- complementary DNA: a DNA molecule that is complementary to a specific messenger RNA.
Origin of cDNA
First recorded in 1985–90
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“If you have human genes you almost necessarily have cDNA,” says Dowd.Why the Supreme Court’s DNA Decision Is a Big Deal
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- complementary DNA; a form of DNA artificially synthesized from a messenger RNA template and used in genetic engineering to produce gene clones
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- Complementary DNA; single-stranded DNA that is complementary to mRNA in the presence of reverse transcriptase.
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- Abbreviation of complementary DNA
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