Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pair of complementary bases in a double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, consisting of a purine in one strand linked by hydrogen bonds to a pyrimidine in the other. Cytosine always pairs with guanine, and adenine with thymine (in DNA) or uracil (in RNA).
- ‘This package contains a number of substitution models for nucleotides and RNA base pairs.’
- ‘Instead, it can move within the transcription complex several base pairs upstream or downstream along the template strand.’
- ‘The human genome consists of 3 billion base pairs of DNA, parcelled out into 24 chromosomes.’
- ‘In DNA models of double strand breaking the base pairs are the units situated on the sites of a linear lattice.’
- ‘Thymine glycol base pairs with A and results in a C T transition.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.