- Achievement of full development or growth.
- Developmental changes that lead to maturity.
- Processing of a macromolecule, posttranscriptional modification of RNA or posttranslational modification of proteins.
- The overall process leading to the incorporation of a viral genome into a capsid and the development of a complete virion.
[L. maturatio, a ripening, fr. maturus, ripe]
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