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Resolving power

resolving power

1. (Science: optics) The resolution of an optical system defines the closest proximity of two objects that can be seen as two distinct regions of the image. This limit depends upon the numerical Aperture of the optical system, the contrast step between objects and background and the shape of the objects. The often quoted airy limit applies only to self luminous discs.

2. (Science: genetics) The smallest map distance measurable by an experiment involving a certain number of classified recombinant progency.

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Asking for help with electrophoresis

... 1kb on the gel in the picture tells me that regular agarose was used - resolving power of that is usually 200bp and up. Increasing the percentage of agarose would improve resolution ...

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by Cat
Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:47 pm
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Topic: Asking for help with electrophoresis
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resolving power of human eye

What is the resolving power of human eye?

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Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:33 am
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Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

... entities assumed to have physical integrity. Ironically, the sharper resolving power of modern investigative tools make less clear what, exactly, is meant by a molecular ...

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by PAWahid
Wed May 02, 2012 4:54 am
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Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
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... are colourless and can't be distinguished b)staining improves the resolving power of microscope c)cells are always killed by stains and this stops any moverment d)additon ...

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by scholesmu
Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
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Re: microscope magnification

The electron microscope has several hundred times the resolving power of the light microscope. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ...

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by juliana29
Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: microscope magnification
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