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.
Using chemical "scissors" that cut DNA only at certain places, they chop the genetic material into tiny fragments (see diagram, above).
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.
Genetic material (DNA) contains the instructions that give each species (e.
In the long version, an extra bit of genetic material is stuck within the promoter.
Scientists start by removing an egg's nucleus, which carries most of a cell's genetic material.
The mouse cells, altered to produce human CD-4, then were exposed to a battery of genetic materials that made proteins that were candidates for helping HIV fuse to CD4.
Contract notice: Detection of genetic material HBV, HCV and HIV in 80 000 samples from blood donors within 12 months.
We already have national legislation, namely the Nature Diversity Act in force, which contains a chapter on access to genetic material, says Heikki Eidsvoll Holmas, Minister of International Development.