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com·ple·men·ta·tion

(kom'plĕ-men-tā'shŭn),
1. Functional interaction between two defective viruses permitting replication under conditions inhibitory to the single virus.
2. Interaction between two genetic units, one or both of which are defective, permitting the organism containing these units to function normally, whereas it could not do so if either unit were absent.

complementation

/com·ple·men·ta·tion/ (-men-ta´shun) the interaction between two sets of cellular or viral genes within a cell such that the cell can function even though each set of genes carries a mutated, nonfunctional gene.

complementation

Psychology The process of functioning differently than, and in reciprocation to, someone else, by responding to that person's activities, behavior, and reactions, especially vis-á-vis differentiation of gender-identity/role. Cf Identification.

com·ple·men·ta·tion

(kom'plĕ-men-tā'shŭn)
1. Interaction between two defective viruses permitting replication under conditions inhibitory to the single virus.
2. Interaction between two genetic units, one or both of which aredefective, permitting the organism containing these units to function normally, whereas it could not do so if either unit were absent.

complementation

infection of the same cell by two viruses in which one provides a gene product which the other requires.
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2001) The peroxin Pex6p gene is impaired in peroxisome biogenesis disorders of complementation group 6.
dare I, plus direct not negation and the lexical to-infinitive complementation.
Restored expression of the deleted tolC by using complementation vectors contain tolC, resulted in the strain returning to biofilm phenotype.
Finally, the error-tag which included the highest mean of lexico-grammatical errors per composition was the one related to the verbal complementation of verbs (XVCO) (M= .
has announced the signing of an agreement with Lonza to make Odyssey Thera's proprietary Protein-fragment Complementation Assay (PCA) technology, as part of compound profiling services, available to life science and drug discovery researchers.
Odyssey also announced the issuance of Japanese patent number JP 4262778, entitled "Protein fragment complementation assays for the detection of biological or drug interactions.
Among the topics are phenotyping abiotic responses and hormone treatments in Arabidopsis, studying interactions between proteins in living plant cells using bimolecular fluorescence complementation, and analyzing regulatory DNA sequences by the yeast-one-hybrid assay.
However, researchers have produced a study showing that it is currently very difficult to realize full complementation between mass media and human rights organizations because of three main reasons.
Lysis of the remaining monolayer and detection of intracellular cAMP concentrations were performed with the DiscoverRx HitHunter cAMP XS enzyme fragment complementation (EFC-cAMP) assay according to the manufacturer's instructions.
The distribution of complementation patterns across the various predicate classes is illustrated in Table 1.
Complementation tests of Arabidopsis genes in yeast mutants have suggested a role for an iron transporter (4) in plant [Cd.

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