chimeraplast


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chimeraplast

(kī-mîr′ə-plăst′, kĭ-)
n.
A synthetic molecule that contains DNA and RNA and is temporarily incorporated into the genome of an organism in order to mediate the repair of mutations in DNA base pairs.

chi·me′ra·plas′ty n.
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The chimeraplasts were cleverly introduced into the nuclei of liver cells, where the chimeraplasts' sequence matched almost perfectly with a complementary sequence on a chromosome.