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    Are they any different!?
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    I don't think so.

    Base pairing in DNA is just as it appears at face value (A-T), (C-G). I assume both terms simply mean that a given base will only pair with one specified other.
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    Specific base pairing - specific base sequences, so for isolation of a particular protein.

    comp bp - way the bases pair up, a-t and c-g.

    orr, it's just the same thing.
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    Thanks guys


    (Original post by Waqar Y)
    Specific base pairing - specific base sequences, so for isolation of a particular protein.

    comp bp - way the bases pair up, a-t and c-g.

    orr, it's just the same thing.

    I think so cuz in past paper they always say specific base pairing in PCR and ..
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    Well when we say comp base pairing it may be reffering to the opposite i.e purines double ring, pairing with pyrimidines single ring( big is the opposite of small), a more specific base pairing would be that only Adenine pairs Thymine, only guanine pairs with cystosine, as opposed to just any purine pairing with a pyrimidine. Then again the term complimentary bases are used quite often in text books when referring to a more specific base pairing, so im not sure.
 
 
 
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