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You isolate the chromosomal DNA from two different bacteria and perform laboratory analyses of these DNA samples. You notice that the DNA from the first bacterium denatures at a lower temperature than the DNA from the second bacterium denatures.

How might you expect these two samples to differ from each other in their nucleotide composition?

A

The first bacterium has more purines than pyrimidines.

B

The second bacterium has more purines than pyrimidines.

C

The first bacterium has a higher GC content than the second bacterium.

D

The second bacterium has a higher GC content than the first bacterium.

E

The first bacterium has more hydrophobic nucleotides than the second bacterium.

F

The second bacterium has more hydrophobic nucleotides than the first bacterium.

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