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obligate

[′äb·lə·gət]
(biology)
Restricted to a specified condition of life, as an obligate parasite.
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If an affected male is the patient, disease is to be screened in all daughters and mother who would be obligate carriers and female sibs who may or may not be a carrier.
The strategy is based on quantitative multiplex PCR of the deleted /duplicated and undeleted/ unduplicated exons of the patient and the obligate carrier in the family.
Should DBFP samples from a patient under investigation be sent by mail to a specialized laboratory for analysis, it will be necessary to simultaneously send DBFP samples from a nonrelated control and an obligate carrier for comparison.
When samples from a control, an obligate carrier, and a Hurler patient were stored at room temperature (26[degrees]C) for the same period, the iduronidase activity decreased from of 128, 41, and 2.2 [micro]mol * [L.sup.-1] blood * 20 [h.sup.-1] to 85.7, 29.1, and 1.7 [micro]mol * [L.sup.-1] blood * 20 [h.sup.-1], respectively.