A segment of double-stranded DNA, in which the order of bases, read 5'?3' in one strand, is the same as that in the complementary antiparallel strand, also read 5'?3'. If the sequence is written in the normal convention, on two lines with paired bases shown one above the other, the base order on one strand runs in the opposite direction to that on the complementary strand. They are often found at the ends of transposable elements, and recognition sites for type II restriction endonucleases are also palindromes.

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  • palindrome — [ palɛ̃drom ] n. m. • 1765; gr. palindromos « qui court en sens inverse » 1 ♦ Didact. Mot, groupe de mots qui peut être lu indifféremment de gauche à droite ou de droite à gauche en conservant le même sens (ex. ressasser, élu par cette crapule)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Palindrome — Pal in*drome, n. [Gr. pali ndromos running back again; pa lin again + dramei^n to run: cf. F. palindrome.] A word, verse, or sentence, that is the same when read backward or forward; as, madam; Hannah; or Lewd did I live, & evil I did dwel. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palindrome — from a Greek word meaning ‘running back again’, means a word or group of words that reads the same when the letters are reversed. Noon, level, and radar are all palindromes, as is the often quoted sentence Able was I ere I saw Elba (fancifully… …   Modern English usage

  • palindrome — palindrome. См. палиндром. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • palindrome — (n.) line that reads the same backward and forward, 1620s, from Gk. palindromos a recurrence, lit. a running back, from palin again, back (from PIE root *kwel move round, with notion of revolving; see CYCLE (Cf. cycle) (n.)) + dromos a running… …   Etymology dictionary

  • palindrome — ► NOUN ▪ a word or sequence that reads the same backwards as forwards, e.g. madam. DERIVATIVES palindromic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek palindromos running back again …   English terms dictionary

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  • Palindrome — Palindromes redirects here. For the film, see Palindromes (film). See also: Constrained writing A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of units that can be read the same way in either direction, with general allowances for… …   Wikipedia

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