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Amu

(Science: abbreviation) atomic mass unit.


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Centrifugation query

If in practice you can separate 2 atoms that differ only by 2 amu then you can separate those two DNA strands. Would it be practical? Nope. Are there easier methods? Yes. -Jelanen

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by Jelanen
Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:20 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Centrifugation query
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Diffusion

... with different higher atomic weights will settle slightly. The closer to the ground you are, the more oxygen there is. Molecular Oxygen weighs 32 AMU's, while Molecular Nitrogen only weights 28. While the difference is not much, there will be more oxygen at ground level. Kyle

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by biostudent84
Sun Dec 26, 2004 6:24 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Diffusion
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