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Previous work indicated that the single strand of the target DNA sequence, and not the complementary DNA strand, preferentially binds to the nanoprobe (10, 11).
RT-PCR makes use of reverse transcriptase enzymes to convert messenger RNA (mRNA) into complementary DNA (cDNA).
The complementary tPNA and DNA strands bond, but these pairings can then be unzipped by adding to the mix complementary DNA strands, which outcompete the tPNA for space on the initial templates.
Berg (Copenhagen Inventor Group) PNAs hybridize strongly and sequence-specifically to complementary DNA or RNA.
DNA probes conjugated to a MGB group form hyperstabilized duplexes with complementary DNA by folding of the MGB group into the duplex, giving a higher [T.
Once generated, optimized oligos are mapped back to the gene sequence, which yields a map of "hot spots" -- locations within the gene sequence that are maximally susceptible to inhibition by complementary DNA or RNA-based drugs.
In yet another approach to high-tech materials, the researchers are attaching single-stranded DNA to the plant viruses, which they can then link to other materials via complementary DNA strands.
Complementary DNA was prepared with one gene-specific primer and random hexamers.
PNAs can bind complementary DNA sequences using Watson Crick base pairing.
In-situ hybridization uses a labeled complementary DNA or RNA strand to localize a specific sequence in a section of tissue.
There was an increase in free RNA indicating self replicating RNA viroids and free DNA indicating generation of viroid complementary DNA strands by archaeal reverse transcriptase activity.
The researcher, whose technique exploited the fact that complementary DNA bases attach to each other, used small sections of DNA to "sew" two parts of a longer single DNA strand together, creating folds to carve out the map's shape.

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