Science Progress

Articles from Vol. 90, No. 1, Spring

Cold Shock Proteins Aid Coupling of Transcription and Translation in Bacteria
ABSTRACT Transcription and translation are tightly coupled in bacterial cells. However, the transcription machinery and ribosomes generally occupy different subcellular regions in bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis, indicating...
Current Molecular Techniques for the Detection of Microbial Pathogens
ABSTRACT Traditionally the detection of microbial pathogens in clinical, environmental or food samples has commonly needed the prelevation of cells by culture be[ore the application of the detection strategy. This is done to increase cell number...
Patho-Biotechnology; Using Bad Bugs to Make Good Bugs Better
ABSTRACT Given the increasing commercial and clinical relevance of probiotic cultures, improving their stress tolerance profile and ability to overcome the physiochemical defences of the host is an important biological goal. Pathogenic bacteria...

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