biological process


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biological process

A sequence of biological tasks accomplished via one or more ordered assemblies of molecular functions, which generally involve transformation—i.e., A and B enter and C and D come out.

Examples
Cell growth and maintenance, signal transduction, pyrimidine metabolism, cAMP biosynthesis.
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A new study in England suggests that the same biological process that aids recall of emotional experiences also blocks memories of what happened just before those arousing occurrences took place.
The technical paper presents Basin Water's patented BionExchange(R) process, a method whereby ion exchange resins used to remove perchlorate from drinking water are regenerated for reuse through a biological process.
For example, the issues of order public and morality in Europe mean that the European Patent Office (EPO) must assess whether an invention is contrary to morality before granting a patent, nor can the EPO grant patents for new plant or animal "varieties" or for an essentially biological process for the production of plants or animals.