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     Serious Technology for Serious Microbiology January 2008
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  Carbon source dependence of conidiation and its photostimulation in Hypocrea atroviridis.
Friedl MA, Kubicek CP, Druzhinina IS. Research Area of Gene Technology and Applied Biochemistry, Institute of Chemical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Getreidemarkt 9-1665, A-1060 Vienna, Austria.

In a very creative scientific work, these authors were the first to use PMs to study photomorphogenesis in an important fungal species. H. atroviridis is an important fungus because of its capabilities in cellulose degradation. In previous papers, the authors used PM technology to study and define its catabolic properties. In this paper they studied conidiation. A long held dogma of fungal spore formation was that light exposure was the key determining factor. However, by using PM technology and looking more broadly at diverse culture conditions, these researchers showed that carbon metabolism is the major trigger for conidiation and light plays a more minor role.
 
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  Florence Conference on Phenotype MicroArray Analysis of Microorganisms:
The Environment, Agriculture, and Human Health. Polo Scientifico di Sesto Florentino, Florence, Italy, March 19-21, 2008.

We hope that you are giving serious consideration to attending this exciting and unique conference. Don’t delay in registering. Attendance at this conference is limited because of the venue, so if you wait too long you may miss the opportunity. The deadline for early registration is Jan. 31 and the deadline for submission of abstracts is Feb. 28. The list of speakers has now been set. This and other information can be found on the conference website at: www.poloscitec.unifi.it/phenotype.
 
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Phenotype MicroArray Technology
Biolog's Phentoype MicroArray technology enables researchers to evaluate nearly 2000 phenotypes of a microbial cell in a single experiment. This integrated system of cellular assays, instrumentation and bioinformatics software provides cellular knowledge that complements molecular information, helping you interpret and find the relevant aspects in massive amounts of gene expression or proteomics data. Through comprehensive and precise quantitation of phenotypes, researchers are able to obtain an unbiased perspective of the effect on cells of genetic differences, environmental change, exposure to chemicals or drugs, and more.
 
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