plus strand


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plus strand

[′pləs ‚strand]
(cell and molecular biology)
A parental ribonucleic acid (RNA) strand in RNA bacteriophages that is used as a template for a complementary RNA strand (minus strand) produced with the formation of a double-stranded (double-helix) RNA.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Seven of thirteen proteins, eight tRNAs are encoded by the plus strand, while the other proteins and tRNAs, as well as two rRNAs are encoded by the minus strand.
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