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noun, plural: duplicates

One that resembles or corresponds to another; an identical copy.


Twofold; double; identical; resembling the other.


To make a copy of something; to produce or do a repetition of something; to double; to reproduce by dividing oneself into two, as in infusoria duplicating to form another of their kind.


''Word origin: From Latin duplicatus (past participle of duplicare).
Related forms: duplicates (verb: simple present), duplicating (verb: present participle), duplicated (verb: simple past)

Related term: duplication

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Year 11 Meiosis helpp!!!

Without crossing over, though, you are right - there are duplicate pairs.

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by Darby
Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Year 11 Meiosis helpp!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2599

Video of Euglena asexually splitting.

Thought some of you might appreciate this. It's a Euglena alga which has undergone binary fission in order to asexually reproduce a duplicate of it's DNA, and then laterally splits to produce another individual. Probably sat there for like 45 minutes looking at the thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US4pRrIRVMc

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by keeblur
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Video of Euglena asexually splitting.
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

what causes the change in hair colour

... should be known by the new members of these forum, so I have decide to make it alive again. Instead of creating a new thread and also to avoid duplicate post, i have posted my opinion to the old one. (pardon to the board if what i did was wrong). The change in hair color (on biological definition) ...

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by foxbrent
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what causes the change in hair colour
Replies: 2
Views: 2442

Calculating CFU/g

... solution to give a total volume of 10 cm3. After that, if we serially dilute where 0.1 cm3 aliquots of a number of dilutions are spread plated on duplicate nutrient agar plates, and after incubation, we get for example the following colony counts in dilution 10-3: Dilution Replicate (1) Replicate ...

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by SWEngineer
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Calculating CFU/g
Replies: 2
Views: 7881

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... not allow that to happen, for obvious reasons. So it was hypothesised that existing genes do not evolve into new genes unless the first gene is duplicated. This duplicate copy is now free to evolve while the first maintains its function. This theory has since been refined by further suggesting ...

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by scottie
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
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