High @M04000@, linear polymers, composed of @N04255@ containing deoxyribose and linked by phosphodiester bonds; DNA contain the genetic information of organisms. The double-stranded form consists of a double @H02769@ of two complementary chains that run in opposite directions and are held together by hydrogen bonds between pairs of the complementary @N04255@ and Hoogsteen (stacking) forces.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 151 [Terms] [Paper]