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The enzyme with beta-galactosidase activity from Sulfolobus solfataricus strain MT-4, like other enzymes of this type isolated from thermophilic sources, has broad specificity for beta-D-gluco-, fuco- and galacto-sides. The beta-galactosidase activity was purified by a new procedure that improved yields (44%) and final specific activity (182 units mg-1 at(More)
Reaction of thermostable NAD(+)-dependent alcohol dehydrogenase from Sulfolobus solfataricus with iodoacetate at pH 9.0 and 37 degrees C significantly increases the oxidation rate of aliphatic and aromatic alcohols and decreases the reduction rate of aromatic aldehydes. The archaeal ADH is chemically modified and activated in a Michaelis-Menten-type(More)
Edge effect is a key process influencing populations and communities, particularly in fragmented landscapes. A general analytical framework has been proposed to quantify the strength of the edge effects (extent and magnitude); however, factors determining the later remain poorly explored. Using a continuous approach we explore the response of dung beetle(More)
An NAD-dependent alcohol-aldehyde oxidoreductase was purified to homogeneity and characterized from cell extracts of the thermophilic microorganism Bacillus acidocaldarius. The 500-fold purified homogeneous enzyme had a molecular mass of 154 kDa, as shown by gel filtration and glycerol gradient centrifugation. On sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel(More)
The gene coding for the beta-glycosidase from the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus has been overexpressed in Escherichia coli. The enzyme was purified to homogeneity with a rapid purification procedure employing a thermal precipitation as a crucial step. The final yield was 64% and the purification from the thermal precipitation was 5.4-fold. The expressed(More)
The spatial distribution of species, functional traits and phylogenetic relationships at both the regional and local scales provide complementary approaches to study patterns of biodiversity and help to untangle the mechanisms driving community assembly. Few studies have simultaneously considered the taxonomic (TBD), functional (FBD) and phylogenetic (PBD)(More)