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Vector

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

Mean vector

Definition noun A single cardiac vector that represents the average of all instantaneous vectors at a given... Read More

Expression vector

Definition noun, plural: expression vectors A plasmid containing the required regulatory sequences specifically used for the... Read More

Shuttle vector

Definition noun A vector that can replicate in more than one host organisms or two different cell types (e.g. a prokaryotic... Read More

Binary vector

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

Secretion vector

Definition noun A vector in which the protein product is expressed and eventually secreted by the cell. Supplement See... Read More

Cloning vector

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

Malaria : Plasmodium togetherness a strategy for breeding success

Malaria, which infects 600 million people in the world and leads annually to 2 million deaths, is the most widespread of... Read More

Indirect life cycle

Definition noun A type of parasitic life cycle wherein the parasite is transmitted indirectly from one host to the next,... Read More

Incubation period

Incubation Period Definition The incubation period is the time duration between exposure to the pathogen and the appearance... Read More

Intermediate host

Intermediate Host Definition When looking at the relationships amongst different biological members of our biosphere, we... Read More

Communicable disease

Definition noun, plural: communicable diseases A type of disease that is contagious since the agent of the disease may be... Read More

Tensor

tensor 1. (Science: anatomy) A muscle that stretches a part, or renders it tense. 2. (Science: geometry) The ratio of one... Read More

Expression system

Expression system (Science: molecular biology) combination of an expression vector, its cloned dna, and the host for the... Read More

Addition

Addition 1. The act of adding two or more things together; opposed to subtraction or diminution. This endless addition or... Read More

Zoonosis

Zoonosis Definition Zoonosis is an infectious disease that can be transmitted from an animal to a human host. Originally a... Read More

Wuchereria bancrofti

Definition A species of the family Onchocercidae that infects the lymphatic system and causes lymphatic... Read More

Filaria

Definition noun, plural: filariae Any of the small, threadlike parasitic nematodes of the superfamily Filarioidea that... Read More

Yellow fever virus

Definition noun, plural: yellow fever viruses A Flavivirus species containing positive-sense, single-stranded RNA with about... Read More

Mechanical equilibrium

Definition noun A state of a physical system at rest or in unaccelerated motion, and where the sum of all forces and torque... Read More

Yac

YAC --> yeast artificial chromosome (Science: molecular biology) A vector system that allows extremely large segments of... Read More

Contagious disease

Definition noun A disease in which the pathogen is transmissible from one host to another. Supplement A contagious disease... Read More

Exflagellation

Exflagellation The extrusion of rapidly waving flagellum-like microgametes from microgametocytes; in the case of human... Read More

Fugitive swelling

Fugitive swelling --> loiasis a parasitic infection caused by the nematode loa loa. The vector in the transmission of... Read More

Transmissible disease

Definition noun A contagious disease wherein the pathogen is transmissible from one host to another. Supplement A... Read More

Selectable marker

selectable marker (Science: molecular biology) A gene whose expression allows one to identify cells that have been... Read More

Troglotrema salmincola

Troglotrema salmincola --> Nanophyetus salmincola A digenetic fish-borne fluke (family Nanophyetidae) of dogs and other... Read More

Elephantiasis

Definition noun, plural: elephantiases A disease of the skin characterized by being thick, rough, hard, and fissured, like... Read More

Parasitism

Organisms depend on different sources of food to survive. Larger organisms like plants make their own food (autotrophs) and... Read More

Carrier

Definition noun, plural: carriers (general) A person or object that transports or conveys. (immunology) An asymptomatic... Read More

Amplifier host

Amplifier host a host in which infectious agents multiply rapidly to high levels, providing an important source of infection... Read More

Plasmid

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

Direct life cycle

Direct life cycle (Science: epidemiology) a life cycle in which a parasite is transmitted directly from one host to the next... Read More

Transfection

Definition noun (molecular biology) The process of deliberate introduction of nucleic acids into a recipient eukaryotic... Read More

Loa loa

Definition noun A filarial species of the superfamily Filarioidea; the causative agent of Loa loa filariasis Supplement Loa... Read More

Escherichia coli

Definition A Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped species belonging to the family... Read More

Gamete

Definition of Gamete What is a gamete? A gamete is the mature reproductive or sex cell that contains a haploid number of... Read More

Endemic

Global biodiversity is under threat and the rate at which species are getting endangered and extinct is alarming. If you... Read More

Expression library

Expression library (Science: molecular biology) a library of dna fragments which was created with an expression vector so... Read More

CRISPR DIY – biohacking genes at home

Have you ever thought of changing yourself for the better -- genetically-speaking? Lately, CRISPR company has been selling a... Read More