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SI unit

(Science: chemistry, physics) An international system of units of measurement in which the fundamental units are standardised.

Examples include: metre, kilometre, ampere, gray, joule, sievert, becquerel.

Origin: Fr. Le Systeme International d'Unites A unit of measurement using a particular scale, e.g. centimetres, kilograms.

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A dilution question about RNA

... the pellet in 50 uL water. I ve measured the concentration and it was 3313 ng/uL (Around 165 ug). Now my next step is DNase treatment. It says 1 unit of enzyme for 1 ug of RNA in 10 ul reaction mix. I would like to dilute my RNA to 100 ug and use 100 unite enzyme in 1000 uL reaction mix. Is this ...

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by golgicik
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: A dilution question about RNA
Replies: 1
Views: 299

how are genes the unit of replication?

Hi, question here, and I hope I phrase this correctly: I understand that genes are the unit of replication in natural selection. But aren't traits ultimately stored in groups of genes? And is it not traits that are selected? So, if it's traits that are selected, how ...

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by johnkq
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: how are genes the unit of replication?
Replies: 2
Views: 508

How to calculate the transpiration rate based on exp. data

... on the rate of transpiration of plant. Here are the data obtained. My problem is how can I calculate the transpiration rate which end up with a unit of " g/cm2/minute " ? The type of potometer used can be see here: http://bit.ly/1gGUdqs Thanks.

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by tancheeping
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: How to calculate the transpiration rate based on exp. data
Replies: 0
Views: 428

The Selfish Gene

... argues that it is the genes who are 'competing' to survive, does he not? But what exactly is a gene? My understanding was it was the hereditary unit of information in an organism (in each cell?), and genes tell an organism how to form, what traits and characters it should have. But a gene is ...

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by NathanCroftonBond
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Selfish Gene
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re:When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... that he sends his apologies and that fair action must be taken to prevent this incident from happening again. How in any way can this biological unit give an ethical reason for his behaviour? Original response: I'd fire him. He was drunk? I'd fire him. He didn't get laid last night? I'd fire ...

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by SJH
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
Replies: 79
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