Yeast Artificial Chromosome (YAC)

Science / Genetics / Yeast Artificial Chromosome (YAC): A vector used to clone dna fragments (up to 400 kb): it is constructed from the telomeric, centromeric, and replication origin sequences needed for replication in yeast cells. Compare cloning vector, cosmid.

Other Words for Artificial

Artificial Adjective Synonyms: unnatural, synthetic, man-made, manufactured, simulated, imitation, plastic
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Isochromosome

Science / Genetics / Isochromosome: A metacentric chromosome produced during mitosis or meiosis when the centromere splits transversely instead of longitudinally: the arms of such chromosome are equal in length and genetically identical MORE

P1-Derived Artificial Chromosome (PAC)

Science / Genetics / P1-Derived Artificial Chromosome (PAC): One type of vector used to clone dna fragments (100- to 300-kb insert size: average, 150 kb) in escherichia coli cells. Based on bacteriophage (a virus) p1 genome. MORE

Premature Chromosome Condensation (PCC)

Science / Genetics / Premature Chromosome Condensation (PCC): A method of studying chromosomes in the interphase stage of the cell cycle. MORE

Human Artificial Chromosome (HAC)

Science / Genetics / Human Artificial Chromosome (HAC): A vector used to hold large dna fragments. MORE

Homologous Chromosome

Science / Genetics / Homologous Chromosome: Chromosome containing the same linear gene sequences as another, each derived from one parent. MORE

Chromosome Theory Of Inheritance

Science / Biology / Chromosome Theory Of Inheritance: Holds that chromosomes are the cellular components that physically contain genes; proposed in 1903 by Walter Sutton and Theodore Boveri. MORE

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