C13/C12 ratio

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The ratio between the heavy, stable isotope of carbon and the normal isotope in a sample of interest. Since organisms take up C12 in preference to C13, the ratio is used to determine whether or not the carbon in the specimen is of biological origin.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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