Medical Dictionary: Base pair


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Base pair: One letter in the genetic code in DNA (or RNA)
Introduction: DNA is written in a code from the 4 letters ACGT. Each such "letter" is a base pair, because there is actually a pair of complementary nucleotides for each "letter", called a "base pair". The human genome code is about 3 billion base pairs.
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