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Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) microscopy is considered to be a comprehensive and sensitive method for detection of molecular changes in cells. The advantage of FTIR microspectroscopy over conventional FTIR spectroscopy is that it facilitates inspection of restricted regions of the examined sample. In the present study, we examined the potential of FTIR(More)
Marine biofouling, the settlement of microorganisms and macroorganisms on structures submerged in seawater, although economically detrimental, is a successful strategy for survival in hostile environments, where coordinated bacterial communities establish biofilms via the regulation of quorum sensing (QS) communication systems. The inhibition of QS activity(More)
A bacterial strain, designated Coryn-1(T), was isolated from mucus of the coral Fungia granulosa (northern Red Sea, Gulf of Eilat, Israel) by growth and enrichment of micro-organisms in agar spheres and subsequent plating. The bacterium was found to be a Gram-positive, non-motile, halotolerant, heterotrophic coccobacillus. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence(More)
FTIR spectroscopy has been used by chemists as a powerful tool to characterize inorganic and organic compounds. In this study we examined the potential of FTIR microspectroscopy for early evaluation of the efficiency of anti-bacterial therapy. For this purpose, the effect of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) and ampicillin on the development of bacterial(More)
The frill shark Chlamydoselachus anguineus is a sole and rather rare species of the family Chlamydoselachidae, populating the near-bottom water layer at the continental slope and of rises (at the depths 120– 1570 m) in tropical, subtropical, and temperate warm waters of the World Ocean (Compagno, 1984). In the Atlantic Ocean, most cases of capture of this(More)