coding strand


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cod·ing strand

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

coding strand

coding strand

The 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.

coding strand

or

sense strand

the strand of DUPLEX DNA from which mRNA is transcribed. See also TRANSCRIPTION. Compare ANTICODING STRAND.

coding strand

one of the two strands of DNA that is transcribed. Called also sense strand.