biosynthesis biosynthesis

Definition(s):

  • (n) production of a chemical compound by a living organism

Usage(s):

  • Sometimes the tag can be hung on easily in the laboratory; sometimes nature has to be called in to help with "biosynthesis.

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  • Tracking marine food sources

    Scientists have developed a method to determine where animals obtain essential amino acids. They discovered that all life forms leave traces or ‘fingerprints’ in amino acids during biosynthesis. With these fingerprints, which are based on naturally occurring isotope variations, it is possible for the first time to distinguish between algal, bacterial, fungal and plant origins of amino acids ...
    on December 3, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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