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.
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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.
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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.