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noun, plural: aliphatics

A compound composed of carbon and hydrogen arranged in straight or branched chains, and not containing aromatic rings.


Of or relating to such compound.


'Word origin: From Greek aleiphar, aleiphat-, oil, from aleiphein, to anoint with oil

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Colony PCR

... kit for colony PCR in order to amplify the 16s rRNA i should just follow the protocol. and for the broth i will use an certain media consist aliphatic compound that the bacteria degrade the compound in order to grow. in this case it could be several genus of bacteria i have to identify.

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by Nmr
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Colony PCR
Replies: 3
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Re: Finding the net charge of amino acid

The side chain of Alanine is aliphatic--essentially a hydrocarbon. The -CH3 protons don't dissociate. The side chain of Alanine is electrically neutral at all pH's

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by blcr11
Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Finding the net charge of amino acid
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lipid optics

... some cooking oil (sesame seed) and found that the same phenomenon occurred, which leads me to suspect that it has to do with the ordering of the aliphatic hydrocarbon tails. Any thoughts?

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by dae
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lipid optics
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Views: 2072

The structures of Lipid molecules

... thing in common, which is steroid ring. This steroid ring is a lipid, which is formed as a cyclic ring. Whicle those whom you call fat, have an aliphatic (open) form as a chain. Fat is a triacyl glycerol, which consist of three acyl molecules and one glycerol. In phospolipid, commonly this acyl ...

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by victor
Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: The structures of Lipid molecules
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... contact charge-transfer spectra. The complex formation (or contact interaction) accounts for the photochemical instability of solutions of aliphatic amines in carbon tetrachloride solution. The photo reactivities of the amines in the three tetrahalomethanes in the ultraviolet increase in ...

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by dipjyoti
Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: chromophores
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