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Fig. 5 Quantitative PCR by comparing several results after the completion of different PCR cycle numbers. As an example, dilution curves for two different targets are compared. (From Ref. [8].) Panel A: Data after 25 cycles. For all amounts of target A, the observed amplicon amounts follow the theoretical prediction; with target B, the highest amount levels off. Panel B: Data after 30 cycles. With target A, the highest amount is off, whereas essentially all values for target B are off from the theoretical prediction. Panel C: Data after 35 cycles. Plateau phase is reached for all amounts of targets A and B.

Theory Amplicon A - * .Amplicon B

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Theory Amplicon A - * .Amplicon B

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Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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