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Host cell

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noun, plural: host cells

(1) A cell that harbors foreign molecules, viruses, or microorganisms. For example, a cell being host to a virus.

(2) A cell that has been introduced with DNA (or RNA), such as a bacterial cell acting as a host cell for the DNA isolated from a bacteriophage.


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Re: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?

... scholarly article that describes how after endosymbiosis, the bacterial cell and it's eukaryotic host coordinated replication Maybe this helps? http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/365/1541/699.full.pdf

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by sosippus
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?
Replies: 11
Views: 4837

Re: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help

... the points: [*]Bacteria often use iron, (though often this comes from a host http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1016/0307-4412(83)90043-2/pdf, ... [*]Cell to cell interaction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell%E2%80%93cell_interaction#Cell_interactions_between_bacteria ...

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by sosippus
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Plasmid yield/concentration

"High yield plasmid" means that host cells make a lot of copies per cell and that usually results in high plasmid concentration in the final ...

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by Cat
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:18 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Plasmid yield/concentration
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???

... with the replication of several positive-strand RNA viruses in cell culture. The filoviruses, Marburg virus and Ebola virus (EBOV), are ... The filoviruses Marburg virus and Ebola virus (EBOV) quickly outpace host immune responses and cause hemorrhagic fever, resulting in case fatality ...

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by jonmoulton
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Newbie question about the first life

... can create such globules, which are not really the ancestors of the cell , but they show the complex chemical interactions that could've led ... theories about their presence in cells. One of them says that the first host that "swallowed" one was a eukaryotic cell, the other one ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:10 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
Replies: 14
Views: 10511
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