Roger S. Powell

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Southern analysis of genomic DNA from Anabaena flos-aquae revealed that the genes encoding the two authenticated protein components of cyanobacterial gas vesicles, GvpA and GvpC, were carried on the same 4.9-kb HindIII restriction fragment. By comparing the hybridization intensities observed when either gvpA- or gvpC-specific oligonucleotides are bound to(More)
A state estimator is an algorithm that computes the current state of a time-varying system from on-line measurements. Physical quantities such as measurements and parameters are characterised by uncertainty. Understanding how uncertainty affects the accuracy of state estimates is therefore a prerequisite to the application of such techniques to real(More)
Fatty acid synthase activity has been shown to be regulated mainly at the transcriptional level under both dietary and hormonal influences. As a first step towards elucidating the factors involved, we isolated and characterized chicken genomic clones encompassing the 5' part of the chicken fatty acid synthase gene and its flanking region. The entire region(More)
Antibodies were raised against intact gas vesicles of Anabaena flos-aquae, and against a synthetic peptide (GVPaNT) whose sequence is identical to the N-terminal region of the main gas vesicle protein, GVPa. A two-stage centrifugation procedure is described for separating gold-labelled antibodies bound to gas vesicles from unbound antibodies. The GVPaNT(More)
Acetyl-CoA carboxylase is a rate-limiting enzyme in the biogenesis of long-chain fatty acids. In the present study, the 5' end and flanking region of the acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) gene was analysed in the chicken. A genomic clone was isolated containing the first three exons, the third one containing the ATG codon. Using nuclease-mapping experiments and(More)
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