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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Support habitat management practices (for example: Establishing feeding fields and ensuring mosaic structure of habitat in agricultural landscapes)
Rapid detection of the mosaic structure of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae penA gene, which is associated with decreased susceptibilities to oral cephalosporins.
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].
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.
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.
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.
The description of recombinant strains with a mosaic structure in their DNA topoisomerase genes (22-24) has established that fluoroquinolone resistance in S.
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.
It is important that Anderson, whatever issue he next tackles, maintain fulfillment's mosaic structure and fluidity, and that his religio-cultural criticism not succumb to cultural paranoia.
Comparison of the 3' end sequences of the hspA gene showed a clear mosaic structure (Figure 2).