- Synthetic transcripts of a specific DNA molecule or fragment, made by an in vitro transcription system. This cRNA can be labeled with radioactive uracil and then used as a probe. (King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Single-stranded RNA whose base sequence is complementary to specific DNA sequences (e.g., genes) or, more rarely, another single- stranded RNA; usually conveys an artificial hybridization probe or antisense genetic inhibitor.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
Related discussion in the Handbook
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.