Associations to the word «Dna»
DNA, noun. (biochemistry) A biopolymer of deoxyribonucleic acid (a type of nucleic acid) that has four different chemical groups, called bases: adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine.
DNA, noun. (informal) That part of a person's character that has a genetic origin
DNA, proper noun. Defense Nuclear Agency.
DNA FINGERPRINTING, noun. Alternative term for genetic fingerprinting
DNA LADDER, noun. (genetics) A reagent consisting of a solution of DNA of specified length; used in gel electrophoresis as a standard.
DNA LADDERS, noun. Plural of DNA ladder
DNA LIGASE, noun. (enzyme) Any of several enzymes that repair single-stranded discontinuities in double-stranded DNA
DNA MICROARRAY, noun. A collection of microscopic DNA spots attached to a solid surface forming an array; used to measure the expression levels of large numbers of genes simultaneously
DNA MICROARRAYS, noun. Plural of DNA microarray
DNA POLYMERASE, noun. (enzyme) An enzyme that assists DNA replication.
DNA SEQUENCE, noun. (genetics) the string of base pairs (adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine) which, when arranged in triplets to form codons, create a DNA string which encodes polypeptides.
DNA SEQUENCES, noun. Plural of DNA sequence
DNA SNIPPET, noun. (informal) (genetics) A small portion of DNA associated with one or more genes or attributes
DNA SNIPPETS, noun. Plural of DNA snippet
DNA VIRUS, noun. Any of a group of viruses whose nucleic acid is composed of DNA
DNA VIRUSES, noun. Plural of DNA virus
DNA, noun. (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information; "DNA is the king of molecules".
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