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Phosphorous

phosphorous

(Science: chemistry) Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling or containing phosphorus; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a lower valence as contrasted with phosphoric compounds; as, phosphorous acid, H3PO3.

Origin: Cf. F. Phosphoreux.


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Re: Help! I'm freaking out so badly please answer this!

... because of one or another reasons. I never heard of Frank Baker, maybe because I live in the wrong country. But Rahul lived in a place with high phosphorous levels, which tend to ignite very easily - but it has nothing to do with humans bursting into fire. If you feel hot and/or have some irritating ...

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by Coelacanth
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:23 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help! I'm freaking out so badly please answer this!
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Re: Help! I'm freaking out so badly please answer this!

... because of one or another reasons. I never heard of Frank Baker, maybe because I live in the wrong country. But Rahul lived in a place with high phosphorous levels, which tend to ignite very easily - but it has nothing to do with humans bursting into fire. If you feel hot and/or have some irritating ...

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by Tricho
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:34 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help! I'm freaking out so badly please answer this!
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Views: 4421

Re: something really confused

... the fertilizer numbers N/P/K for his media. Usually these are given as percentage by mass, for instance a 20-10-5 fertilizer is 20% nitrogen, 10% phosphorous and 5% potassium. These are often used for inorganic fertilizers for which the calculation of masses is straightforward from the formulation ...

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by jonmoulton
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:35 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: something really confused
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Limiting growth factors in plants

... done using different concentrations of fertilizer. One of the questions I need to discuss in my presentation is: How do we know Nitrogen & Phosphorous are the limiting growth factors (in the terrestrial plant [Brassica rapa]? How can we demonstrate this? Heres my thoughts so far: We also ...

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by ReMuSoMeGa
Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Limiting growth factors in plants
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Re: Arsenic-eating microbe

We have already thrown out one rule of biology with the absence of phosphorous in this microbe. Which of the other laws of biology can we get rid of. Actually when looking at the paper in details, it seems that the claims might have been exaggerated and that ...

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by canalon
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:50 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Arsenic-eating microbe
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