Antisense and sensibilities

Ferland Louis H. ferlandl at ERE.UMontreal.CA
Thu Jan 4 18:20:07 EST 1996

On Thu, 4 Jan 1996, Stephen R. Lasky wrote:

> Date: Thu, 04 Jan 1996 15:02:52 -0400
> From: Stephen R. Lasky <Stephen_Lasky at>
> To: methods at
> Subject: Re: Antisense and sensibilities
> In article <4cha04$v2f at>, jtornow at wrote:
> > When I teach this in my Genetics class, I refer to the DNA strand with
> > the same sequence as the mRNA as the sense strand, and the other DNA
> > strand (which is complementary to the mRNA) as the template strand.
> > The students rarely get confused by this nomenclature, as it reflects
> > the actual functions of the two strands.
> > 
> > Joanne Tornow
> > University of Southern Mississippi
> Not that it matters, but I think that this is a pretty good way to
> describe the two strands of DNA.  Not historically accurate, but it makes
> sense and seems to be close to the concensus.

My problem is, what to do with all the EXISTING textbooks? I fear a great 
confusion when various sources continue to conflict and the textbooks we 
all currently have on our shelves become officially wrong.

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Dr. Louis H. Ferland
Centre de Recherche, Hotel-Dieu de Montreal
Dept de Nutrition, Universite de Montreal
Phone: (514) 843-2757     FAX: (514) 843-2719

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