Definition of biogenesis in English:



mass noun
  • 1The synthesis of substances by living organisms.

    • ‘Is it a product of biogenesis, the result of an organic surface, something akin to a paper-like sheet of protoplasm, that turns on itself and eventually develops inner, median, and outer layers?’
    • ‘Furthermore, cholesterol is required for macromolecular synthesis and cell growth as well as for membrane biogenesis in this microorganism.’
    • ‘These findings suggest that the specificity of translational activation plays an important role in fungal mitochondrial biogenesis.’
    • ‘The majority of these genes are involved in coenzyme transport and metabolism and in cellular wall and membrane biogenesis.’
    • ‘Replication of the mitochondrial genome is required to synthesize new protein to support biogenesis.’
    • ‘The biogenesis of microtubules in vivo consists of a cascade of sequential reactions.’
    • ‘Proteins involved with cell wall biogenesis, which display low connectivity levels, have a clear trend of later appearance.’
    • ‘Many of these effects can be interrelated through a general action on membrane biogenesis and integrity which in turn can occur because lipid metabolism is altered.’
    • ‘Therefore, changes in the mitochondrial machinery of plants grown in high [CO 2] are associated with altered mitochondrial function and biogenesis and are not necessarily related to energy production.’
    • ‘Finally, essential processes such as transcription, translation, protein trafficking, organelle biogenesis, and secretion are likely to influence iron metabolism to different degrees and in different ways.’
    1. 1.1historical The hypothesis that living matter arises only from other living matter.
      • ‘He simultaneously established the theory of biogenesis; the origin of life from pre-existing life.’
      • ‘In 1870, he returned to the question and coined the term "abiogenesis" to contrast to "biogenesis", the doctrine that all life arises from life.’
      • ‘Against all odds, however, Redi, strong with the strength of demonstrable fact, did splendid battle for Biogenesis; but it is remarkable that he held the doctrine in a sense which, if he had lived in these times, would have infallibly caused him to be classed among the defenders of "spontaneous generation."’
      • ‘Needham became a strong advocate of spontaneous generation, and performed an experiment that he felt supported his belief in biogenesis.’
      • ‘Thomas quickly proceeds to confuse the biogenesis question with the issue of how new species arise, which he claims is "thoroughly documented."’