Como se dice "to clone" en castellano? Dictionary/text needed.

Sat Aug 12 16:40:41 EST 1995

In article <40fvnl$ia0 at>,
AL R. PLUMMER <aplummer at> wrote:
>Raymond Mejia (ray at wrote:
>: Hello folks.  Can anyone tell me the Spanish translation for "to clone"?
>: Many technical terms in English are used in other languages, and this may
>: be one of them.  But, I do not know.
>: I have a colleague preparing to lecture in Spanish, who needs a technical 
>: dictionary (or text, perhaps) that includes terms used in -molecular 
>: biology. Any suggestions?  Thank you.
>: Raymond Mejia
>: Laboratory of Kidney and Electrolyte Metabolism, NHLBI, and 
>: Mathematical Research Branch, NIDDK
>: National Institutes of Health
>: BSA/350
>: Bethesda, MD  20892-2690
>: E-mail: ray at
>: Tel: (301)496-9972
>: Fax: (301)402-0535
>To clone=Clonar.  Sorry, but I do not know of a technical Castellano-
>English dictionary.  You might contact Dr. James Mattoon at 
>jmattoon at with your query.  He lectures in Brazil
>and Argentina on a regular basis.

May I also suggest "piciar" (say it out loud to get the joke) for the 
verb "to amplify DNA." 

			Nick Theodorakis
			ntheo at
			Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD

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