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1. The act of giving form or shape to anything; a forming; a shaping.

2. The manner in which a thing is formed; structure; construction; conformation; form; as, the peculiar formation of the heart.

3. A substance formed or deposited.

4. (Science: geology) mineral deposits and rock masses designated with reference to their origin; as, the siliceous formation about geysers; alluvial formations; marine formations. A group of beds of the same age or period; as, the eocene formation.

5. The arrangement of a body of troops, as in a square, column, etc.

Origin: L. Formatio: cf. F. Formation.

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Re: Why is ATP rather than GTP, CTP or TTP the energy currency?

... importance than the ATP is the `chemical you need` , ATP has “faster hydrolysis time” compared to others ( CTP-GTP-TTP ) - Protein covalent bond formations can proceed ` faster rate with ATP ` without any concern for error in 3 dimensional structure of the protein .. GTP is coupled to conformational ...

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Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Why is ATP rather than GTP, CTP or TTP the energy currency?
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What is responsible for plants' branches having bends?

... since the sun's location isn't fixed (and it wouldn't receive those signals if that were the case). Now if there are other large trees/ structures/formations around it that do make this the case, that is to say, they allow only a relatively small window of sunlight from one direction each day, ...

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Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: What is responsible for plants' branches having bends?
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AIDS – a tritium disease?

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Forum: Human Biology
Topic: AIDS – a tritium disease?
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Proteins in Mitosos and the Cell Cycle :)

... releases the APC/C, making it inactivated. As far as the proteins that influence the polymerization/depolymerization of tubulin for the spindle formations, they are called MAPs (Microtubule Associated Protein(s)). Dimers of alpha and beta tubulin will dimerize in vitro under NONphysiological ...

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Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Proteins in Mitosos and the Cell Cycle :)
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Re: Bible vs Darwin

... by "chance", and not design." "If you look around Mt.Rushmore and see the amount of natural slated, cracked, perpendicular formations of rock; you'd think nothing of them till you glance at these well incredibly crafted faces on that same exact mountain." "To say ...

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Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bible vs Darwin
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