transforming principle

transforming principle

[tranz′fȯrm·iŋ ‚prin·sə·pəl]
(microbiology)
Deoxyribonucleic acid which effects transformation in bacterial cells.
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The ever-present transforming principle moves me," Fairs wrote.
Assuming responsibility and accountability can be a transforming principle for both a CPA's career and personal life.
Amazingly, the transforming principle came from rough-coated bacteria that had been killed by heat treatment and then mixed with the living smooth forms.
The transformation that goes on in appropriating or producing a text is defining of the act of understanding in general, and thus "when translation is considered a transforming principle, a fundamental and vital ingredient in perception, writing, reading, and rereading, then its study, by necessity, takes its place as an essential element in any general theory of literature" (7).
In 1944 Avery and his associates purified the transforming principle as far as they could while still leaving it functional and showed that it was DNA in nature and nothing else.
There were several reasons for the inconsistency as McCarty recounts in his chronicle of this 16-year adventure, The Transforming Principle, published in 1985.
Each of the seven chapters of the book is packed with life changing and life transforming principles for establishing a focused mindset and persisting and persevering in times of decline, financial setbacks, downturns, and challenges.
They also address the difficult but critical issues of balancing learning and performance and transforming principles into practice.
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