Research Articles (IMBM)

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Research Articles (IMBM)

 

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  • Gokul, Jarishma K.; Valverde, Angel; Tuffin, Marla; Cary, Stephen Craig; Cowan, Don A. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2013)
    The discovery of extensive and complex hypolithic communities in both cold and hot deserts has raised many questions regarding their ecology, biodiversity and relevance in terms of regional productivity. However, most ...
  • Baker, Gillian; Smith, Jacques J.; Cowan, Donald A. (Elsevier, 2003)
    The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) has facilitated the detection of unculturable microorganisms in virtually any environmental source and has thus been used extensively in the assessment of environmental microbial diversity. ...
  • Cowan, Donald A.; Sayed, Muhammed F.; Tsekoa, Tsepo L.; Cameron, Rory A.; Sewell, B. Trevor (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2004)
    Microbial nitrile hydratases are important industrial enzymes that catalyse the conversion of nitriles to the corresponding amides. Bacillus strain RAPc8 nitrile hydratase has recently been cloned and functionally ...
  • Cowan, Donald A.; Mamais, A.; Russell, Nick A.; Sheppard, Devon M. (Springer Verlag, 2002)
    We have applied bioluminescent ATP detection methods to microbial enumeration in Antarctic Dry Valley mineral soils, and validated our ATP data by two independent methods. We have demonstrated that ATP measurement is ...
  • Wilkinson, Dianne E.; Jaenicke, Thomas; Cowan, Donald A. (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002)
    An efficient and simple method for constructing an environmental library using mechanically sheared DNA obtained directly from geothermal sediments is presented. The method is based on blunt-end modification of DNA fragments ...