DNA strand terminology
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).
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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