Double helical DNA-RNA hybrids and double-stranded RNA chains often assume an:
a. A conformation
d.All of the above
e.None of the above
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Explanation: The answer is A. The A conformation is the preferred and most stable form for RNA chains and RNA-DNA hybrids with its shorter distance between base pairs. The B conformation is found within humans and is the most common form for DNA.
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