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1. To render neutral; to reduce to a state of neutrality. So here I am neutralized again. (Sir W. Scott)

2. (Science: chemistry) To render inert or imperceptible the peculiar affinities of, as a chemical substance; to destroy the effect of; as, to neutralize an acid with a base.

3. To destroy the peculiar or opposite dispositions of; to reduce to a state of indifference inefficience; to counteract; as, to neutralize parties in government; to neutralize efforts, opposition, etc. Counter citations that neutralize each other. (E. Everett)

Origin: Cf. F. Neutraliser.

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Forced bird's parthenogenesis

If we remove(or neutralize) the ovary of the female, it will become a fertile male. If we kept the eggs from the same female, we can get only offspring of its genome. Thus, by heterogamiy, known in botany, we can mutate birds.

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by enarees
Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Forced bird's parthenogenesis
Replies: 4
Views: 3639

Antigen-Antibody reaction

How does antibodies neutralize the action of antigens?

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by kumar985
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Antigen-Antibody reaction
Replies: 1
Views: 3784

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... proteins with the ribosomes is not well understood. There is the third mechanism not considered by the book Some bacteria produce enzymes that neutralize antibiotics groups to a specific site on the antibiotic. This modification reduces the ability of the antibiotic to bind to ribosomes, rendering ...

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by scottie
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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sodium thiosulfate

Thio is used to neutralize residual hypochlorite/chloramine that may limit microbial signal, esp. for coliform testing. Suppose nonchlorinated well water might not require it, but it is standard procedure. suggest you read appropriate ...

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by JorgeLobo
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: sodium thiosulfate
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

Growth of bacteria and fungi in a cosmetic product

... cited doesn;t seem consistent with the <1000 report. My bet is the diluton factor is stated incorrectly as substantial dilution is necessary to neutralize product carryover. Although one can recover spore forming bacteria and even vegetative bacteria (in biofilm) from ethanol, antiperspirant ...

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by JorgeLobo
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Growth of bacteria and fungi in a cosmetic product
Replies: 9
Views: 5090
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