Glossary of "Plant Biology (1st ed.)" by Graham et al. (2003)
- The relationship between the two strands of nucleotides in DNA whereby the base A is linked to the base T, and the base G is linked to the base C, via hydrogen bonding. Complementary DNA (cDNA) is a single-stranded molecule of DNA that has been synthesized by using messenger RNA (mRNA) as a template and the enzyme reverse transcriptase.
Glossary of "The Cell (5th ed.)" by Alberts et al. (2008)
- (1) Of nucleic acid sequences: capable of forming a perfect base-paired duplex with each other. (2) Of other interacting molecules, such as an enzyme and its substrate: having biochemical or structural features that marry up, so that noncovalent bonding is facilitated.
- Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J. Raff, M., Roberts, K. & Walter P. 2008. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th ed. -xxxiii + 1268 pp. Garland Science, New York.
- Graham, L. E., Graham, J. M. & Wilcox, L. W. 2003. Plant Biology. -xxxv + 497 pp. Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River.