Science / Biology / Replication: Process by which DNA is duplicated prior to cell division.

DNA Replication

Science / Genetics / DNA Replication: The use of existing dna as a template for the synthesis of new dna strands. In humans and other eukaryotes, replication occurs in the cell nucleus. MORE

Semiconservative Replication

Science / Biology / Semiconservative Replication: Process of DNA replication in which the DNA helix is unwound and each strand serves as a template for the synthesis of a new complementary strand, which is linked to the old strand. Thus, one old stra MORE

Cloning Vector

Science / Genetics / Cloning Vector: Dna molecule originating from a virus, a plasmid, or the cell of a higher organism into which another dna fragment of appropriate size can be integrated without loss of the vectors capacity for self- MORE


Science / Genetics / Telomere: The ends of chromosomes. These specialized structures are involved in the replication and stability of linear dna molecules. See dna replication. MORE


Science / Biology / Linkage: The condition in which the inheritance of a specific chromosome is coupled with that of a given gene. The genes stay together during meiosis and end up in the same gamete. MORE


Science / Genetics / Telomerase: The enzyme that directs the replication of telomeres. MORE