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Home »» Science Powerhouse »» Scientific Abbreviations Chemistry
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Scientific Abbreviations Chemistry
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A
A
(1) Adenine or adenosine.
(2) One letter code for the amino acid alanine.
A260
Absorbance as measured at 260nm.
aa
Aminoacyl
Aad
Three letter code for the uncommon amino acid 3-aminoadipic acid.
Abu
Three letter code for the uncommon amino acid 2-aminobutyric acid.
ac
Acetyl.
Ac
Symbol for the element actinium.
ACD
Blood anticoagulant.
ADP
Adenosine 5'-diphosphate.
Ade
Three letter code for adenine.
Ado
Three letter code for adenosine.
Ag
Symbol for the element silver.
aHyl
Code for the uncommon amino acid allo-hydroxylysine.
aIle
Code for the uncommon amino acid allo-isoleucine.
Al
Symbol for the element aluminum.
Ala
Three letter code for the amino acid alanine.
Am
Symbol for the element americium.
AMP
Adenosine monophosphate.
an
Anisoyl.
AP
Alkaline phosphatase.
Apm
Three letter code for the uncommon amino acid 3-aminopimelic acid.
Ar
Symbol for the element argon.
Arg
Three letter code for the amino acid arginine.
As
Symbol for the element arsenic.
Asn
Three letter code for the amino acid asparagine.
Asp
Three letter code for the amino acid aspartic acid.
At
Symbol for the element astatine.
ATP
Adenosine 5'-triphosphate.
Au
Symbol for the element gold.
B
(1) Symbol for the element boron.
(2) One letter code for bromouridine.
Ba
Symbol for the element barium.
BAP
Bacterial alkaline phosphatase.
BCIP
5-Bromo-4-chloro-3-indoyl phosphate.
Be
Symbol for the element beryllium.
bh
Benzhydryl.
Bh
Symbol for the element bohrium.
Bi
Symbol for the element bismuth.
Bio-dNTP
Biotin-deoxynucleoside triphosphate.
Bk
Symbol for the element berkelium.
bp
Nucleotide base pair.
br
Bromo.
Br
Symbol for the element bromine.
BrUrd
Abbreviation for bromouridine.
BSA
Bovine serum albumin.
B/W
Blue/White cloning.
bz
Benzoyl.
bzl
Benzyl.
C
(1) Cytosine or cytidine.
(2) One letter code for the amino acid cysteine.
(3) Symbol for the element carbon.
(4) One letter code for the amino acid cysteine.
Ca
Symbol for the element calcium.
CA
Casamino acids.
Cd
Symbol for the element cadmium.
cDNA
Complementary deoxyribonucleic acid.
Ce
Symbol for the element cerium.
Cf
Symbol for the element californium.
Ci
Curie.
CIAP
Calf intestinal alkaline phosphatase.
cl
Chloro.
Cl
Symbol for the element chlorine.
Cm
Symbol for the element curium.
Co
Symbol for the element cobalt.
cpm
Counts per minute.
Cr
Symbol for the element chromium.
Cs
Symbol for the element cesium.
CTP
Cytidine 5'-triphosphate.
Cu
Symbol for the element copper.
Cyd
Three letter code for Cytidine.
Cys
Three letter code for the amino acid cysteine.
Cyt
Three letter code for cytosine.
D
(1) One letter code for the amino acid aspartic acid.
(2) One letter code for dihydrouridine.
