Example sentences for: dilute

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  • Collection of a 24-h composite sample, however, may dilute toxicity spikes, and average the quality of the effluent over the sampling period.

  • Prior to the aerosol experiments, we spiked filters with progressively more dilute viral suspensions to determine the limit of detection of our extraction and semi-nested RT-PCR assay.

  • These could include controls such as direct microscopic counts of active and inactive bacteria [ 19 ] , extraction and quantitation of ATP [ 23 ] , extraction and analysis of fatty acids [ 24 ] , real-time PCR of universal 16S rDNA markers [ 25 ] , and/or use of a larger variety of culture media, including dilute organic media, in place of or in addition to plate count agar [ 26 ] . All of these approaches also have problems, such as the possible presence in soil of biological molecules that are not associated with living cells, the always-present inability of microbiologists to culture most of the bacteria present in soil, and the often unpredictable performance of PCR primers.

  • Although the chimeric mice are usually backcrossed to B6 to dilute the contribution of the 129 genome, the knockout strains are always a mixture of the two genomes (Figure 1).

  • The concentrations of the purified DNA fragments were determined (Molecular Devices Spectramax Plus) and a Qiagen Bio-Robot 3000 was used to dilute the DNA samples to 500 ng/μl in 2X spotting solution.


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