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1. An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent. The satellites of power.

2. (Science: astronomy) A secondary planet which revolves about another planet; as, the moon is a satellite of the earth. See solar system, under Solar.

(Science: zoology) Satellite moth, a handsome European noctuid moth (Scopelosoma satellitia).

Origin: F, fr. L. Stelles, -itis, an attendant.

(Science: anatomy) Situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those which accompany the arteries.

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... made a batch of electrocompetent e-coli recently and is testing their transformation efficiency. While the cells transform, we are noting a lot of satellite colonies surrounding the main colonies, even where the plates are not that dense in terms of colony numbers. The plates are only grown overnight ...

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by lilruthc
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Electroporation
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Using Satellite DNA for DNA profiling

Hey a short question: I read that Satellite DNA can't be used for DNA profiling, as it is just 'too large', in contrast to mini and micro satellites. Why is this the case? Is it just to difficult to amplify? best regards, noobo

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by noobo4
Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Using Satellite DNA for DNA profiling
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Views: 1695

Anthropogenic global warming?

... of course...Canada and North-Eastern USA and Europe, are GREEN. Australia is a little bit bad..it's half naughty. http://www.suite101.com/news/new-satellite-data-contradicts-carbon-dioxide-climate-theory-a394975 The third world owes us reparations money. Madagascar is a CO2 demon that needs to ...

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by Crucible
Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Anthropogenic global warming?
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Theories - Origin of Life

http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Европа_(спутник) "In the satellite (Europe) is present thin atmosphere composed mainly of oxygen." - And where there is oxygenation? It is also possible on Earth as it formed, as on Europe: "The limited surface ...

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by LeoPol
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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no repeat sequences in exons of genes?

... class we went over basically how there are alot of repeat sequences everywhere in the genome, even introns. Examples we talked about were microsatellites (dispersed everywhere which are short sequences), dna transposons such as SINES and LINES, alpha satellite repeats in centromeres, telomerase ...

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by vulpes
Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: no repeat sequences in exons of genes?
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