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For future application scenarios of resource constrained and low cost smart cooperating objects, miscellaneous technologies for wireless connectivity are existing or upcoming in the near future. But further cross domain middleware and dedicated communication protocols to provide syntactic and semantic interoperability and not only technical interoperability(More)
—Most solutions for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) come equipped with their own architectural concepts which raise the problem of possible incompatibility of computer networks and the WSN. Often gateway concepts are used to overcome this problem. But this is not the best solution on the long term. Other research fields and industrial domains are heading for(More)
For Service-oriented Architectures, Web Services are claimed as state of the art to connect business execution layers as well as networking devices. Additionally, the deployment of Wireless Sensor Networks became applicable over the last years. The usage of application layer gateways and proxy concepts allow the integration of these sensor networks into(More)
BACKGROUND In the environment as well as in the vertebrate intestine, Listeriae have access to complex carbohydrates like maltodextrins. Bacterial exploitation of such compounds requires specific uptake and utilization systems. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We could show that Listeria monocytogenes and other Listeria species contain genes/gene products(More)
PrfA is the major transcriptional activator of most virulence genes of Listeria monocytogenes. Its activity is modulated by a variety of culture conditions. Here, we studied the PrfA activity in the L. monocytogenes wild-type strain EGD and an isogenic prfA deletion mutant (EGDDeltaprfA) carrying multiple copies of the wild-type prfA or the mutant prfA*(More)