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1. An instrument consisting consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; used from piercing, holding, taking up, or pitching anything.

2. Anything furcate or like of a fork in shape, or furcate at the extremity; as, a tuning fork.

3. One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow. Let it fall . . . Though the fork invade The region of my heart. (Shak) A thunderbolt with three forks. (Addison)

4. The place where a division or a union occurs; the angle or opening between two branches or limbs; as, the fork of a river, a tree, or a road.

5. The gibbet. Fork beam a mine is said to be in fork, or an engine to have the water in fork, when all the water is drawn out of the mine. The forks of a river or a road, the branches into which it divides, or which come together to form it; the place where separation or union takes place.

6. To shoot into blades, as corn. The corn beginneth to fork.

Origin: as. Forc, fr. L. Furca. Cf. Fourch, Furcate.

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No "beginning-replication problem" on leading strand?

Replication of the leading strand begins at the origins and from those a continuous strand is produced until meeting replicating fork from another direction or end of the strand. The primer is removed by Okazaki fragment going in the other direction.

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by JackBean
Tue May 13, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: No "beginning-replication problem" on leading strand?
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Scientific paper on DNA replication & gel electrophoresis

... bp lengths of the newly replicated strand every 1 minute for 6 minutes. Strands that migrated to the top of the gel indicate a stalled replication fork. This was the bulk reaction. -Then used gel-filtration chromatography to remove all unbound proteins and then readded only the 3 proteins that ...

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by dekk1525
Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Scientific paper on DNA replication & gel electrophoresis
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Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'

... to run in order to get away from it (as opposed to running closer to it). You definitely wouldn't be able to catch a baseball, or pick up a fork, or do anything that involved using vision to plan an action. I suppose what I'm getting at is that a) you define "down" in terms of ...

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by EmperorSunshine
Mon May 21, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'
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Re: Generation of DNA nucleotides

... uses the term "military precision". There are various claims about multiple processing. Most web sites show only a single replication fork. One claims there are hundreds of concurrent DNA replication activities in a cell. Is the DNA separated into chromosomes when replication occurs? ...

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by gs99
Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Generation of DNA nucleotides
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The Colin Leslie Dean species paradox

... What I'm trying to say is there really isn't a "first" of a species. You see, when you look at the Tree of Life and you see a species fork off from it's parents species, that fork isn't a very defined fork. It is more of a blurry fork, because there is still some interbreeding between ...

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by papa1983
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:16 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Colin Leslie Dean species paradox
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