Definition of Complementary dna

1. Noun. Single-stranded DNA that is complementary to messenger RNA or DNA that has been synthesized from messenger RNA by reverse transcriptase.

Exact synonyms: Cdna
Specialized synonyms: Provirus, Dscdna
Generic synonyms: Deoxyribonucleic Acid, Desoxyribonucleic Acid, Dna

Medical Definition of Complementary dna

1. DNA that is synthesised from a messenger RNA template, the single-stranded form is often used as a probe in physical mapping to locate the gene or can be cloned in the double stranded form. Viral reverse transcriptase can be used to synthesise DNA that is complementary to RNA (for example an isolated mRNA). Acronym: cDNA (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Complementary Dna

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complementarity determining regions
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complementary antonym
complementary base pairing
complementary base pairs
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Literary usage of Complementary dna

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Statistics in Molecular Biology and Genetics: Selected Proceedings of a 1997 by Françoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch (1999)
"In this process DNA encodes RNA, RNA uses reverse transcription to code complementary DNA, and the DNA is integrated back into the chromosome at a different ..."

2. Gene Expression in Algae and Fungi Including Yeast: Bibliography January by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (2001)
"... in a higher plant was cloned by complementation of a yeast mutant defective in K + uptake with a complementary DNA library from Arabidopsis thaliana. ..."

3. Statistics and Science: A Festschrift for Terry Speed by Darlene Renee Goldstein, Terry Speed (2003)
"Our focus here is on complementary DNA (cDNA) microarrays, where thousands of distinct DNA sequences representing different genes are printed in a ..."

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