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.

Dna Polymerase

Science / Biology / Dna Polymerase: In DNA replication, the enzyme that links the complementary nucleotides together to form the newly synthesized strand. 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

Junk DNA

Science / Genetics / Junk DNA: Stretches of dna that do not code for genes: most of the genome consists of so-called junk dna which may have regulatory and other functions. Also called non-coding dna. MORE

Finished DNA Sequence

Science / Genetics / Finished DNA Sequence: High-quality, low error, gap-free dna sequence of the human genome. Achieving this ultimate 2003 hgp goal requires additional sequencing to close gaps, reduce ambiguities, and allow for only a single MORE

Exogenous DNA

Science / Genetics / Exogenous DNA: Dna originating outside an organism that has been introducted into the organism. MORE

DNA Virus

Health / Disease / DNA Virus: A virus that has DNA as its genetic material and replicates using a DNA-dependent DNA polymerase. MORE