RNA probes

DF: RNA usually prepared by transcription from clonedDNA, which complements a specific mRNA or DNA andis generally used for studies of virus genes,distribution of specific RNA in tissues and cells,integration of viral DNA into genomes,transcription, etc. Whereas DNA probes arepreferred for use at a more macroscopic level fordetection of the presence of DNA/ RNA fromspecific species or subspecies, RNA probes arepreferred for genetic studies.