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Blot is sometimes a misspelling of belt.

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Definition of the noun blot

What does blot mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: blots

  1. a blemish made by dirt
  2. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    • example: he made a huge blot on his copybook
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of blot: smear / smirch / spot / stain
    • more generic words: error / fault / mistake = a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

Alternative definition of the noun blot

noun

  1. A blemish, spot or stain made by a coloured substance.
  2. [context: by extension] A stain on someone's reputation or character; a disgrace.
  3. [biochemistry] The Southern blot analysis (and derived Northern and Western) analytical techniques.
  4. [backgammon] an exposed piece in backgammon.

Definition of the verb blot

What does blot mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: blotted, blotting

  1. dry (ink) with blotting paper
  2. make a spot or mark onto

Alternative definition of the verb blot

verb

  1. [transitive] to cause a blot (on something) by spilling a coloured substance
  2. [intransitive] to soak up, or absorb liquid
  3. to hide, obscure or obliterate something

Music

  1. "Blot" is the fourth full-length album by the Norwegian black/Viking metal band Einherjer. It was released on November 21, 2003, by Tabu Recordings.
    • genre: Viking metal
    • released on (12 years ago)
  2. "Blot" is a musical album of Mactätus.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  3. "Blot" is a composition, cataloged instance.

Miscellanea

  1. Blot a.k.a. The blót was a Norse pagan sacrifice to the Norse gods and the spirits of the land. The sacrifice often took the form of a sacramental meal or feast. Related religious practices were performed by other Germanic peoples, such as the pagan Anglo-Saxons. The blót element of horse sacrifice is found throughout Indo-European traditions, including the Indian, Celtic, and Latin traditions.
  2. Blot: A blot, in molecular biology and genetics, is a method of transferring proteins, DNA or RNA, onto a carrier. In many instances, this is done after a gel electrophoresis, transferring the molecules from the gel onto the blotting membrane, and other times adding the samples directly onto the membrane. After the blotting, the transferred proteins, DNA or RNA are then visualized by colorant staining, autoradiographic visualization of radioactive labelled molecules, or specific labelling of some proteins or nucleic acids. The latter is done with antibodies or hybridization probes that bind only to some molecules of the blot and have an enzyme joined to them. After proper washing, this enzymatic activity is visualized by incubation with proper reactive, rendering either a colored deposit on the blot or a chemiluminiscent reaction which is registered by photographic film.

Phrases with Blot

Phrases starting with the word Blot:

  1. blot out
  2. Blot Test
  3. Blot One's Copy Book
  4. Blot on the Escutcheon

Phrases ending with the word Blot:

  1. Zoo blot
  2. Western Blot
  3. Southern Blot

Other phrases containing the word Blot:

  1. Western Blot Analysis
  2. Northern Blot Analysis
  3. Southern Blot Analysis

Printed books with definitions for Blot

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Google previewMarks Basic Medical Biochemistry, A Clinical Approach (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The northern blot is a technique used in molecular biology research to study gene expression by detection of RNA in a sample. With northern blotting it is possible to observe cellular control over structure and function by determining the ...

Google previewSignaling in the Heart (2011)

by José Marín-García

Northern blot is a technique to identify and estimate (in many cases) the relative abundance of a specific type of RNA among...

The advantage that microarray has over Northern blot is that thousands of genes can be visualized at a time with a ...

Google previewTextbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations (2016)

Biology, Biochemistry by CTI Reviews

A Southern blot is a method routinely used in molecular biology for detection of a specific DNA sequence in DNA samples. Southern blotting combines transfer of electrophoresisseparated DNA fragments to a filter membrane and subsequent ...

Google previewNineteenth-century Theories of Art (1987)

by Joshua Charles Taylor

An artificial blot is a production of chance, with a small degree of design; for in making it, the attention of the performer must be...

A true blot is an assemblage of dark shapes or masses made with ink upon a piece of paper, and likewise of light ...

Google previewPlant Biochemistry (2016)

Biology, Biochemistry by CTI Reviews

A Southern blot is a method routinely used in molecular biology for detection of a specific DNA sequence in DNA samples. Southern blotting combines transfer of electrophoresisseparated DNA fragments to a filter membrane and subsequent ...

Google previewPracticals And Viva In Medical Biochemistry (2004)

by Dandekar

Western blot is a technique in which a protein is detected immunologically. Southern blot is a diagnostic tool used to detect specific sequence contained in a DNA fragment. Northern blot is similar to VIVA VOCE QUESTIONS 199.

Google previewPhysical Chemistry of Macromolecules (2004)

Basic Principles and Issues by S. F. Sun

Southern Blot Southern blot is a technique used on a fractionation of DNA fragments. The technique used primarily is agarose gel electrophoresis and the nitrocellulose filter is the major apparatus used. DNA from a tissue or cell is isolated, ...

