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Backgammon a man exposed by being placed alone on a point and therefore able to be taken by the other player
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The blot of smoke had suddenly grown larger, and it was very black.
In many cases, HIV Western blots (WBs) with indeterminate profiles of SIV-infected monkeys resemble those of HIV enzyme immunoassay (EIA)-positive, WB-indeterminate human sera from Africa.
The authors used Northern blots to compare the amount of mRNA produced in exposed versus control cells.
The installation was called "Aufraumen" (Cleaning up)--a theme introduced with Schmutzig (Dirty), 2002, a video of paint blots. The second video, Toilette, also 2002, continuously repeats an animated drawing of hands washing and wiping a torso and playing with its chest hair.
* An oven or UV cross-linker to use for attaching DNA to the blots ($500-$2,500)
Validity of interpretation criteria for standardized Western blots (immunoblots) for serodiagnosis of Lyme borreliosis based on sera collected throughout Europe.
For mtDNA and nDNA quantification by Southern-blot analysis, the blots were hybridized with a mitochondrial (ND1) probe and a nuclear (18S rRNA) probe as described previously (3).
They represent intuitive patterns of remembering: of the emergence and submergence, the appearance and disappearance, of the figures of memory--be they big black bugs, hanged men, grotesque faces, or butterflies drowned in expanding blots of ink.
The Big Shot III hybridization oven is suited to all types of hybridization and incubation applications, including northern blots, southern blots and microarrays.
The blots were prehybridized with ULTRAArray hybridization buffer (Ambion) at 64[degrees]C for 3 hr.
Duplicate dot blots for hybridization with either normal or mutant probes were performed as described previously (2).