DNA SENSES

I’m like totally confused on this… what’s the difference between an antisense strand vs sense strand? My teacher explained this to us but I still don’t get it?

@sreeveda-sreepada
Antisense strand and sense strand refer to the direction the DNA strand runs in.

The 5’ to 3’ strand names are sense, coding, non-template, and plus strand.
The 3’ to 5’ strand names are anti-sense, non-coding, template, and minus strand.

edit: In DNA replication, the 3’ to 5’ parental strand is known as the leading strand, while the 5’ to 3’ parental strand is the lagging strand.
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Hope this helps :slight_smile:

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