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Genetics 

Chapter:
Nomenclature
Author(s):

Harriet S. Meyer

When new nomenclature is presented, it often looksodd to practising biochemists and is not always ap-preciated. Even systems such as the one-letter codesfor amino acids, which have been universallyadopted, met with some skepticism at first.     R. Cammack Every cell division involves the copying of 6 billionbase pairs (bp) of DNA.  F. S. Collins and J. M. TrentStandards for molecular nomenclature are set jointly by the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The recommendations in this section are based on conventions put forth by the IUBMB-IUPAC Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature

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