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Despite the traditional focus on metaphysical issues in discussions of natural kinds in biology, epistemological considerations are at least as important. By revisiting the debate as to whether taxa are kinds or individuals, I argue that both accounts are metaphysically compatible, but that one...
Synthesis and biological evaluation of the lantibiotic peptide lactocin S and its analoguesDownload
Lantibiotics (lanthionine containing antibiotics) are highly post-translationally modified peptides used by bacteria as a form of chemical warfare. In light of the challenges faced today in the field of antibacterial therapy, these potent natural products are useful lead compounds for the...