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Search Results for: polynucleotide

Polynucleotide

Definition noun plural: polynucleotides pol·y·nu·cle·o·tide, ˌpɒlɪˈno͞o′klē-ə-tīd A biopolymer comprised of... Read More

Cleavage site

Definition noun, plural: restriction sites The site in a polynucleotide chain as to where the restriction enzyme cleaves... Read More

Polymerization

Definition noun, plural: polymerizations The act of process of forming a polymer, especially by chemical reactions that join... Read More

Primer

primer short pre-existing polynucleotide chain towhich new deoxyribonucleotides can be added by dNA... Read More

Replicase

replicase (Science: enzyme) generic (and rather unhelpful) term for an enzyme that duplicates a polynucleotide sequence... Read More

Replication

Replication, in the general sense, is to create a copy or a duplicate. Thus, in biology, replication is commonly associated... Read More

Oligonucleotide

Definition noun plural: mononucleotides ol·i·go·nu·cle·o·tide, ŏl′ĭ-gō-no͞o′klē-ə-tīd A short polymer... Read More

Poly

poly 1. (Science: prefix) A combining form or prefix denoting many, multiplicity, as polygon, a figure of many angles;... Read More

Polymer

Definition noun, plural: polymers (1) A compound made up of several repeating units (monomers) or protomers (2) The product... Read More

Dna ligase

Dna ligase (Science: enzyme molecular biology) enzyme involved in dna replication. The dna ligase of E. Coli seals nicks in... Read More

Mutagen

Mutagen Definition What is a mutagen? A mutagen is a substance or agent that causes DNA impairment that results in the... 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

Translation

Translation, in general, is the conversion of something into another form, such as a word from one language to another. But... Read More