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Repetitive DNA

Definition noun (molecular biology) Repetitive nucleotide sequences in the DNA throughout the genome Supplement 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

Chromosome

Chromosomes Definition Chromosomes are the thread-like structure present in the nucleus of plant and animal cells.... Read More

Genome

Genome Definition What is a genome? As defined in biology, a genome is a complete set of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) within... Read More

Nucleic acid

Definition noun plural: nucleic acid nu·cle·ic ac·id, nuˈkleɪ.ɪk ˈæsɪd Any of the group of complex compounds... Read More

Repeated sequences

Definition noun (molecular biology) Multiple copies of nucleotide sequences in the nucleic acids (i.e. DNA or RNA)... Read More

Allele

Allele Definition What are alleles? An allele is a term coined to describe a specific copy of a gene. Genes, the DNA... Read More

Renaturation

Definition noun, plural: renaturations (molecular biology) The conversion of denatured protein or nucleic acid to its native... Read More

Centromere

Definition noun, plural: centromeres The dense, constricted region containing highly-specialized repetitive DNA sequence,... Read More

Minisatellite

Definition noun, plural: minisatellites (molecular biology) A tandem repeat ranging in length from 10 to 60 base pairs,... Read More

Microsatellite

Definition noun, plural: microsatellites (molecular biology) A tandem repeat ranging in length from 1 to 6 base pairs,... Read More

Chemical Composition of the Body

In order to fully understand the mechanisms of human physiology, it is important to have an understanding of the chemical... Read More

Micromolecule

Micromolecules Definition How to define micromolecule? Micromolecules are relatively small molecules that are combined... Read More

Subtelocentric chromosome

Definition noun, plural: subtelocentric chromosomes A chromosome whose centromere is placed near the end rather than the... Read More

Holocentric chromosome

Definition noun, plural: holocentric chromosomes A chromosome in which the entire length of the chromosome seems to act as a... Read More

Metacentric chromosome

Definition noun, plural: metacentric chromosomes A chromosome in which the centromere is located in the middle resulting in... Read More

Submetacentric chromosome

Definition noun, plural: submetacentric chromosomes A chromosome with a centromere located sub-median resulting in slightly... Read More

Telocentric chromosome

Definition noun, plural: telocentric chromosomes A chromosome whose centromere is placed very close to the end of the... Read More

Acrocentric chromosome

Definition noun, plural: acrocentric chromosomes A chromosome whose centromere is subterminal resulting in its q arms being... Read More

Reannealing

reannealing renaturation of a dNA sample that has been dissociated by heating. In reannealing the two strands that recombine... Read More