Thomas Reichart

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Man-made submerged structures, including shipwrecks, offering substrata for fouling organisms and fish, have been classified secondarily as artificial reefs (ARs). The current approach in AR design is that of low-profile structures placed on the seabed and attempting to mimic natural reef (NR) communities with the aim of mitigating degraded marine(More)
Efficient hydrolysis of native poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (nPHB) granules in vitro by soluble PHB depolymerase of Rhodospirillum rubrum requires pretreatment of nPHB with an activator compound present in R. rubrum cells (J. M. Merrick and M. Doudoroff, J. Bacteriol. 88:60-71, 1964). Edman sequencing of the purified activator (17.4 kDa; matrix-assisted laser(More)
Hydrolysis of native (amorphous) polyhydroxybutyrate (nPHB) granules isolated from different sources by soluble PHB depolymerase of Rhodospirillum rubrum in vitro requires the presence of a heat-stable compound (activator). The activator was purified and was resistant against various physical and chemical stresses such as heat (up to 130 degrees C), pH(More)
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