Marieke van der Horst

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Caenorhabditis elegans is the first animal whose genomic sequence has been determined. One of the new possibilities in post-sequence genetics is the analysis of complete gene families at once. We studied the family of heterotrimeric G proteins. C. elegans has 20 Galpha, 2 Gbeta and 2 Ggamma genes. There is 1 homologue of each of the 4 mammalian classes of(More)
Caenorhabditis elegans (isolate N2 from Bristol, UK) is the first animal of which the complete genome sequence was available. We sampled genomic DNA of natural isolates of C. elegans from four different locations (Australia, Germany, California, and Wisconsin) and found single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) by comparing with the Bristol strain. SNPs are(More)
Phage display is a widely used technology for the isolation of peptides and proteins with specific binding properties from large libraries of these molecules. A drawback of the common phagemid/helper phage systems is the high infective background of phages that do not display the protein of interest, but are propagated due to non-specific binding to(More)
Maize and maize-related products were investigated in a collaborative study for viable moulds and antigenic extracellular polysaccharides (EPS) produced by Aspergillus and Penicillium species. In addition, the samples were tested for the presence of aflatoxin B1. All maize products, with the exception of the heat processed products, contained viable moulds(More)
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