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Base Pair Mismatch

The presence of an uncomplimentary base in double-stranded DNA caused by spontaneous deamination of cytosine or adenine, mismatching during homologous recombination, or errors in DNA replication. Multiple, sequential base pair mismatches lead to formation of heteroduplex DNA; (NUCLEIC ACID HETERODUPLEXES).

Year introduced: 1999

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Tree Number(s): G05.365.590.060

MeSH Unique ID: D020137

Entry Terms:

  • Mismatch, Base Pair
  • Base Pair Mismatches
  • Mismatches, Base Pair

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