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monotypic

[¦män·ə¦tip·ik]
(systematics)
Pertaining to a taxon that constains only one immediately subordinate taxon.
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Caption: FIGURE 5: Flow cytometry on bone marrow aspirate: a population of monotypic B-cells, expressing CD45, CD10, CD38, and surface kappa light chain restriction.
Monotypic strips had the most horizontal and vertical cover of all practices but the least amount of horizontal or structural heterogeneity.
On the basis of two-dimensional electrophoresis and silver staining, Harrison (1) concluded that the pattern he described in IFE of urine can be attributed to polyclonal light chains, even when only [kappa] light chains were detected, i.e., when the bands were apparently monotypic. It is conceivable that the appearance (after protein staining) of equidistant bands that represent light chains in UPE depends on the amount of light chains in the urine and the resolution of the electrophoresis system (e.g., matrix, temperature, and current, as well as the protein stain) (4).
Five of these genera (Bensoniella, Conimitella, Elmera, Tellima, and Tolmiea) are monotypic and restricted in distribution to western North America.
The monotypic family Grammicolepididae, is found in Eastern Atlantic, Western Atlantic, north Pacific and Hawaii.
For example, Small (2015b) supports the monotypic treatment of Cannabis sativa Linnaeus (1753) based on the absence of evidence for reproductive barriers.
Moore (1878) erected the monotypic genus Zadadra to accommodate Lithosia distorta Moore, 1872 from Darjeeling (India).
Considering their striking plumage, dense monotypic nesting colonies, the arrival of the expedition during the breeding season, and Craveri's passion for birds, had there been terns on Rasa it is hard to believe he and his companions overlooked them after 8 d of tramping through the island (Fig.
For a marker to be considered positive, expression must be found on 30% or more of the monotypic lymphocytes, as compared with the isotype control.
Carcinomalike monotypic epithelioid angiomyolipoma in patients without evidence of tuberous sclerosis: a clinicopathologic and genetic study.