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What is a mer? Measure of DNA

Postby ycardenas » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:40 pm

Hi, Im new in this forum, i want to know What is a MER

Thanks for you answer :P jonmoulton
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Re: What is a mer? Measure of DNA

Postby jonmoulton » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:54 pm

A polymer has many subunits. An oligomer has a few subunits. A monomer has only one. A number in front of the suffix "mer" indicates a specified number of subunits. When applied to DNA, this specifies the number of bases in the molecules. For example, ACTGGTCGCG is a 10-mer.
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