single stranded DNA

single stranded DNA
(= ssDNA)
DNA that consists of only one chain of nucleotides rather than the two base-pairing strands found in DNA in the double-helix form. Parvoviridae have a single-stranded DNA genome. Single-stranded DNA can be produced experimentally by rapidly cooling heat-denatured DNA. Heating causes the strands to separate and rapid cooling prevents renaturation.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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