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Element

A material factor; a basic component.

The term is used to mean one of several parts that unite to form a whole, as in elements of a criminal action or civil action. In the tort of Assault and Battery, an essential element of the offense would be unwanted physical contact. An element of the crime of rape is lack of consent on the part of the victim.

element

n. 1) an essential requirement to a cause of action (the right to bring a lawsuit to enforce a particular right). Each cause of action (negligence, breach of contract, trespass, assault, etc.) is made up of a basic set of elements which must be alleged and proved. Each charge of a criminal offense requires allegation and proof of its elements. 2) essential requirement of a General Plan. (See: cause of action, crime, General Plan, zoning)

element

noun cantle, component, component part, constituent, content, detail, elementum, essential part, feature, fraction, fragment, fundemental part, integral part, item, member, part, particle, piece, rudiment, section, segment, substance
Associated concepts: elements of a cause of action, eleeents of a crime, elements of recovery
See also: aspect, atmosphere, characteristic, component, constituent, detail, determinant, factor, feature, ingredient, item, member, part, segment, unit
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Genetics and epigenetics in flower pigmentation associated with transposable elements in morning glories.
The P family of transposable elements in Drosophila.
Transposable elements are ubiquitous genomic features in most eukaryotic genomes (Biemont & Vieira 2005, Bennetzen 2000).
Hermes is a member of the hAT family of transposable elements, found in organisms as disparate as insects and plants.
The activity of transposable elements has often been assumed to be confined to the developing embryo and possibly to cancer cells in humans (Branciforte and Martin 1994; Ergun et al.
16) Because transposable elements invade new sites at random, they insert into and disrupt existing genes at an appreciable frequency.
Phylogenetic evidence for excision of Stowaway miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements in Triticeae (Poaceae).
PCR analysis of insertion site specificity, transcription, and structural uniformity of the Lepidopteran transposable element IFP2 in the TN-368 cell genome.
Evidence for horizontal transmission of the P transposable element between Drosophila species.
This study was conducted to determine the amount of molecular divergence among seven strains of P39 based on polymorphisms detected with transposable element probes, RFLPs, and AFLPs.
Signs of a different kind of transposable element, called mariner-like elements, did show up in the bdelloids as well as many other organisms.