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    Given the complementary nature of DNA, wouldn't any and all DNA sequences be examples of palindromes? Since there is a specific name for it, it makes me think that not all sequences are.... This has confused me a little...can anyone help?
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    (Original post by nikk)
    Given the complementary nature of DNA, wouldn't any and all DNA sequences be examples of palindromes? Since there is a specific name for it, it makes me think that not all sequences are.... This has confused me a little...can anyone help?
    Palidromic sequence would be something like

    ACCGTTGCCA

    If you read it from the 5' end than it would be the same as if you read it from the 3' end.

    AGTCACT, is not a palidromic sequence...

    from the 5' end it is

    AGTACT

    from the 3' end it is

    TCATGA
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    (Original post by Revenged)
    Palidromic sequence would be something like

    ACCGTTGCCA

    If you read it from the 5' end than it would be the same as if you read it from the 3' end.

    AGTCACT, is not a palidromic sequence...

    from the 5' end it is

    AGTACT

    from the 3' end it is

    TCATGA
    Oh yeah I get ya! My book worded it very badly! Thanks
 
 
 
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