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Cloning

Cloning Definition In biology, cloning is the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals... Read More

Positional cloning

Positional cloning is a gene identification method to determine the position of a gene in the genome and not necessarily its... Read More

Cloning vector

Definition noun A piece of DNA where foreign DNA fragment is inserted through recombinant DNA technology. Supplement Cloning... Read More

Fragmentation

Fragmentation Definition What is fragmentation? In general, fragmentation refers to the state or the process of breaking... Read More

Vector

Vector Definition When one thinks of vectors one may think of many different things. This is because a vector can be... Read More

Clone

Definition noun, plural: clones A propagating population of organisms, either single cell or multicellular, derived from a... Read More

Genetic Engineering Advantages & Disadvantages

  Through genetic engineering, scientists are able to move desirable genes from one plant or animal to another or... Read More

Complementary DNA

Definition noun A double stranded DNA produced from the messenger RNA synthesis in a reaction catalyzed by an enzymes... Read More

Binary vector

Definition noun Cloning vector that can propagate in both Escherichia coli and Agrobacterium tumefaciens for use in... Read More

Silent mutation

A mutation is a change in the nucleotide sequence of a gene or a chromosome. When there is only one nucleotide involved, it... Read More

Embryo technology

Embryo technology refers to the manipulation of mammalian embryos, for example, cloning, embryo splitting, in vitro... Read More

Recombinant DNA

Definition noun Genetically-engineered DNA molecule formed by splicing fragments of DNA from a different source or from... Read More

Bacillus megaterium

Definition noun An endospore forming rod-shaped bacterium recognized as an endophytes involved in the production of various... Read More

Deoxyribonucleic acid

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Definition A nucleic acid refers to any of the group of complex compounds made up of linear... Read More

Parthenogenesis

To reproduce, by definition, means to produce new offspring. The process is referred to as reproduction, which is one of the... Read More

Ligase

An enzyme is a catalyst or a chemical produced by cells to speed up a biochemical reaction. It is usually a protein molecule... Read More

Sebum

Definition noun An oily substance produced and secreted by sebaceous gland Supplement Sebum is the substance produced and... Read More

Homogenous

What is homogenous? What does homogenous mean? The word homogenous has been derived from two Greek words that are... Read More

Gene synthesis

Gene synthesis (Science: molecular biology) The complete synthesis of a gene using a dna synthesiser (gene machine), or the... Read More

Plasmid

Definition noun, plural: plasmids A linear or circular double-stranded DNA that is capable of replicating independently of... Read More

Molecular genetics

Definition noun A branch of genetics that deal with the structure and function of genes at a molecular... Read More

Microbe

Microbe Definition What is a microbe? How do we define microbes?  Microbes refer to microorganisms that cannot be seen by... Read More

Sexual reproduction

Sexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction involving the fusion of haploid female gamete (egg cell) and haploid male... Read More

Dna sequence analysis

Dna sequence analysis (Science: molecular biology) determination of the nucleotide Sequence of a length of dna. Typically,... Read More

Hybrid

Definition noun, plural form: hybrids (reproductive biology) The offspring resulting from the cross between parents of... Read More

Human Reproduction and Fertilization

For the human species to continue surviving, it is essential that mature adults are capable of producing fertile offspring... Read More