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1. The act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth.

2. The product of the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine; as, the whole shearing of a flock; the shearings from cloth.

3. Same as Shearling.

4. The act or operation of reaping.

5. The act or operation of dividing with shears; as, the shearing of metal plates.

6. The process of preparing shear steel; tilting.

7. (Science: chemical) The process of making a vertical side cutting in working into a face of coal. Shearing machine. A machine with blades, or rotary disks, for dividing plates or bars of metal. A machine for shearing cloth.

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Cell wall extension- shearing units??

... cell wall and it's expansion (for an assignment which happens to be in tomorrow!) and have come across a term i cannot find the explanation for- shearing units . Any help would be greatly appreciated (even if past the deadline, i would still like to know). Here's the section of text; "Wall ...

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Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cell wall extension- shearing units??
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Re: ChIP-Seq for small number of cells

"After you’ve got your hands on the isolated chromatin from your samples, the first critical step in the ChIP-Seq process is shearing it into little bite-sized fragments. This can be done in two ways: Enzymatic Digestion Sonication In ChIP-Seq the fragment size is especially important ...

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by Paul1987
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: ChIP-Seq for small number of cells
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23 kb fragment of 'nuclear dna' from fungi-Possible??

I desperately require help with this one. I have carried out isolation of dna from fungi and what I got was a band with a little shearing at around 23 kb. On looking up reference papers, it has been termed 'nuclear dna'. I have few questions with respect to this: -Nuclear dna of fungi ...

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by nikafons02
Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: 23 kb fragment of 'nuclear dna' from fungi-Possible??
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DNA backbone breakage

... not degrade the backbone, so only the 2 strands will separate. In order to cut the backbone: - restriction enzymes will cut it in specific sites - shearing forces or other mechanical forces can do it too (at no specific site though), that is why it is not recommended to vortex minipreps after the ...

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by canalon
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: DNA backbone breakage
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Re: Primer design in the promoter region

I am working with mouse cells. My pieces after shearing are about 300kb. I talked to my boss again and we decided to design primer in the region 300bp from the starting codon. I now know that there is "dcode" where I can look for the 5'UTR, ...

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by ChIP
Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Primer design in the promoter region
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