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From the era before Sanger sequencing was invented.


Sep
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comment What good is the MinION?
Also omicsomics.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/…
Sep
7
comment What good is the MinION?
This blog post may be useful biomickwatson.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/…
Sep
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revised Why is it that bacteria and fungi cannot develop resistance against essential oils?
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Sep
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answered Why is it that bacteria and fungi cannot develop resistance against essential oils?
Sep
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revised What would cause crows to be attracted to a human body?
Removed quotation marks which seemed to serve no purpose in the context of the actual question.
Sep
7
comment What is the difference between second and third generation sequencing
Ultimately we, as scientists, shouldn't get hung up on the exact use of this terminology since it is clearly now just part of marketing the latest advance in sequencing technology.
Sep
7
comment What is the difference between second and third generation sequencing
In my opinion referring to Sanger sequencing as 'first generation' is historically incorrect. Maxam-Gilbert sequencing preceded it and produced lots of useful results - see Addendum in my answer here: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/17598/…
Sep
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answered Protein Isolation from mammalian cells
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revised Is there a difference between any of these terms for proteins: “crystal structure,” “NMR structure,” “solution structure,” and “complex structure”?
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revised What is most simple eukaryotic genome?
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Sep
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answered How is it that ionic diffusion is independent of other ions?
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answered Is there a difference between any of these terms for proteins: “crystal structure,” “NMR structure,” “solution structure,” and “complex structure”?
Sep
4
comment What is most simple eukaryotic genome?
...but M. genitalium is not a eukaryote!
Sep
3
comment What is this fuzzy, black fungus that grew on my plates in the 4⁰C room?
Yes I saw that. However fungal colony morphology is very dependent upon the composition of the agar. But if I was more confident I would have answered, not comented.
Sep
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revised Has it been confirmed yet that the DNA found in dinosaurs was really DNA?
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Sep
3
comment Does chromosomal crossover result in a mutation?
I disagree with this answer. Have a look at the Wikipedia pages for mutation and recombination. Crossing-over may create new combinations of existing alleles/SNPs but it does not create any new ones. Even if there is a piece of sophistry which can be devised to defend this answer it is neither helpful nor useful to lump these two together as one.
Sep
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comment What is this fuzzy, black fungus that grew on my plates in the 4⁰C room?
Aspergillus niger?
Sep
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revised Localization of B and T cell
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revised What is the expected effect of pH on the activity of a fungal pectinase?
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revised Species identification, tree from Ecuador
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