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Discovery and characterization of an antifreeze protein from Lake Ontario midges
This thesis describes the discovery and characterization of the first antifreeze protein (AFP) isolated from a fly. The starting point of my research was the observation that when midges emerge from Lake Ontario as adults ...
The type I antifreeze protein gene family in Pleuronectidae
Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) protect marine teleosts from freezing in icy seawater by binding to nascent ice crystals and preventing their growth. It has been suggested that the gene dosage for AFPs in fish reflects the ...
Antifreeze Protein Engineering
This thesis describes: 1) the use of protein engineering to increase ice-binding protein (IBP) activity and thermal stability, and 2) the binding interaction and microcolony formation between an Antarctic bacterium and ...