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1. (Science: botany) a fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc, of the order Cucurbitaceae; and especially the bottle gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) which occurs in a great variety of forms, and, when the interior part is removed, serves for bottles, dippers, cups, and other dishes.

2. A dipper or other vessel made from the shell of a gourd; hence, a drinking vessel; a bottle. Bitter gourd, colocynth.

Origin: f. Gourde, OF. Cougourde, gouhourde, fr. L. Cucurbita gourd (cf. NPr. Cougourdo); perh. Akin to corbin basket, E. Corb. Cf. Cucurbite.

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Protein contamination in bottle gourd DNA extraction

... CTAB extraction protocol to isolate DNA suitable for PCR from single caryophillid seeds for a while now, and I recently tried the same with bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria, Cucurbitaceae). With the Caryophillids, I incubate the single seed in CTAB buffer for one hour, grind with pellet pestle, ...

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by logan
Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:02 pm
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Topic: Protein contamination in bottle gourd DNA extraction
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hi :D thats practically the explanation i give my mom when she asks me to eat bitter gourd!!!! if its bitter theres gotta be a reason not to eat it but bitter gourd is very good for health so all my pleading into the dustbin :D ill check out if i can get u some useful ...

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