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  • noun organic chemistry The univalent radical derived from cyclobutane by the formal removal of a hydrogen atom


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  • UV radiation is absorbed by nucleic acids and induces dimerization of adjacent pyrimidines by cyclobutyl ring formation or other photoproduct linkages, which damage the nucleic acid strand and thus inhibit transcription A previous study indicated that a CPMV-based vaccine that displayed an epitope from canine parvovirus and had been inactivated by UV could still induce protective antibody responses

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