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The different properties of laboratory- and synchrotron-based double-crystal setups for X-ray topographic applications are discussed as a basis for the realization of a versatile instrument allowing the investigation of all kinds of crystals with high strain sensitivity and without any reduction in image size. It appears that the use of a bendable highly(More)
Development and activity of plant roots exhibit high adaptive variability. Although it is well-documented, that physicochemical soil properties can strongly influence root morphology and root exudation, particularly under field conditions, a comparative assessment is complicated by the impact of additional factors, such as climate and cropping history. To(More)
The snake venomic of Crotalus durissus terrificus was analyzed by 2-D and 1-D electrophoresis and subsequent MS/MS and enzymatic assays. The venomic of the South American rattlesnake comprises toxins from seven protein families: phospholipases A(2), serine proteinases, ecto-5'-nucleotidases, metalloproteinases, nerve growth factors, phosphodiesterases, and(More)
The venom proteome of Bothrops alternatus, a venomous snake widespread in South America, was analyzed by 2-D electrophoresis followed by mass spectrometric analysis and determination of enzymatic activities. The venomic composition revealed that metallo- and serine proteinases play primary roles in the pathogenesis of the envenomation by this pitviper. The(More)
We utilized monochromatic high energy synchrotron x-rays (100 keV) to perform transmission diffraction measurements on bulk cadmium zinc telluride (Cd 1-x Zn x Te, x ~ 0.1) crystals used for room temperature radiation detectors. The high-energy measurements assess the crystalline properties throughout the thickness (2-3 mm) of the structures and we(More)
Traditionally, depth resolution in diffraction experiments is obtained by inserting pinholes in both the incoming and diffracted beam. For materials science investigations of local strain and texture properties this leads to very slow data-acquisition rates, especially when characterization is performed on the level of the individual grains. To circumvent(More)
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