The base sequence in one of strands of DNA is TAGCATGAT

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#1

The base sequence in one of the strands of DNA is TAGCATGAT.
(i) Give the base sequence of the complementary strand.
(ii) How are these base pairs held together in a DNA molecule?
(iii) Explain the base complementarity rule. Give the name of the scientist who framed this rule.


#2

(i) ATCGTACTA
(ii) Base pairs are held together by weak hydrogen bonds, adenine pairs with thymine by two H-bonds and guanine pairs with cytosine forming three H-bonds.
(iii) According to base complementarity rule formed by Erwin Chargaff for a double stranded DNA the ratios between adenine-thymine and guanine-cytosine are constant and equal to one.