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  • Cubillos-Ruiz, Andrés Fernando; Thompson, Jessica Weidemier; Becker, Jamie William; Chisholm, Sallie W; Shi, Yanxiang; Van der Donk, Wilfred A; Olshefsky, Audrey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Microbial secondary metabolites are among the most structurally and functionally complex molecules in nature. Lanthipeptides are ribosomally derived peptide secondary metabolites that undergo extensive post-translational ...
  • Aakre, Christopher David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems are genetic modules widely present on bacterial chromosomes. These systems comprise a toxin and cognate antitoxin that are encoded together in an operon; normally, the toxin and antitoxin are ...
  • Takemura, Alison Francesca (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Microorganisms play a signicant role in biogeochemical cycling, thus their dynamics in the environment influence the biosphere. Yet how do features of the environment - such as abiotic conditions, resources, and predators ...
  • Vasquez, Claudia G. (Claudia Gabriela) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Throughout organismal development, precise three-dimensional organization of tissues is required for proper tissue function. These three-dimensional forms are generated by coordinated cell shape changes that induce global ...
  • Oddo, Julia C. (Julia Christine) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Muscleblind (Mbl) is an evolutionarily conserved family of proteins involved in many aspects of RNA metabolism, including alternative splicing. Disruption of Muscleblind in several animals lends to a variety of defects and ...
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