A pair of purine and pyrimidine nitrogenous bases, connected via hydrogen bonds in a double-stranded DNA molecule. Complementary bases are adenine and thymine, and guanine and cytosine. In the RNA molecule, adenine binds with uracil.
What is BASE PAIR?
BASE PAIR: "Base pairs are the building blocks of the DNA."
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