Aubree Benson

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The six enzymes required for catabolism of protocatechuate to succinate and acetylCoA are encoded by the pca genes in the Gram-bacterium, Acinetobacter calcoaceticus. The clustered A. calcoaceticus cat genes encode an analogous set of enzymes associated with the metabolic dissimilation of catechol. The nucleotide (nt) sequences of pcaIJFB and pcaK, reported(More)
The origin of replication of the Escherichia coli chromosomal DNA binds with high affinity to outer membrane preparations. This specific binding requires a 463-base-pair region of origin DNA between positions -45 and +417 of the oriC map. We show that binding does not require the presence of adjacent regions. From further analysis, we conclude that more(More)
NGC 4449 is a nearby Magellanic irregular starburst galaxy with a B-band absolute magnitude of -18 and a prominent, massive, intermediate-age nucleus at a distance from Earth of 3.8 megaparsecs (ref. 3). It is wreathed in an extraordinary neutral hydrogen (H I) complex, which includes rings, shells and a counter-rotating core, spanning ∼90 kiloparsecs (kpc;(More)
The Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS) was initiated with an extensive allocation (590 orbits in Cycles 12-13) using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) for high resolution imaging. Here we review the characteristics of the HST imaging with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) and parallel observations with NICMOS and WFPC2. A square field (1.8⊓ ⊔ •) has been(More)
Exotic plant invasions threaten ecosystems globally, but we still know little about the specific consequences for animals. Invasive plants can alter the quality of breeding habitat for songbirds, thereby impacting important demographic traits such as dispersal, philopatry, and age structure. These demographic effects may in turn alter song-learning(More)
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