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Nucleic Acids

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid) are nucleic acids. Nucleic acids are molecules comprised of monomers known as nucleotides. These molecules may be relatively small (as in the case of certain kinds of RNA) or quite large (a single DNA strand may have millions of monomer units) individual nucleotides and their derivatives are important ..

DNA Fingerprinting

DNA fingerprinting is a method used to identify an individual from a sample of DNA. It simultaneously detects lots of minisatellites in the genome to produce a pattern unique to an individual. The probability of having two people with the same DNA fingerprint that are not identical twins is very small. The DNA of each ..


General Science Compendium-1

Hydrophobia or Rabies:Rabies or hydrophobia is a viral neuroinvasive disease that causes acute encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in warm-blooded animals. It is zoonotic (i.e. transmitted by domesticated / stray animals), most commonly by a bite from an infected animal, but occasionally by other forms of contact. It is fatal if left untreated. In some ..