What is the name of dsRNA (or DNA) where all component strands are identical (i.e. where the complex consists of multiple copies of the same ssRNA)?
Example: 2 identical ssRNAs forming a dsRNA
C C G C G G C G G | | | | . | | | | G G C G G C G C C
Furthermore, is there a different name for it depending on the degree of complementarity (full Watson-Crick complementarity vs. full complementarity with non-Watson-Crick basepairs vs. lower complementarity due to bulges etc)?
You probably wouldn't say "RNA homo
n-mer" (for the example above "homo dimer/2-mer") since I assume that would be referring to a 2-nucleotide long ssRNA?
Can you use the terms dimer, trimer, tetramer, 5-mer, 6-mer etc in multiple ways; (a) referring to the binding of nucleotides to each other to form a polymer/n-mer of nucleotides i.e. polyribonucleic acid, and (b) to whole ssRNA or dsRNA binding to each other to form a "dimer"?
You also probably wouldn't refer to it as a "homo duplex" since that refers to something related to chromosomal crossover.