single letter code for the amino acid Glutamine, one of the 20 common amino acids that form protein and also represented by the 3 letter code "Gln". (Molecular Dev - Protein)
Q fever is a zoonotic disease caused by Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii), a species of bacteria that is distributed globally. In 1999, Q fever became a notifiable disease in the United States but reporting is not required in many other countries. Because the disease is underreported, scientists cannot reliably assess how many cases of Q fever have actually occurred worldwide. Many human infections are inapparent. Cattle, sheep, and goats are the primary reservoirs of Coxiella burnetii. Infection has been noted in a wide variety of other animals, including other species of livestock and in domesticated pets. Coxiella burnetii does not usually cause clinical disease in these animals, although abortion in goats and sheep has been linked to C. burnetii infection. Organisms are excreted in milk, urine, and feces of infected animals.(text modified from CDC USA) (More? The Australian Q Fever Register | CDC (USA) Q Fever
acronym for Quantitative Fluorescent Polymerase Chain Reaction. A molecular biology DNA amplification technique that incorporates a flourescent marker into synthesized at a quantifiable rate. Technique is also being developed as a prenatal diagnostic technique for chromosomal anomalies and aneuploidies (chromosomes 13, 18 and 21, and X and Y). (More? Prenatal Diagnosis)
A small bird used in embryo transplant experiments with chicken. Quail cells have a distinct nucleolus allowing transplanted cells to be easily identified an dhave been used in studies of neural crest development/migration. (Neural Crest Notes)
A molecular biology DNA amplification technique that incorporates a flourescent marker into synthesized at a quantifiable rate. Technique is also being developedas a prenatal diagnostic technique for chromosomal anomalies and aneuploidies (chromosomes 13, 18 and 21, and X and Y).
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Use this page to access brief definitions of specific alphabetically listed embryology terms. Additional information can be accessed from links listed at the end of each definition. Glossary from the UNSW Embryology program compiled and written by Dr Mark Hill. Reference Material used in preparing Glossary List: Texts listed on page 1 Reading of each notes section, Department of Anatomy Publications, WWW resources from NCBI, AMA (USA), Office of Rare Diseases (USA), PubMed Medline Dictionaries, MSDS, Merck Manual home edn., NHMRC (Australia).
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