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vaccine
and substance made from killed or weakened pathogens and intorcued into a body for immunity
virulent
reffering to the deadliness of a diseas-causing agent
transformation
the transfer of genetic material form one organism to another; first obeserved by griffith
bacteriophage
virus that infects bacteria
double-helix
spiral-staircase structure characteristic of the DNA molecule
nucleotide
subunit of nucleic acids consitisnf of a nntorfoenfus bas, a sugar, and a phosphate group
deoxyribose
five carbon suger that is a component of SNA nucleotides
baswe paring rules
the rule stating that in DNA a on one strand always pairs with T on the oppisute strand and G on onw strand alwaus [airs with C on the tother strand
complementary
characteristic of nucleic acids in which the sequenec of thhe bases on the DNA strand determines the sequence of bases on the other
DNA replication
the process of making a copy of DNA