origin of replication
"To take a physical analogy, the replisome is like a car motor, and the initiation phase is like a starter motor-and the origin of replication is like the car keys."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.