genetic material


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ge·net·ic ma·te·ri·al

the carrier of hereditary information; in higher organisms it is duplex DNA.

genetic material

A term defined by the Convention on Biological Diversity (1993) as any material of plant, animal, microbial or other origin containing functional units of heredity.
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Writing about his study in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, the researcher reveals that he and his colleagues have identified the location of genetic material responsible for the production of nNOS.
Lo notes that circulating fetal DNA sticks around for several minutes in a mother's blood, providing ample time for researchers to harvest the genetic material for prenatal tests.
Wilmut reported that, as a source of genetic material, he had used udder or mammary cells from a 6-year-old adult sheep.
The virus' genetic material becomes a permanent part of the plant's cells.
The term sequencing of genetic material or genome means laying down the sequence of the components of the genetic material.
The second set, however, has a lot of genetic material that apparently isn't needed all the time.
Using chemical "scissors" that cut DNA only at certain places, they chop the genetic material into tiny fragments (see diagram, above).
In the long version, an extra bit of genetic material is stuck within the promoter.
Genetic material (DNA) contains the instructions that give each species (e.
1 The contract is: detection of genetic material of HBV, HCV and HIV in 80 000 samples from blood donors within 12 months.
By priming embryonic cells with genetic material derived from people with problems that stem cells may one day treat, researchers have isolated 11 new lines of stem cells that exactly match the patients' own DNA.
They named it ``fusin'' because it helps the coat of the virus to fuse with the cell's outer membrane and inject its genetic material into the cell.