DNA
dna
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The acronym for deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA forms the genetic material that stores all the information specific to a living organism in Terragen bionts. Its robust and reliable nature means it is also widely used in bionanotech for construction and computing.
 
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  • Adenine - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    A nucleotide; one of the two purine bases in terragen organic life. In DNA it is paired with thymine, to make the base pair A-T; in RNA paired with uracil to make the pair A-U. It also has several key roles in cellular respiration, as a component of such important molecules as ATP.
  • Cytosine - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    A nucleotide; one of the two pyrimidines in terragen organic life. In Terragen DNA it is paired with guanine, to make the base pair G-C.
  • Guanine - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    A nucleotide; one of the two purines in Terragen organic life. In DNA it is paired with cytosine to make the base pair G-C.
  • Thymine - Text by M. Alan Kazlev based on Hypermedia Glossary Of Genetic Terms
    Pyrimidine base (nitrogenous base) and constituent of nucleotides and as such one member of the base pair A-T (adenine-thymine) in DNA.
 
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 09 October 2001.