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Bleach

Bleach

to make white, or whiter; to remove the colour, or stains, from; to blanch; to whiten. The destruction of the colouring matters attached to the bodies to be bleached is effected either by the action of the air and light, of chlorine, or of sulphurous acid. (Ure) Immortal liberty, whose look sublime Hath bleached the tyrants cheek in every varying clime. (Smollett)

Origin: oe. Blakien, blechen, v. T. & v. I, as. Blacian, blcan, to grow pale; akin to Icel. Bleikja, Sw. Bleka, dan. Blege, D. Bleeken, g. Bleichen, as. Blac pale. See bleak.


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RT PCR contamination.

... my PCR. Any suggestions on what I may be doing wrong? Could there something wrong with my technique? I am currently clean very vigirously (bleach, H2O2, UV and ethanol), and will run another PCR with a different primer set to test the theory of my supervisor.

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by georgewiggins
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:49 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: RT PCR contamination.
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Re: Sterlization by Bleach, Water Purification Tablets

Not sure the depth of your experiment - science fair vs. research - but I do suggest you read the literature on this subject. Of course the presence of chlorine wiil affect growth but it's also important to consider the inoculum you'll use and what protcol for recovery. Some bugs grow well in distil...

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by JorgeLobo
Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:28 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Sterlization by Bleach, Water Purification Tablets
Replies: 3
Views: 3324

Re: The Genie and the Bottle; When a Genotype is not a Genotype

... of genes" might be said to be the character being looked at ( hair colour ). The phenotypic trait might be "white" from age or from bleach. It's still observably "white" no matter what the genetics for the character.

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by Crucible
Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:49 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Genie and the Bottle; When a Genotype is not a Genotype
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Views: 5606

Help ID Pesky Fungi Growing in Water

... about 10 miles from the farm) I also have this stuff growing. It will get so thick and gelatinous it will plug the drain for the water. Dumping bleach or muriatic acid on it gets rid of the stuff in the cellar but it always comes back. I live on an island off the coast of Maine and almost all ...

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by BobMaine
Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:51 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Help ID Pesky Fungi Growing in Water
Replies: 3
Views: 3035

Re: Sterlization by Bleach, Water Purification Tablets

Bleach won't sterilize and even if it did - the device would be recomtaminated by from the air. Try using heat - get a staibless steel spoon and flame it before use - same with water. Though spores will survive, boiling will ...

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by JorgeLobo
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:36 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Sterlization by Bleach, Water Purification Tablets
Replies: 3
Views: 3324
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