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chain

A unit of measurement formerly used in surveying and still seen in deeds with old property descriptions.One chain equals 66 feet.

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Total quantity or scope: Lot 1 supply and maintenance of 2 real-time polymerase chain reaction (rt-PCR) platforms.
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Since the demonstrated reaction involved several molecules on a surface, it reframes researchers' understanding of surface-based chain reactions.
RNA was subjected to 1-step real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) (QuantiTect Probe RT-PCR kit, Qiagen) in a real-time PCR 7700/7900/7500 sequence detection system (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA, USA).
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Nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) VZV DNA results were negative both in the personal air samples and in saliva.
Therefore, it can provide the braking mechanism required for sustaining chain reactions.
The more recently developed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay holds great promise as a diagnostic tool; as few as five organisms are all that is needed to allow for identification of DNA, even in a preserved specimen.
Subcritical nuclear tests are different from traditional nuclear experiments in that they are halted before nuclear materials reach ''criticality,'' in which a nuclear chain reaction is triggered.
DOCTORS believe they have discovered a way to stop the destructive chain reaction that gradually weakens multiple sclerosis sufferers.
The result was a sudden flash of blinding blue light--the ominous flash of radiation that occurs when uranium begins a chain reaction.
The interviewees will be questioned about their activities while the self-sustaining nuclear fission chain reaction was occurring and whether they were outdoors or indoors at the time.