Template strand and Coding strand
Sometimes when we are asked for the difference between the above two terms, we tend to get confused. But not any more. Let us clear this confusion now. One strand, the template strand, serves as a template for synthesis of a complementary RNA transcript. The other strand, the coding strand, is identical to the RNA transcript in sequence, except that it has uracil (U) base in place of thymine (T) base. For more details check the images below.