Sibylle Augustin

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The ‘high dose–refuge’ (HDR) strategy is commonly recommended and currently used for delaying or preventing pest adaptation to transgenic plants producing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins. The efficiency of this strategy depends, among other factors, on the initial frequency of Bt resistance alleles and on the fitness costs associated with these alleles.(More)
Abnormalities in Z-disc proteins cause hypertrophic (HCM), dilated (DCM) and/or restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM), but disease-causing mechanisms are not fully understood. Myopalladin (MYPN) is a Z-disc protein expressed in striated muscle and functions as a structural, signaling and gene expression regulating molecule in response to muscle stress. MYPN was(More)
A hybridization assay for the detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) in urine specimens was established. Two different DNA fragments were used as hybridization probes: the HindIII L fragment (11.7 kilobases) and the EcoRI J fragment (10.6 kilobases) of the human CMV strain AD169. These probes were used in an isolated and highly purified form and therefore did(More)
Three genes encoding proteins showing sequence similarity and features typical of insect APNs were characterized in C. tremulae and designed as CtAPN1, CtAPN2 and CtAPN3. Expression analysis of the three C. tremulae APN genes showed that CtAPN2 transcript is more abundant in the fat body, whereas both CtAPN1 and CtAPN3 are specifically expressed in the(More)
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