pares específicos (A con T y G con C). Cancer.govPatient2005-12-22Base PairPar de Bases