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(1) The gradual increase (e.g. in size or number) of an animal or vegetable body over time.

(2) The development of an organism, e.g. of a plant from a seed to full maturity.

(3) Tumor; an abnormal mass in an organism.



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Re: antibiotics vs antibacterial drugs..

... that "antibiotic" was originally coined by Waksman for substances produced by a microorganism which in low concentration inhibit the growth of some other cellular microorganisms (including bacteria and fungi etc but *not* viruses), but the restriction to biological sources has been ...

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by alQpr
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: antibiotics vs antibacterial drugs..
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Would boiled blood be usable as a growing medium?

Hello, Just wondering if I could use boiled blood as a growing medium. I believe growth factors, hormones, etc. aren't destroyed by boiling. But then why is serum purified by only centrifuging and filtering? Something doesn't tick here. So tell me, can I use boiled ...

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by oxi
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Would boiled blood be usable as a growing medium?
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Views: 390

An Overview of Embryonic Stem Cells

... their mouse counterparts. Human ES cells are also unresponsive to LIF and require culture on MEF feeder layers in the presence of basic fibroblast growth factor , or on matrigel or laminin in MEF-conditioned medium. The demonstration of pluripotency for murine ES cells usually involves reconstitution ...

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by 2444256703
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: An Overview of Embryonic Stem Cells
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How would I do this experiment? [Advanced]

... (otherwise you cannot perform the test at all), it would be better to perform dilution of your samples and spread aliquots of such on plates with growth agar (for E.coli simple LB, for Kefir, no idea). Let them growth (E.coli for 1 day at 37°C) and count number of colonies (pick plates with 10-300 ...

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by JackBean
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How would I do this experiment? [Advanced]
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... of growing hair all over our bodies. This does not happen only because of hormones we express. Therefore, changes in hormones influence hair growth, not absence/presence of hair follicles. Point 4: Going with your argument, closing has nothing to do with hair growth because females do not ...

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by Cat
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can human body hair disappear as a result of... clothing?
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