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1. To incorporate into a compound a substance that is readily detected, such as a radionuclide, whereby its metabolism can be followed or its physical distribution detected.

2. The substance so incorporated. Distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom.Distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions.A brief description given for purposes of identification; the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture.A radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction.Any distinguishing feature of a substance or organism that can allow the monitoring of it, such as the half Life of a carbon isotope.

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Obviously with direct labeling you label directly the compound you want to detect, while with indirect labeling you label something else, that probably interacts with the studied compound. maybe a little context would help.

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by JackBean
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: labeling
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A student wishes to test the accuracy of the measuring jug she is using in an experiment. The label on the jug claims that it measures volume to an accuracy of plus or minus 5 cm3. The density of water is about 0.999 g cm−3, which means that 100 cm3 of water should have ...

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by zak
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: biology
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Views: 1563

The Selfish Gene

... among small replicating molecules of some type(s) - they wouldn't have been something we would normally term "alive" (which is just a label we put on things), but they would still have evolved, moving toward bubble-enclosed complexes...

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by Darby
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Selfish Gene
Replies: 2
Views: 3237

Fixing CFSE labeled cells

Hi all, I want to label cells with CFSE, culture them, collect cells at different time points and analyse them all at once by flow cytometry. I was planning to fix the cells with 75% ethanol after collecting them. Is this possible ...

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by BiolMC
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Fixing CFSE labeled cells
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Views: 1021

Genetics with Mitosis and Meiosis

... diploid organism that has a chromosome complement of 2n=6 at mitosis anaphase, meiosis anaphase 1 and meiosis anaphase 2. On the diagram i need to LABEL on each chromosome to show one set of possible locations for all the alleles for an individual of genotype AaBb given that there is no crossing ...

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by 1fh2
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetics with Mitosis and Meiosis
Replies: 2
Views: 9248
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