Watson-Crick base pairs

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Watson-Crick base pairs is a specific complementary base pairs that base A is always paired with base T while base G is always paired with base C. These base pairs were introduced by James Watson and Francis Crick. In Watson-Crick base pairs, the number of hydrogen bonds formed between A and T are 2 while there are 3 formed between base G and C. [1]

Watson-Crick Base Pairs.PNG[2]


References

  1. Berg, J, Stryer,L ,Tymoczko J,2012, Biochemistry, 7th edition. W. H. Freeman and Company, New York. Pg. 114
  2. Berg, J, Stryer,L ,Tymoczko J,2012, Biochemistry, 7th edition. W. H. Freeman and Company, New York. Pg. 114, Figure 4.12.
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