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- n. The material used to store genetic information in the nuclei or mitochondria of an organism's cells; either DNA or RNA
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And in a matter of weeks, the genetic material of Jean-Luc Picard, Leo Blais, Walker Keel, and Marielle Kumaretanga would become the property of a most grateful praetor.
The often-quoted figure of about 98 per cent for the shared genetic material of humans and chimps actually refers neither to numbers of chromosomes nor to numbers of whole genes, but to numbers of DNA ‘letters’ technically, base pairs that match each other within the respective human and chimp genes.
In all cases their genetic material hijacks the protein-making apparatus of the host cell and diverts its molecular production line to churning out viruses instead of its normal products.
Meiosis is also known as reduction division, because it involves reduction, by half, of the genetic material passed along to each cell.
Ten to the twenty-seventh power—a one followed by twenty-seven zeroes, a thousand million million million million atoms––are organized by a single act when a protozoan-like sperm cell adds its message of genetic material into a receptive egg cell.
Made of the same genetic material as the members of Species 8472, the bioship appears to be piloted by a single individual.