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electric eel

n.
A long cylindrical freshwater fish (Electrophorus electricus) of northern South America, having organs that produce a powerful electric discharge, used to stun prey and for defense.
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electric eel

n
(Animals) an eel-like freshwater cyprinoid fish, Electrophorus electricus, of N South America, having electric organs in the body: family Electrophoridae
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elec′tric eel′


n.
a long eel-shaped South American freshwater fish, Electrophorus electricus, of the carp family, that can emit strong electric discharges.
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Noun1.electric eel - eel-shaped freshwater fish of South America having electric organs in its bodyelectric eel - eel-shaped freshwater fish of South America having electric organs in its body
cypriniform fish - a soft-finned fish of the order Cypriniformes
genus Electrophorus, Electrophorus - type genus of the family Electrophoridae; electric eels
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Then, 25 [micro]L of acetylthiocholine iodide (Electrophorus electricus, Sigma Aldrich) 1000 U [mL.sup.-1]; the reaction mixture, 125 [micro]L of 5'.5-dithio-bis (2- nitrobenzoate) (DTNB, Sigma D8130) (3 mM) and 50 [micro]L of Tris/HCl (0.1% m/v, pH=8) containing bovine serum albumin was added to each well.
Briefly, in the performed assay 20 [micro]L of 0.22 U/mL AChE from Electrophorus electricus was added to the wells containing 20 [micro]L of tested compounds (100 and 75 [micro]M in methanol or DMSO), 100 [micro]L of 3 mM 5,5'-dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoic acid) (DTNB), and 20 [micro]L of 15 mM acetylthiocholine iodide.
Electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) AChE and horse serum BChE were used, while acetylthiocholine iodide (AChI) and butyrylthiocholine chloride (BChI) were employed as substrates of the reaction.
Thiazolyl blue tetrazolium bromide (MTT), galantamine hydrobromide and AChE from Electrophorus electricus (electric eel), 500U/mg, were purchased from Sigma (St.
Physostigmine, Ellman's reagent (DTNB, 5,5'-dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoic acid)), ATCh (acetylthiocholine iodide), BTCh (S-butyrylthiocholine iodide), AChE (acetylcholinesterase, Electrophorus electricus), BuChE (human plasmabutyrylcholinesterase), sodium phosphate buffer, pH 7.0, and DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) were obtained from Sigma-Aldrich.
But touching the bigger Electrophorus electricus (a member of a South American group of batteries-included fishes) "is reminiscent of walking into an electric fence on a farm," Catania says.
micropeltes presented comparable sensitivity to carbamates and organophosphates insecticides than that from Electrophorus electricus by comparing half maximal inhibitory concentration values, therefore the enzyme is a valuable source for insecticides detection in Malaysian waters at lower cost.