Re: everything you know is wrong--again

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Wed Feb 06 2002 - 22:39:20 MST

At 08:24 PM 2/4/02 -0500, Dan Clemmensen wrote:

>The forward directions of the two strands are in
>opposite directions. One end of a strand is called 3' (three-prime) and
>the other is 5', but I've forgotten which is which.

but then threw in, for fun, this possibly misleading snippet:

> RNA polymerase... runs down the "wrong"
>(i.e. antisense) DNA strand toward its 5' end

Just to make it clear: DNA is transcribed from the 5-prime to the 3-prime
end. What happens when the uncoiling hits the centrome? Beats me.

Damien Broderick

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