What is strain?

Some articles on strain, strains:

Lysobacter - Mechanisms of Antagonism
... enzymogenes strain C3 is unique in that it expresses a wide range of mechanisms contributing to microbial antagonism and biological control that are not shared by all strains of the species ... The strain produces numerous extracellular enzymes that contribute to biocontrol activity, including multiple forms of β-1,3-glucanases and chitinases ... The strain also has been demonstrated to induce systemic resistance in certain plants, protecting them from pathogen infection ...
Lysobacter Genetics
... enzymogenes strain C3 is a genetically tractable strain allowing for easy construction of gene knockouts, supporting its use as a model genetic system for unraveling the molecular basis of ... Indeed, a number of derivative strains of L ... enzymogenes strain C3 already have been constructed, including mutants affected in structural genes encoding enzyme activities, the regulatory clp gene and ...
Louisiana State University Tiger Marching Band - Songs of LSU - "Fight For LSU"
... for LSU." The full song uses elements of a musical march and consists of an introduction, a strain that is played twice (and sung twice using the same lyrics), a breakup strain (with new lyrics), a ... the band only plays the introduction, a single strain, and the coda ...
Salvia Divinorum - Botany - Strains
... There are two commonly cultivated strains which are known to be distinct ... One is the strain that was collected in 1962 by ecologist and psychologist Sterling Bunnell (the Bunnell strain), colloquially mis-attributed as the Wasson-Hofmann strain ... from Huautla de Jiménez in 1991 by anthropologist Bret Blosser (the Blosser or Palatable strain) ...
Strain Encoding MRI
... Strain Encoding (SENC) in Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a technique developed by Nael Osman's group at Johns Hopkins University for imaging the strain of deforming tissue ...

More definitions of "strain":

  • (noun): (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces.
  • (noun): Injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain.
  • (verb): To exert much effort or energy.
    Synonyms: strive, reach
  • (noun): An intense or violent exertion.
    Synonyms: straining
  • (noun): Difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension.
    Synonyms: stress
  • (verb): Make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious.
    Synonyms: tense, tense up
  • (noun): Pervading note of an utterance.
    Synonyms: tenor
  • (verb): Use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity.
    Example: "Don't strain your mind too much"
    Synonyms: extend
  • (verb): Separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements.
    Synonyms: sift, sieve
  • (verb): Test the limits of.
    Synonyms: try, stress
  • (verb): Stretch or force to the limit.
    Example: "Strain the rope"
    Synonyms: tense
  • (noun): (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress.
    Example: "His responsibilities were a constant strain"; "the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him"
    Synonyms: mental strain, nervous strain
  • (noun): A lineage or race of people.
    Synonyms: breed
  • (verb): Alter the shape of (something) by stress.
    Synonyms: deform, distort
  • (noun): A special variety of domesticated animals within a species.
    Example: "He created a new strain of sheep"
    Synonyms: breed, stock
  • (noun): The act of singing.
    Synonyms: song
  • (noun): (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups.
    Example: "A new strain of microorganisms"
    Synonyms: form, variant, var.
  • (verb): Rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender.
    Synonyms: puree

Famous quotes containing the word strain:

    The standards of His Majesty’s taste made all those ladies who aspired to his favour, and who were near the Statutable size, strain and swell themselves, like the frogs in the fable, to rival and bulk and dignity of the ox. Some succeeded, and others burst.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    The real stumbling-block of totalitarian régimes is not the spiritual need of men for freedom of thought; it is men’s inability to stand the physical and nervous strain of a permanent state of excitement, except during a few years of their youth.
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)

    Realistic about how much one person can accomplish in a given day, women expect to have to make some trade-offs between work and family. Families, however, have absorbed all the stress and strain they possibly can. The entire responsibility for accommodation is taking place on the home side of the equation.
    Deborah J. Swiss (20th century)