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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An enzyme that catalyzes the exchange of short pieces of DNA between two long DNA strands, particularly the exchange of homologous regions between the paired maternal and paternal chromosomes.

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  • noun biochemistry Any of several enzymes that mediate recombination of DNA fragments between maternal and paternal chromosomes in prokaryotes

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  • Requiring only fifteen minutes to provide accurate results, the company's proprietary technology, called recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA), comes in a battery powered device the size of a book.

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  • Requiring only fifteen minutes to provide accurate results, the company's proprietary technology, called recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA), comes in a battery powered device the size of a book.

    Medgadget

  • The recombinase genes served as guideposts for researchers exploring how the gene mecA had arrived.

    SUPERBUG

  • The recombinase genes served as guideposts for researchers exploring how the gene mecA had arrived.

    SUPERBUG

  • The recombinase genes served as guideposts for researchers exploring how the gene mecA had arrived.

    SUPERBUG

  • Another site-specific recombinase, Flp, is also frequently used to construct conditional targeting of genes in mice [45].

    The 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Advanced Information

  • An ingenious development of gene targeting has been made by introducing recognition sites for the enzyme Cre recombinase, so-called loxP sites, into existing genes.

    The 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Advanced Information

  • When mice carrying such "floxed" genes are mated with transgenic mice expressing Cre recombinase, the target gene of the offspring is modified through Cre action [42-44].

    The 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Advanced Information

  • What this means is that a simple system exists, with both a RAG1-like gene and RSSs, as an independent functional unit: what we would expect for a direct, “reduced” predecessor to the supposedly irreducible VDJ recombinase system.

    The Revenge of Calvin and Hobbes - The Panda's Thumb

  • In vivo transposition mediated by VDJ recombinase in human T lymphocytes.

    The Revenge of Calvin and Hobbes - The Panda's Thumb

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