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Genetic engineering

The science of modifying and manipulating genes to create new artificial DNA or synthetic genes of different organisms. There are many purposes for genetic engineering, some of which include finding better treatment for diseases, or simply for discovering new organism of interest.

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Genetic engineering

binomial nomenclature

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

In biology, each species is generally identified by two terms: the first is the genus to which it belongs, and the second is the specific epithet that distinguishes it from others in that genus ...


Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

In biotechnology: a uniform and uninterrupted layer of bacterial growth, in which individual colonies cannot be observed.

non-histone chromosomal proteins

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

In chromosomes, all of the proteins except the histones.

split genes

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

In eukaryotes, structural genes are typically divided up (split) by a number of non-coding regions called introns. cf exon; guide sequence; splicing.

controlling element

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

In eukaryotes, transposable elements which control the activity of standard genes. A controlling element may, in the simplest case, inhibit the activity of a gene through becoming integrated in, or ...

polar bodies

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

In female animals, the products of a meiotic division that do not develop into an ovum. The first polar body comprises one of the two products of meiosis I, and it may not go through meiosis II. The ...


Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

In fungi, a tetrad of spores that contains four different types; e.g., AB, aB, Ab and ab.

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