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con·for·ma·tion

(kon'fōr-mā'shŭn),
The spatial arrangement of a molecule achieved by rotation of groups about single covalent bonds, without breaking any covalent bonds; the latter restriction differentiates conformation from configuration (as in anomers and related stereoisomers) where a bond or bonds must be broken in going from one form (configuration) to another. Conformation is one of the most important aspects of sugar chemistry and is basic to an understanding of the chemical properties of sugars. Compare: configuration.

con·for·ma·tion

(kon'fōr-mā'shŭn)
The spatial arrangement of a molecule achieved by rotation of groups about single covalent bonds, without breaking any covalent bonds.
Compare: configuration

conformation

(kŏn″for-mā′shŭn)
The form or shape of a part, body, material, or molecule.

conformation

symmetry, size and shape of the various body regions relative to each other or the general appearance of the animal in terms of satisfying the observer's appreciation of what is a desirable appearance. Most breed societies issue lists of desirable and undesirable points of conformation. Most of them are desirable. Some are not and react adversely on the animals' well-being. Desirable conformation may also be indicated by diagrams or photographs.
Also may refer to the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule.

mitochondrial conformation
mitochondria may be in an abnormal state of condensed conformation, detected by comparison with mitochondria of orthodox status; orthodox conformation is linked to inactive oxidase phosphorylation, condensed to active phosphorylation.
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Two-character analyzes were performed to estimate the (co)variance components and genetic parameters of the MW character, with the birth weight (BW), weight gains from birth to weaning (WG) and after weaning (YG), and final weight (MW; in kg) characteristics, conformation (WC), finishing precocity (WP), musculature (WM) scores at weaning and conformation (YC), finishing precocity (YP), musculature (YM) scores at yearling, and final index (INDF).
Keeping in view, the present study was designed on growth and conformation of male Teddy kids under two (intensive and semi- intensive) management systems.
In the Philippines, there are three levels of conformation shows: the Philippine Champion, Philippine Grand Champion and Philippine Hall of Fame.
Together, these conformation faults contributed to instability in his rear, which made it easier for him to injure himself roughhousing.
The use of terminal sires has improved genetic traits for conformation over the last decade, and we are now seeing the results of this.
Udder conformations with big or extremely positioned teats and droopy udders were linked to an increase in teat lesions, udder lumps, acute mastitis or slower growing lambs.
Given the low genetic correlations between the conformation and results scored on the parkour, the validity of evaluation of conformation in four-year-old horses should be considered; low heritability of this trait additionally points to serious shortcomings in the rating scale used.
The polymer chain conformation is an efficient tool for polymer characterization and molecular dynamics [16].
Among the body conformation traits stature body depth rump angle and rump width are relatively more important and should be given consideration.
Judge Henry Derryman said: "I was very impressed by the flock and in particular its stock rams and ewes; they were exceptional in terms of conformation, length, hind quarters and overall size.
3], F, Cl, and Br): two hydrogen bonded conformations (closed conformations) and one non hydrogen bonded conformation (opened conformation).
Maraviroc was thought to lock CCR5 into an inactive conformation, and so we wanted to 'see' that conformation at high resolution," Wu explained.