Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A nucleic acid molecule, or part of one, which replicates as a unit, beginning at a specific site within it.
- ‘An important category of small replicons are the prophages, phages and other virus types.’
- ‘This defective recovery of DNA replication suggests an inability to coordinate lesion bypass or to initiate new replicons.’
- ‘A characteristic feature of the cellular response to ionizing radiation exposure is inhibition of replicon initiation.’
- ‘Nuclei have numerous replicons origins per chromosome, which can be replicated simultaneously - so replication time is mechanistically independent of genome size and can be far less than in bacteria.’
- ‘This small-scale patterning might result from different mutational biases on the leading and lagging strands, but only if replicon size in germ line cells were restricted to a few kilobases.’
1960s: from replication + -on.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.