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long chain

in bacteriology, a continuous line of more than eight cells.

long chain

Chemistry
adjective Referring to a polymer of sugars, amino acids or fatty acids that is longer than a short or medium chain, and is defined by the family of compounds to which it belongs. For example, short-chain fatty acids have 6 or fewer carbons, medium-chain fatty acids are 6 to 12 carbons and long-chain fatty acids have more than 12 carbons. 

Microbiology
adjective Referring to a catenation with eight bacteria in a row.
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21] For analyzing the summation effect of long chain n-3 PUFA (DPA+DHA+EPA) and commercially available fish oil n-3 PUFA content (DHA+EPA) with prostate cancer incidence and its subcategories, we used a mixed effect analysis-random effects model to combine studies within each subgroup of long chain n-3 PUFA.
Men who consumed the highest amount of long chain omega-3 fatty acids had a 63 percent reduced risk of aggressive prostate cancer compared to men with the lowest amount of long chain omega-3 fatty acids.
Long chains can result in 30 percent more transplants than a cycle of three exchanges, Roth and his colleagues calculated.
This is why the UK Government, the American Heart Association, the British Heart Foundation, and many other international expert groups have recommended that we get our omega-3s in the long chain form, such as found in fish and fish oils.
If you would like to ensure that you and your family are getting enough long chain Omega 3 then the best way is to eat foods rich in long chain Omega 3 fatty acids, instead of taking supplements.
Both short chain and long chain are beneficial for health, but there is widespread scientific agreement that the long chain fatty acids such as EPA and DHA provide the significant health benefits.
w]) and its distribution (MWD) as well as the level of long chain branching in an attempt to identify correlations between long chain branching, polydispersity and rheological properties.
Martek's nutritional oils containing docosahexaenoic acid ("DHA") and arachidonic acid ("ARA") oils are vegetable oils containing two essential long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids which are fundamental building blocks of the brain and the retina.
Thus the box you pick up at the store reflects a long chain of annual inspections, examining not only agricultural practices, but cleaning, storing and labeling procedures on down the line.
All the work is truly about me," Rennie Harris said in his pre-curtain speech at Seattle's Behnke Center, which makes him another link in the long chain of modern dance choreographers whose companies also bear their names.
The trick was to bounce the incense-bearing vessel against the long chain that held it to make a most agreeable sound, which may or may not have been liturgically correct.
To elaborate on the violence she read into Fontana's work, Ruggeri chose to confront the master with a long chain of aprons that replicated his sign without repeating its gesture.