Mitosis/S phase

Rich Young young at clpd.kodak.com
Mon Jan 30 08:41:41 EST 1995


In article <3gin6d$1e8 at mserv1.dl.ac.uk> Clemens Suter-Crazzolara <un691cs at genius.embnet.dkfz-heidelberg.de> writes:

>> : 	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.
>> 
>> It stands for Complimentary. The DNA is complementary to mRNA, and thus 
>> has had its introns removed in RNA Processing.
>
>does it really ? I always thought it meant copy-DNA ?

	I got two other votes in e-mail for "complimentary" with similar
	descriptions of the meaning, so I'm ready to believe that it DOES
	mean "complimentary".

	Thanks to all for responding.

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- Rich Young




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