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DNA structure

How many total hydrogen bonds would exist between the ff. strands of DNA and the complementary strands?
a.) GCATGC
b.) TATGGC

A strand of DNA has the base sequence GCTTAG. Write the base sequence for the complementary strand. Remember, the DNA and RNA strands are written from the 5' to the 3' end

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A G-C base pair is held together by 3 hydrogen bonds whereas an A-T base pair is held together by only two hydrogen bonds.

Therefore, if we have GCATGC as one strand as in question (a), the double strand would ...

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The structure of DNA is investigated, such as the hydrogen bonds, base sequence.

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