The "fifth base" of nucleic acids. Important because it fails to form specific pair bonds with the other bases. In transfer RNAs, this property is used in the anticodon to allow matching of a single tRNA to several codons. PCR performed with primers containing inosine tolerates a limited degree of mismatch between primer and template, useful when trying to clone homologous protein by using degenerate primers.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • inosine — in·o·sine (ĭnʹə sēn , sĭn, īʹnə ) n. A nucleoside formed by the deamination of adenosine or the hydrolysis of inosinic acid.   [Greek īs, īn , sinew; See wei in Indo European Roots + ose2 + ine2.] * * * …   Universalium

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