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This is the daily number of shares of a security that change hands between a buyer and a seller. Also known as volume traded. Also see Up volume and Down volume.
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The amount of trading sustained in a security or in the entire market during a given period. Especially heavy volume may indicate that important news has just been announced or is expected. See also average daily volume.
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Volume is the number of shares traded in a company's stock or in an entire market over a specified period, typically a day.

Unusual market activity, either higher or lower than average, is typically the result of some external event. But unusual activity in an individual stock reflects new information about that stock or the stock's sector.

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Although, some subunits of Vtgs are highly conserved and share a common general structure among fish (Finn, 2007), its complexity due to posttranslational modifications and translocation processes, often results, in poor antigenic cross-reactivity, even between closely related species (Watts et al., 2003; An et al., 2007).
In the liver of males treated with FSH followed by Clomiphene exposure, no positivity to ER[alpha] (Figure 4(d)) neither VTG antibodies (Figure 4(h)) was detected.
In the present study, the levels of vtg mRNA altered in juvenile fish exposed to 10, 100 and 1000g/l BPA for 14 days.
Prowse and Byrne (2012) reported that the sea stars Parvulastra exigua and Patiriella regularis contain transcripts for a true Vtg, the first such report.
A small section of each liver was placed in RNAlater (Qiagen, Valencia, CA, USA) and stored at-80[degrees]C for analysis of vtg expression as described below.
It is recommended that the term panting itself should not be used and, most often, the best instructions are to ask the patient to breath normally during the both the Vtg and Raw measurements.
Nevertheless, the 140 unit boosted by the VTG turbocharger, ensures a spirited enough drive, with a o-62mph in just 9.4 seconds and a top speed of I29mph.
To diagnose endocrine disruption, we measured sex steroid hormone [17[beta]-estradiol ([E.sub.2]), testosterone (T), and 11-ketotestosterone (11KT)] and vitellogenin (VTG) concentrations in male and female longear sunfish captured at two sites upstream and two sites downstream of the effluent outfall.