semiconservative


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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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Temperature is considered to be a semiconservative tracer and is often used to infer the extent of mixing between diffuse flow and ambient seawater, which is then used to assume the chemical environment (Johnson et al.
1958 Matthew Meselson, Frank Stahl Used isotopes of nitrogen to prove the semiconservative replication of DNA.
Indeed, even with an immediate insight into how DNA might replicate, it was 5 years (1958) until the beautiful Meselson and Stahl experiment (Meselson and Stahl 1958) demonstrated semiconservative DNA replication, as predicted by Watson and Crick.
which was an incendiary, sexy urban anthem in 1955's The Blackboard Jungle, and a semireligious, semisexy, semiconservative anthem in 1973's American Graffiti, was now being used to represent nostalgia for small-town America and its values" (231).
They were lobbed at the kind of semiconservative areas that could go anti-choice with a little nudge--like Arizona in 1992, during a ballot initiative campaign that aimed to outlaw abortion.
Biologically affected variables, on the other hand, are less synchronous than most physical variables and semiconservative chemical species (Magnuson et al.
Remind the students of the process of semiconservative DNA replication.