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strand

 [strand]
a thread or fiber or a structure resembling one.
antisense strand the strand of a double-stranded nucleic acid that is complementary to the sense strand; in DNA it is the template strand on which the mRNA is synthesized.
sense strand the strand of a double-stranded nucleic acid that encodes the product; in DNA it is the strand that encodes the RNA, having thus the same base sequence except changing T for U in the RNA. See also antisense strand.

strand

(strand),
In microbiology, a filamentous or threadlike structure.

strand

(strand)
A single thread or fiber, e.g., of nucleic acids in a chromosome.
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The impacts of panel density and strand alignment, and their synergistic effect, on bending strength and stiffness of strand-based wood composites were investigated experimentally.
Waterslide pelletizing systems with throughput rates as high as 30,000 lb/hr use an inclined water conveyor to condition strands prior to dry or wet cutting by a strand pelletizer.
Although their replications move in opposite directions, the strands have been thought to be coordinated so that one strand doesn't lead or lag by too much and potentially damage or mutate the strain.
Previously palms of Seewy date variety thinned by 30% removal of central strands significantly caused maximum increase in the fruit length and diameter as compared with the control and other thinning treatments (Moustafa 1997).
During release of the pretensioned reinforcement from the prestressing frame strands are shortening and adhesion and mechanical bond are damaged at the ends of prestressed concrete member.
When a molecular robot carrying a CD45 antibody latched on to a CD45 receptor of a cell and a molecular robot carrying a CD3 antibody latched on to a different welcoming receptor of the same cell, the close proximity of the DNA strands from the two robots triggered a cascade reaction, where certain strands were ripped apart and more complementary strands joined together.
Asking what holds two strands of DNA together presupposes there's some other force trying to pull the strands apart.
Jack straws (also known as angle cuts) are an indicator of poor strand control at the point where the strands are presented to the cutting rotor.
Several models have been proposed for DNA operations like Lengthening of DNA strands, Shortening of DNA strands, Multiplication of DNA strands, Modification of nucleotides in DNA, Pasting of DNA strands and Separation of DNA strands [11].
The function of the orienting discs is to move strands in the machine direction and orient them in a preferred direction.
Strands, which is now in its 16th year of trading, prides itself on its high standards and always aims to provide customers with a professional, friendly and quality service.