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comment Design arbitrary degenerate primers (with non-binding criteria)
Regarding the 4th point: I am assuming that the exact primer is of same length as the degenerate ones. Do you want primers with variable lengths? That will be more complicated.
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comment Design arbitrary degenerate primers (with non-binding criteria)
Do you know the sequence that you want? I mean, the degenerate places marked as N but the rest present. I don't know of a program that does it. But I can suggest you a workflow that would use simple scripts and existing bioinformatics tools.
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comment Linear and Circular DNA
@MattThrower DOI is an indexing system for electronic data. DOI links are reliable for articles. But this is fine. I added the pubmed links for you.
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comment Why doesn't human consumption of plants cause infectious diseases the way consumption of animals can?
There is an entire journal dedicated to harmful algae. Many land plants also produce potent toxins. (Diseases such as botulism, tetanus, cholera are effected mainly because of the toxin, rather than the bacterial growth).
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comment Plankton growth as a function of temperature
You may find your answer here.
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comment How bad is ethidium bromide in your plasmid for downstream applications?
Possible duplicate of biology.stackexchange.com/questions/14047/…
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comment What is a substance that is safe to eat, not absorbed and not metabolized?
@rg255 Wikipedia is a basic reference; added that. It is kind of a known fact. I don't know of pharmacology databases. Looking for one.
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comment What concentration of table salt is needed to kill bacteria in sweaty gym clothes?
@AliceD Can be difficult because usually normal washing is sufficient unless the clothes have taken a long time to dry (rains etc). In such cases molds also start growing on clothes. In any case I am not sure if this salt method would be effective.
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comment What concentration of table salt is needed to kill bacteria in sweaty gym clothes?
Specifically, hang them outside in the bright sun. You can soak your clothes is soap water or a mild perfumed disinfectant like dettol.
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comment What does the “cov” mean in a velvet assembler generated contig name?
@mdperry Haha.. I'm working on it actually :)
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revised How do researchers map root systems of plants?
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comment How do researchers map root systems of plants?
It would be great if you can add references for the techniques that you mention.
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comment (How) Does the human digestive system process petroleum jelly, aka petrolatum?
Liquid paraffin was used as a laxative (i don't know if it still is).
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comment What is it that creates that wonderful smell after a fresh rain?
@mgkrebbs Yes I checked that but I did not find much info on what petrichor really is. Moreover the wiki article does not have much info.