Definitions for romaIt. ˈrɔ mɑ
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Gypsy, Gipsy, Romany, Rommany, Romani, Roma, Bohemian(noun)
a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
Rome, Roma, Eternal City, Italian capital, capital of Italy(noun)
capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
An Austronesian language of Indonesia.
Origin: Some scholars believe the name Roma may be related to the term Ḍombā, which is the designation of members of a low caste of traveling musicians and dancers in Kashmir. (compare Matras 2005, Romani, A linguistic Introduction)
Representation oligonucleotide microarray analysis
Representational oligonucleotide microarray analysis is a technique that was developed by Michael Wigler and Rob Lucito at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 2003. Wigler and Lucito currently run laboratories at CSHL using ROMA to explore genomic copy number variation in cancer and other genetic diseases. In this technique, two genomes are compared for their differences in copy number on a microarray. The ROMA technology emerged from a previous method called Representational Difference Analysis. ROMA, in comparison to other comparative genomic hybridization techniques, has the advantage of reducing the complexity of a genome with a restriction enzyme which highly increases the efficiency of genomic fragment hybridization to a microarray. In ROMA, a genome is digested with a restriction enzyme, ligated with adapters specific to the restriction fragment sticky ends and amplified by PCR. After the PCR step, representations of the entire genome are amplified to pronounce relative increases, decreases or preserve equal copy number in the two genomes.
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