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Nanoscale operation of a living cell using an atomic force microscope with a nanoneedle.
We have developed a tool for performing surgical operations on living cells at nanoscale resolution using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and a modified AFM tip. The AFM tips are sharpened to ultrathinExpand
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Hydrogen production from tofu wastewater by Rhodobacter sphaeroides immobilized in agar gels
Hydrogen production from the wastewater of tofu factory was examined by using anoxygenic phototrophic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides immobilized in agar gels. The maximum rate of hydrogenExpand
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Accumulation of poly-β-hydroxybutyrate by Rhodobacter sphaeroides on various carbon and nitrogen substrates
Combinations of various carbon and nitrogen substrates were used to study poly-β-hydroxybutyrate accumulation and H2 evolution by Rhodobacter sphaeroides strain RV. The cells evolved hydrogen onExpand
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Biotechnological hydrogen production" research for efficient light energy conversion
The study of biological hydrogen production by using photosynthetic bacteria and cyanobacteria is described based on a national R&D project in Japan. We describe here the subjects examined in theExpand
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Light penetration into cell suspensions of photosynthetic bacteria and relation to hydrogen production
Abstract The penetration of light into a photobioreactor and its relation to hydrogen production were analyzed using a photosynthetic bacterium, Rhodobacter sphaeroides. A photobioreactor composed ofExpand
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Photoproduction of hydrogen from glucose by a co-culture of a photosynthetic bacterium and Clostridium butyricum
Etude experimentale de la production d'hydrogene a partir du glucose sous irradiation lumineuse par une culture mixte de Clostridium butyricum et Rhodopseudomonas sp. Estimation de la contribution deExpand
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Hydrogen production by co-cultures of Lactobacillus and a photosynthetic bacterium, Rhodobacter sphaeroides RV
Hydrogen production with glucose by using co-immobilized cultures of a lactic acid bacterium, Lactobacillus delbrueckii NBRC13953, and a photosynthetic bacterium, Rhodobacter sphaeroides RV, in agarExpand
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Hydrogen production by combining two types of photosynthetic bacteria with different characteristics
Abstract The double-layer photobioreactor using two types of photosynthetic bacteria, Rhodobacter sphaeroides RV and its reduced-pigment mutant, MTP4, was developed for efficient hydrogen production.Expand
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Enhancement of hydrogen production by a photosynthetic bacterium mutant with reduced pigment.
A novel mutant MTP4 was created from the wild-type strain Rhodobacter sphaeroides RV by UV irradiation for the enhancement of hydrogen production. The amount of light absorbed by MTP4 was lower thanExpand
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Mechanical sensing of the penetration of various nanoneedles into a living cell using atomic force microscopy.
Mechanical responses during insertion of a silicon nanoneedle into a living melanocyte were observed by using an atomic force microscope (AFM). In order to study the dependence of the mechanicalExpand
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