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The native people of Mexico may have been preferentially infected because they worked the agricultural fields and facilities that were presumably infested with infected rodents.
Since at a given voltage, copper will plate out preferentially before the zinc, the copper concentration is controlled by a complexing ion which temporarily deactivates some of the copper.
In contrast, nonoptimal maturation and liquefaction due to hormonal disturbances will occur preferentially at the beginning and the end of the fertile window.
This method results in higher signal-to-noise ratios by preferentially synthesizing cDNA from coding regions.
Therefore any gas molecule would be preferentially adsorbed at these sites of maximum energy.
Because rats always choose the sugar water, the researchers pegged the animals' sensitivity threshold at the lowest sucrose concentration at which the animals would begin preferentially choosing sugar water.
He was intrigued by the instances in which species seemed to preferentially occur together after the invasion.
Biomoda's cancer detection technology is based on a patented porphyrin application that preferentially binds to cancerous or aberrant cells, which are non-invasively collected from lung sputum samples.
Client fish seem to keep track of the reputation of specific cleaner wrasses, preferentially visiting those previously seen with an unruffled customer, he reports in the Oct.
Overall, males preferentially associated with females of high rank and in a fertile reproductive state.
These channels in the geologic environment acted as collectors and preferentially caused uranium to be deposited.