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homologue

 [hom´ŏ-log]
1. any organ or part similar in origin or structure but not always in function, as the arms of a human and the wings of a bird or the hands and feet of a human and the paws of a dog.
2. in chemistry, one of a series of compounds distinguished by addition of a CH2 group in successive members.

hom·o·logue

, homolog (hom'ō-log),
A member of a homologous pair or series.
[homo- + G. logos, word, ratio, relation]

homologue

/ho·mo·logue/ (hom´ah-log)
1. any homologous organ or part.
2. in chemistry, one of a series of compounds distinguished by addition of a CH2 group in successive members.
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homologue

(hŏm′ə-lôg′, -lŏg′, hō′mə-)
n.
Variant of homolog.

homologue

See homolog.

hom·o·logue

(hom'ō-log)
One of a homologous pair or series.
[homo- + G. logos, word, ratio, relation]

homologue

1. any homologous organ or part; that is, structures with a common evolutionary origin but not necessarily with a similar function.
2. in chemistry, one of a series of compounds distinguished by addition of a CH2 group in successive members.
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The search for flower homeotic gene homologs in basal angiosperms and gnetales: A potential new source of data on the evolutionary origin of flowers.
Homologs of the HMW adhesins HMW1 and HMW2 (MAAs) and of the TAA H.
The synaptonemal complex, which normally would support the synapsis of homologs by creating a sticky bond along their entire length, failed to form.
However, no qnr homolog was found in any Vibrio cholerae genome sequenced.
CTX-M]s and their homologs were aligned with ClustalX 1.
There are at least 475 known and putative proteases and 103 homologs to known proteases in humans, and it is estimated that up to 1,200 human genes encode proteases.
For carefully chosen protein targets, all three kinetoplastid parasite homologs will be screened against the closest human homolog to establish selectivity.
The teeth were processed according to published criteria for authenticating molecular data in paleomicrobiology (10): 1) there should be no positive control; 2) negative controls, as similar as possible to the ancient specimens, should test negative; 3) a new primer sequence targeting a genome region not previously amplified in the laboratory should be used (suicide PCR); 4) any amplicon should be sequenced; 5) a second amplified and sequenced target should confirm any positive result; and 6) an original sequence that differs from modern homologs should be obtained to exclude contamination.
Using a genomics approach, SIGA scientists had previously discovered DegP homologs in a number of Gram-positive bacterial pathogens, including Streptococcus and Staphylococcus, and demonstrated that the enzyme plays a similar essential in the virulence in this class of organisms.
enumerate the multiple, distinct receptor homologs and binding proteins encoded by poxviruses that target tumor necrosis factor.
The minimal potent structure of the Ii-Key peptide was defined with 160 homologs.
In this test, MAG HMMs identified 50% more homologs than PSI-BLAST or Pfam, without a single false-positive hit.