Antisense and sensibilities
Stephen R. Lasky
Stephen_Lasky at brown.edu
Thu Jan 4 14:02:52 EST 1996
In article <4cha04$v2f at thorn.cc.usm.edu>, jtornow at whale.st.usm.edu 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.
Stephen R. Lasky Ph.D. Brown U/Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI.
Phone: 401-456-5672 Fax: 401-456-6569 e:mail: Stephen_Lasky at brown.edu
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