Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

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Base
(nucleotide) One of three building blocks of a nucleotide molecule. It is built of one or two aromatic rings containing carbon and a few nitrogen atoms. The most common bases in DNA and RNA are: cytosine, adenine, thymine, guanine and uracil. A nucleotide further constists of a five-carbon sugar, and one or more phosphate groups.
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