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Agriculture

The practice of cultivating soil, crops, and livestock and the preparation or marketing of those products.The practice of cultivating soil, crops, and livestock and the preparation or marketing of those products.

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acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

The usually fatal human disease in which the immune system is destroyed by a retrovirus (Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV). The virus infects and destroys helper T-cells, which ...

polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

A procedure that amplifies a particular DNA sequence. It involves multiple cycles of denaturation , annealing to oligonucleotide primers, and extension (polynucleotide ...

genotype

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

1. The genetic constitution (gene makeup) of an organism. 2. The pair of alleles at a particular locus, e.g., Aa or aa . 3. The sum total of all pairs of alleles at all loci ...

collenchyma

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

A tissue of living cells, the walls being unevenly thickened with cellulose and hemicellulose, but never lignified; it functions in mechanical support in young, short-lived or ...

fission

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

Asexual reproduction involving the division of a single-celled individual into two new single-celled individuals of equal size.

xerophyte

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

A plant very resistant to drought or that lives in very dry places.

style

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

Slender column of tissue that arises from the top of the ovary and through which the pollen tube grows.