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The two strands in DNA are not identical but are complementary. Explain.

The two strands in DNA are not identical but are complementary. Explain.

Grade:11

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
6 years ago
In the helical structur e of DNA, the two strands are held together by hydrogen bonds between specific pairs of bases. Cytosine forms hydrogen bond with guanine, while adenine forms hydrogen bond with thymine. As a result, the two strands are complementary to each other.

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