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Search Results for: gene amplification

Gene amplification

Definition noun, plural: gene amplifications The process of duplicating a particular gene, causing the gene to increase in... Read More

Gene

A gene is the fundamental, physical, and functional unit of heredity. The genes make up the sequences of DNA (genotypes).... Read More

Men could go extinct? Y chromosome disappearing slowly

Hold on to your seats, gentlemen -- the male chromosome (Y chromosome) disappearing at a certain rate could absolutely be... Read More

Mutation

Mutation is a permanent, heritable change in the nucleotide sequence or the process by which such a change occurs in a gene... Read More

Large-scale mutation

Definition noun, plural: large-scale mutations (genetics) A type of mutation several nucleotides of a gene within a large... Read More

Amplification

Definition noun (1) The act or result of increasing in size or effect. (2) An increase in the frequency of a gene or... Read More

Thermophile

Thermophiles Definition What are thermophiles? Let us first understand the literal meaning of the word ‘thermophile’.... Read More

Amplify

Definition verb (1) To increase in number, effect, size, volume, amplitude of, etc. (2) To make larger, greater, stronger;... Read More

Centrosome

Centrosome Definition What is a centrosome? The centrosome is considered to be the main microtubule-organizing... Read More

Duplication mutation

Definition noun A type of mutation in which a portion of a genetic material or a chromosome is duplicated or replicated,... Read More

Nucleotide deletion

Definition noun A deletion of a single nucleotide causing a shift in the reading frame of the codons in the mRNA, thus, may... Read More

Rolling circle mechanism

rolling circle mechanism (Science: molecular biology) A mechanism of dNA replication in many viral dNAs, in bacterial f... Read More

Positive feedback

Positive Feedback Definition Each mechanism of the body like temperature, blood pressure, and levels of specific nutrients... Read More

Molecular genetics

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