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  1. In genetics, complementary DNA (cDNA) is DNA synthesized from a mature mRNA template in a reaction catalyzed by the enzyme reverse transcriptase. cDNA is often used to clone eukaryotic genes in prokaryotes. cDNA is also produced by retroviruses (such

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  2. The central dogma of molecular biology outlines that in synthesizing proteins, DNA is transcribed into mRNA, which is translated into protein

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  3. Though there are several methods for doing so, cDNA is most often synthesized from mature (fully spliced) mRNA using the enzyme reverse transcriptase

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  4. often used in gene cloning or as gene probes or in the creation of a cDNA library

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  5. Partial sequences of cDNAs are often obtained as expressed sequence tags

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