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noun, plural: residues

(1) (biochemistry) Any of the monomers comprising a polymer, or any of the parts that integrate to make up a larger molecule

(2) (general) That remains after a substantial portion of something is removed, e.g. substance on the filter paper that remains following filtration


In biochemistry or molecular biology, a residue refers to a single unit that makes up a polymer, such as an amino acid in a polypeptide or protein. Example of usage: a polypeptide consisting of 5 amino acid residues.

Word origin: Latin residuum (what is left over)


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What makes dominant allele dominant?

... are several options, you can have premature STOP codon and the resulting peptide is too short to do its work. Or you can have change of a crucial residue to turn off your protein, like in case of Asp to Asn mutations in receptor which impair its ability to transfer phosphates and thus signal the ...

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by JackBean
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: What makes dominant allele dominant?
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Sequence allignment questions

... ':' means Conservative amino acids. As we know it's the replacement of an amino acid residue with another one with similar properties, so why do the amino acids with the ':' below it have different properties (so different colours) (look ...

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by TToe
Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Sequence allignment questions
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Views: 2800

Re: How dominance works at the DNA/RNA/protein

... reduced half-life of the mRNA. There may be STOP codon in middle of the gene yielding truncated protein. The protein may have mutated residue loosing all activity.

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by JackBean
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: How dominance works at the DNA/RNA/protein
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Views: 7749

promoter mutations effects

... this sequence and question that: (- 35 REGİON: TTGACA, -10 REGİON: TCCAAT) Please answer mutation questions on Pribnow sequences 1-change last T residue of pribnow sequence to A, 2-change first A residue of pribnow sequence to T residue, Please answer mutation question on -35 sequences 1-change ...

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by aves
Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: promoter mutations effects
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Re: ATCC strains for commercial purposes

... quality gas than natural gas and the process is much much cleaner. The process uses woodchips and also uses all of the feedstock, there is no residue. You can even burn manure. There are few books available but more research articles so I have to read those. No consultants and the microbiologists ...

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by dulouz
Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATCC strains for commercial purposes
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