: a compound that consists of a protein (such as a histone) conjugated with a nucleic acid (such as a DNA) and that is the principal constituent of the hereditary material in chromosomes
Examples of nucleoprotein in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebBloom and others have identified specific mutations that make the nucleoprotein better at resisting the human immune system.
Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 24 May 2021 The test detects the E (envelope) and N (nucleoprotein) genes on SARS-CoV-2.
Jim Daley, Scientific American, 23 Apr. 2020
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