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DNA, Complementary

Single-stranded complementary DNA synthesized from an RNA template by the action of RNA-dependent DNA polymerase. cDNA (i.e., complementary DNA, not circular DNA, not C-DNA) is used in a variety of molecular cloning experiments as well as serving as a specific hybridization probe.

Year introduced: 1994

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Tree Number(s): D13.444.308.497.220, D13.444.600.223.500, D27.720.470.530.600.223.260

MeSH Unique ID: D018076

Entry Terms:

  • Complementary DNA
  • cDNA
  • cDNA Probes
  • Probes, cDNA

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