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Pathogenic bacteria in our oceans' shellfish
(Microbiology Society, 2019-02)
Mussels, oysters, clams – some of the most appetising culinary dishes, such as moules-frites, feature shellfish. These foods are considered healthy as they are fresh from the ocean, but looks can be deceiving.
Snake venom potency and yield are associated with prey‐evolution, predator metabolism and habitat structure
Snake venom is well known for its ability to incapacitate and kill prey. Yet, potency and the amount of venom available varies greatly across species, ranging from the seemingly harmless to those capable of killing vast ...
Animal life history is shaped by the pace of life and the distribution of age-specific mortality and reproduction
(Nature Research (part of Springer Nature), 2019-07-08)
Animals exhibit an extraordinary diversity of life history strategies. These realized combinations of survival, development and reproduction are predicted to be constrained by physiological limitations and by trade-offs ...
Geographical location influences the composition of the gut microbiota in wild house mice (Mus musculus domesticus) at a fine spatial scale
(Public Library of Science, 2019-09-26)
The composition of the mammalian gut microbiota can be influenced by a multitude of environmental variables such as diet and infections. Studies investigating the effect of these variables on gut microbiota composition ...
Determination of the number of RAD51 molecules in different human cell lines
(Taylor & Francis, 2019-11-15)
Knowledge about precise numbers of specific molecules is necessary for understanding and verification of biological pathways. The RAD51 protein is central in the repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) by homologous ...
ATPase activity of human binding immunoglobulin protein (BiP) variants is enhanced by signal sequence and physiological concentrations of Mn2+
(Wiley Open Access, 2019-08-29)
B-cell immunoglobulin binding protein (BiP) is an essential endoplasmic reticulum (ER) chaperone normally found in the ER lumen. However, BiP also has other extracellular and intracellular functions. As it is unclear whether ...
RNA from a simple-tandem repeat is required for sperm maturation and male fertility in Drosophila melanogaster
(eLife Sciences Publications, 2019-11-05)
Tandemly-repeated DNAs, or satellites, are enriched in heterochromatic regions of eukaryotic genomes and contribute to nuclear structure and function. Some satellites are transcribed, but we lack direct evidence that ...
Continuous culture of Escherichia coli, under selective pressure by a novel antimicrobial complex, does not result in development of resistance
(Nature Research, 2019-02-20)
We attempted to generate de novo resistance to a newly described biocidal complex, ITC (iodo-thiocyanate complex), and to levofloxacin (LVX) in Escherichia coli ATCC 25922, by means of selective chemostat culture. We ...
Microbial electrochemical technologies: Electronic circuitry and characterization tools
Microbial electrochemistry merges microbiology, electrochemistry and electronics to provide a set of technologies for environmental engineering applications. Understanding the electronic concepts is crucial for effectively ...
Identification of putative adhesins and carbohydrate ligands of Lactobacillus paracasei using a combinatorial in silico and glycomics microarray profiling approach
(Oxford University Press (OUP), 2019-11-11)
Commensal bacteria must colonize host mucosal surfaces to exert health-promoting properties, and bind to gastrointestinal tract (GIT) mucins via their cell surface adhesins. Considerable effort has been directed towards ...