Da
Dalton.
dAMP
Deoxyadenosine monophosphate.
dATP
Deoxyadenosine triphosphate.
Db
Symbol for the element dubnium (formerly unnipentium).
Dbu
Three letter code for the uncommon amino acid 2,4-diaminobutyric acid.
dCTP
Deoxycytidine triphosphate.
ddATP
Dideoxyadenosine triphosphate.
ddCTP
Dideoxycytidine triphosphate.
ddGTP
Dideoxyguanosine triphosphate.
ddNTP
Dideoxynucleoside triphosphate.
DEPC
Diethyl pyrocarbonate.
DIG
Digoxigenin.
dGTP
Deoxyguanosine triphosphate.
DMSO
Dimethyl sulfoxide.
dmt
Dimethoxytrityl.
DNA
Deoxyribonucleic acid.
DNase
Deoxyribonuclease.
dns
Dansyl.
dNTP
Deoxynucleoside triphosphate.
dpm
Disintegrations per minute.
Dpm
Three letter code for the uncommon amino acid 2,2'-diaminopimelic acid.
Dpr
Three letter code for the uncommon amino acid 2,3-diaminopropionic acid.
ds
Double stranded.
DTT
Dithiothreitol
dTTP
Deoxythymidine triphosphate.
dUTP
Deoxyuridine triphosphate.
Dy
Symbol for the element dysprosium.
E
(1) One letter code for the amino acid glutamic acid.
(2) Abbreviation for ethyl.
EDTA
Ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid.
EGTA
Ethylene glycol tetracetic acid.
ELISA
Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay.
EMBL
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
ENDO
Endodeoxyribonuclease assay.
Er
Symbol for the element erbium.
Es
Symbol for the element einsteinium.
Eu
Symbol for the element europium.
exo
Exonuclease.
EXO
5' and 3' exodeoxyribonuclease assay.
F
(1) Symbol for the element fluorine.
(2) One letter symbol for the amino acid phenylalanine.
(3) formyl.
fa
Formylaminoacyl.
Fe
Symbol for the element iron.
fl
Fluoro.
Fm
Symbol for the element fermium.
FOA
5-Fluoroacetic acid.
Fr
Symbol for the element francium.
G
(1) Guanine or Guanosine.
(2) One letter code for the amino acid glycine.
Ga
Symbol for the element gallium.
Gal
D-galactose.
Gd
Symbol for the element gadolinium.
Ge
Symbol for the element germanium.
Gln
Three letter code for the amino acid glutamine.
Glu
Three letter code for the amino acid glutamic acid.
Gly
Three letter code for the amino acid glycine.
GTGB
Glycerol tolerant gel buffer.
Gua
Three letter code for guanine.
Guo
Three letter code for guanosine.
GUS
Beta-D-glucuronidase.
H
(1) Symbol for the element hydrogen.
(2) One letter code for the amino acid histidine.
(3) dihydro.
HBSS
Hank's Buffered Salt Solution.
He
Symbol for the element helium.
HEPES
N-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine-N'-(2-ethanesulfonic acid).
Hf
Symbol for the element hafnium.
Hg
Symbol for the element mercury.
His
Three letter code for the amino acid histidine.
hm
Hydroxymethyl.
Ho
Hydroxy.
Ho
Symbol for the element holmium.
HRP
Horseradish peroxidase.
HPLC
High performance liquid chromatography.
Hs
Symbol for the element hassium.
hU
Symbol for dihydrouridine.
Hyl
Three letter code for the uncommon amino acid hydroxylysine.
Hyp
Three letter code for hypoxanthine.

