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Base sequence

Synonym(s)

  • nucleic acid sequence
  • nucleotide sequence

Definition(s)

The sequence of purines and pyrimidines in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Order of purines and pyrimidines in nucleic acids and polynucleotides.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The order of nucleotide bases in a DNA molecule; determines structure of proteins encoded by that DNA.

Definition from: Human Genome Project InformationThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the U.S. Department of Energy

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 21, 2014