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translocate

Line breaks: trans|lo¦cate
Pronunciation: /ˈtranslə(ʊ)keɪt
 
, trɑːns-, -nz-/

Definition of translocate in English:

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
More example sentences
  • 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 [with object] Physiology & Biochemistry Transport (a dissolved substance) within an organism, especially in the phloem of a plant, or actively across a cell membrane: acidic and basic residues are translocated across the membrane [no object]: the protein translocates to the 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 [with object] Genetics Move (a portion of a chromosome) to a new position on the same or another chromosome: chromosomes become lost, duplicated, or translocated with a high frequency
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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

1
noun
Example sentences
  • 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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