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deinococcus radiodurans

Biology; Biotechnology

A species of bacteria capable of surviving 1.5 million rads of gamma radiation (3000 times the lethal radiation dose for humans), surviving long periods of dehydration, and surviving high doses of ...


Biology; Biotechnology

The removal of hydrogen atoms from molecules. When those molecules are the components of vegetable oils/fats, a lower content percentage of saturated fats results.


Biology; Biotechnology

A term first used with regard to an electronic device that utilizes biological molecules as the “framework” for other molecules acting as semiconductors and functioning as an integrated circuit. 1. ...

agrobacterium tumefaciens

Biology; Biotechnology

A naturally occurring bacterium that is capable of inserting its DNA (genetic information) into plants, resulting in a type of injury to the plant known as crown gall. In 1980, Marc van Montagu ...


Biology; Biotechnology

An enzyme that degrades (breaks down) chitin. It is one of the pathogenesisrelated proteins produced by certain plants as a disease-fighting response to entry-intoplant of pathogenic ...


Biology; Biotechnology

Completing a life cycle in one growing season. Tomatoes and sunflowers are annual plants and these plants die at the end of the year.

artificial selection

Biology; Biotechnology

A way of breeding organisms so that certain traits appear from one generation to the next.To produce all sheep with thick, soft wool is possible by this technique.

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