agarose gel electrophoresis
A method to separate DNA and RNA molecules on the basis of their size, in which samples are subjected to an electric field applied to a gel made with agarose.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • Agarose gel electrophoresis — is a method used in biochemistry and molecular biology to separate DNA, or RNA molecules by size. This is achieved by moving negatively charged nucleic acid molecules through an agarose matrix with an electric field (electrophoresis). Shorter… …   Wikipedia

  • agarose gel electrophoresis — a type of gel electrophoresis with agarose as the support medium; used extensively to separate proteins, lipoproteins, nucleic acids, and other substances …   Medical dictionary

  • Gel electrophoresis — apparatus – An agarose gel is placed in this buffer filled box and electrical field is applied via the power supply to the rear. The negative terminal is at the far end (black wire), so DNA migrates toward the camera. Classification… …   Wikipedia

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  • Gel electrophoresis — electrophoresis electrophoresis n. 1. (Chem.) the motion of charged molecules or particles in a liquid medium under the influence of an electric field; particles with a positive charge move toward the cathode and negative to the anode. [WordNet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gel electrophoresis — The process in which molecules (such as proteins, DNA, or RNA fragments) can be separated according to size and electrical charge by applying an electric current to them while they are in a gel. The current forces the molecules through pores in a …   Medical dictionary

  • gel electrophoresis — noun : 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 * * * Biochem. a technique for separating protein molecules of varying… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • gel electrophoresis — Biochem. a technique for separating protein molecules of varying sizes in a mixture by moving them through a block of gel, as of agarose or polyacrylamide, by means of an electric field, with smaller molecules moving faster and therefore farther… …   Universalium

  • Native Gel Electrophoresis — is a technique used mainly in protein electrophoresis where the proteins are not denatured and therefore separated based on their charge to mass ratio.The two main types of native gels used in protein electrophoresis are polyacrlylamide gels and… …   Wikipedia

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