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transect

(trăn-sĕkt′)
tr.v. tran·sected, tran·secting, tran·sects
To divide by cutting transversely.
n.
A usually straight line along which measurements or observations are made at regular intervals, as for purposes of ecological study.

tran·sec′tion n.

transect

[transekt′]
Etymology: L, trans + secare, to cut
to sever or cut across, as in preparing a cross section of tissue. See also transsect, transsection.

transect

a line across a habitat or habitats along which organisms are sampled in order to study changes that may occur along that line. Transects are most frequently used in studying changes in vegetation (often a particular species) across a physically changing habitat such as blanket bog or sand dunes. A belt transect may be considered as a widening of a line transect or as a continuous line of QUADRATS, and all plants within the belt are recorded, as opposed to only those t ouching the line in the case of the line transect. Recording in a belt transect is much more time-consuming but gives more accurate results. Association transects are very long and usually only dominant species or ASSOCIATIONS are recorded.
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To determine if the loss of conventional kinesin might be responsible for the loss of slow tubulin transport (3), we measured kinesin levels in the control and transected axons.
The area is transected by several significant major structural zones, which appear to control the emplacement of kimberlite in the region.
In the present study a hemi-transection of the corticospinal tract was made in rats and Inosine was administered to the motor cortex that gave rise to the transected fibers.
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of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA, researchers evaluated the use of HA injected into a transected gap in the sciatic nerve of rats.