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Northern blot

Syllabification: North·ern blot

Definition of Northern blot in English:

noun

Biology
An adaptation of the Southern blot procedure used to detect specific sequences of RNA by hybridization with complementary DNA.
Example sentences
  • We and others have previously shown that CHO cells do not express detectable amounts of endogenous RyRs when assayed by Western blots, Northern blots, or ryanodine binding.
  • Standard techniques were used for DNA cloning, restriction enzyme digestion, Southern and Northern blot analysis, and DNA sequencing.
  • Southern and Northern blots contained nucleic acids from 10 million P. carinii per lane.

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