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1. (Science: biology, suffix) a suffix or terminal formative, used principally in biological terms, and signifying growth or formation. An immature precursor cell of the type indicated by the preceding word, for example; bioblast, epiblast, mesoblast, etc.

2. A violent gust of wind. A forcible stream of air from an orifice, as from a bellows, the mouth, etc. Hence: The continuous blowing to which one charge of ore or metal is subjected in a furnace; as, to melt so many tons of iron at a blast.

3. The terms hot blast and cold blast are employed to designate whether the current is heated or not heated before entering the furnace. A blast furnace is said to be in blast while it is in operation, and out of blast when not in use.

4. (Science: veterinary) a flatulent disease of sheep.

See: blast cell, blastema.

Origin: g. Blastos, germ

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Re: How to read this tricky electropherogram?

Do you know if this is genomic DNA or cDNA? If not, you should BLAST against both the RNA sequences and the genomic DNA sequence.

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by jonmoulton
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: How to read this tricky electropherogram?
Replies: 1
Views: 517

How to read this tricky electropherogram?

I am doing an exercise to find the sequence of this electropherogram and confirming the results in NCBI Blast site. I wrote the sequence on the graph to the best of my ability of ~100 bp segments and searched them in Blast... nothing came up. All what I know is that this is ...

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by kabtq9s
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: How to read this tricky electropherogram?
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Protein sequence

... tga cgg tat acc atc cgc aaa gt" or how can i identify protein from sequence. Thanks a lot for answer becouse I tried couple ways (for example BLAST, uniprot, expasy etc.) and it didn´t work well. It is maybe just becouse I don ´t know how to use them.

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by morsagh1
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Protein sequence
Replies: 0
Views: 233

peptidyl transferase

Depends what you know. If you have sequence, you can go to BLAST @NCBI http://blast.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Blast.cgi?PROGRAM=blastp&PAGE_TYPE=BlastSearch&LINK_LOC=blasthome and search directly against PDB database. Or you can go to PDB's advanced search ...

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by JackBean
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: peptidyl transferase
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

molecular question.

knowing the organism is crucial but given that its a general question a general answer would be that you would use a nucleotide blast (given that you have the gene sequence).

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by jwalin
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: molecular question.
Replies: 5
Views: 2198
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