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melting

1 the liquefaction effect of heat.
2 the thermal denaturation of double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid into two component strands.
3 conversion of the solid to the liquid phase.

melting

Molecular biology
Thermal denaturation of a macromolecule.

melting

the denaturation of DNA.
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In the first place, there are both data and mechanisms supporting the belief that in plain water as a matrix, nucleic acid is sequentially degraded by cycles of freezing and thawing.
Human pregnancy following cryopreservation, thawing and transfer of an eight cell embryo.
Pellet thawing : Each pellet of frozen spermatozoa that was removed from the liquid N2 was placed into an aluminum box in a water bath at 52[degrees]C for 5 s, then plunged into a plastic tube containing 1 ml of BTS (1:1) pre-warmed to 37[degrees]C.
In our thawing studies, most of the 760 locations on the thawing deck were populated with labeled tubes of frozen water, except that in key locations we placed plasma specimens in labeled tubes with temperature-recording thermocouples and surrounded those tubes with other plasma specimens in labeled tubes.
Barb and Mikucki (4) have studied the particle size characteristics of coagulate produced by freezing and thawing.
The permafrost that had reinforced Shishmaref's waterfront is thawing.
After thawing the major degradation becomes microbial; and because spoilage bacteria have been killed at -20 [degrees] C, the degradation process in the thawed fillets will be slowed down, giving them greater shelf life.
The patent also includes claims for specific methods for freezing and thawing the tissue so that it retains its viability and biological activity.
The media manufactured by Invitrogen will be used in ViaCell's pivotal clinical trial to evaluate the cryopreservation and thawing of human oocytes.
The flyer says previous thawing methods require two to three days to soften the site.
Is there a general rule for thawing frozen specimens?
But, if thawing continues in a warmer world, the permafrost will spew carbon for decades, and the plants will become overwhelmed - unable to sop up the excess carbon despite even the most vigorous growth.