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DNA, Complementary

"DNA, Complementary" 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.

Single-stranded complementary DNA synthesized from an RNA template by the action of RNA-dependent DNA polymerase. cDNA (i.e., complementary DNA, not circular DNA, not C-DNA) is used in a variety of molecular cloning experiments as well as serving as a specific hybridization probe.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "DNA, Complementary" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "DNA, Complementary" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 1689 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 132 publications in 1995
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