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one of the pairs of chemical bases joined by hydrogen bonds that connect the complementary strands of a DNA molecule or of an RNA molecule that has two strands

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The heteroduplex fragment in the heterozygote, post-restriction-reaction pool arises from annealing of some of the 187 base-pair fragments from the parent of D.
Blue Heron announced today that they were the primary supplier of synthetic DNA to the Venter Institute in their creation of the 582,970 base-pair genome of the bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium, published online today in the journal Science.
3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYU Langone yeast geneticists report they have developed a novel tool -- dubbed "the telomerator" -- that could redefine the limits of synthetic biology and advance how successfully living things can be engineered or constructed in the laboratory based on an organism's genetic, chemical base-pair structure.
Last year, 1000 base-pair reads by Roch 454 became available, as did the single molecule sequencer by Pacific Biosciences.
The human genome is composed of about three billion base-pairs of DNA, comprising roughly 100,000 genes divided among 23 chromosomes.