Clarissa Masur

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Lignin is incorporated into plant cell walls to maintain plant architecture and to ensure long-distance water transport. Lignin composition affects the industrial value of plant material for forage, wood and paper production, and biofuel technologies. Industrial demands have resulted in an increase in the use of genetic engineering to modify lignified plant(More)
Using activation tagging in the Arabidopsis Col-0 rps2-101C background, we identified a mutant (FMO1-3D) that showed virtually no symptoms after inoculation with virulent Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 bacteria. The dominant, gain-of-function phenotype of the FMO1-3D mutant is due to over-expression of a class 3 flavin-containing mono-oxygenase(More)
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common infection in reproductive age woman and is characterized by dysbiosis of the healthy vaginal flora which is dominated by Lactobacilli, followed by growth of bacteria like Gardnerella vaginalis. The ability of G. vaginalis to form biofilms contributes to the high rates of recurrence that are typical for BV and which(More)
BACKGROUND Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal syndrome among women in their reproductive years. It is associated with an increased risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections and complications like preterm labor. BV is characterized by a high recurrence rate for which biofilms frequently found on vaginal epithelial cells may be a(More)
BACKGROUND The urinary microbiota is similarly complex as the vaginal and penile microbiota, yet its role as a reservoir for pathogens and for recurrent polymicrobial biofilm diseases like bacterial vaginosis (BV) is not clear. RESULTS Here, we analysed the urinary microbiota of healthy men and women and compared it with that of women during BV and after(More)
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