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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.
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the strand of duplex DNA that is used as a template for the synthesis of mRNA.
Synonym(s): antisense strand
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non-coding strandA strand of DNA that is not translated into a protein.
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antisense strandsee ANTICODING STRAND.
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