A. Jimenez-Sanchez

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Cladosporium resinae produces extracellular biosurfactants when growing in a hydrocarbon source such as the jet fuel JP8. This production of biosurfactants was observed by the reduction of the surface tension of the aqueous phase of growing medium, and by the increase in emulsion and foaming properties. A partial purification by collapsed foam gave better(More)
Changes of thymidine concentration in the growth medium affect the chromosome replication time of Thy- strains without at the same time causing a detectable difference in the growth rate (R. H. Pritchard and A. Zaritsky, Nature 226:126-131, 1970). Consequently, the optimal thymidine concentration cannot be determined by ascertaining which concentration(More)
Two ideas have essentially been used to explain the origin of the genetic code: Crick's frozen accident and Woese's amino acid-codon specific chemical interaction. Whatever the origin and codon-amino acid correlation, it is difficult to imagine the sudden appearance of the genetic code in its present form of 64 codons coding for 20 amino acids without(More)
NDP reductase activity can be inhibited either by treatment with hydroxyurea or by incubation of an nrdA ts mutant strain at the non-permissive temperature. Both methods inhibit replication, but experiments on these two types of inhibition yielded very different results. The chemical treatment immediately inhibited DNA synthesis but did not affect the cell(More)
Although the nrdA101 allele codes for a ribonucleoside diphosphate (rNDP) reductase that is essentially destroyed in less than 2 min at 42 degrees C, and chemical inhibition of the enzyme by hydroxyurea stops DNA synthesis at once, we found that incubation at 42 degrees C of an Escherichia coli strain containing this allele allows DNA replication for about(More)
We have synthesized two thiourea derivatives of methyl anthranilate (1, 2) and their complexes with nickel (3) and platinum(II) (4). We have also prepared the complexes of nickel(II) with two benzoylthiourea derivatives (5, 6). The obtained compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, spectroscopic methods (FT-IR, UV-vis, NMR), mass spectrometry and(More)
The levels of organization that exist in bacteria extend from macromolecules to populations. Evidence that there is also a level of organization intermediate between the macromolecule and the bacterial cell is accumulating. This is the level of hyperstructures. Here, we review a variety of spatially extended structures, complexes, and assemblies that might(More)
Stalled replication forks produced by three different ways of depleting deoxynucleoside triphosphate showed different capacities to undergo "replication fork reversal." This reaction occurred at the stalled forks generated by hydroxyurea treatment, was impaired under thermal inactivation of ribonucleoside reductase, and did not take place under thymine(More)
Bacterial cells contain many large, spatially extended assemblies of ions, molecules, and macromolecules, called hyperstructures, that are implicated in functions that range from DNA replication and cell division to chemotaxis and secretion. Interactions between these hyperstructures would create a level of organization intermediate between macromolecules(More)
N-Methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (nitrosoguanidine) causes an unexpectedly high frequency of closely linked double mutants because of its specificity for chromosome regions in replication. Low nitrosoguanidine concentrations (I mug/ml) in liquid cultures allow replications at the normal rate and are mutagenic. It was expected that mutations would be(More)