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hydroxylapatite


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A hydrated form of calcium phosphate that is naturally found in bone and tooth enamel. A synthetic form of this compound is used by molecular biologists to separate single-stranded nucleic acids from double-stranded ones. The latter bind to a column of hydroxylapatite, while single-stranded nucleic acids pass through it. Also called hydroxyapatite.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.


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