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A modification of a gene that limits its expression to specified conditions or circumstances.
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knockdowna measure of biocide effect that is used when it is difficult to assess actual mortality. The measure is used particularly in biocide tests on insects, and has been shown to produce similar results to actual mortality scores. Knockdown is often measured as the inability to respond to a stimulus such as light or touch. see KNOCKDOWN LINE.
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