Karolin Schmutzler

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BACKGROUND Bioinformatic analysis of the genes coding for the chitinase in Pyrococcus furiosus and Thermococcus kodakarensis revealed that most likely a one nucleotide insertion in Pyrococcus caused a frame shift in the chitinase gene. This splits the enzyme into two separate genes, PF1233 and PF1234, in comparison to Thermococcus kodakarensis. Furthermore,(More)
For the investigation and comparison of microbial biofilms, a variety of analytical methods have been established, all focusing on different growth stages and application areas of biofilms. In this study, a novel quantitative assay for analysing biofilm maturation under the influence of continuous flow conditions was developed using the interesting(More)
Five mutants of Pseudomonas taiwanensis VLB120ΔCeGFP showed significant autoaggregation when growing on defined carbohydrates or gluconate, while they grew as suspended cells on complex medium and on organic acids like citrate and succinate. Surprisingly, the respective mutations affected very different genes, although all five strains exhibited the same(More)
Studies were conducted into haemoglobin and haematocrit levels as well as into mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentrations (MCHC) of venous blood samples which had been collected from 600 boars, aged between 180 and 200 days and weighing between 90 kg and 100 kg. The following values, per 100 millilitres of erythrocytes, were obtained: 13.36 +/- 1.06 g of(More)
The attachment strength of biofilm microbes is responsible for the adherence of the cells to surfaces and thus is a critical parameter in biofilm processes. In tubular microreactors, aqueous-air segmented flow ensures an optimal oxygen supply and prevents excessive biofilm growth. However, organisms growing in these systems depend on an adaptation phase of(More)
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