What is strain?

Some articles on strain, strains:

Louisiana State University Tiger Marching Band - Songs of LSU - "Fight For LSU"
... 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 return ... Often the band only plays the introduction, a single strain, and the coda ...
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 using MRI ...
Lysobacter Genetics
... enzymogenes strain C3 is a genetically tractable strain allowing for easy construction of gene knockouts, supporting its use as a model genetic ... 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 various combinations thereof ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ... Huautla de Jiménez in 1991 by anthropologist Bret Blosser (the Blosser or Palatable strain) ...

More definitions of "strain":

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

Famous quotes containing the word strain:

    O Master, let me walk with Thee
    In lowly paths of service free;
    Tell me Thy secret, help me bear
    The strain of toil, the fret of care.
    Washington Gladden (1836–1918)

    It is not true that men can be divided into absolutely honest persons and absolutely dishonest ones. Our honesty varies with the strain put on it.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls.
    Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956)