Definition of nucleotide in English:

nucleotide

Line breaks: nu¦cleo|tide
Pronunciation: /ˈnjuːklɪətʌɪd
 
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noun

Biochemistry
A compound consisting of a nucleoside linked to a phosphate group. Nucleotides form the basic structural unit of nucleic acids such as DNA.
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  • All three enzymes showed a marked preference for adenine over guanine nucleotides.
  • It has been reported that lanthanides are able to bind to DNA, RNA and nucleotides in vitro.
  • This package contains a number of substitution models for nucleotides and RNA base pairs.

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