Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering

The specialist literature deals with the biochemical processes of living beings and how these automated processes take place in organisms. The biomolecular level, the foundations and control processes of DNA and RNA, the structure and metabolism of a wide variety of life forms are also researched. The findings are used in biotechnology to answer scientific questions. The expertise is not only suitable for the growing interest in ecotrophology and targeted interventions, but also for the profitable use of evolutionary and cell biology within the framework of genetics in biological-ecological areas. Get an overview and gain new knowledge for your personal career. Contact us if you are interested in having your work published.

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Among the Gram-negative pathogens, Escherichia coli(E. coli) is the main cause of nosocomial infections. As a result of antibiotic therapies, resistance develops, in E. coli mainly against beta-lactam antibiotics such as penicillins and cephalosporins (ESBL producers). This work describes the molecular genetic causes that contribute to the dissemination of cephalosporin resistance genes, blaCTX-M. Based on a collection of E. coli isolates from nosocomial infections, it could be shown that in addition to clonal spread of cephalosporin-resistant E. coli strains also...


Tropical rainforests are hostspots of biodiversity. Therefore, their species' richness and sustainability are of central importance. However, during the last decades, the destruction of tropical forest, mainly by illegal logging, has severely degraded the tropical rainforests. In terms of forest certification, timber identification of tree species and their origin are recently being applied for monitoring and control of illegal activities and thereby aiming at the conservation of tropical forests. The development of molecular methods (e.g. genetic fingerprints) as tools for...


The present dissertation is focused on the phylogenetic, biochemical, structural and physiological analysis of the hydratases from Streptococcus pyogenes M49 and Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM. These hydratases belong to myosin cross-reactive antigen (MCRA) protein family for which knowledge on the biochemical and physiological function is scarce. This study provides the first line of evidence on biological significance of this protein family as ubiquitous bacterial enzymes which metabolize highly toxic unsaturated fatty acids to their less toxic and more soluble hydroxy derivatives....