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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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SEQUENCE ALIGNMENTS REVEAL TWO CLASSES OF TOURIST MINIATURE INVERTED-REPEAT TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS ON RICE (ORYZA SATIVA L.
Subsequently, such genetic techniques as germ-line transformation [1] (Rubin and Spradling 1982), use of transposable elements as mutagens (Engels 1983), transposon tagging (Bingham et al.
In addition, the mapped markers were also investigated for associations with repetitive elements and recognized 55 markers showing significant hits with known transposable elements (indicated on Fig.
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.
185055 BENE Probe Set ID Gene Title 220267_at Keratin 24 203760_s_at Src-like-adaptor 232270_at Chromosome 9 open reading frame 3 213351_s_at KIAA0779 protein is transmembrane and coiled-coil domain family 1 214181_x_at Leukocyte specific transcript 1 243918_at 212368_at Zinc finger protein 292 225956_at Adult retina protein 224828_at Cytoplasmic polyadenylation element binding protein 4 229983_at Tigger transposable element Derived 2 219192_at Ubiquitin associated protein 2 218631_at Arginine vasopressin-induced 1 204094_s_at KIAA0669 gene product is TSC22 domain family, member 2 209373_at BENE protein Fold PAM Probe Set ID Difference score 220267_at -18.
Like many transposable element systems in plants and animals, the P-element seems to be so closely adapted to its original host that it works only in D.
McClintock's discovery of transposable elements was based on her work with the genetics that controlled the purple and bronze color in Indian corn.
16) Because transposable elements invade new sites at random, they insert into and disrupt existing genes at an appreciable frequency.
The Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin gene is on a transposable element in type A human food poisoning strains.
Signs of a different kind of transposable element, called mariner-like elements, did show up in the bdelloids as well as many other organisms.
Recently, in a few cases, these determinants have also been detected on integrons and a novel conjugative transposable element, SXT.