Sandra Wickert

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The macronucleus of the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila contains a fragmented somatic genome consisting of several hundred identifiable chromosome pieces. These pieces are generated by site-specific fragmentation of the germline chromosomes and most of them are represented at an average of 45 copies per macronucleus. In the course of successive divisions of(More)
The ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila is a useful model organism that combines diverse experimental advantages with powerful capabilities for genetic manipulation. The genetics of Tetrahymena are especially rich among eukaryotic cells, because it possesses two distinct but related nuclear genomes within one cytoplasm, contained separately in the micronucleus(More)
The genetics of the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila are richer than for most other eukaryotic cells, because Tetrahymena possesses two genomes: a germline (micronuclear) genome that follows a Mendelian model of genetic transmission and a somatic (macronuclear) genome, derived from the micronuclear genome by fragmentation, which follows a different genetic(More)
The influence of preadsorbed sulfur on the adsorption of CO on Pt(355) and Pt(322) is investigated systematically for sulfur precoverages between 0.02 and 0.30 ML by in situ x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of the C 1s and S 2p core levels. The two surfaces have the same nominal terrace width of 5 atomic rows, but different step orientation. For both, at(More)
We systematically investigate the adsorption of benzene on Pt(111), Pt(355) and Pt(322) surfaces by high-resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and first-principle calculations based on density functional theory (DFT), including van der Waals corrections. By comparing the adsorption energies at 1/9, 1/16 and 1/25 ML on Pt(111), we find(More)
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