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We study the dewetting process of a thin liquid film on a chemically patterned solid substrate (template) by means of a thin-film evolution equation incorporating a space-dependent disjoining pressure. Dewetting of a thin film on a homogeneous substrate leads to fluid patterns with a typical length scale, that increases monotonously in time (coarsening).(More)
The gene encoding the RNA subunit (M1 RNA) of RNAase P (EC from Escherichia coli has been isolated, and its complete nucleotide sequence, including flanking regions, has been determined. The promoter region, similar to others near genes under stringent control, and the site of transcription termination have been identified. The transcript from the(More)
We have studied the assembly of Escherichia coli RNase P from its catalytic RNA subunit (M1 RNA) and its protein subunit (C5 protein). A mutant form of the protein subunit, C5A49, has been purified to apparent homogeneity from a strain of E. coli carrying a thermosensitive mutation in the rnpA gene. The heat inactivation kinetics of both wild-type and(More)
We have studied the efficiency of suppression by tRNA suppressors in vivo in strains of Escherichia coli that harbor a mutation in the rnpA gene, the gene for the protein component (C5) of RNase P, and in strains that carry several different alleles of the rnpB gene, the gene for the RNA component (M1) of RNase P. Depending on the genetic background,(More)
We study chemically driven running droplets on a partially wetting solid substrate by means of coupled evolution equations for the thickness profile of the droplets and the density profile of an adsorbate layer. Two models are introduced corresponding to two qualitatively different types of experiments described in the literature. In both cases an(More)
We have generated mutants of M1 RNA, the catalytic subunit of Escherichia coli RNaseP, and have analyzed their properties in vitro and in vivo. The mutations, A333----C333, A334----U334, and A333 A334----C333 U334 are within the sequence UGAAU which is complementary to the GT psi CR sequence found in loop IV of all E. coli tRNAs. We have examined: 1)(More)