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I regard this is more of a question for SE English Language and Usage under the tag “technical”, and will vote to move it there. However, as the answer relates to reading papers in molecular biology, I provide an answer here. Linguistic interpretation without context The tense used in the phrase “X remains poorly understood”, taken in isolation, suggests ...


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I think I found an answer at Science Direct where multiple definitions are provided, among one from Thomson (2012): Solubilization is the action of certain chemical reagents on organic materials (such as animal or plant tissue) that effects a structural breakdown (or digestion) into a liquid form that can then be directly dissolved [...] and from Lau (2011)...


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Short Answer There is no such word that I can think of. Long Answer Note: although fungi were once considered to be lumped with plants, such classifications fell out of favor 60+ years ago (or sooner). See here for a summary. Nomenclature "dead ends" Using the traditional taxonomic approach (including Woese's familiar 3-domain classification ...


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It seems to me that "genic" is a perfectly good word. This paper uses "genic" directly as a contrast to "intergenic", so that seems like a reasonable precedent: ‘Noncoding DNA’ can be found both surrounding genes, and within genes (see schematic Figure 1). We will call the first type ‘intergenic’, and the second type ‘genic’, a ...


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While @mgkrebbs is correct in their answer that the meaning of "stripped" cannot be 100% determined without corresponding with the author, there are clues that point to a most likely answer. The previous sentence, "FA in serum samples was removed as previously described", cites this reference, which describes testing of different ...


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Looking at the article, I think they could leave out the word "targeted". I think they used it because what is being enriched is not a promoter DNA, but the section of promoter DNA bound to the protein and antibody. I suppose they could use "...enriched 4.1-fold more FOLR1 Promoter DNA-CIC protein complex,..." It is a little awkward or ...


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I believe this is a failure of editing, and the meaning in this paper of "stripped" cannot be determined without correspondence with an author. "Stripped" is an informal term for either removal of some substance or treatment with a material such as charcoal which affects many substances. Normally in papers "stripped" is ...


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