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1. Wearing a mask or masks; characterised by masks; cincealed; hidden.

2. (Science: botany) same as personate.

3. (Science: ornithology) Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in colour from the rest of the plumage; said of birds. Masked ball, a ball in which the dancers wear masks. Masked battery, a battery so placed as not to be seen by an enemy until it opens fire.

4. (Science: zoology) masked crab, a Japanese domestic hog (Sus pliciceps). Its face is deeply furrowed.

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... the viral envelope are more variable than those of many other viruses. Furthermore, the functionally important epitopes of the gp120 protein are masked by glycosylation, trimerisation and receptor-induced conformational changes making it difficult to block with neutralising antibodies. The ineffectiveness ...

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PZ Meyers struggles with High School Biology

... than changes in the coding sequences of individual genes spreading through a population, but is also a consequence of the accumulation of masked variation, synergistic interactions between different alleles and the environment, and perhaps most importantly, changes in gene regulation. ...

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Re: Gene's and Allele's when to use each?

... the alleles of a pair are heterozygous, one is dominant and the other is recessive. The dominant allele is expressed and the recessive allele is masked. You can learn more on this website´╝Ühttp://biology.about.com/od/geneticsglossary/g/alleles.htm

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Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:02 am
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