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Number of DNA Base Pairs

How many base pairs are there in DNA?


Deoxyribonucleic acids or DNA consists of two types of base pairs ‘“ the adenine-thymine (A-T) base pair and the guanine-cytosine (G-C) base pair. DNA pairing generally consist of hydrogen bonding between a large purine (adenine, guanine) and a pyrimidine (thymine, cytrosine). The human genome is believed to consist of 3 billion base pairs, according to the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium.

This fact is verified on : March 15, 2010.

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