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Peroxisomes identified as 'fighters' in the battle against bacterial infections - Medical Xpress


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Research associate Francesca Di Cara (front), associate professor Andrew Simmonds and Richard Rachubinski, professor and chair of the Department of Cell Biology, discovered that peroxisomes are necessary for proper functioning of the innate immune ...

Using Geno/Grinder for Lysing Bacterial Cells - News-Medical.net


News-Medical.net
The Geno/Grinder technology was tested to find out whether it can be used for lysing bacterial cells. Regular 96-well titer plates were utilized with 400 to 600μ silica grinding beads (Molecular Biology Grade, cat. no. 2166) to lyse the cells. Several ...

Novel bacterial physiology identified in the creation of biofilms ... - Science Daily


Science Daily
A team of researchers studied the biofilm construction capabilities of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI), a bacterium responsible for sinusitis, ...

Bacterial (Prokaryotic) Phylogeny

Hamilton, Ontario - Canada

Prokaryotic organisms were the sole inhabitants of this planet for the first 2-2.5 billion years. To understand such fundamental questions as the nature and origin of the first cell, origin of different types of metabolism, information transfer processes, photosynthesis, origin of the eukaryotic cells, evolution of disease-causing as well as beneficial microbes, a sound understanding of the bacterial (prokaryotic) evolution is essential. The analyses of genome sequence data using new approaches are providing valuable insights in understanding some of these most ancient and important aspects of the evolutionary history of life. This website, presents information using novel comparative genomic approaches, that are helpful in understanding the following critical issues in bacterial/prokaryotic phylogeny:

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