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Streaks

streak

1. A line or long mark of a different colour from the ground; a stripe; a vein. What mean those coloured streaks in heaven? (milton)

2. A strake.

3. (Science: chemical) The fine powder or mark yielded by a mineral when scratched or rubbed against a harder surface, the colour of which is sometimes a distinguishing character.

4. The rung or round of a ladder.

Origin: OE. Streke; akin to D. Streek a line, stroke, G. Strich, AS. Strica, Sw. Strek, Dan. Streg, Goth. Stricks, and E. Strike, stroke. See Strike, Stroke, and cf. Strake.


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I assume you're doing dilution streaks, not streak plates? That may be your problem if not. Hey actually I am doing streaking, Quadrant streaking to be exact. I probably should've mentioned that but just assumed that was the only kind of ...

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by SweetSarah
Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:42 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: HELP! Why do I keep getting a mixed culture in my gramstain?
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HELP! Why do I keep getting a mixed culture in my gramstain?

I assume you're doing dilution streaks, not streak plates? That may be your problem if not.

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by Squirrell
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: HELP! Why do I keep getting a mixed culture in my gramstain?
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

... Atherosclerosis is caused by the build up of cholesterol and other fatty substances in walls of arteries. Firstly the deposits form small streaks on the endothelium of the artery, but gradually build up to form patches known as atheromatous plaques. The deposit is called an atheroma and ...

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by sharleenreyna
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:48 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
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Atherosclerosis white space?

... I found. Basically I'm confused by the three white spaces in the center - if the large one at the top is the artery lumen, what are the two white streaks below it? Thousand thanks in advance

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by Jenn5
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:03 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Atherosclerosis white space?
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Dead E. coli problem

... so wondered if anyone else has any experience with them? (the time before worked perfectly with 8 constructs, positive colonies on the PCR and re-streaks growing fine). They do seem to grow differently to DH5s. They grow very slowly initially in the 37*C incubator and produce tiny colonies, but ...

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by nikinje
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:22 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Dead E. coli problem
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