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Complementary RNA

Synonym(s)

  • cRNA

Definition(s)

Synthetic transcripts of a specific DNA molecule or fragment, made by an in vitro transcription system. This cRNA can be labeled with radioactive uracil and then used as a probe. (King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)

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Single-stranded RNA whose base sequence is complementary to specific DNA sequences (e.g., genes) or, more rarely, another single- stranded RNA; usually conveys an artificial hybridization probe or antisense genetic inhibitor.

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Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 17, 2014