Google previewABCZ of HIV/AIDS

by Hugues Ngatchou

The problem with the Western blot is that it is expensive (each test costs US$25— 50). In summary, the rapid and ELISA tests have excellent sensitivity but not very good specificity; whereas the Western blot has excellent specificity but not very ...

Google previewSex and the Developing Brain (2010)

by Margaret McCarthy

Western blot is a technique for quantifying ...

Google previewChemistry, Cell Biology, and Genetics, Volume I (2016)

Biology, Cell biology by CTI Reviews

The western blot is a widely accepted analytical technique used to detect specific proteins in the given sample of tissue homogenate or extract. It uses gel electrophoresis to separate native proteins by 3D structure or denatured proteins by the ...

Google previewMolecular Biology, Principles of Genome Function (2016)

Biology, Molecular biology by CTI Reviews

A Southern blot is a method routinely used in molecular biology for detection of a specific DNA sequence in DNA samples. Southern blotting combines transfer of electrophoresisseparated DNA fragments to a filter membrane and subsequent ...

Google previewApplications of Mass Spectrometry in Life Safety (2008)

by Crisan Popescu, Alina D. Zamfir, Nicolae Dinca

Dot blot is a straightforward, simple technique for peptide and protein detection in which the samples are spotted directly onto a membrane through circular templates. The method is based on the antigen-antibody recognition by using a first ...

Google previewManaging Personality (2009)

by Donald W. Fiske

The blot is a complex with many attributes, any one or two of which may influence S's response. Of course, one kind of information sought from such protocols is exactly that: What stimulus properties of the cards does a given subject attend to, ...

Google previewClinical Microbilogy (2011)

Diagnostic Standards of Care by Charles W Stratton, MD

burgdorferi and confirmation by Western blot is the most accurate method for ruling in or out the possibility of Lyme disease. This was actually done in the case above, but the ...

Google previewPrinciples of Proteomics (2004)

by Richard Twyman

The western blot is a quick way to compare the abundances of gel-separated proteins. In this technique, proteins separated by gel electrophoresis, with different samples represented in different lanes, are blotted onto a sheet of polymeric ...

Google previewBraunwalds Heart Disease, A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Single Volume (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

The Western blot is a widely used analytical technique used to detect specific proteins in the given sample of tissue homogenate or extract. It uses gel electrophoresis to separate native or denatured proteins by the length of the polypeptide ...

Google previewManual of Biological Markers of Disease (2012)

by W.J. van Venrooij, Ravinder N. Maini

Immunoblotting The protein blot is the assay of choice to distinguish anti-Sm and anti-RNP sera on the basis of discrete protein targets. The snRNP proteins are fractionated by SDS-PAGE, electrotransferred to a nitrocellulose or PVDF ...

Google previewBiomedical Engineering, Bridging Medicine and Technology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A Southern blot is a method routinely used in molecular biology for detection of a specific DNA sequence in DNA samples. Southern blotting combines transfer of electrophoresisseparated DNA fragments to a filter membrane and subsequent ...

Google previewPractical Genetic Counseling (2016)

Biology, Genetics by CTI Reviews

A Southern blot is a method used in molecular biology for detection of a specific DNA sequence in DNA samples. Southern blotting combines transfer of electrophoresisseparated DNA fragments to a filter membrane and subsequent fragment ...

Google previewExamination Medicine (2014)

A Guide to Physician Training by Nicholas J Talley, Simon O’Connor

The western blot test is more specific and a negative western blot means a positive EIA test is a false positive. 3. Other tests are used to assess the severity of the illness and immunocompromisation, and to look for associated conditions ( e.g. ...

Google previewSoils, Plant Growth and Crop Production - Volume I (2010)

by Willy H. Verheye

Northern Blot A northern blot is the historic “analog” version of gene expression analysis. The basic concept is that if one measures the relative number of mRNA molecules in a cell or tissue at a given time, one can describe something about ...

Google previewComprehensive Medical Terminology (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

The western blot is a widely used analytical technique used to detect specific proteins in the givensample oftissue homogenate orextract. Ituses gel electrophoresisto separate native proteins by 3D structure ordenatured proteins by ...

Google previewIntroduction to Experimental Biophysics (2011)

Biological Methods for Physical Scientists by Jay Nadeau

or RNA, and to know how many times that sequence appears A straightforward technique to do this makes use of the techniques described above, and is called a Southern blot (DNA) or Northern blot (RNA) The Southern blot is an eponym, ...

Google previewConcepts of Genetics (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A Southern blot is a method used in molecular biology for detection of a specific DNA sequence in DNA samples. Southern blotting combines transfer of electrophoresisseparated DNA fragments to a filter membrane and subsequent fragment ...

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun blot:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb blot:

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Quotes about Blot

But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know. (Alan Watts)
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Scrabble value of B3L1O1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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