Adjective "oligonucleotide" definition and examples

(Oligonucleotide may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌɒlɪɡə(ʊ)ˈnjuːklɪətʌɪd/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A polynucleotide whose molecules contain a relatively small number of nucleotides.
  1. 'These studies demonstrate that pre-existing cytosine methylation on oligonucleotides…'
  2. 'The unzipping direction (order of nucleotides unzipped) was controlled by the selection of oligonucleotides.'
  3. 'On single-stranded oligonucleotides, all the guanines are oxidized to the same extent.'
  4. 'Liposomal formulations of genetic drugs such as antisense oligonucleotides and plasmid DNA are difficult to achieve.'
  5. 'This problem would be enhanced using arrays composed of long oligonucleotides since only RNAs whose protected regions overlap with the oligo sequence would be identified.'
  6. 'Probes are typically fairly short sequences of DNA nucleotides, called oligonucleotides, made synthetically.'
  7. 'Intermolecular tetrameric complexes are usually only formed by short oligonucleotides that contain single tracts of contiguous guanines.'
  8. 'In vitro studies on novel DNA structures have mainly involved synthetic oligonucleotides based on naturally occurring sequences.'
  9. 'The proper orientation and the sequence of the cloned oligonucleotides were checked by nucleotide sequencing.'
  10. 'This was followed minutes later by the injection of the oligonucleotide complementary to the DNA strand immobilized on sphere S2.'

More definitions

1. a chain of a few nucleotides.

More examples(as adjective)

"therapeuticses can be oligonucleotide."