black membrane


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black membrane

[¦blak ′mem‚brān]
(cell molecular)
An artificial planar membrane that forms over a hole in the partition between two aqueous compartments and is optically black when viewed in incident light; used to study the permeability of bilayer membranes and the mobility of bilayer components.
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The use of a black membrane enhances the identification of opaque, translucent of white coloured colonies.
Dilutions of [lambda] DNA from 0 to 5000 molecules per field of view (FOV) were prepared in a 1:10 000 dilution of SYBR Green I in Tris-EDTA, localized on the black membrane, and imaged.
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