semiconservative


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sem·i·con·ser·va·tive

(sem'ē-kon-ser'vă-tiv),
The process of replicating DNA in which the two strands remain intact, separate, and are copied and one parental strand goes to each daughter cell.

semiconservative

adjective Referring to the method of replication of DNA, first postulated by Watson and Crick in 1953, in which the replicating DNA molecule divides longitudinally, each half-strand being conserved and acting as a template for the formation of a new half.
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which was an incendiary, sexy urban anthem in 1955's The Blackboard Jungle, and a semireligious, semisexy, semiconservative anthem in 1973's American Graffiti, was now being used to represent nostalgia for small-town America and its values" (231).
AS a semiconservative and frequent critic of the Los Angeles Unified School District, I never thought I'd hear myself say this, but hooray.
Remind the students of the process of semiconservative DNA replication.