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Nucleotide sequence

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A nucleic acid sequence is a succession of letters that indicate the order of nucleotides within a DNA (using GACT) or RNA (GACU) molecule. By convention, sequences are usually presented from the 5' end to the 3' end. Because nucleic acids are normally linear (unbranched) polymers, specifying the sequence is equivalent to defining the covalent structure of the entire molecule. For this reason, the nucleic acid sequence is also termed the primary structure. (Wikipedia)

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Genetic structures
DNA sequence
RNA sequence

This term is used for the following terms: 
Gene sequence
Nucleic sequence

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