Conjugation

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Conjugal redirects here. For the type of prison visit, see conjugal visit.

Conjugation may refer to:

In mathematics:

In the biosciences:

  • In biology, transmission of DNA without fusion of gametes. This includes bacterial conjugation, which takes place without fusion; conjugation in ciliates, which involves fusion of nuclei but not cells; and conjugation in certain algae and fungi, which involves fusion of cells but not filaments.
  • In immunology, a conjugate vaccine

  • In metabolism, conjugation is a biochemical process to bind a substance to an acid and thereby deactivating its biological activity, making it water-soluble, and facilitating its excretion.

In chemistry:

  • a conjugate acid-base pair is one base and one acid which differ from each other by one proton (H+), as defined by the Brønsted-Lowry acid-base theory
  • In organic chemistry, a conjugated system is a system of atoms covalently bonded with alternating single and multiple bonds.
  • In biochemistry: (see metabolism above)

In physics:

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