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the strand of duplex DNA that has the same sequence as the mRNA (except that mRNA contains ribonucleotides instead of deoxyribonucleotides).
Synonym(s): sense strand
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coding strandThe single strand of a separated double helix of DNA that has the same base sequence as the MESSENGER RNA (mRNA) formed from the complementary DNA strand. The coding strand is not used to form mRNA.
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sense strandthe strand of DUPLEX DNA from which mRNA is transcribed. See also TRANSCRIPTION. Compare ANTICODING STRAND.
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