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Second Sphere Effects of O2 Activation in Stearoyl-Acyl Carrier Protein Delta9 Desaturase
Stearoyl-acyl carrier protein Delta9 desaturase (Delta9D) from Ricinus communis converts stearic acid into monounsaturated oleic acid and functions to maintain the lipid composition of the cell membrane. While the desaturase ...
Overexpression of the rnf operon of Rhodobacter sphaeroides to increase hydrogen production
Hydrogen has the potential to be a renewable fuel when produced by photosynthetic bacteria. Rhodobacter sphaeroides can produce hydrogen via the nitrogenase enzyme. In this research, several methods are used to attempt to ...
Protein-DNA interactions involved in the initiation of DNA replication
DNA synthesis is a complex process that is regulated at the stage of initiation of DNA replication. In bacteria, replication initiation occurs at the origin of replication (ori), where multiple molecular interactions occur. ...
Function of a Nematode Intestine Localization Protein in Nematode Colonizing Xenorhabdus nematophila
The bacterium Xenorhabdlus nematophila forms a mutualistic relationship with a nematode Steinernema carpocapsae. This association is species specific; S. carpocapsae can only be colonized by X. nematophila, and not by ...
Transmission ratio distortion in the hybrid offspring of three mouse subspecies
A crucial component of understanding the origin or new species is understanding how reproductive isolation evolves between divergent populations. The relative importance of Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilities as compared ...
Starvation responses of invasive and non-invasive Eurytemora affinis populations
Within the past century, the copepod Eurytemora affinis have invaded freshwater from saline sources throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Two genetically divergent clades (Atlantic and North Atlantic) of E. affinis coexist ...