Chimera

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Synonyms for Chimera

Synonyms for Chimera

a fantastic, impracticable plan or desire

Synonyms for Chimera

(Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail

a grotesque product of the imagination

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HIV-1 sub-type C chimaeric VLPs boost cellular immune responses in mice.
1993, "A chimaeric tryptophan decarboxylase gene as a novel selectable marker in plant cells," Plant Mol.
Chimaeric mice deficient in dystroglycans develop muscular dystrophy and have disrupted myoneural synapses.
In the study, the scientists placed the reprogrammed skin cells named ''induced pluripotent stem cells,'' or iPS cells, into other mouse's fertilized eggs and succeeded in creating chimaeric mice with two types of cells with reproductive functions.
B-cell maturation in chimaeric mice deficient for the heat stable antigen (HSA/mouse CD24).
The resulting chimaeric virus particles are extremely immunogenic, giving better results than KLH conjugation and not requiring the addition of exogenous adjuvant.
More effective methods with smaller sets of chimaeric genes (with mixed characteristics), consisting of a suitable eukaryotic promoter, the gene sequence of interest, and a termination sequence, were then used (Davey et al.
If this argument for line 3 is accepted, the following line, `Winged horses are fashioned through the craft of the sculptor', presents a droll comment on the poet's own chimaeric creation of horses' bridles made from flies.