Daniel Kolbin

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HAP2, a male-gamete-specific protein conserved across vast evolutionary distances, has garnered considerable attention as a potential membrane fusogen required for fertilization in taxa ranging from protozoa and green algae to flowering plants and invertebrate animals [1-6]. However, its presence in Tetrahymena thermophila, a ciliated protozoan with seven(More)
Surface enhanced laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF-MS) enables the sensitive, high-throughput protein profiling of complex biological mixtures. In combination with bioinformatics, this technology has the potential to identify combinations of spectral peaks that can differentiate individuals with a particular disease(More)
Although the presence of endosymbiotic rickettsial bacteria, specifically Candidatus Megaira, has been reported in diverse habitats and a wide range of eukaryotic hosts, it remains unclear how broadly Ca. Megaira are distributed in a single host species. In this study we seek to address whether Ca. Megaira are present in most, if not all isolates, of the(More)
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