cDNA

complementary DNA: a DNA molecule that is complementary to a specific messenger RNA.

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1985–90

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cDNA
 
abbreviation for
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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cDNA (sē'dē'ěn-ā')
n.
Complementary DNA; single-stranded DNA that is complementary to mRNA in the presence of reverse transcriptase.

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cDNA  
Abbreviation of complementary DNA
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cDNA
complementary deoxyribonucleic acid
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Crna is rna derived from cdna through standard rna synthesis.
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