non-coding DNA
DNA that does not code for part of a polypeptide chain or RNA.This includes introns and pseudogenes. In eukaryotes the majority of the DNA is non-coding. Non-coding strand refers to the so-called nonsense strand, as opposed to the sense strand which is actually translated into mRNA.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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