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pri·mar·y struc·ture

in a macromolecule, the sequence of subunits that make up that macromolecule; for example, the amino acid sequence of a protein.

primary structure

n.
The linear sequence of amino acids in a protein or of nucleotides in a nucleic acid.

primary structure

  1. the linear sequence of amino acids in a POLYPEPTIDE CHAIN.
  2. the NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE in nucleic acids.
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The rectangular window below, called the sequence/alignment viewer, shows the primary structure (order of amino acids).
Here, the disappearance of the primary structure, assumed to be characteristic of mickwitziids (McMenamin 1992), and the formation of the presently observed structure are interpreted as the result of the combination of both primary organic matter content of shells and pH/Eh conditions during burial.
1] suggested that Oc assay specificity should be validated in terms of the primary structure to which the antibodies bind and that unknown values be reported as a proportion to the normal mean range established in that specific assay.
One of the challenges in developing a primary structure for spacecraft is to make it light, but still have the strength to tolerate the rigors of spaceflight, and to safely house the vehicle's critical components.
They have made huge strides by focusing on drive chain technology, but I think there is a shared understanding that in order to meet their future obligations they will have to take significant weight out of the primary structure.
Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) today announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply carbon fiber composite materials for major primary structures of the Airbus long-range wide-body A350 XWB aircraft.
Premier believes that a world-class exploration/production opportunity exists at Cove-McCoy (particularly in today s post-$1000 per ounce gold price environment) and will direct its efforts in the near-term on advancing the heap leachable (open pit) opportunity while also evaluating the full extent of primary structures that link the deposits.
The CMC is a business unit of the Fabrication Division and serves as a primary structures partner responsible for the vertical fin on the Boeing 7E7.
List of composite parts / primary structures in more than 100 aircraft makes with type of reinforcements / resins and manufacturing processes used are provided in this report.
This contract award has great strategic significance for GKN Aerospace as it represents the first application of carbon composite technology for primary structures on a large transport aeroplane wing.
Proteomics RIMS integrates mass spectrometry to detect and identify proteins, and also to obtain information regarding protein primary structures and their post-translational modifications.
Kaiser Compositek is a full service provider to government and industrial sectors with particular emphasis on primary structures fabricated with polymeric composites.