semiconservative

(redirected from semi-conservative)

sem·i·con·ser·va·tive

(sem'ē-kon-ser'vă-tiv),
The process of replicating DNA in which the two strands remain intact, separate, and are copied and one parental strand goes to each daughter cell.

semiconservative

adjective Referring to the method of replication of DNA, first postulated by Watson and Crick in 1953, in which the replicating DNA molecule divides longitudinally, each half-strand being conserved and acting as a template for the formation of a new half.
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DNA, double stranded and antiparallel as a way for each strand to act as a template for semi-conservative replication, was the informational storehouse.
I loved that the brand thought about catering to the Bahraini market with the use of light materials, neutral colours and most importantly semi-conservative styles.
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As described in the second case, due to an obstruction located at the vesicoureteral junction, a semi-conservative approach would not have been helpful.
Mortlock said "The Scottish backline still has a semi-conservative style of play and I haven't seen too much expansive play from them so far.