Björn Nordén

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Although the importance of the nucleobases in the DNA double helix is well understood, the evolutionary significance of the deoxyribose phosphate backbone and the contribution of this chemical entity to the overall helical structure and stability of the double helix is not so clear. Peptide nucleic acid (PNA) is a DNA analogue with a backbone consisting of(More)
The hypothesis that specific combinations of DC and low frequency AC magnetic fields at so-called cyclotron-resonance conditions could affect the transport of ions through ion channels, or alter the kinetics of ion channels (opening and closing rates), has been tested. As a model system, the ion channels formed by gramicidin A incorporated in lipid bilayer(More)
Before the recent revolution in molecular biology, field studies on fungal communities were mostly confined to fruit bodies, whereas mycelial interactions were studied in the laboratory. Here we combine high-throughput sequencing with a fruit body inventory to study simultaneously mycelial and fruit body occurrences in a community of fungi inhabiting dead(More)
Wooded pastures with ancient trees were formerly abundant throughout Europe, but during the last century, grazing has largely been abandoned often resulting in dense forests. Ancient trees constitute habitat for many declining and threatened species, but the effects of secondary woodland on the biodiversity associated with these trees are largely unknown.(More)
The interaction of 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) with several double-helical poly- and oligonucleotides has been studied in solution using optical spectroscopic techniques: flow linear dichroism (LD), induced circular dichroism (CD), and fluorescence spectroscopy. In AT-rich sequences, where DAPI is preferentially bound, LD indicates that the(More)
Inclusion of spatially explicit information on ecosystem services in conservation planning is a fairly new practice. This study analyses how the incorporation of ecosystem services as conservation features can affect conservation of forest biodiversity and how different opportunity cost constraints can change spatial priorities for conservation. We created(More)
The DNA-intercalating chromophore [Ru(phen)(2)dppz](2+) has unique photophysical properties, the most striking of which is the "light-switch" characteristic when binding to DNA. As a dimer, it acts as a molecular staple for DNA, exhibiting a remarkable double-intercalating topology. Herein, we report femtosecond dynamics of the monomeric and the covalently(More)
The corticioid basidiomycete Peniophorella praetermissa has long been regarded as a morphologically variable species complex. An ITS-based phylogenetic study based on a worldwide sampling was carried out using parsimony and Bayesian inference. The resulting trees feature three major clades, further divided into well-supported subclades. These could be(More)
We review here the well-known but still hotly debated notion of entropy-enthalpy compensation (EEC) from an unconventional standpoint: in terms of correlation. Specifically, correlation could mean either that 'A' is correlated to 'B' due to that 'A' directly results from 'B', or vice versa, or that there may be some real, but hidden 'C' connected to both(More)