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  • n. the organic radical derived from isoamyl alcohol; 3-methyl butyl

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A univalent organic radical, Its derivatives, such as isoamyl alcohol, isoamyl iodide, etc., are prepared from certain portions of fusel-oil.


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  • • Scents "have personalities," Ms. Wright said, sniffing a paper strip soaked in isoamyl acetate, which, on a first whiff, smells like nail-polish remover but quickly morphs into bubble gum and pear.

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  • Back in the days before the explosion of kits, our protocol involved PK digestion, phenol extraction, phenol:chloroform extraction, phenol:chloroform:isoamyl alcohol extraction, ammonium acetate/isopropanol precipitation, followed by EtOH washes.

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  • Protein removal was accomplished by extracting twice with an equal volume of 25: 24: 1 phenol: chloroform: isoamyl alchol.

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  • After TRIzol phase separation, the aqueous phase was extracted once with equal volume of phenol/chloroform/isoamyl alcohol (25: 24: 1), before RNA precipitation with isopropanol.

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  • The density of pure phenol (unlike phenol: chloroform: isoamyl alcohol) is almost 1.0.

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  • Extract the sample two times with an equal volume of chloroform: isoamyl alcohol to remove any trace phenol.

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  • DNA extraction with phenol/chloroform/isoamyl alcohol pH 8 - aqueous top phase contains the majority of DNA, interphase mostly proteins, and lower organic phase most of the RNA and lipids

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  • MeDIP was purified and precipitated using phenol and chloroform: isoamyl alcohol.

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  • Genomic DNA from the sample was isolated by 3 rounds of extraction with phenol: chloroform: isoamyl alcohol (25: 24: 1) and twice with chloroform to remove any residual phenol.

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  • Synthesis of cDNA for the array screening assays was performed on 2 µg of total RNA using a T7-oligo dT12-18 primer (Amersham Pharmacia) and it was purified using phenol: chloroform: isoamyl alcohol and NH

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