If one side of a DNA molecule reads ATGCCGT, what would the complementary side read?
I've gotten used to writing DNA from the 5
end to the 3 end (5 prime, 3 prime). The other way of saying it is Top Strand and Bottom Strand....you've got written the top strand, and you want the complement, or bottom strand.
5` ATGCCGT 3'
3' t a c ggca 5'
so the complementary strand would read: (5
We want to find the complementary strand of
Adenine always bonds with thymine, and guanine only bonds with cytosine. In
So, in translation, adenine turns into thymine, and guanine turns into cytosine, and vice-versa.
So, the complementary side would read