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DNA, RNA, Chromosomes, and Genes

DNA and RNA

Is DNA always double-stranded?

No, DNA is not always double-stranded. Certain viruses have only a single strand of DNA. And at temperatures greater than 176°F (80°C), eukaryotic DNA will become single-stranded. This strand will not always have the characteristic structure and can even form a hairpin, stem, or a cross shape.



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