primary structure


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pri·mar·y struc·ture

in a macromolecule, the sequence of subunits that make up that macromolecule; for example, the amino acid sequence of a protein.

primary structure

n.
The linear sequence of amino acids in a protein or of nucleotides in a nucleic acid.

primary structure

  1. the linear sequence of amino acids in a POLYPEPTIDE CHAIN.
  2. the NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE in nucleic acids.
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Boeing wrapped up a critical design review of the primary structures for its CST-100 spacecraft in late February that advances the design of many of the spacecraft structures to a point at which fabrication can begin.
Peeled cedar logs provide most of the primary structure of the main spaces as well, and are supplemented at the junction of the north-south axis and the east-west one with a massive stone fireplace made of smooth rounded granite boulders, like those that form the retaining walls near the entrance porch.
The airplane has gained technical and critical acclaim world wide because of its pioneering use of composites for primary structure, advanced electronic systems and exceptional passenger-comfort features.
In this role, it repeats at smaller and more delicate scale the relationship between steel and cast concrete that occurs also in the primary structure, and so indicates a change of mood and scale, a switch to intimacy for smaller rooms within the large.
carried out its construction and development, and A-Tec signs provided the tower's primary structure and steel support.
The structure itself is in need of renewal and should be dismantled and replaced on the primary structure.
The transformation effected by Frey makes the conference centre interior immensely more attractive, but it also enhances the Baroque primary structure, whose noble rooms have been simply and directly restored.
Leading capabilities for peptide de novo sequencing, the analysis of post-translational modifications and even top-down protein primary structure determination are available on the unique ultraflex II.
Successful completion of this milestone required the assembly and delivery of the primary structure of the first Dream Chaser flight test vehicle.
These nine ribs formed the primary structure of the dome.
Procured supply sequencer is a new generation, based on the technology called "massive parallel sequencing" which allows to analyze simultaneously a large number of individual segments of dna, which results in obtaining a large amount of information about the primary structure of dna.