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Replication

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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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Re: What happens if you convert your DNA into RNA and...

... eye color change after a period of time? And as well, since the telomere are always (exept for telomerases treated cells) left and cut away after replication, would it be possible to use a retro virus with your own DNA to replace the degenrated/short DNA so you could in a way extend the lifespan ...

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by Accelerator
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:31 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens if you convert your DNA into RNA and...
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translation from DNA

... there is amplification of the signal (there can be thousands copies of each mRNA, each giving rise to hundreds of protein molecules), also, during replication of DNA the protein synthesis would have to be shut down and there could be other reasons. But as said, it's always difficult to answer the ...

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by JackBean
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:16 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: translation from DNA
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Re: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?

If you could link me to a 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?
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Re: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?

It keeps getting better. Mitochondria don't just divide, they fuse. http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/mitochondrial-fusion-and-division-14264007

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by jonmoulton
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?
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Views: 4837

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

... each subunit includes a phosphorodiamidate linkage and morpholine ring. PMO antisense agents have been reported to effectively interfere with the replication of several positive-strand RNA viruses in cell culture. The filoviruses, Marburg virus and Ebola virus (EBOV), are negative-strand RNA viruses ...

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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???
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