Used to mark text that should appear higher than the baseline and slightly smaller; superior or superscript text.


arrange Arrangement of Subscripts and Superscripts
specific-use Specific Use

Model Description

Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<addr-line>, <aff>, <article-title>, <attrib>, <award-id>, <bold>, <chapter-title>, <chem-struct>, <collab>, <comment>, <compl>, <copyright-holder>, <copyright-statement>, <def-head>, <disp-formula>, <element-citation>, <ext-link>, <full>, <funding-source>, <gov>, <inline-formula>, <inline-supplementary-material>, <institution>, <intro>, <italic>, <label>, <license-p>, <main>, <meta-value>, <mixed-citation>, <monospace>, <named-content>, <on-behalf-of>, <overline>, <p>, <part-title>, <preformat>, <related-article>, <related-object>, <role>, <roman>, <sans-serif>, <sc>, <series>, <sig>, <sig-block>, <source>, <std>, <strike>, <styled-content>, <sub>, <subtitle>, <sup>, <supplement>, <target>, <td>, <term>, <term-head>, <textual-form>, <th>, <title>, <trans-source>, <trans-title>, <underline>, <verse-line>, <xref>

Example 1

An ordinary superscript:

<p>... The recent discovery that Hfq is required for translation
of the &#x03C2;<sup>s</sup> subunit of RNA polymerase ... Template
for synthesis of <sup>32</sup>P-labeled RNA primer (97RNA) was
obtained ...</p>

Example 2

As shown formatted above, a subscript and superscript in a “stacked” arrangement:

<p>The <italic>Escherichia coli argU</italic> gene encodes a minor arginine
tRNA, tRNA<sup arrange="stack">Arg</sup><sub arrange="stack">UCU</sub>,
which corresponds to the rare codon AGA and possibly AGG ...</p>