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Replication

Definition

noun

(1) (genetics) The process of duplicating or producing an exact copy of a polynucleotide strand such as DNA.

(2) (general) The process of duplicating or replicating, as a procedure in scientific experiments.

(3) (general) The act or process of generating a copy; reproduction.


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Word origin: from Latin replicātiō (a folding back)

Synonym(s):

  • duplication (general)
  • repetition (general)

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Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Totipotent Stem Cell From Molecular Components
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how are genes the unit of replication?

Hi, question here, and I hope I phrase this correctly: I understand that genes are the unit of replication in natural selection. But aren't traits ultimately stored in groups of genes? And is it not traits that are selected? So, if it's traits that are selected, how is ...

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by johnkq
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:58 pm
 
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Topic: how are genes the unit of replication?
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