tetranucleotide hypothesis

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The proposal that DNA is a linear, single-stranded polynucleotide consisting of four repeating bases (adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine) linked to each other by a deoxyribose phosphate ester backbone. See Chronology, 1929, Levene and London; Chargaff rule.

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