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The top or upper limit of a graphic tracing or of any variable.

Origin: M.E. Peke, pike, fr. Sp. Pico, beak, fr. L. Picus, magpie

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Fasting and bloodsugar

When you eat food your body is flooded with glucose, and so insulin is produced to keep the levels relatively constant. It will peak, however, after eating food, especially if that food is rich in sugars or carbohydrates. If you fast your body will produce glucose still from your reserves ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fasting and bloodsugar
Replies: 3
Views: 1791


In AQ mode one can design point mutation detecting dispensation orders and peak height ration will tell the prevalence of mutation in a wild type background.

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by kk
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Pyrosequencing
Replies: 2
Views: 2263

Re: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(

... to be transmitted to a new species when the fitness valley is shallow? Yes. The location of the organisms in a species tend to concentrate at the peak, but mutations and sexual reproduction keep it spread out around the peak, not all at the peak. For a shallow valley, its more likely that this ...

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by Rap
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(
Replies: 7
Views: 4413

Re: Proliferation assay

... I did MLR proliferation assay with 10micromole of CFSE and did not see any division till day 5 but there was a slight movement in the original peak. On day 8 i saw a popultion which was completely negative for the CFSE and also one small peak which was slightly positive for CFSE but the cells ...

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by hemhaspri
Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Proliferation assay
Replies: 7
Views: 10996

PCR from cDNA question

... marine species using QIAGEN RNeasy Plus mini kit eluted with 40ul RNase free water. Nanodrop gives a low reading and a weak absorption peak (~10ng/ul). Gel analysis of 3ul such RNA yielded no bands (not even the ribosomal RNAs). The RNA sample have been heated at 65C for 5min before ...

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by vastgenome
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: PCR from cDNA question
Replies: 1
Views: 3133
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