Sabine Rosenfeldt

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Pollen ontogeny contributes significantly to the evolutionary analysis and the understanding of the reproductive biology of seed plants. Although much research on basal angiosperms is being carried out there are still many important features about which little is known in these taxa, such as the sporophytic structures related to pollen development and(More)
We use small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) as a tool to study the binding of proteins to spherical polyelectrolyte brushes (SPB) in situ. The SPB consists of a solid core of approximately 100 nm diam onto which long polyelectrolyte chains [poly(styrene sulfonic acid, PSS) and poly(acrylic acid, PAA)] have been densely grafted. The proteins used in this(More)
We present the first time-resolved investigation of motions of proteins in densely grafted layers of spherical polyelectrolyte brushes. Using small-angle x-ray scattering combined with rapid stopped-flow mixing, we followed the uptake of bovine serum albumin by poly(acrylic acid) layer with high spatial and temporal resolution. We find that the total amount(More)
We present a complete analysis of the structure of polyethylene (PE) nanoparticles synthesized and stabilized in water under very mild conditions (15 degrees C, 40 atm) by a nickel-catalyzed polymerization in aqueous solution. Combining cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM) with X-ray scattering, we demonstrate that this new synthetic route(More)
Cabomba Aubl. is a genus that presents a range of features that have made it to be considered a potential genetic model for studies of early angiosperm evolution. Therefore, any study that expands our knowledge of this genus is potentially useful for the understanding of the evolution of early angiosperms. This paper reports the study of the anatomy and the(More)
The study of pollen and female gametophyte development of Oxalis debilis was carried out to elucidate the reasons for the absence of seed production in this species. The formation of an incomplete callosic wall separating the microspores of the tetrad was observed; therefore, cytoplasm connections were present between the microspores. Microspores of(More)
We present an investigation of β-lactoglobulin adsorption onto spherical polyelectrolyte brushes (SPBs) by small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). The SPB consists of a polystyrene core onto which long chains of poly(styrene sulfonate) are grafted. The amount and the distribution of proteins adsorbed in the brush layer at low ionic strength can be derived from(More)
We study dilute aqueous solutions of charged disklike mineral particles (laponite) by a combination of static light scattering (SLS) and small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS). Laponite solutions are known to form gels above a certain critical concentration that must be described as nonequilibrium states. Here we focus on the investigation by SLS and SAXS at(More)
We present a systematic study of flexible cylindrical brush-shaped macromolecules in a good solvent by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), static light scattering (SLS), and by dynamic light scattering (DLS) in dilute and semi-dilute solution. The SLS and SANS data extrapolated to infinite dilution lead to the shape of the polymer that can be modeled in(More)