Definition of translocate in English:

translocate

Syllabification: trans·lo·cate
Pronunciation: /transˈlōˌkāt, tranz-
 
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verb

[with object] chiefly • technical
  • 1Move from one place to another: translocating rhinos to other reserves [no object]: the cell bodies translocate into the other side of the brain
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    • There have been cases of young translocated elephants goring rhino and attacking cars.
    • Whenever the Department of Conservation translocates birds and other species, whenever it opens a new facility, there are karakia from tohunga and ministers.
    • Breeding of the deer is so successful that every fortnight at least 15 to 20 of them are translocated to the Srisailam and other forests.
  • 1.1 Physiology & Biochemistry Transport (a dissolved substance) within an organism, especially in the phloem of a plant, or actively across a cell membrane.
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    • During the first phase, the proteins are translocated within the first 10 minutes of stress which is accompanied by cortical reinforcement.
    • Membrane proteins are translocated by an SRP-dependent or spontaneous pathway.
    • The composition of this membrane is not known and nor is there any information about the mechanism by which proteins are translocated across this additional membrane.
  • 1.2 Genetics Move (a portion of a chromosome) to a new position on the same or another chromosome.
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    • Their ancestral array could have existed on the autosomes of the progenitor of the A. gambiae complex, from which some repeats were translocated onto the Y chromosome.
    • Moreover, the susceptibility to high recombination is preserved even if the specific region is translocated to a new chromosomal position.
    • To allow for the next round of transcription initiation RNA polymerase has to translocate about 60 base pairs.

Derivatives

translocation

Pronunciation: /transˌlōˈkāSHən, tranz-/
noun
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  • Other physicians have linked the disturbed growth of lymphocyte B cells with gene translocation.
  • Drought, famine and poverty account for the translocation of millions more.
  • The other problem to consider is the impact of translocation on resident leopards.

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