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1. To clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap.

2. To turn suddenly, as something broad and flat.

Origin: a variant of flap.

1. To strike about with something broad abd flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; as, the brim of a hat flops.

2. To fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground.

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Re: Depolarization = ion channel opening?

... precisely when the Na+ channels open since the K+ open later). There is a threshold voltage that switches the state of what I found to be a flip-flop. The circuit is also called a "monostable multivibrator".

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by GaryGaulin
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Depolarization = ion channel opening?
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Views: 668

Re: (Facilitated Diffusion), Carrier protein.

... assistance from the spring. This is an analogy for a protein that has a significant transition energy. If the spring breaks, the switch can freely flop between the two states, like a protein with a low transition energy barrier. If the energy barrier between protein conformations is low, a protein ...

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by jonmoulton
Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: (Facilitated Diffusion), Carrier protein.
Replies: 3
Views: 10488

Fluid mosaic model

According to the fluid mosaic model of membrane structure________: A) phospholipids flip-flop between the bilayers to maintain fluidity. B) proteins form a coat on the outer and inner surfaces of the membrane. C) the membrane is a mosaic of proteins and carbohydrate. ...

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by hannahzarzar
Thu May 19, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Fluid mosaic model
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Views: 8073

Re: Does anything affect absorption spectrum of chlorophyll?

... process. Anywho, I'd love to do my report on the significance of the peaks being strange in our anthocyanin plant. I'm guessing my idea is a flop though since I'm almost out of time and I can't really find any data about how anthocyanin affects chlorophyll, with the exception of stealing ...

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by noiseordinance
Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Does anything affect absorption spectrum of chlorophyll?
Replies: 11
Views: 18303

Animal Name Game!

... to my house. Hanging' out on the concrete. I found out in my Insects of Kansas book that they have hypermetamorphosis and the larvae hang out and flop around until they are picked up by an adult spider and carried and they parasites of the spider's egg sac. Adults are beneficial predators! Today ...

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by February Beetle
Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Name Game!
Replies: 312
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