What is wrong with the following DNA strand? Why is this incorrect for DNA?

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In summary, incorrect base pairs in a DNA strand can lead to errors during DNA replication and potentially result in genetic mutations. Base pairs are essential for the proper functioning of DNA and can be fixed through DNA repair. The consequences of incorrect DNA sequences can vary and may lead to genetic disorders or diseases.
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A u g c g a a u g
 
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U, or Uracil, occuris in RNA. T, or thymine, replaces it in DNA.
 
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so the correct strand would be A T G C G A A T G
 
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link2110 said:
so the correct strand would be A T G C G A A T G

yup.
 

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What is wrong with the following DNA strand?

The following DNA strand contains incorrect base pairs.

Why is this incorrect for DNA?

DNA is composed of four nitrogenous bases: adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine. The sequence of these bases is essential for proper functioning of DNA. Any incorrect base pair can lead to errors during DNA replication and potentially result in genetic mutations.

What are base pairs?

Base pairs are pairs of nitrogenous bases that make up the "rungs" of the DNA ladder. Adenine always pairs with thymine, and guanine always pairs with cytosine.

Can incorrect DNA sequences be fixed?

Yes, incorrect DNA sequences can be fixed through a process called DNA repair. This process involves enzymes that can recognize and remove incorrect base pairs and replace them with the correct ones.

What are the consequences of having incorrect DNA sequences?

The consequences of having incorrect DNA sequences can vary. In some cases, it may lead to no noticeable effects. However, in other cases, it can cause genetic disorders or diseases. Incorrect DNA sequences can also affect the functioning of cells and potentially lead to health problems.

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