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Meaning of TK

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A gui library, generally used with tcl by john ousterhout, but also available from within c or perl. Tk is available for x window system, microsoft windows and macintosh. Tk looks very similar to motif.

    Version 3.5.

  2. The country code for Tokelau.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An enzyme which plays an important role in the making of TTP from thymine - the only way thymine, cytosine, and other pyrimidine molecules are able to become part of nucleic acids. Biologists study gene action via the incorporation of modified nitrogenous bases into DNA by manipulating the metabolic role which this enzyme plays. Similarly, the enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl transferase is used for the same purpose by biologists because it fills the same important and unique role for the purines (guanine, adenine, etc.). Thymidine kinase is also used as a selectable marker to identify transfected eukaryotic cells.
 

 

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