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to separate the constituent parts of; to resolve into original elements; to set free from previously existing forms of chemical combination; to bring to dissolution; to rot or decay.

Origin: cf. F. Decomposer. Cf. Discompose.

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I have problem with my cells

hypochlorite decomposes to sodium chloride and oxygen, no chlorine! Thus, the CO2 level may be OK, but O2 level will be affected.

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by JackBean
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: I have problem with my cells
Replies: 1
Views: 1551

BCYE agar plates and legionella culture

... acid.6 Principles of the Procedure Yeast Extract provides sources of nitrogen, carbon, and vitamins in BCYE Agar Base. Activated Charcoal decomposes hydrogen peroxide, a metabolic product toxic to Legionella spp., and may also collect carbon dioxide and modify surface tension. ACES Buffer ...

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by LedBulb900Lumen
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: BCYE agar plates and legionella culture
Replies: 3
Views: 4058

Food web question

... decomposing the feces of the worm is not. Any dead organic matter or waste is part of the detrital web, correct? When a bacteria or fungus decomposes this material, where does the energy flow to? Isnt it converted to NH4+ via ammonification, then back to the plants to join the grazing food ...

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by ReMuSoMeGa
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food web question
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

acid rain and carbon cycle?

Jackbean, do you mean that acid rain reacts with limestone to form carbonic acid, which decomposes into H2O and CO2?

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by aptitude
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: acid rain and carbon cycle?
Replies: 10
Views: 9489

chymotrypsin mechanism

... hydroxyl. b. Ser 195's nucleophilic O attacks carbonyl C of substrate. c. His 57 donates H to N of sissile peptide bond, tetrahedral intermediate decomposes. d. C- terminal portion of oribinal substrate with its new amino acid terminus diffuses away. e. water donates H to His 57. f. Resulting ...

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by nickname
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: chymotrypsin mechanism
Replies: 0
Views: 1749
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