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1. To belong; to have connection with, or dependence on, something, as an appurtenance, attribute, etc.; to appertain; as, saltness pertains to the ocean; flowers pertain to plant life. Men hate those who affect that honor by ambition which pertaineth not to them. (Hayward)

2. To have relation or reference to something. These words pertain unto us at this time as they pertained to them at their time. (Latimer)

Origin: OE. Partenen, OF. Partenir, fr. L. Pertinere to stretch out, reach, pertain; per _ tenere to hold, keep. See Per-, and Tenable, and cf. Appertain, Pertinent.

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What does this mean??? Please help

The artical pertains to Functional Subclasses of t lymphocytes bearing different Ly Antigens. I do not understand what is being done to each cell? I know that antisera is a fluid phase of clotted blood that contains specific antibodies ...

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by speakers2
Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does this mean??? Please help
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mitochondrial inheritance questions

Information that pertains to questions below: 4 siblings (parents history unknown except that they were first cousins) all have hearing loss. All are married with unrelated spouses with no hearing loss. Oldest (Female) -has 4 female ...

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by geneticsquest
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: mitochondrial inheritance questions
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Re: Experimental evidence for evolution

Darby, Dog breeding is not really something I would consider evidence for macroevolution. My question pertains mostly to any evidence showing something changing to something novel or something drastically different if you like. Is there any study/evidence for this?

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by curiousgeorge
Mon May 31, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Experimental evidence for evolution
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Re: UCP, Glycolysis, and the Krebs Cycle

... to the rate of glycolysis and the Kreb’s Cycle if uncoupling compounds were found in the mitochondria? Why?" So, I'm not sure the question pertains to the electron transport chain..

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by cottonmaker
Wed May 12, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: UCP, Glycolysis, and the Krebs Cycle
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Re: Question About Common Descent

... on this point in any of the biology books available to me. In the link below I have been compiling and sorting out all that I can find that pertains to origins at the molecular level. There is also an Origin Of Life Aquarium experiment in case you want to attempt the self-organization of ...

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by GaryGaulin
Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Question About Common Descent
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