DNA strand terminology

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Sense strand, coding strand, noncodagenic strand, nontemplate strand

The DNA strand with the same sequence as the transcribed mRNA (given U in RNA and T in DNA) and containing the linear array of codons which interact with anticodons of tRNA during translation to give the primary sequence of a protein. Compare with anticoding strand.

Antisense strand, noncoding strand, codagenic strand, template strand

The DNA strand that forms the template for both the transcribed mRNA and the coding DNA strand.

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