Mitosis/S phase

Giovanni Maga maga at vetbio.unizh.ch
Fri Feb 3 08:59:38 EST 1995


In article <3gh517$c0r at sasquatch.clpd.kodak.com>, young at clpd.kodak.com
(Rich Young) wrote:

> In article <3ggu46$2nb at jaws.cs.hmc.edu> purves at muddcs.cs.hmc.edu (Bill Purves) writes:
> 
> >In article <3gevlo$ht at tattoo.sccsi.com>,
> 
> >Richard S. Sterling Jr. <rsjr at tulsa.com> wrote:
> >>What does the S in the S phase of mitosis stand for?
> >
> >S = synthesis
> >
> >>Also what does PH stand for, I know what is just not what the 
> >>P and H stand for.
> >
> >pH = p(otential) of H(ydrogen)
> 
> 	Along the same line, while I believe that the lower-case "m" in
> 	mRNA means "messenger" and the lower-case "r" in rBST means
> 	"recombinant", I am at a loss to figure out what the "c" in
> 	cDNA means.
> 
> 	Would some kind soul take the time to expand on the meaning of
> 	these lower-case prefixes?
> 
> 	Thanks, from someone at the shallow end of the genetic pool.
> 
> 	:^)
> 
> -- 
> 
> 
> - Rich Young

cDNA means complementary DNA (since it is referred to the strand used as
template for mRNA synthesis)
I always thought that pH means -log[H+] (where p stands for -log).



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