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a diminutive drop, such as a particle of moisture discharged from the mouth during coughing, sneezing, or speaking; these may transmit infections to others by their airborne passage.

Origin: drop _ -let, dim. Suffix

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Newbie question about the first life

Chapter XLZVIII The "primitive boundary" is simply the limit beteween the tiny droplet, globule, globulet, sphere or quasisphere and its surroundings. Those globules are colloidal, meaning that they're the kind of mixture called a "colloid", which ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
Replies: 14
Views: 19176

Re: Nanodrop

A nanodrop is a spectrometer which passes a beam of narrow-band (near-monochromatic) light through a droplet of water and measures the intensity of light transmitted through the sample. More traditional spectrophotometers use cuvettes to contain the sample and generally require ...

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by jonmoulton
Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Nanodrop
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How long do a virus live?

... its host ?" It is the spirit I answered your question. It depends on the environment where it landed (in solution in the fridge, or in a droplet of sneeze on a wall in full sun) and the virus it self. There is no single simple answer to the question. It varies from minutes (rabies virus ...

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by canalon
Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: How long do a virus live?
Replies: 19
Views: 12057

Re: membrane permeability - let's make it clear!

... I guess. If you mean some molecule like an alcane, then nothing. If you mean an ester of a fatty acid, then it will be included in a lipid droplet or used for energy production by beta-oxidation(or other types of fatty acid oxidation).

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by MrMistery
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: membrane permeability - let's make it clear!
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Views: 10365

climber identification

... but they are not. will try to collect them and see if i can get it characterized. might take a long long time. a couple of new photos - note the droplet-exudate.

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by oortclouddomicile
Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: climber identification
Replies: 16
Views: 12502
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