The human genom - how is it distributed?

William Tivol tivol at news.wadsworth.org
Fri Mar 28 17:00:51 EST 1997


Robert Lachmann (rolach at zedat.fu-berlin.de) wrote:
: I am having an arguement with a friend of mine about how the human genes
: are distributed on the DNA.That is, whether the human genes are
: distributed on both DNA strands or just on one.

Dear Robert,
	The genes are located on the "sense" strand.  The "anti-sense"
strand is not translated.  There are, of course, both sense and anti-
sense strands on each chromosome (maternal & paternal), giving (usually)
two copies of each gene per genome.
				Yours,
				Bill Tivol




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