[BioPython] bioperl idl
Mon, 20 Sep 1999 10:39:39 -0700
----- Original Message -----
From: Ewan Birney <email@example.com>
To: Andrew Dalke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, September 20, 1999 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: [BioPython] bioperl idl
> On Sun, 19 Sep 1999, Andrew Dalke wrote:
> > [Ewan's IDL]
> > Let my start by asking a dumb question. What does strand type (as in
> > + or -) mean? Or do you have a URL for me (a protein person by
> > training) to read?
> Locations on DNA sequence can be on either strand or on 'both' strands.
> (hence either '+','-' or '.' or - my preferred notation, 1,-1,0).
What I don't understand is how both the strand and complementary strand
can code for proteins? It sounds like writing English with the constraint
that is makes sense read backwards?