微生物學

Antibacterial Properties of Mānuka

Antibacterial Properties of Mānuka Mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) is a native 紐西蘭 plant that has lo...

Co-evolution of transcription factors and their binding sites in DNA

The synthesis of RNA using DNA (transcription) can be regulated by special proteins - transcription ...

探索細胞內的發電廠─從活體細胞粒線體的膜電位變化,探討酵母菌的凋亡

粒線體,『細胞內的發電廠』,它生產了我們生存所需的幾乎所有能量。除了產生能量,它也參與了細胞的凋亡的過程,或反應出自由基所引起細胞的老化。我們在此實驗中,利用酵母菌模式,跟兩個特殊的螢光染劑(JC-1...

在酵母菌中被熱休克蛋白90所保護的遺傳變異之探討

基因型的改變會導致表現型的改變,然而,有一種稱為遺傳緩衝的效應,能隱蔽基因型變異,維持表現型穩定。由於某些遺傳變異不適合生物的原始環境,卻能被保護,使在各種環境中持續演化。從前人的果蠅研究發現,若剔除...

Bioplastic - The Future is Degradable Plastics. Investigating Biodegradation of Polyhydroxybutyrate Bioplastic by 紐西蘭 Soil Microorganisms

The rate and production of conventional petroleum based plastics is unsustainable and not eco-friend...

迪化汙水處理廠降解雌激素之菌種純化及生理測試

雌激素為一種環境賀爾蒙,若水生動物長期暴露於其中,即會導致其生理及行為異常。我們企圖從迪化汙水處理廠中純化出能降解雌激素之菌株,希冀了解其雌激素降解機制與生理特性。首先於菌液添加高濃度雌激素(1~2毫...

除油利器,天然的最好 -- 環境中具降解油汙能力之微生物研究

目前研究的嗜油菌主要是分解石油(碳氫化合物),不過從生活中所排出的油(三酸甘油酯),也是一大污染源。本研究目的為篩選可分解三酸甘油酯之微生物,並探討其特性及降解油污的能力。從有油污的環境分離出三種對於...

迪化汙水處理廠降解雌激素之菌種純化

雌激素為一種固醇類的環境賀爾蒙,若水生動物長時間暴露於低濃度的雌激素中,即會導致其生理及行為異常。我們企圖從迪化汙水處理廠中分離純化出能有效降解雌激素之菌株,希冀了解這些菌株的生理特性與降解雌激素的能...

A Novel Selection Process for the Conversion of Conventional Bacteria into Electrotrophs

The redox reactions of bacteria metabolism have been extrinsically studied. These mechanisms allow c...

A Novel Procedure to Identify Genes involved in Electron Transfer of Exoelectrogens

Purpose of research. Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are bioelectrochemical systems that generate electr...