Albert T. Lebedev

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MALDI mass spectra were generated for the type strain of Arthrobacter crystallopoietes VKM Ac-1107T and for closely related (99.6–100% 16S rRNA gene similarity) halotolerant Arthrobacter strains, as well as for some other Arthrobacter species. Results of the cluster analysis of the spectra were in agreement with the genotypic characteristics of bacteria(More)
Bacterial strain Bacillus sp. VT-8 was shown to use trinitrotoluene (TNT) as the sole source of carbon, nitrogen, and energy, as well as to carry out its co-oxidation. Resistance of Bacillus sp. VT-8 to high TNT concentrations was shown. Efficient detoxification of TNT-contaminated soil and water samples was demonstrated. This strain may be recommended for(More)
Sixty years after the seminal Miller-Urey experiment that abiotically produced a mixture of racemized amino acids, we provide a definite proof that this primordial soup, when properly cooked, was edible for primitive organisms. Direct admixture of even small amounts of Miller-Urey mixture strongly inhibits E. coli bacteria growth due to the toxicity of(More)
Efficiency of MALDI mass spectrometry for differentiation between phenotypic phase variants (in colony morphology and virulence/avirulence) was investigated for saprotrophic and opportunistically pathogenic bacteria of five genera (Acinetobacter, Arthrobacter, Rhodococcus, Corynebacterium, and Escherichia). Analysis of MALDI spectra (on the SA and HCCA(More)
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