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Sense strand

Definition
noun, plural: sense strands
Strand of DNA running from 5′ to 3′ complementing the antisense strand, and transcribed into mRNA
Supplement
The sense strand is the segment in the DNA to be transcribed to make mRNA. The resulting mRNA transcript can then be processed (e.g. splicing, in eukaryotes) and translated into a polypeptide.
Also called:

  • coding strand

Compare:

  • antisense strand
  • See also:

    Mentioned in:

  • DNA sequence


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