I was reading a paper in the journal Molecular Basis of Disease, which stated:
The ORFs are arranged as replicase, and protease and major S, E, M, and N proteins which follows a typical 5’—3’ order of appearance, are considered are as considered as major drug/vaccine targets.
(Naqvi, et al., 2020)
I'd like to know what the " ' " means; if it means inch, or something else like minute. I am doing research so I don't know what units are being used.
Naqvi, A. A. T. et al., 2020. Insights into SARS-CoV-2 genome, structure, evolution, pathogenesis and therapies: Structural genomics approach. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of Disease, Volume 1866, p. 165878.