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hybridize

(hī′brĭ-dīz′)
v. hybrid·ized, hybrid·izing, hybrid·izes
v.intr.
1. To produce hybrids; crossbreed.
2. To form base pairs between complementary regions of two strands of DNA that were not originally paired.
v.tr.
To cause to produce a hybrid; crossbreed.

hy′brid·i·za′tion (-brĭ-dĭ-zā′shən) n.
hy′brid·iz′er n.
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Some biologists proposed that corals in the real world hybridize wildly and form complexes of sexually reproducing, gene-trading species.
or a minimally compilex mixture of octamers sufficient to hybridize to the 3' end of every ORF (31).
For example, a gene might normally contain the nucleotide A at one point in its lengthy sequence and so hybridize to a probe sequence with a T there.
B) A DNA strand cannot hybridize with an RNA strand.
Which may be why Morimura's games within the Western imaginary are so intense: they have behind them the momentum of a whole culture's drive to modernize, and hybridize, identity.
Nonnative rainbows will hybridize with goldens, for a cross known as goldenbows, but it had been assumed they could not get past the barriers and affect the upstream golden population.
Geoff Lowe's visits to Vietnam, in 1991 and 1992, are reflected in three groups of work: straightforward drawings and gouaches of Hanoi, Halong Bay, and the Mekong River; the banners and posters he made to advertise his exhibition in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; and, finally, complex paintings that hybridize the experience of Vietnam.