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1. The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.

The ascending is the crude sap, the assimilation of which takes place in the leaves, when it becomes the elaborated sap suited to the growth of the plant.

2. The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree.

3. A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop.

(Science: botany) Sap ball, a vessel that conveys sap.

Origin: AS. Saep; akin to OHG. Saf, G. Saft, Icel. Safi; of uncertain origin; possibly akin to L. Sapere to taste, to be wise, sapa must or new wine boiled thick. Cf. Sapid, Sapient.

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Green Mosquito===Photos Available

Thank you all for keeping this post alive for all these years. It's a Male Mosquito for sure. Not Identified yet. It wont bite, lives on plant sap.

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by sachin
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green Mosquito===Photos Available
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Gene cloning question

... of each other except their ends, I hybridized the two oligos, now I have an insert with both ends sticky). Should I use alkaline phosphatase (CIP, SAP) to remove 5'-phosphate from the digested plasmid vector (to prevent self ligation)? In other words: does the synthetic oligo contain 5'-phosphate ...

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by kk
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Gene cloning question
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Views: 17650

Transport In Plants

... and phloem fibres. There are also phloem ray cells. Xylem consists of the inner heartwood (the dead part) and the outer portion called the sapwood (the mostly living part.) Xylem "wood" from the Greek xylon. The actual transport of the water and minerals from the roots (sap) is ...

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by kika
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Transport In Plants
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3 land plants containing sucrose

... is to find sugars in land plants and i need help finding specific plants containing sucrose please :) preferably with a considerable amount of sap because i need 1 mL of sap from each plant to test. thankyou :D

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by kateymisso
Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: 3 land plants containing sucrose
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Views: 1140

Plant Viruses in ELISA

Okay sorry my bad for being unclear! I have infected sap samples from two plants: an apple tree and a tobacco plant. The tobacco colour decreases with dilution as you'd expect, but the apple has an initial increase in colour before it starts to decrease ...

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by Babybel56
Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Plant Viruses in ELISA
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