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Sleeping Beauty

A fanciful term for a transposase that can bind to inverted terminal repeats and mediate precise cut-and-paste transposition in cells from all major vertebrate classes, so named because it was “re-awakened” from 10 million years of evolutionary sleep—i.e., synthesised from extinct transposase systems.

sleeping beauty

oxalisacetosella.
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In their research into the origins of the Charles Perrault fairy tale, says Ghernov, they discovered common threads in French, Italian, even Arabic tales that speak of a sleeping princess and the prince who is willing to die for her.
He added: "She is not dead in the picture but looks as if she is a sleeping princess.
But then I caught the wedding scene where footballer Kyle donned a Prince Charming outfit and rode on horseback to wake the gloriously named Chardonnay, a sleeping princess in a sugar pink gown - and I was hooked by the tongue-in-cheek wit of it.
As many will know, the gardens were 'lost' in the sense that they were abandoned because of the First World War, and - rather like the Thorn Rose story without the sleeping princess - were left untended for most of the century.