i want three differance between DNAs and DNase? with proper explaination.

@ Kiran :- Your friend is absolutely right. Please refer to her answer. However I am adding few points which will help you.

DNAs represent the plural form of DNA. so the basic differences between DNA and DNAse are

  • DNA is a nucleic acid whereas DNAse is a protein (enzyme)
  • DNA is present in nucleus while DNAse is present in cytoplasm of the cell.
  • DNA is a genetic material which transfers information to next generation whereas DNAse is an enzyme used to cleave DNA

@Akanksha :- Good work, keep contributing !!

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DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. Nearly every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA. Most DNA is located in the cell nucleus (where it is called nuclear DNA), but a small amount of DNA can also be found in the mitochondria (where it is called mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA).

A deoxyribonuclease (DNase, for short) is any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolytic cleavage of phosphodiester linkages in the DNA backbone. Thus, deoxyribonucleases are one type of nuclease. A wide variety of deoxyribonucleases are known, which differ in their substrate specificities, chemical mechanisms, and biological functions.

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