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replicon

Saltos de línea: rep|li¦con
Pronunciación: /ˈrɛplɪkɒn
 
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Definición de replicon en inglés:

sustantivo

Biology
A nucleic acid molecule, or part of one, which replicates as a unit, beginning at a specific site within it.
Example sentences
  • Nuclei have numerous replicons origins per chromosome, which can be replicated simultaneously - so replication time is mechanistically independent of genome size and can be far less than in bacteria.
  • This defective recovery of DNA replication suggests an inability to coordinate lesion bypass or to initiate new replicons.
  • An important category of small replicons are the prophages, phages and other virus types.

Origen

1960s: from replication + -on.

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