mosaic structure

mosaic structure

[mō′zā·ik ¦strək·chər]
(crystallography)
In crystals, a substructure in which neighboring regions are oriented slightly differently.
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Rapid detection of the mosaic structure of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae penA gene, which is associated with decreased susceptibilities to oral cephalosporins.
The polarized microscopic structures of the pyrolysis products [beta]-1-P, [beta]-2-P, and [beta]-3-P obtained from [beta] resins show that [beta]-1-P mainly has a coarse fibrous structure, whereas [beta]-2-P and [beta]-3-P have a mosaic structure and fine fibrous structure, respectively.
Support habitat management practices (for example: Establishing feeding fields and ensuring mosaic structure of habitat in agricultural landscapes)
This mosaic structure is formed by the replacement of the natural vegetation cover with various systems operated by people with the growth of urbanization, the development of agriculture and forest management [3].
The main aim of the work is to grow AlInN layers on a GaN template with a wide range of indium content and investigate the mosaic structure parameters of the AlInN layers.
For millennia, anarchy has been the enemy of Arabia Felix, especially when a tyrant tried to rule it without sharing power with the constituent parts of its mosaic structure.
Theories of visual perception provide explanations of the efficiency of some image analysis methods: their study allows to improve their use in some new algorithms, specially adapted to the endothelial mosaic structure. The presented method gives better results than previous ones.
One by one, the short, fittingly entitled chapters also reflect the staccato rhythm of a place where personal narratives are fleeting and elliptical--hence the novel's mosaic structure. The unfolding plot--the maturation of a shy little girl in communist Hungary--is handled with the kind of absolute confidence and elegance of style that assumes the reader will eventually understand the multifaceted subplots, metaphors, symbols, and themes (primarily the loss of innocence) that are neatly woven into the fabric of the novel.
(1) The mosaic structure of the crystal is the substructure into which a "single" crystal is broken up into a number of tiny blocks, each slightly disoriented with respect to each other.
Adopting something of a mosaic structure itself, the book combines a diachronic search for neglected origins with a synchronic emphasis on multiple relations.
Every miniature accordingly became a perfect gem in itself as well as a vital component in the overall effect; to pursue the winter imagery, we were reminded of the mosaic structure of snowflakes.
The report also stated that archaea and bacteria live symbiotically with eukaryotes to form cell nuclei and thus produce eukaryotic organisms in ''mosaic structure.''