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that by which something is accomplished or some end achieved

a person who secretly observes others to obtain information

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any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

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The manual specimen preparation method isolates HCV RNA from 200 [micro]L of plasma by lysis of the virus with a chaotropic agent, guanidine thiocyanate, followed by precipitation of the RNA with isopropyl alcohol.
Our work with soy flour has shown that dry and wet adhesive bond strengths for samples made and tested using this ABES method were remarkably insensitive to the type of soy flour used (Frihart and Satori 2012) or to the addition of chaotropic agents, salts, surfactants, and co-solvents to the soy flour (Frihart and Lorenz 2013).
For example, chaotropic agents, like guanidine or DMSO, could be used in increasing concentrations to provide more granular information about the protein conformation.
The list of substances which have been shown to inhibit DNA polymerases is long, but some of the most commonly encountered problem substances in clinical specimens include heme (and thus whole blood); chelating agents (including many anticoagulants, whose mode of action is by Ca++/Mg++ chelation; removal of these from the polymerase buffer makes the dNTPs less reactive); ethanol or isopropanol; and protein denaturing or chaotropic agents such as guanidine or urea.
Many of the established RNA isolation protocols are based on highly toxic chaotropic agents such as phenol, phenol/chloroform or guanidine thiocyanate which quickly denature the endogenous ribonucleases in tissues [8].
He subsequently demonstrated that this activity could be extracted from the organic component of bone using chaotropic agents, and that a protein or proteins were responsible for this activity.
Protein-disrupting chaotropic agents (urea, guanidine hydrochloride, and dicyandiamide), surfactants (sodium dodecyl sulfate or cetyltrimethylammonium bromide), and the cosolvent propylene glycol were all expected to provide increased protein-protein and protein-PAE interactions.