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Proteus mirabilis colonies exhibit striking geometric regularity. Basic microbiological methods and imaging techniques were used to measure periodic macroscopic events in swarm colony morphogenesis. We distinguished three initial phases (lag phase, first swarming phase, and first consolidation phase) followed by repeating cycles of subsequent swarming plus(More)
Fifteen fluorescent pseudomonads, isolated from the rhizosphere of agricultural plants, were similar in both their phenotypic properties and the chemical nature of produced pigments, to the previously described Pseudomonas fluorescens var. pseudoiodinum. DNA-DNA hybridisation data showed their genetic similarity (but not identity) to different biovars of P.(More)
Earlier, we described a new family of mesophilic, strictly autotrophic Fe2+-oxidizing archaebacteria, Ferroplasmaceae, which belongs to the order Thermoplasmales and includes the genus Ferroplasma and the species F. acidiphilum (strain YT) [1]. The present work is concerned with a comparative study of phenotypic characteristics of the type strain YТ and a(More)
The kinetic energy distribution function satisfying the Boltzmann equation is studied analytically and numerically for a system of inelastic hard spheres in the case of binary collisions. Analytically, this function is shown to have a similarity form in the simple cases of uniform or steady-state ows. This determines the region of validity of hydrodynamic(More)
MALDI mass spectrometry (MS) of 14- to 42-mer homogeneous oligonucleotides and their mixtures was carried out using a Vision 2000 instrument (Thermo BioAnalysis, Finnigan, United States). Conditions for the determination of oligonucleotide molecular masses were optimized by applying various matrices and operation modes. The most reproducible results with(More)
4,4-Difluoro-5,7-dimethyl-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene-3-dodecanoyl derivatives of serotonin, dopamine, choline, and N,N-dimethylaminoethanol, with the fluorescence maximum at 512 nm (λexc 470 nm), and 4,4-difluoro-5,7-diphenyl-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene-3-dodecanoyl derivatives of choline and N,N-dimethylaminoethanol, with the fluorescence maximum at(More)