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DNA Primers

"DNA Primers" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Short sequences (generally about 10 base pairs) of DNA that are complementary to sequences of messenger RNA and allow reverse transcriptases to start copying the adjacent sequences of mRNA. Primers are used extensively in genetic and molecular biology techniques.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "DNA Primers" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "DNA Primers" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 2493 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 226 publications in 1995
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