Definition of oligonucleotide in English:


Line breaks: oligo|nucleo|tide
Pronunciation: /ˌɒlɪgə(ʊ)ˈnjuːklɪətʌɪd


  • A polynucleotide whose molecules contain a relatively small number of nucleotides.
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    • Probes are typically fairly short sequences of DNA nucleotides, called oligonucleotides, made synthetically.
    • We have been examining the potential use of oligonucleotides to direct nucleotide exchanges in episomal and chromosomal genes.
    • These studies demonstrate that pre-existing cytosine methylation on oligonucleotides…

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