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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When compact flat roofs were black and fully adhered, interior moisture would travel upward, hit the underside of the black roof membrane, stop, and then be driven back down when the black membrane got hot.
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.
Q I'VE planted hostas and ferns through a black membrane covered with chips and pebbles.