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 brainMore 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 membraneMore example sentences
- 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 frequencyMore example sentences
- 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.
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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.
More definitions of translocateDefinition of translocate in:
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