ligate, ligation

The joining of two linear double-stranded DNA fragments by the formation of phosphodiester bonds.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • ligation — ligative /lig euh tiv/, adj. /luy gay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of ligating, esp. of surgically tying up a bleeding artery. 2. anything that binds or ties up; ligature. [1590 1600; < LL ligation (s. of ligatio), equiv. to L ligat(us) (see LIGATE) +… …   Universalium

  • ligation — noun (surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ligate • Topics: ↑surgery • Hypernyms: ↑tying, ↑ligature …   Useful english dictionary

  • ligation clip — silver clip a small V shaped clip made from stainless steel, platinum, titanium, or an absorbable material, used to ligate bleeding vessels …   Medical dictionary

  • ligate — [lɪ geɪt] verb Surgery tie up (an artery or vessel). Origin C16 (earlier (ME) as ligation): from L. ligat , ligare to tie …   English new terms dictionary

  • ligate — /ˈlaɪgeɪt/ (say luygayt) verb (t) (ligated, ligating) to bind, as with a ligature; tie up, as a bleeding artery. {Latin ligātus, past participle} –ligation /laɪˈgeɪʃən/ (say luy gayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • ligate —   v.t. tie.    ♦ ligation, n.    ♦ ligature, n. tie; link; bandage; two conjoined letters, as fl …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ligate — v.tr. Surgery tie up (a bleeding artery etc.). Derivatives: ligation n. Etymology: L ligare ligat …   Useful english dictionary

  • ligature — noun /ˈlɪɡətʃɚ/ a) The act of tying or binding something. b) A cord or similar thing used to tie something; especially the thread used in surgery to close a vessel or duct. See Also: ligate, ligation …   Wiktionary

  • P element — A P element is a transposon that is present specifically in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster and is used widely for mutagenesis and the creation of genetically modified flies used for genetic research. The P element gives rise to a phenotype …   Wikipedia

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