I responded on Dec. 11th with pretty much the same answer you gave and
was "corrected" (sorry, I didn't save the message since it was the only
one I received and I'm pretty sure that my/our response is the correct one):
<<More simply put, the sense strand of a "DNA sequence which is
<<transcribed into RNA" is that strand whose sequence is identical to
<<that of the RNA (with the replacement of T's to U's), and so the antisense
<<strand is that strand whose sequence is complementary to that sequence.
<<The antisense strand is the strand which is read during transcription.
On 14 Dec 1995, Mick Jones wrote:
>This is always a problem for new students to molecular biology.
>DNA is double stranded, and the DNA strand that is identical to the
>transcribed RNA (except for Us for Ts) is called the SENSE strand. The
>complementary strand, which acts as the template for transcribing the
>RNA is called the ANTISENSE strand.
Thanks for coming to my rescue.
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