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Molecule type

A molecule type is an in vivo or in vitro assemblage of nucleotides or amino acids linked together by chemical bonds.

In IMGT, three exclusive instances of molecule types are considered: genomic DNA, cDNA and protein.

The 'molecule type' concept is part of the 'IDENTIFICATION' concept of IMGT-ONTOLOGY[1]

[1] Giudicelli, V. and Lefranc, M.-P., Bioinformatics, 15, 1047-1054 (1999) PMID:10745995, LIGM:221 pdf