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Smear

smear

1. To overspread with anything unctuous, viscous, or adhesive; to daub; as, to smear anything with oil. Smear the sleepy grooms with blood.

2. To soil in any way; to contaminate; to pollute; to stain morally; as, to be smeared with infamy.

Origin: OE. Smeren, smerien, AS. Smierwan, smyrwan, fr. Smeoru fat, grease; akin to D. Smeren, OHG. Smirwen, G. Schmieren, Icel. Smyrja to anoint. See Smear.


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... I suppose that could allow their presence in the blood film, although technically that is bacteremia then. Nevertheless, those dots in the smear still don't quite seem like bacteria in my opinion, but I cannot say for certain from the images you posted. After all, a common Staphylococcus ...

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by biohazard
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:02 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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Views: 3421

Re: What do you think these are, in my blood?

... anything there except for platelets that are underlying/overlying your RBCs. I would like to know what the stains are and what led you to do a smear which would make this a lot easier. If it was an intracellular parasite, it would be staining well with Giemsa and we would be able to see some ...

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by daniel.kurz
Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:29 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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Views: 3421

PFGE with Haemophilus influenzae

I am doing PFGE with Haemophilus influenzae. Also i am using SmaI restriction enzyme, but i can not get result. Not as smear, actually i am counting 6 bands but as we know accoding to Tenover criteria we have to find 7 bands. I mean i have to find minumum 8 bands. Any idea about band ...

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by SMG
Sun May 05, 2013 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: PFGE with Haemophilus influenzae
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Views: 730

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I am not completely sure about lanes 1 and 2, but 100% sure about 3 and 6. Lane 2 (smear starting in the middle of the gel ending with strong band of low molecular weight)= 1. In this lane the DNA has been almost completely digested because the nucleosome had been ...

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by 2468
Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:32 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Chromatin experiment
Replies: 10
Views: 2462

Chromatin experiment

I am not completely sure about lanes 1 and 2, but 100% sure about 3 and 6. Lane 2 (smear starting in the middle of the gel ending with strong band of low molecular weight)= 1. In this lane the DNA has been almost completely digested because the nucleosome had been ...

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by Cat
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Chromatin experiment
Replies: 10
Views: 2462
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