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Sequence-based protein function and structure prediction depends crucially on sequence-search sensitivity and accuracy of the resulting sequence alignments. We present an open-source, general-purpose tool that represents both query and database sequences by profile hidden Markov models (HMMs): 'HMM-HMM-based lightning-fast iterative sequence search'(More)
Due to the physico-chemical similarities of caesium (Cs(+)) to potassium (K(+)) on the one hand and strontium (Sr(2+)) to calcium (Ca(2+)) on the other hand, both elements can easily be taken up by plants and thus enter the food chain. This could be detrimental when radionuclides such as (137)Cs and (90)Sr are involved. In this study, both genetic and(More)
The advancement of techniques that can probe the behaviour of individual nanoscopic objects is of paramount importance in various disciplines, including photonics and electronics. As it provides images with a spatiotemporal resolution, four-dimensional electron microscopy, in principle, should enable the visualization of single-nanoparticle structural(More)
Bis(thiomethyl)- and bis(thiohexyl)-tetrathiafulvalene-bromo-benzothiadiazoles, containing electron donor tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) and electron acceptor benzothiadiazole (BTD) units, have been prepared by Stille coupling reactions between the TTF-SnMe3 precursors and BTD-Br2. In another series of experiments, TTF-acetylene-BTD compounds have been(More)
In the covalently linked 2D coordination network {[Fe(bbtr)(3)](BF(4))(2)}(∞), bbtr = 1,4-di(1,2,3-triazol-1-yl)butane, the iron(II) centers stay in the high-spin (HS) state down to 10 K. They can, however, be quantitatively converted to the low-spin (LS) state by irradiating into the near-IR spin allowed (5)dd band and back again by irradiating into the(More)
Ich versichere, dass ich die Arbeit ohne fremde Hilfe und ohne Benutzung anderer als der angegebenen Quellen angefertigt habe und dass die Arbeit in gleicher oderähnlicher Form noch keiner anderen Prüfungsbehörde vorgelegen hat und von dieser als Teil einer Prüfungs-leistung angenommen wurde. Alle Ausführungen, die wörtlich oder sinngemäßübernommen wurden,(More)
Molecular nonlinear-optical (NLO) phenomena are currently being exploited for the design of visible emitting bioprobes with unprecedented properties that result from 1) the transparency of living tissues toward low-energy near-infrared (NIR) incident radiation and 2) the improved focusing of the light from an excitation laser beam within nanometric volumes.(More)
An unsymmetric, peripherally octasubstituted phthalocyanine (Pc) 1, which contains a combination of dipyrido[3,2-f:2',3'-h] quinoxaline and 3,5-di-tert-butylphenoxy substituents, has been obtained via a statistical condensation reaction of two corresponding phthalonitriles. Synthetic procedures for the selective metalation of the macrocyclic cavity and the(More)
The ground-state electronic structures of K3V(ox)3.3H2O, Na3V(ox)3.5H2O, and NaMgAl1-xVx(ox)3.9H2O (0 < x <or= 1, ox = C2O42-) have been studied by Fourier-transform electronic absorption and inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopies. High-resolution absorption spectra of the 3Gamma(t2g2) --> 1Gamma(t2g2) spin-forbidden electronic origins and inelastic(More)