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1 Move from one place to another:‘translocating rhinos to other reserves’[no object] ‘the cell bodies translocate into the other side of the brain’
migrant, migrating, translocating, relocating, moving, travellingView synonyms
- ‘There have been cases of young translocated elephants goring rhino and attacking cars.’
- ‘Whenever the Department of Conservation translocates birds and other species, whenever it opens a new facility, there are karakia from tohunga and ministers.’
- ‘But studies carried out in recent years have highlighted a range of problems faced by translocated monkeys.’
- ‘The up to 50 birds to be translocated will be sourced from Codfish Island and a number of captive holding sites, and will be fully health screened prior to departure.’
- ‘Breeding of the deer is so successful that every fortnight at least 15 to 20 of them are translocated to the Srisailam and other forests.’
- 1.1Biochemistry Physiology [with object] Transport (a dissolved substance) within an organism, especially in the phloem of a plant, or actively across a cell membrane:‘acidic and basic residues are translocated across the membrane’[no object] ‘the protein translocates to the membrane’
- ‘During the first phase, the proteins are translocated within the first 10 minutes of stress which is accompanied by cortical reinforcement.’
- ‘Of special interest are those ions that serve as catalytic substrates of membrane enzymes but are not translocated through the membrane.’
- ‘The peptide penetratin has recently been shown to translocate across neural cell membranes without damaging them, even when coupled to drugs.’
- ‘Membrane proteins are translocated by an SRP-dependent or spontaneous pathway.’
- ‘The composition of this membrane is not known and nor is there any information about the mechanism by which proteins are translocated across this additional membrane.’
- 1.2Genetics [with object] Move (a portion of a chromosome) to a new position on the same or another chromosome:‘chromosomes become lost, duplicated, or translocated with a high frequency’
- ‘These chromosome pieces contain the same genes involved in the original translocation and they can translocate to the other chromosome producing the same fusion gene.’
- ‘Their ancestral array could have existed on the autosomes of the progenitor of the A. gambiae complex, from which some repeats were translocated onto the Y chromosome.’
- ‘Genes that may have translocated as a block are marked with a thick horizontal line’
- ‘To allow for the next round of transcription initiation RNA polymerase has to translocate about 60 base pairs.’
- ‘Moreover, the susceptibility to high recombination is preserved even if the specific region is translocated to a new chromosomal position.’
- ‘Studies of genes translocated to heterochromatin have provided insight into the factors that control chromatin states.’
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