Weeks, Daniel Department of Biochemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
Dagle, John Department of Biochemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
Last reviewed:January 2021
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A single-stranded short polymer of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or ribonucleic acid (RNA). Although the number of nucleic acid monomers (known as nucleotides) in the polymer varies widely, practical uses for oligonucleotides ranging in size from 4 to over 100 monomers have been reported.
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