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
Thanks to all for responding.
- Rich Young
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