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A weaver; originally, a female weaver.

Origin: AS. Webbestre. See Web, Weave, and -ster.

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Is thiamin (thiamine) amine or not?

Examples of amines in the Merriam-Webster dictionary include dopamine and histamine, in both of which, amino group is attached to a carbohydrate chain, not to the ring. Yes, in thiamin, NH2 is attached directly to the ring.

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by boron
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Is thiamin (thiamine) amine or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

Is Enterobacteriaceae supposed to be italicized

I think Merriam-Webster's take on the issue is probably correct. Genus names and species names should be italicized. Perhaps the confusion comes when a common name is very similar to the technical taxonomic identification. But if ...

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by Luxorien
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Is Enterobacteriaceae supposed to be italicized
Replies: 3
Views: 6148

Re: Evolution of sexual reproduction

... stating that the Cambrian radiation (explosion) is of human origin. Is that correct? Because that is what artifactual means. http://mw2.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/artifactual?show=0&t=1282767154 (2) “As more fossil beds are found… Well there is the famous Burgess shale in Canada, the ...

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by jevg
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of sexual reproduction
Replies: 29
Views: 36201

Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac

... at the ends of RNA 2 of I6, a recombinant tobravirus. Archives of Virology, 245±251. Ro$ hm, C., Zhou, N. A., Suss, J. C., Mackenzie, J. & Webster, R. G. (1996). Characterization of a novel in¯uenza hemagglutinin, H15: criteria for determination of in¯uenzaA subtypes. Virology 217, 508±516. ...

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by anakovacevic
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac
Replies: 2
Views: 44134

Gene's and Allele's when to use each?

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allele An allele (pronounced /ˈæliːl/ (UK), /əˈliːl/ (US); from the Greek αλληλος allelos, meaning other) is one of a series of different forms of a gene. The word is a short form of allelomorph ...

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by kolean
Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Gene's and Allele's when to use each?
Replies: 9
Views: 10384
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