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The plant-associated nitrogen-fixing rhizobacterium Azospirillum brasilense attracts world-wide attention owing to its plant growth-promoting activities. Among hundreds of its strains known up to date, wild-type strain Sp245 has been proved to be capable of colonising both the plant-root interior and exterior (i.e. a facultative endophyte), whereas others(More)
In biosciences and biotechnology, the expanding application of physicochemical approaches using modern instrumental techniques is an efficient strategy to obtain valuable and often unique information at the molecular level. In this work, we applied a combination of vibrational (Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), FT-Raman) spectroscopic techniques, useful in(More)
—this paper outlines the initial ideas surrounding the development of an accurate hand measuring tool to assist Medical clinicians and Rheumatologists in the accurate measurement of finger and thumb movement of the human hand. Clinicians rely heavily on invasive x-rays or manual evaluation methods which are dependent on training and can vary between(More)
Keywords: Poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) accumulation Nutritional stress Heavy metal stress Diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform (DRIFT) spectroscopy Azospirillum brasilense a b s t r a c t Intracellular accumulation of poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) was comparatively studied in the plant-growth-promoting bacterium (PGPB) Azospirillum brasilense(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory joint disease. Stiffness, swelling and deformity are the most common symptoms. Approximately 20% to 30% of people become work disabled within the first two to three years of the disease This work presents the NAP348 project to develop a smart glove to facilitate the arthritis rehabilitative process through the(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is one of the most common public health problems in the industrialized world as a cause of noncommunicable diseases. Although primarily used for one-on-one communication, email is available for uninterrupted support for weight loss, but little is known about the effects of dietitian group counseling for weight control via the Internet. (More)
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