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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HNH nuclease is reported to be involved in cleavage of complementary strand while Ruvc cleaves the non-complementary strand resulting in the blunt end formation which after re-union gives frame shift mutations or indels [9]
7 kb circular genomes, encapsidated in twinned isometric viral particles but their genomes reported to express four proteins, encoded on the virion and complementary strand equally (Boulton, 2002).
The replication process is semiconservative: the strands are separated and each of them builds its complementary strand.
The homepage of the database contains a few tools for sequence analysis such as FindCodon, complementary strand prediction, base composition and translation tool.
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.
Double stranded DNA is generated from single stranded DNA and its complementary strand.
Capable of measuring 50,000 individual transcripts at once, the microarray bound a short sequence of messenger RNA with a fluorescent tag to a complementary strand of DNA.
The researchers examined the sputum with both traditional cytology and a technique known as fluorescent in situ hybridization, or FISH, which uses fluorescently labeled single-strand DNA probes to bind to the complementary strand of a specific gene.
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.
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