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noun, plural: bases

(1) (molecular biology) The nucleobase of a nucleotide involved in base pairing, as of a DNA or RNA polymer

(2) (anatomy) The lowest or bottom part of a plant or animal organ closest to the point of attachment

(3) (chemistry) A water-soluble compound that reacts with acid and forms salt

(4) (chemistry) A substance capable of donating a pair of electrons to an acid; substance that accepts protons (hydrogen ions)

(5) (pharmacy) Fundamental ingredient or element in medication

(6) (general) The basis of a logical thought, principle or theory

(7) (general) The lowest, supporting part of a structure or an object; foundation

(8) (general) The starting point


Word origin: Old French base, from Latin basis, from Greek basis

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Ligase reaction problem

Dear Friends, I uploded an image you can see below. Here, I want to ask whether it is enough base lenght for ligase reaction via thermostable ligase in 63 C (Protocol: 5 cycle at 95 C-30 s and 63 C-4 min) I think I take cross reaction because of this dimer but I am not ...

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Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:27 am
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Re: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???

... were assayed for the ability to inhibit EBOV infection in cell culture and in a mouse model of lethal EBOV infection. A 22-mer P-PMO designed to base pair with the translation start site region of EBOV VP35 positive-sense RNA generated sequence-specific and time- and dose-dependent inhibition ...

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Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???

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Re: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

... when he is naked and unprotected, the temperature of his surroundings must be 82.4°F (28°C) for his metabolism to be maintained at a minimum base level, and for him to remain in thermal equilibrium.

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by Gannet
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:31 pm
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Polymorphism and Mutation

Just about numbers. A mutation is a change to a single individual that may or may not be propagated. For example a single point mutation where a base is replaced or deleted from a strand of DNA. This may cause the individual some discomfort or problems but is normally isolated to the individual. ...

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by Babybel56
Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:39 am
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Topic: Polymorphism and Mutation
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