Discussion of all aspects of biological molecules, biochemical processes and laboratory procedures in the field.
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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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