gel electrophoresis

noun

Definition of gel electrophoresis

: electrophoresis in which molecules (such as proteins and nucleic acids) migrate through a gel and especially a polyacrylamide gel and separate into bands according to size

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The outbreak prodded the CDC to develop a program that relied on a technique called pulsed-field gel electrophoresis in which investigators could look at a germ's DNA in clumps. Mike Stobbe, chicagotribune.com, "Disease hunters using DNA to investigate E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce," 30 Apr. 2018 Investigators used pulsed-field gel electrophoresis to find 11 illnesses with a similar genetic pattern, but whole genome sequencing definitively linked 10 and caused one to be tossed out as unrelated. Mike Stobbe, chicagotribune.com, "Disease hunters using DNA to investigate E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce," 30 Apr. 2018

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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gel electrophoresis

noun

Medical Definition of gel electrophoresis

: electrophoresis in which molecules (as proteins and nucleic acids) migrate through a gel and especially a polyacrylamide gel and separate into bands according to size

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