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1. To make clear, bright, or luminous. Here, when the moon illustrates all the sky. (Chapman)

2. To set in a clear light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously. To prove him, and illustrate his high worth. (Milton)

3. To make clear, intelligible, or apprehensible; to elucidate, explain, or exemplify, as by means of figures, comparisons, and examples.

4. To adorn with pictures, as a book or a subject; to elucidate with pictures, as a history or a romance.

5. To give renown or honor to; to make illustrious; to glorify. Matter to me of glory, whom their hate Illustrates. (Milton)

Origin: L. Illustratus, p.p. Of illustrare to illustrate, fr. Illustris bright. See Illustrious.

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Re: What causes dominance between alleles?

This is not the only way that dominance and recessiveness can happen. But this is a good way to illustrate once possibility (and a fairly common one). When you have two healthy alleles for a particular gene, one copy on a maternal and one on the corresponding paternal chromosome ...

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by jonmoulton
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: What causes dominance between alleles?
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BAP, brassinolide, triacontanol, Amino, kelp foliar question

... growing plants. What mentioned is just an analogy of what I am trying to say. May or may not be an accurate analogy but sometimes it is easier to illustrate an abstract idea by analogy with something concrete.

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by Maton
Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:21 pm
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Topic: BAP, brassinolide, triacontanol, Amino, kelp foliar question
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... In other words, genes that now confer antibiotic resistance may have served a completely different function in the past. "These examples illustrate the concept that a determinant which contributes to the resistance of human pathogens to antibiotics can be involved in central metabolic ...

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by Luxorien
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:57 am
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Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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hexokinase conformation

... 14-2, and the book's CDROM gives the pdb structures 2YHX and 1GLK, but these don't seem to match the diagrams. I'd like to find pdb structures to illustrate how hexokinase conforms to bind ATP and glucose, with the ligands enclosed inside the molecule. I'd be grateful for any help.

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by andrewJM
Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: hexokinase conformation
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Theories - Origin of Life

... do go extinct. The point is whether they change into new species. That is what Natural selection is supposed to accomplish. I was trying to illustrate the concept that adaptation is always a race – the organism must adapt faster than the environment can change, and this is the criterion ...

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by AstraSequi
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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