Carrier

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  • (acoustics) The frequency a wireless radio frequency system operates at. A fixed radio frequency that's modulated (shifted up and down) in either frequency (FM) or in level (AM) by the audio signal.
    Source: Church Audio & Acoustics Glossary
  • (agriculture) An inert material added to an active ingredient in a pesticide to enhance its delivery or effectiveness.
  • (biology) a phenotypically normal individual heterozygous for a normal allele and a mutant allele
    Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
  • (electronics) A signal capable of being modulated to carry information.
  • (environment) 1.The inert liquid or solid material in a pesticide product that serves as a delivery vehicle for the active ingredient. Carriers do not have toxic properties of their own. 2. Any material or system that can facilitate the movement of a pollutant into the body or cells.
    Source: Terms of the Environment
  • (genetics) A carrier is an individual who carries and is capable of passing on a genetic mutation associated with a disease and may or may not display disease symptoms. Carriers are associated with diseases inherited as recessive traits. In order to have the disease, an individual must have inherited mutated alleles from both parents. An individual having one normal allele and one mutated allele does not have the disease. Two carriers may produce children with the disease.


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