minus strand

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minus strand

[′mī·nəs ‚strand]
(cell and molecular biology)
A polynucleotide strand that is complementary to, and formed by transcription from, another specific polynucleotide (plus) strand, with which it produces the double-stranded (double-helix) ribonucleic acid.
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