dNTP is a generic term referring to the four deoxyribonucleotide triphosphates: dATP, dCTP, dGTP and dTTP. These are the building blocks of deoxyribonucleic acid or the more familiar acronym – DNA.
dATP - deoxyadenosine triphosphate:
dCTP – deoxycytidine triphosphate:
dGTP – deoxyguanosine triphosphate:
dTTP – thymidine triphosphate:
These four neucleotides together are called dNTP, they are used whenever DNA is synthesized, such as in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).