Simple question regarding DNA

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Simple question regarding DNA

Post by biomolecule » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:05 am

This is my first ever course in biology:
What are the complementary sequences of the DNAs shown below?

5’-GGATTTACCCAATCA-3’
The box in which we have to provide the answer looks like the following:

5' 3'

Should I write the sequence as the following: ( the complementary sequence should go from 3' to 5' but since the instructor wants from 5' to 3', I have reversed the order)

5'-TGATTGGGTAAATCC-3'

Thanks

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Post by JackBean » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:32 am

yep, it seems fine to me
just add: this is called reversed complement ;)
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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