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Some possible codes for encrypting data in DNA
The Huffman code was devised using Huffman's algorithm for constructing economical codes, and would be useful for routine, short-term storage purposes, supposing – not unrealistically – that very fast methods for assembling and sequencing large pieces of DNA can be developed. Expand
Hydrodynamic aspects of fish olfaction
  • J. Cox
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of The Royal Society Interface
  • 6 June 2008
The knowledge of the hydrodynamics of fish olfaction is far from complete, however, several areas of future research are outlined. Expand
Long-term data storage in DNA.
  • J. Cox
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Trends in biotechnology
  • 1 July 2001
The difficulty of constructing very large pieces of DNA in the laboratory is broached and some complications that might arise when attempting to transmit DNA-encrypted data to recipients who are a long period of time in the future are highlighted. Expand
Ciliary function in the olfactory organs of sharks and rays
Using evidence from 31 species of neoselachian, this review attempts to identify the fluid - water or mucus - propelled by these cilia, and suggests that the cilia propel mucus. Expand
Functional morphology of the nasal region of a hammerhead shark.
Several novel morphological features in the nasal region of the hammerhead shark Sphyrna tudes are described, including a groove running anterior and parallel to the incurrent nostril, and the first simulation of internal flow within the olfactory chamber of a shark. Expand
Three‐Dimensional Structure of the Nasal Passageway of a Hagfish and its Implications for Olfaction
It is found that the long, broad section of the passageway preceding the nasal chamber will delay the response to an odor by 1–2 s, and diffusion of odorant to the olfactory epithelium will be favored by the relatively large surface area of the olsium and a modest expansion in the nasal Chamber. Expand
An efficient biomimetic assembly of a macroscopic polyhedral shell from identical subunits
Abstract A model system is presented for efficiently assembling a convex polyhedral shell from identical subunits under agitation. The system draws upon two elements of viral assembly. First, theExpand
Dye displacement assay for saccharide detection with boronate hydrogels.
Hydrogel spheres, fashioned from an operationally simple mould, that incorporate boronate units were shown to function as saccharide sensors.
Isolation of C15: a novel antibody generated by phage display against mesenchymal stem cell-enriched fractions of adult human marrow.
It is demonstrated that phage display is a powerful tool for the isolation of antibodies against rare cell populations, and provides a platform for the future application of this technology in the search for antigens on MSC and other rarecell populations. Expand