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strand

 [strand]
a thread or fiber or a structure resembling one.
antisense strand the strand of a double-stranded nucleic acid that is complementary to the sense strand; in DNA it is the template strand on which the mRNA is synthesized.
sense strand the strand of a double-stranded nucleic acid that encodes the product; in DNA it is the strand that encodes the RNA, having thus the same base sequence except changing T for U in the RNA. See also antisense strand.

strand

(strand),
In microbiology, a filamentous or threadlike structure.

strand

(strand)
A single thread or fiber, e.g., of nucleic acids in a chromosome.

strand

a term commonly used to describe one of the two complementary polynucleotide chains found in double-stranded DNA.

lagging strand
in DNA replication, the strand in which the nascent strand is synthesized in discontinuous segments after the other or leading strand. See also okazaki fragments.
leading strand
in DNA replication, the strand that is copied continuously.
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10% (T2) 25% (T3) and 50% (T4) removal of strands per spathe respectively were applied by removing the strands randomly from total strands per spathe after 5 weeks from pollination.
Fusing DNA Strands: If the heated solution is cooled down, the separated strands fuse within the hydrogen bonds (this cooling down must be done slowly so that the corresponding complementary bases have enough time to find each other), called renaturation.
The function of the orienting discs is to move strands in the machine direction and orient them in a preferred direction.
Complete line of strand pelletizers include BT-25 (25mm) laboratory unit capable of 1-4 strands, SGS-E series in widths from 50 to 200 mm for up to 40 strands of material, models SGS 200L to 400L from 50-100 strands, and models SGS 600 to 1000 from 150-250 strands.
Some of the amber-preserved strands form a similar pattern, which suggests that the ancient spider belonged to the orb- web family.
Small droplets, presumably of spider-produced glue used to make the web sticky, adorn two of the strands preserved in amber, another sign that the ancient web maker probably was an orb weaver, says Grimaldi.
In less than two years, Kenora will have the only Timber Strand plant utilizing hardwood resources in Canada, one of only three in North America.
6-inch strand proposal, manufacturers also wanted to maintain the minimum spacing between the strands at 2.
You can also buy light strands that flash in unison or strands with some lights that twinkle individually at random while the rest dim and brighten.
Testing a specimen cut at an angle 0 with the strand alignment direction is equivalent to testing a specimen cut parallel to the major panel axis of the panel having strands aligned at angle 0 with the major panel axis.
The Strands have one son, Alan, who is an assistant manager in the Shaker restaurant chain.