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What is DNA sequencing?

The biological information of DNA is contained in its nucleotide sequence. DNA sequencing is the experimental process of determining the exact order of nucleotide bases (adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine) in a DNA molecule. In simple terms, the process involves making many copies of the base sequence that match the code of a single strand of DNA. These copies vary in length by one nucleotide; the shortest is only one nucleotide long, and the longest matches the entire DNA strand.

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English
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Audience: 
Student
License Condition: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0  
Education Level: 
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Academic Year: 
2014
Instructor: 

Prof Marinda Oosthuizen

  • BSc, MSc, PhD (Pretoria)
  • Prof Marinda Oosthuizen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa.