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Replicate

Definition

noun

Any from a set of copies or repetitions, especially of a laboratory or research procedure.


verb

To make an exact copy; to duplicate; to reproduce

adjective

(1) (method) Pertaining to a method or procedure in experiments duplicated or repeated to test a set of conditions and lower (or avoid) the error in results

(2) (botany) Folded or bent back on itself, as in a leaf


Supplement

In genetics, to replicate means to reproduce an exact copy of the genetic material prior to mitosis (or meiosis) in eukaryotic cells. In prokaryotic cells, it is the means by which genetic materials are produced for reproduction.

In scientific experiments, a replicate pertains to a copy or a representative from a group to undergo the same (exact) procedure. For instance, the treatment group would consist of three replicates (called triplicates) to test for the deviation of the results.


Word origin: Latin replicatus, past participle of replicare (to fold or bend back)

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No "beginning-replication problem" on leading strand?

Whenever I read why we have telomers, the answer is always so that we can replicate the end of the lagging strand. This is because the extreme end have a RNA primer to make the last Okazaki fragment, and after the removal of this primer it needs to somehow be ...

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by poobear
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: No "beginning-replication problem" on leading strand?
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

... which does not exhibit any form of life but once introduced to the human system they tend to use the cells nucleic acids and other conditions to replicate and multiplier thereby attaining the status of being called a living organism

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by Frederic
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:06 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
Replies: 15
Views: 9853

telomer

If you know the difference between the leading and lagging strand of DNA, one is replicated easily while other lags behind. The long ends of chromosome pose a problem in fidel replication. Telomerase solves the problem to replicate the single ends of the chromosome. ...

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by balamurugan3
Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:52 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: telomer
Replies: 2
Views: 1353

holographic origin of life

... a system of reactions moving forward to space and time) question:How can random reactions lead to the repeatability we see in life forms(organisms replicate themselves) ,that is so crucial in what we define as life? answer: . I think its obvious that in a chaos of chemical reactions, only those ...

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by minasole
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:46 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: holographic origin of life
Replies: 13
Views: 16502

Re: Re:

... be caused by many factors such as chemical (DDT, CCL4), radiation, ionizing etc. It mutate the DNA in cell. If only a single is mutated, it can be replicated as usual in mitosis. Thus, the neighbor cells which are previously normal will be affected too. Current way to stop the cancer progression ...

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by Ahsmeah
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 6
Views: 10265
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