Talk:template strand

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template strand[edit]

SOP.​—msh210 (talk) 22:40, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Which sense of strand? Unless there is a missing sense specific to molecular biology, keep. ("An individual length of any fine, string-like substance." is too vague to call this SOP in my opinion). Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV 23:48, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
That sense. DNA has two strands. A strand acting as a template at any given moment (and each of them does sometimes) is the "template strand". Note that your average Joe doesn't walk into a bar and mention "template strand", expecting everyone to know he's talking about DNA: I'd then agree with is idiomatic. Rather, this phrase is used in the context of genetics (or cell biology, vel sim.), where the fact that the strand is a DNA strand is implied by context.​—msh210 (talk) 00:06, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Keep. Nothing in "template strand" suggests to me that is means "The noncoding strand of a DNA molecule that is used as a template for RNA synthesis". Even when in the proper context of genetics or molecular biology or so, so that "template strand"="template DNA strand" is easy, this would still not suggest to me the given meaning, hence I'd say not SOP. --JorisvS 09:43, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Kept. — Ungoliant (Falai) 16:54, 13 August 2012 (UTC)