Kevin Matthew McKay week 3

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*(I could not find words that I did not know the definition of so I listed 10 words I thought most difficult)
*Biosynthetic-relating to or produced by biosynthesis:The production of a complex chemical compound from simpler precursors in a living organism, usually involving enzymes (to catalyze the reaction) and energy source (such as ATP)-[[http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Biosynthesis]]
*Biosynthetic-relating to or produced by biosynthesis:The production of a complex chemical compound from simpler precursors in a living organism, usually involving enzymes (to catalyze the reaction) and energy source (such as ATP)-[[http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Biosynthesis]]
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*Flux-The total amount of a quantity passing through a given surface per unit time. Typical quantities include (magnetic) field lines, particles, heat, energy, mass of fluid, etc. [[http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Flux]]
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*Oligonucleotides-polymers made up of a few (2-20) nucleotides. In molecular genetics, they refer to a short sequence synthesised to match a region where a mutation is known to occur, and then used as a probe (oligonucleotide probes). [[http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Oligonucleotides]]
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*arbitrary-Depending on will or discretion; not governed by any fixed rules; [[http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Arbitrary]]
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*gram-negative bacteria- bacteria which lose crystal violet stain but are stained pink when treated by grams method. [[http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Gram-negative_bacteria]]
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*glutamate- major fast excitatory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system. [[http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Glutamate]]
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*dilution-In microbiologic techniques, a method for counting the number of viable cells in a suspension; a sample is diluted to the point where an aliquot, when plated, yields a countable number of separate colonies. [[http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Dilution]]
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*glutamine-A crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins; important in protein metabolism.One of the 20 amino acids that are commonly found in proteins.glutamine [[http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Glutamine]]
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*biomass-The total mass of all living material in a specific area, habitat, or region. [[http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Biomass]]
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*northern blot- An electroblotting method in which rNA is transferred to a filter and detected by hybridisation to (32)P labelled RNA or dNA. [[http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Northern_blot]]

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BIOL398-03/S13:Week 3

Definitions

  • (I could not find words that I did not know the definition of so I listed 10 words I thought most difficult)
  • Biosynthetic-relating to or produced by biosynthesis:The production of a complex chemical compound from simpler precursors in a living organism, usually involving enzymes (to catalyze the reaction) and energy source (such as ATP)-[[1]]
  • Flux-The total amount of a quantity passing through a given surface per unit time. Typical quantities include (magnetic) field lines, particles, heat, energy, mass of fluid, etc. [[2]]
  • Oligonucleotides-polymers made up of a few (2-20) nucleotides. In molecular genetics, they refer to a short sequence synthesised to match a region where a mutation is known to occur, and then used as a probe (oligonucleotide probes). [[3]]
  • arbitrary-Depending on will or discretion; not governed by any fixed rules; [[4]]
  • gram-negative bacteria- bacteria which lose crystal violet stain but are stained pink when treated by grams method. [[5]]
  • glutamate- major fast excitatory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system. [[6]]
  • dilution-In microbiologic techniques, a method for counting the number of viable cells in a suspension; a sample is diluted to the point where an aliquot, when plated, yields a countable number of separate colonies. [[7]]
  • glutamine-A crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins; important in protein metabolism.One of the 20 amino acids that are commonly found in proteins.glutamine [[8]]
  • biomass-The total mass of all living material in a specific area, habitat, or region. [[9]]
  • northern blot- An electroblotting method in which rNA is transferred to a filter and detected by hybridisation to (32)P labelled RNA or dNA. [[10]]
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