Where can DNA be found?


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The majority of DNA is located in the cell nucleus, where it is called nuclear DNA. A small amount is located in the mitochondria, where it is called mitochondrial DNA.

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DNA, which stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, is hereditary material found in humans and almost all other organisms. Almost every cell in a human’s body has the same DNA, and DNA has the ability to replicate. The information in DNA is stored as a code made up of four chemical bases. The four chemical bases are adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine. Each of the four bases is attached to a sugar molecule and phosphate molecule.

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