semiconservative replication

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sem·i·con·ser·va·tive replication

(sĕm′ē-kən-sûr′və-tĭv, sĕm′ī-)
The normal process of DNA synthesis, in which the two original strands of the molecule separate, and each strand acts as a template for the synthesis of a new, complementary strand. Each new DNA molecule consists of one old strand and one new strand.
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Replication strategy of Kunjin virus: evidence for recycling role of replicative form RNA as template in semiconservative and asymmetric replication.
The DNA adducts can block DNA semiconservative replication performed by DNA polymerases or arrest transcription driven by RNA polymerases [58, 135-137].
2+]) was a reliable semiconservative tracer of water sources of wetlands in the diverse glacial landscape of southern Lower Michigan.
As for the inheritance of DNA methylation, the processes of semiconservative DNA replication will produce two daughter strands of DNA that will each be hemimethylated, with the inherited strand methylated and the recently synthesized strands unmethylated.
Semiconservative Management of Neonatal Vaginal Prolapse.
The elegance of its function was striking, so much so that the experiment by Matthew Meselson and Franklin Stahl in 1958 at the California Institute of Technology, which proved the semiconservative mechanism of the DNA replication, was called "the most beautiful experiment in biology" (4).