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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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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
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sense strand

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In this final question, I deliberately presented a DNA sense strand with base sequences that were different from those used in the role-play.
One point is gained if position three (from 5'-end) of the sense strand is A, another one point is gained if position ten is U, but minus one point is assessed as penalty if position thirteen is G.
For mathematical modeling we again refer to sense strand base sequence presents in Figure 3.
They start with a copy of the double strand of DNA making up the original gene, and perform a role reversal so that instead of the sense strand molding sense RNA, the antisense strand molds antisense RNA.
Once the double-stranded (ds) cDNA is formed on the plate, the sense strand of the cDNA can be easily dissociated from the plate and is used as a template for gene amplification procedures to detect or quantify expression of various genes (Fig.
Dame Sian evoked perfectly the loathsome waste of life which left Owen in a sense stranded between evangelical religion and literature, finally coming down on the side of the latter, where he felt he could do the most good.
This differed obviously with the base content in the sense strands of the PCGs (T, 43.02%; A, 31.68%; G, 14.03%; C, 11.28%).
The antisense strands of siRNAs then pair up with the complementary sense strands of messenger RNAs (mRNAs), destroying them.