nucleotide : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)

  • The two variants or differences in a single nucleotide exist in about 34% of the population and occur in genes in the same region of the long arm of chromosome 15.
  • Different individuals have slightly different versions of this gene, varying by a single nucleotide (or letter in the DNA alphabet).
  • The full 77-nucleotide synthetic yeast gene had been five years in the making.
News & Articles


  • Roger Kornberg in EurekAlert (press release)
    In the course of the work, we saw something that had never been noticed before- additional protein density beneath the matching nucleotide,Kornberg said.
  • David J. Lipman in Innovations-Report
    David Lipman, Director of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, adds: "Today's nucleotide sequence databases allow researchers to share completed genomes, the genetic make-up of entire ecosystems, and sequences associated with patents....

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