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1. (Science: anatomy) A place or cavity for storage, for anatomical structures serving as a storage space for fluids.

2. (Science: geography) A place where anything is kept in store; especially, a place where water is collected and kept for use when wanted, as to supply a fountain, a canal, or a city by means of aqueducts, or to drive a mill wheel, or the like.

3. (Science: botany) A small intercellular space, often containing esin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter. Receiving reservoir, a principal reservoir into which an aqueduct or rising main delivers water, and from which a distributing reservoir draws its supply.

4. (Science: microbiology) A reservoir host or reservoir of infection, an alternate or passive host or carrier that harbours pathogenic organisms, without injury to itself and serves as a source from which other individuals can be infected.

Origin: F. Reservoir, LL. Reservatorium, from server = to reserve

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Re: Why is knowledge on phylogeny important

... that seems logical! It also seems important in a process called "pathogen spillover" (The transmission of infectious agents from a reservoir population (for example commercial bumble bees) to a sympatric wild population). This happens when commercially bred bumble bees are transported ...

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by Lucanus cervus
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why is knowledge on phylogeny important
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Instinct encoded in DNA?

I was wondering how instinct or other forms of 'memory' are encoded in DNA. It seems there is a reservoir of knowledge that is stored in some way. Is this currently explained in genetics?

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by precisionart
Tue May 01, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Instinct encoded in DNA?
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What is this? Is it some type of egg sack?

I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California. We live on a lake called Lexington Reservoir. For the past few weeks, the lake has been draining to replenish the underground aquifer. This morning, on one of my regular walks around the lake bottom, I came across ...

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by JonDunno
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this? Is it some type of egg sack?
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Re: Running SDS PAGE for the first time!

... separate electrode buffers need to be implemented; conversely, when Tris-Glycine is used, the buffer solutions may be the same in each electrode reservoir. I am not sure of the logic for why this is, however. I hope this PAGE turns out well. Please let me know if I'm mistaken on anything. Thanks ...

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by dhkwak
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Running SDS PAGE for the first time!
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dialogue for short film

... transactivation of the LTR, so the virus gene transcription and production of infection-competent viral particles reconstituted the viral reservoir. Thanks a bunch!!

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by ricketybridge
Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: dialogue for short film
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