strand


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

strand

 [strand]
a thread or fiber or a structure resembling one.
antisense strand the strand of a double-stranded nucleic acid that is complementary to the sense strand; in DNA it is the template strand on which the mRNA is synthesized.
sense strand the strand of a double-stranded nucleic acid that encodes the product; in DNA it is the strand that encodes the RNA, having thus the same base sequence except changing T for U in the RNA. See also antisense strand.

strand

(strand),
In microbiology, a filamentous or threadlike structure.

strand

(strand)
A single thread or fiber, e.g., of nucleic acids in a chromosome.

strand

a term commonly used to describe one of the two complementary polynucleotide chains found in double-stranded DNA.

lagging strand
in DNA replication, the strand in which the nascent strand is synthesized in discontinuous segments after the other or leading strand. See also okazaki fragments.
leading strand
in DNA replication, the strand that is copied continuously.
References in periodicals archive ?
At the first closing, Venaxis will own a majority of the shares of Strand LS, will change its name to Strand Life Sciences, and will change its NASDAQ trading symbol.
MEASURING: Early development | |work on The Strand scheme
Fruit length and diameter: Data given in Table 1 indicated that fruit dimension (length x diameter) was significantly affected by the strand thinning.
The measurement of the strand draw-in is an indirect method to determine the transfer length in prestressed concrete members.
Strand additionally convinced various friends, nearly all of them subsequently famous, to travel from New York and California to Veracruz, where they worked at little or no pay.
By offering the cup as a gift, in contrast to the monetary exchange of commodities as seen in a gallery, Strand humbly serves the emotional and innate needs of his recipients.
Let us consider a double stranded DNA with 10 nucleotides and two threads, where the first thread operates on the first half of the strand and at the same time the second thread operates on the second half of the strand and the result is as shown in the Figure 1.
Strand orientation has been described by several measures, including percent alignment (Geimer 1976), mean and standard deviation of orientation angle (Shaler 1991), and mean angular deviation (Barnes 2002).
Strand pelletizers include micro-pelletizer line, which makes pellets 0.
Once his reputation became more established, Strand found himself more on the move - New England, the Southwest, Mexico.
This contains the entangled array of filaments in the separate rows so the strand is accessible.
Such a move would be in keeping with the conventional "4x standard," which is known as the bond length-development length equation, which states that the amount of spacing must be equal to four times the strand diameter.