Science / Biology / One Gene, One Enzyme Hypothesis: Holds that a single gene controls the production, specificity, and activity of each enzyme in a metabolic pathway. Thus, mutation of such a gene changes the ability of the cell to carry out a particular reaction and disrupts the entire pathway. A revision of the one gene, one enzyme hypothesis. Some proteins are composed of different polypeptide chains encoded by separate genes, so the hypothesis now holds that mutation in a gene encoding a specifc polypeptide can alter the ability of the encoded protein to function and thus produce an altered phenotype.
Hypothesis Noun Synonyms: theory, theorem, postulate, premise or premiss, proposition, assumption, supposition, speculation
One Adjective Synonyms: single, lone, solitary, individual, sole, only
One Noun Synonyms: unified, united, inseparable, joined, undivided, one and the same, identical, equal, at one, harmonious, in unison, whole, entire, complete
Business / Finance / Overreaction Hypothesis: The supposition that investors overreact to unanticipated news, resulting in exaggerated movements in stock prices followed by corrections. MORE
Technology / Home Audio / Overtone: Similar in concept to a harmonic. Overtones are sounds produced by an instrument (or sound source) that are higher in frequency than the fundamental frequency. They may or may not coincide with the fr MORE