What is 3'-5' and 5'-3'?

Jeff Heeney heeney at library.utoronto.ca
Wed Jul 29 11:49:12 EST 1998


A book entitled dictionary of science states "The two strands run in
opposite directions, 3'-5' on one strand corresponding to 5'-3' on the
other.
What the hell are they talking about?!
Sorry, specifically...what is the meaning of the ' character.

Thanks.
You can go back to doing something serious now.
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