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12:06 Feb 16, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO] Science
English term or phrase:plaque screening
This is within a text talking about a system (based on a digital camera) for taking electrophoresis gel images. (In the field of biotechnology.)
"The system is very versatile, enabling the imaging and analysis of DNA, RNA and protein electrophoresis gels, Southern, Northern and Western blots, dot and slot blots, microplate assays, micro arrays, quantitative PCR and thin layer chromatography. It can even handle images for colony counting and plaque screening."
Explanation: Protein electrophoresis is made in plaques which have a gel. Proteins are set in the gel and you let them run overnight with an electric current. The proteins migrate and you can then "read" the plates screening for the spots. The spots are the proteins that migrate according to their weight (size) and electric charge
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