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1. The state or quality of being identical, or the same; sameness. Identity is a relation between our cognitions of a thing, not between things themselves. (Sir W. Hamilton)

2. The condition of being the same with something described or asserted, or of possessing a character claimed; as, to establish the identity of stolen goods.

3. (Science: mathematics) An identical equation.

Origin: f. Identite, LL. Identitas, fr. L. Idem the same, from the root of is he, that; cf. Skr. Idam this. Cf. Item.

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Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

... 1,120 protein-coding genes, over 250 have no equivalent in Mimivirus. But, of the genes that are shared, the sequences average about 50 percent identity on the protein level. This means that Megavirus is similar enough that it can be compared to Mimivirus, but different enough that it's possible ...

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by Sumanth001
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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Re: In Vitro Transcription Translation

... to detect it. You can infer the mass of the protein from its mobility (location of gel band). However, if you need to unambiguously prove the identity of the protein you might need a Western as well, since your radiolabelled gel gives mass information but not an epitope-antigen interaction. ...

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by jonmoulton
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: In Vitro Transcription Translation
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... 2. Males are haploid. 3. Males carry 1/2 of mother's genome AFTER it recombines and, thus, NOT the same. 4. Workers that share 75% of their genome identity are females. 50% comes from mother and about 25% comes from GRANDMOTHER through father...

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by Cat
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bees
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Growth on metal pot?!

Mold does grow :D If you really want to know the identity of that organism you should really go to the lab and do series of tests if its deadly or not. ...and to stop your agony.

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by michimichi
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Growth on metal pot?!
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Views: 10164

Re: Hair and DNA

OK just to get my head around this. There is no point in testing an old, cut lock of my missing sister's hair for identity purposes as it just proves who our mother is which can be done if she returns, at which point we might as well do a comparison nDNA of both of us to determine ...

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by Acre74
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Hair and DNA
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