Damn aac/aad aminoglycoside-sensing riboswitches appropriating features of thermosensor RNA systems!  Have you no shame?

Sorry, I’ve just seen way too many SJW-posts inaccurately using the concept of appropriation today (and every other day).

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  • #sjw #appropriation #biochemistry
  • 1 year ago
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So, I just found out that some strains of the bacterium that I work with are capable of producing a metabolite, clavam-2-carboxylate (C2C), which is so toxic that if you touch it you die.  Yeah.  And we have a box full of it sitting in our Level II box.  $100,000 worth of it.  Yeah.  The more you know.

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  • #microbiology #science #lab #die #streptomyces #biochemistry
  • 1 year ago
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Guess who’s getting a shiny new set of pipettors?

This kid right here, that’s who!

Although I have become quite attached to the old Finnpipette IIs.  

Also, I just found out that I get to TA History of Biology this semester! So wicked.  This sem the course is focusing on the history of TB outbreaks and treatment in Newfoundland and Labrador.  I’m pretty pumped.  

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  • #grad school #research #biology #microbiology #biochemistry #science
  • 1 year ago
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It is a tetromer, a dimer of dimers, if you will.

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  • #biochemistry #research #i need to go on holiday
  • 1 year ago

Quick! Biochem/molecular people!

Is there really a difference between TES as its free acid and TES as a sodium salt? As in, can I swap one out for the other?

Note: this is for making Streptomyces media.

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  • #science #question #biochemistry #biochem #molecular #molecular biology
  • 1 year ago
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