 

I
(1) Symbol for the element iodine.
(2) One letter code for the amino acid Isoleucine.
(3) One letter code for inosine.
(4) Isopentenyl.
IEF
Isoelectric focusing.
Ile
Three letter code for the amino acid isoleucine.
In
Symbol for the element indium.
Ino
Three letter code for inosine.
Io
Iodo.
IPTG
Isopropyl-beta-D-thiogalactopyranoside.
Ir
Symbol for the element iridium.
 
 
K
(1) Symbol for the element potassium.
(2) One letter code for the amino acid lysine.
Kb
Kilobase.
kDa
KiloDalton.
Kr
Symbol for the element krypton.
L
One letter code for the amino acid leucine.
La
Symbol for the element lanthanum.
LB
Luria Bertani media.
Leu
Three letter code for the amino acid leucine.
Li
Symbol for the element lithium.
Lr
Symbol for the element lawrencium.
Lu
Symbol for the element lutetium.
Lys
Three letter code for the amino acid lysine.
M
(1) One letter code for the amino acid methionine.
(2) One letter code for thioinosine.
(3) Methyl.
MCS
Multiple cloning site.
Md
Symbol for the element mendelevium.
MeGly
Code for the uncommon amino acid N-methylglycine.
Met
Three letter code for the amino acid methionine.
Mg
Symbol for the element magnesium.
MMLV
Moloney murine leukemia virus.
mmt
Monomethoxytrityl.
Mn
Symbol for the element manganese.
Mo
Symbol for the element molybdenum.
MOPS
3-(N-morpholino)propanesulfonic acid.
mRNA
Messenger ribonucleic acid.
Mt
Symbol for the element meitnerium.
MW
Molecular weight.
N
(1) Nucleotide or nucleoside.
(2) Symbol for the element nitrogen.
(3) One letter code for the amino acid asparagine.
Na
Symbol for the element sodium.
NAD
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide.
NADH
Reduced form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide.
NADP
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate.
NADPH
Reduced form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phophate.
Nb
Symbol for the element niobium.
NBT
Nitro blue tetrazolium.
Nd
Symbol for the element neodymium.
Ne
Symbol for the element neon.
Ni
Symbol for the element nickel.
Nle
Three letter code for the uncommon amino acid norisoleucine.
No
Symbol for the element nobelium.
Np
Symbol for the element neptunium.
NP-40
Nonidet P-40.
nt
Nucleotide.
NTP
Nucleoside triphosphate.
Nuc
Three letter code for nucleotide or nucleoside.
Nva
Three letter code for the uncommon amino acid norvaline.
NZCYM
NZ amine, NaCl, bacto-yeast extract, casamino acids, and magnesium sulfate.
NZM
NZ amine, NaCl, and magnesium sulfate.
NZYM
NZ amine, NaCl, bacto-yeast extract, and magnesium sulfate.
O
(1) Symbol for the element oxygen.
(2) One letter code for orotidine.
oh
Hydroxy.
oilgo(dT)
Oligodeoxythymidylic acid.
OMP
Orotidine monophosphate.
Ord
Three letter code for orotidine.
Orn
Three letter code for the uncommon amino acid ornithine.
Oro
Three letter code for orotate.
Os
Symbol for the element osmium.

 

P
(1) Symbol for the element phosphorus.
(2) One letter code for the amino acid proline.
Pa
Symbol for the element protoactinium.
Pb
Symbol for the element lead.
PBMC
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
Pd
Symbol for the element palladium.
PAGE
Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.
PBS
Phosphate buffered saline.
PCR
Polymerase chain reaction.
PEI
Polyethylenimine.
PEG
Polyethylene glycol.
Phe
Three letter code for the amino acid phenylalanine
Pi
Inorganic phosphate.
PIPES
Piperazine-N,N'-bis(2-ethanesulfonic acid).
Pm
Symbol for the element promethium.
Po
Symbol for the element polonium.
Pr
Symbol for the element praseodymium.
Pro
Three letter symbol for the amino acid proline.
Pt
Symbol for the element platinum.
PNK
Polynucleotide kinase.
poly(A)
Polyadenylic acid.
poly(A)+
Polyadenylated (mRNA).
poly(dA-dT)
Poly (deoxyadenlic acid - deoxythymidylic acid).
poly(dT)
Polydeoxythymidylic acid.
Pu
Symbol for the element plutonium.
Puo
Thee letter code for purine nucleoside.
Pur
Three letter code for purine.
Pyd
Thee letter code for pyrimidine nucleoside.
Pyr
Three letter code for pyrimidine.

 

Q
One letter code for the amino acid glutamine.

 

R
(1) One letter code for the amino acid arginine.
(2) One letter code for a purine nucleoside or nucleotide.
Ra
Symbol for the element radium.
RBC
Red blood cell.
Rb
Symbol for the element rubidium.
Re
Symbol for the element rhenium.
Rf
Symbol for the element rutherfordium (formerly unniquadium).
Rh
Symbol for the element rhodium.
Rn
Symbol for the element radon.
RNA
Ribonucleic acid.
RNAse
Ribonuclease.
rRNA
Ribosomal ribonucleic acid.
RT
Reverse transcriptase.
Ru
Symbol for the element ruthenium.

