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by rahilsaxena
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Bioinformatics
Topic: Bioinformatics Handbook for Life Scientists
Replies: 3
Views: 5755

Re: Bioinformatics Handbook for Life Scientists

Epitope, also called antigenic determinant, portion of a foreign protein, or antigen, that is capable of stimulating an immune response. An epitope is the part of the antigen that binds to a specific antigen receptor on the surface of a B cell. Binding between the receptor and epitope occurs only if...
by rahilsaxena
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Bioinformatics
Topic: What is Dunn's multiple comparison test?
Replies: 1
Views: 4069

Re: What is Dunn's multiple comparison test?

Once your initial ANOVA has found a significant difference in three or more means, Dunn’s Test can be used to pinpoint which specific means are significant from the others. Dunn’s Multiple Comparison Test is a post hoc (i.e. it’s run after an ANOVA) non parametric test (a “distribution free” test th...
by rahilsaxena
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Can any given mold grow on multiple types of food?
Replies: 2
Views: 4495

Re: Can any given mold grow on multiple types of food?

Mold spores are everywhere, and many strains grow on food. Tiny mold spores are all around us in the air, which is not harmful to our health in moderation. Once a spore lands on a surface, it searches for water and nutrients to feed off of. Food is able to grow mold easily because it is often kept i...
by rahilsaxena
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Bioinformatics
Topic: Classification of non-coding RNA
Replies: 2
Views: 12911

Re: Classification of non-coding RNA

One of the long-standing principles of molecular biology is that DNA acts as a template for transcription of messenger RNAs, which serve as blueprints for protein translation. A rapidly growing number of exceptions to this rule have been reported over the past decades: they include long known classe...
by rahilsaxena
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Can bacteria grow on MES as a carbon source?
Replies: 3
Views: 5066

Re: Can bacteria grow on MES as a carbon source?

My suggestion is: If you are taking an agar and supplementing it with the nutrients that are required by that specific bacteria, then it will enhance the chances of that bacteria growing before any other. However, if you are talking about nutrient agar, which is an all purpose medium, there might be...
by rahilsaxena
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Bioinformatics
Topic: Features of Protein Fuctions
Replies: 1
Views: 3732

Re: Features of Protein Fuctions

Proteins are the most versatile macromolecules in living systems and serve crucial functions in essentially all biological processes. They function as catalysts, they transport and store other molecules such as oxygen, they provide mechanical support and immune protection, they generate movement, th...
by rahilsaxena
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Is an effective vaccine against TB is possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 7369

Re: Is an effective vaccine against TB is possible?

The only licensed vaccine against TB, Bacillle Calmette-Guerin (BCG), is effective at preventing disseminated disease in infants.