American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Formation of a chemical compound by a living organism. Also called biogenesis.
- n. biochemistry The synthesis of organic compounds within a living organism, especially the synthesis of large compounds from small ones.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. production of a chemical compound by a living organism.
- n. the production of chemical substances by use of reagents or enzymes derived from living organisms, in reactions modeled on those observed in living organisms.
- n. production of a chemical compound by a living organism
- From bio- + synthesis. (Wiktionary)
“In amino acid production, we encounter an important problem in biosynthesis — namely, stereochemical control.”
“For her structural studies of the protein biosynthesis system and its disruption by antibiotics.”
“They were teaching very modern things such as protein biosynthesis and DNA replication.”
“It became clear that the polysaccharide biosynthesis is not a reversal of the biological breakdown, as had doubtfully been assumed earlier.”
“In the presence of this enzyme the rate of renaturation approaches that sufficient to account for folding of newly completed polypeptide chains during protein biosynthesis.”
“It also seems particularly important in lipid biosynthesis, which is relevant not only to certain skin diseases but also wrinkling and premature skin aging.”
“Although these particular ligands do not affect the enzyme's activity, the researchers plan to modify the ligands so they can inhibit phenazine biosynthesis, which is associated with bacterial virulence and infectious disease.”
“Aspirin’s effect is largely due to its capacity to inhibit prostaglandin biosynthesis.”
“Urease activity which was shown to be critical for M. tuberculosis survival in phagosome is dependent on Nickel, while Vitamin B12 biosynthesis which is a Cobalt dependent process is important for”
“Zachriel: Enzymes of adenine biosynthesis exhibit a phylogenetic pattern consistent with predictions from Common Descent, so one would have to establish Common Descent, and that discussion is precluded by fiat by the thread administrator.”
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