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Dimer

Definition

noun, plural: dimers

A chemical compound composed of two identical or similar (not necessarily identical) subunits or monomers.

verb

To come together (of two similar subunits) to form a chemical compound.


Supplement

Dimers are linked together by a chemical bond. They may be heterodimers or homodimers depending on the nature of subunits forming a compound.


Word origin: Ancient Greek dis (twice) + Ancient Greek meros (part)

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Scientific paper on DNA replication & gel electrophoresis

... anything I have wrong: -The purpose of the experiment was to study what happens when an E. coli replisome encounters a cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) in leading strand of DNA -They constructed a plasmid containing oriC and a single CPD in the leading-strand -They inserted two terB sites ...

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by dekk1525
Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Scientific paper on DNA replication & gel electrophoresis
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I need help with these questions?

... WAS VACCINATED AGAINST TETANUS 2 YEARS AGO? A. IGA B. IGM C.IGD D. IGG E. IGE WHICH OF THE FOLLLOWING ANTIBODY TYPES CAN BE FOUND IN THE BODY AS DIMER MOLECULE? A. IGD B. IGE C. IGM D. IGA E. IGG WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING INFECTIOUS DISEASES WOULD BE BEST CLASSIFIED AS A LATENT INFECTION? A. H1N1 ...

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by chinee
Thu May 10, 2012 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: I need help with these questions?
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DO NOT UNDERSTAND PRIMER DESIGN

... It appears as though the forward primer has a 5 base compliment to itself (CTGCA). This likely accounts for the higher potential of primer dimer. Probably not to big of a concern. The reverse primer actually has a 7 base compliment to the product sequence beginning at base 308. I think ...

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by DougB
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:28 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: DO NOT UNDERSTAND PRIMER DESIGN
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Help me pleeeeeeease

you mean dimer into monomer?

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by JackBean
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:13 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Help me pleeeeeeease
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Primer dimer

... sent my pcr products to the 1st base company without purification in order to do sequencing ... they sent me back and they said that i have primer dimer with my products to all my samples.! So, plz guys what should i do to prevent the primer dimer again and is there any solution that the 1st base ...

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by Nmr
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:42 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Primer dimer
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