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Disintegrate

Disintegrate

to separate into integrant parts; to reduce to fragments or to powder; to break up, or cause to fall to pieces, as a rock, by blows of a hammer, frost, rain, and other mechanical or atmospheric influences. Marlites are not disintegrated by exposure to the atmosphere, at least in six years. (Kirwan)

Origin: L. Dis- _ integratus, p. P. Of integrare to renew, repair, fr. Integer entire, whole. See Integer.


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MITOSIS PHASES QUESTION?

... Telophase The chromosomes reach the poles of their respective spindles. Nuclear envelope reform before the chromosomes uncoil. The spindle fibres disintegrate. Hope its helpful :]

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by HerrBiologie
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:16 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: MITOSIS PHASES QUESTION?
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... forces. Integral membrane proteins penetrate or are embedded in the phospholipid bilayer. Without the membrane to protect it the cell would disintegrate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_membrane This is all pretty basic biology that even an engineer can comprehend. :) Now here is the dilemma ...

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by scottie
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 893854

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... At the very moment of death they are still there, however as you rightly point out the regulatory mechanisms cease and the molecules begin to disintegrate. In other words, the natural laws of physics, chemistry and thermodynamics continue operating but without the guiding regulation that has ...

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by scottie
Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:09 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 893854

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... Let me try and clarify. The molecules involved in metabolic processes, without a guiding outside source of energy will follow the natural laws and disintegrate down to their elemental natural states. I have approached this subject before but I feel it is now important to revisit it again. Lets ...

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by scottie
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 893854

Re: Developing resistance to detergent

... a gross effect is immune to resistance. For example : bacteria cannot evolve resistance to bleaches or to caustic materials since these chemically disintegrate the cell membrane. Nothing subtle there to get around. Things like antibiotics can be different, since a change in an enzyme or similar ...

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by skeptic
Sun May 29, 2011 4:28 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Developing resistance to detergent
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Views: 2329
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