Southern Blotting

Science / Genetics / Southern Blotting: A technique for transferring electrophoretically resolved dna segments from an agarose gel to a nitrocellulose filter paper sheet via capillary action: the dna segment of interest is probed with a radioactive, complementary nucleic acid, and its position is determined by autoradiography.

Southern Home

Life Style / Wine Grapes / Southern Home: V.rotundifolia variety (ie. Muscadine) derived from a Summit x FLA P9-15 cross. Currently recommended for growing in Florida, USA as a tablegrape. No other details as yet. MORE

Southern Oscillation

Science / Weather / Southern Oscillation: A periodic reversal of the pressure pattern across the tropical Pacific Ocean during El NiÑo events. It is represents the distribution of temperature and pressure over an oceanic area. MORE

Western Blotting Analysis

Science / Genetics / Western Blotting Analysis: A technique used to identify a specific protein: the probe is a radioactively labeled antibody raised against the protein in question. MORE

Southern Dairy Compact

Business / Agriculture / Southern Dairy Compact: An agreement among Southern U.S. states that would allow member states to jointly establish a minimum farm price for fluid milk that is above the federally mandated minimum price level in the region. MORE

Southern Comfort

Entertainment / Liquor / Southern Comfort: The oldest American liqueur, well known the world over, Southern Comfort is a blend of bourbon, peaches, and peach liqueur. It is dry and strong (100 proof) as liqueurs go. Produced in St. Louis. MORE

El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)

Science / Marine Biology / El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO): Condition in which warm surface water moves into the eastern Pacific, collapsing upwelling and increasing surface-water temperatures and precipitation along the west coast of North and South America MORE