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04:50 Aug 31, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: Chimères
Chimères, manipulations génétiques, clones sont autant de méthodes qui permettent de suivre puis d'expliquer la prolifération ou le "suicide" de certaines cellules, la manière dont elles migrent, se transforment et s'assemblent.
Claire Agius
English translation:"chimeras" is a technical term in genetic engineering...
Explanation:
Each chimera (or "chimaera," if you want to go the Latinate route) is essentially a recombinant DNA molecule, or an individual composed of a mixture of genetically different cells. There are several different kinds of chimeras (e.g., aggregation chimeras, hedterologous chimeras, mericlinal chimeras, periclinal chimeras, and radiation chimeras).

The name, of course, is derived from the classical fire-breathing monster of mythology, with its lion's head, goat's body, and serpent's tail...
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"chimeras" is a technical term in genetic engineering...


Explanation:
Each chimera (or "chimaera," if you want to go the Latinate route) is essentially a recombinant DNA molecule, or an individual composed of a mixture of genetically different cells. There are several different kinds of chimeras (e.g., aggregation chimeras, hedterologous chimeras, mericlinal chimeras, periclinal chimeras, and radiation chimeras).

The name, of course, is derived from the classical fire-breathing monster of mythology, with its lion's head, goat's body, and serpent's tail...


    King and Stansfield, _Dictionary of Genetics_ (OUP, 1990)
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