replicative form

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rep·li·ca·tive form (RF),

1. an intermediate stage in the replication of either DNA or RNA viral genomes that is usually double stranded;
2. the altered, double-stranded form to which single-stranded coliphage DNA is converted after infection of a susceptible bacterium, formation of the complementary ("minus") strand being mediated by enzymes that were present in the bacterium before entrance of the viral ("plus") strand.

rep·li·ca·tive form

(rep'li-kă-tiv fōrm)
1. An intermediate stage in the replication of either DNA or RNA viral genomes that is usually double stranded.
2. The altered, double-stranded form to which single-stranded coliphage DNA is converted after infection of a susceptible bacterium, formation of the complementary ("minus") strand being mediated by enzymes that were present in the bacterium before entrance of the viral ("plus") strand.

replicative form

a double-stranded intermediate in the replication of DNA or RNA viruses.
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The underlying basis of ISH is that if the nucleic acids are adequately preserved within a cell or tissue, they can be identified through the application of a complementary strand of nucleic acid to which a reporter molecule is attached.
The homepage of the database contains a few tools for sequence analysis such as FindCodon, complementary strand prediction, base composition and translation tool.
b) The buffer contains a reverse transcriptase (RT) enzyme--that is, an enzyme which uses an RNA template molecule to direct the polymerization of a DNA complementary strand.
Since DNA is negatively charged, binding of the probe with a complementary strand results in a higher magnitude of charge.
The enzymes could "read" the order of molecular components in a strand of XNA and use that information to build a complementary strand of DNA.
When students enter the class, give them a card with one side of a DNA strand written on it and ask them to write in the complementary strand.
Thus, the complementary strand of region II can act as the "product" and hybridize with the molecular beacon when it is replicated and displaced, which leads to the signal transduction of the thrombin-binding event.
Double stranded DNA is generated from single stranded DNA and its complementary strand.
The DNA in a sample is separated into single strands through heating, and each strand acts as a template for enzymatic extension of the missing complementary strand.
Osaka, Japan) has patented a factor capable of efficiently regulating expression of an endoplasmic chaperone gene, a nucleic acid encoding it, a complementary strand nucleic acid thereof, a method for regulating expression of an endoplasmic reticulum chaperone gene, and a method for expressing a foreign gene.
Finally, during polymerization (at 75[degrees]C), the polymerase reads the template strand and quickly matches it with the appropriate nucleotides, resulting in 2 new helixes consisting of part of the original strand and the complementary strand that was just assembled.

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