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anaerobiosis

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Living or growing in an environment lacking molecular oxygen.

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Fish, Sir Hugh (1923–1999), environmental chemist and water manager

John C. Bowman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Biological Sciences; Medicinal Chemistry. 1093 words.

Fish, Sir Hugh (1923–1999), environmental chemist and water manager, was born on 6 January 1923 in Woodlesford, Yorkshire, the second son and second of the four children of Leonard Mark...

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muffle furnace

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A furnace, usually heated electrically, in which heat is applied to the charge from the outside of a refractory (heat-resistant) chamber (the muffle).

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mutation bias

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Bias in the mutation frequencies of different codons, affecting the synonymous to nonsynonymous rate ratio. Mutation bias results in an accelerated rate of amino acid replacement in...

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Smith, (Robert) Angus (1817–1884), applied chemist and environmental scientist

Christopher Hamlin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial Chemistry; Ecology and Conservation; Biological Sciences; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 2394 words.

Smith, (Robert) Angus (1817–1884), applied chemist and environmental scientist, was born in Pollokshaws, near Glasgow, on 15 February 1817, the seventh son and twelfth child of John Smith...

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sonicate

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Subject (a biological sample) to ultrasonic vibration so as to fragment the cells, macromolecules, and membranes. A biological sample that has been subjected to such treatment.

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superfamily

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In genetics, a group of genes derived by one or more duplication events, originally from an ancestral gene, which show less than 50 per cent similarity.

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