 

S
(1) Symbol for the element sulfur.
(2) One letter code for the amino acid serine.
(3) One letter code for thiouridine.
(4) Thio or Mercapto.
Sar
Three letter code for the uncommon amino acid sarcosine.
Sb
Symbol for the element antimony.
Sc
Symbol for the element scandium.
SDS
Sodium dodecyl sulfate.
Se
Symbol for the element selenium.
Ser
Three letter code for the amino acid serine.
Sg
Symbol for the element seaborgium.
Shyp
Abbreviation for mercaptopurine.
Si
Symbol for the element silicon.
Sino
Abbreviation for for thioinosine.
Sm
Symbol for the element samarium.
Sn
Symbol for the element tin.
Sno
Three letter code for thioinosine.
Sr
Symbol for the element strontium.
Srd
Three letter code for thiouridine.
ss
Single stranded.
SSC
Sodium chloride/sodium citrate buffer.
SSPE
Sodium chloride/sodium phosphate/EDTA buffer.
SU
Two letter code for thiouridine.
Sur
Three letter code for thiouracil.
SUra
Abbreviation for thiouracil.
Syp
Three letter code for mercaptopurine.

 

T
(1) Thymine or thymidine.
(2) One letter code for the amino acid threonine.
(3) One letter code for ribothymidine.
Ta
Symbol for the element tantalum.
TAE
Tris/acetate/EDTA buffer.
Tb
Symbol for the element terbium.
TBE
Tris/borate/EDTA buffer.
TBS (1X)
Tris buffered saline.
TBST
Tris buffered saline with tween-20.
Tc
Symbol for the element technietium.
TdT
Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase.
Te
Symbol for the element tellurium.
TE
Tris/EDTA buffer.
TEMED
N',N',N',N'-Tetramethylethylenediamine.
TES
(1) N-Tris(hydroxymethyl)methyl-2-aminoethanesulfonic acid.
(2) Tris, EDTA, and sodium chloride.
TGB
Tris glycine buffer.
Th
Symbol for the element thorium.
Thd
Three letter code for ribothymidine.
thp
Tetrahydropyranyl.
Thr
Three letter code for the amino acid threonine.
Thy
Three letter code for thymine.
Tl
Symbol for the element thalium.
Ti
Symbol for the element titanium.
TLC
Thin layer chromotography.
Tm
Melting temperature.
Tm
Symbol for the element thulium.
TMB
3,3',5,5'-Tetramethylbenzidine.
TNE
Tris and NaEDTA.
tos
Tosyl.
TPE
Tris/phosphate/EDTA buffer.
tr
Trityl.
TRICINE
N-Tris(hydroxymethyl)methylglycine.
Tris
Tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane.
Trp
Three letter code for the amino acid tryptophan.
tRNA
Transfer ribonucleic acid.
TSY
Trypticase soy yeast.
Tyr
Three letter code for the amino acid tyrosine.

 

U
(1) Uracil or uridine.
(2) Symbol for the element uranium.
Ura
Three letter code for uracil.
Urd
Three letter code for uridine.
UTP
Uridine triphosphate.
Uub
Symbol for the element ununbium.
Uun
Symbol for the element ununnilium.
Uuu
Symbol for the element unununium.
UV
Ultraviolet.

 

V
(1) Symbol for the element vanadium.
(2) One letter code for the amino acid valine.
Val
Three letter code for the amino acid valine.
v/v
volume/volume

 

W
(1) Symbol for the element tungsten.
(2) One letter code for the amino acid tryptophan.
w/v
weight/volume

 

X
One letter code for unkown or other uncommon amino acid.
X-Gal
5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indoyl-beta-D-galactopyranoside.
X-Gluc
5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indoyl-beta-D-glucuronic acid.
Xan
Three letter code for xanthine.
Xe
Symbol for the element xenon.

 

Y
(1) Symbol for the element yttrium.
(2) One letter code for the amino acid tyrosine.
(3) One letter code for a pyrimidine nucleoside or nucleotide.
Yb
Symbol for the element ytterbium.
YMG
Yeast and malt extract with glucose.
YPD Media
Yeast extract/peptone/dextrose.
YPG Media
Yeast extract/peptone/galactose.
YT Media
Yeast extract/tryptone.
Zn
Symbol for the element zinc.
Zr
Symbol for the element zirconium.
 
 
 
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