cDNA

Definitions of cDNA
  1. noun
    single-stranded DNA that is complementary to messenger RNA or DNA that has been synthesized from messenger RNA by reverse transcriptase
    synonyms: complementary DNA
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    types:
    provirus
    cDNA copy of the RNA genome of a retrovirus; the genetic material of a virus as incorporated into and able to replicate with the genome of a host cell
    dscDNA
    double-stranded cDNA
    type of:
    DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid
    (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information
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