complementary DNA

Definitions of complementary DNA
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n single-stranded DNA that is complementary to messenger RNA or DNA that has been synthesized from messenger RNA by reverse transcriptase

Synonyms:
cDNA
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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