Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Dear, P. H. 2005. OD Unit. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
An OD unit is a unit of concentration or (loosely) mass, particularly of solutions of nucleic acids or suspensions of bacterial or yeast cells. It is derived from the degree of absorption of light at a specified wavelength by the solution or suspension.
- optical density;
- deoxyribonucleic acid;
- ribonucleic acid