Alistair T. Matheson

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An unidentified halophile isolated from plates of a complex agar medium containing 4.25 M NaCl showed optimum growth in broths containing 0.5-1.0 M NaCl but exhibited a wide range of growth from 0.045-4.5 M. The organism can be classified as a facultative halophile with wide salt tolerance. Logarithmic phase cells grown in media containing 0.5 M NaCl were(More)
The ribosomal L12 protein gene of Sulfolobus solfataricus (SsoL12) has been subcloned and overexpressed in Escherichia coli. Five protein L12 mutants were designed: two NH2-terminal and two COOH-terminal truncated mutants and one mutant lacking the highly charged part of the COOH-terminal region. The mutant protein genes were overexpressed in E. coli and(More)
1. The 30S ribosomal subunit of the extreme halophile Halobacterium cutirubrum is unstable and loses 75% of its ribosomal protein when the 70S ribosome is dissociated into the two subunits. A stable 30S subunit is obtained if the dissociation of the 70S particle is carried out in the presence of the soluble fraction. 2. A fractionation procedure was(More)
The genes for nine ribosomal proteins, L24, L5, S14, S8, L6, L18, S5, L30, and L15, have been isolated and sequenced from the spc operon in the archaeon (Crenarchaeota) Sulfolobus acidocaldarius, and the putative amino acid sequence of the proteins coded by these genes has been determined. In addition, three other genes in the spc operon, coding for(More)
We have cloned and sequenced four ribosomal protein genes from the extreme thermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius P1. These genes code for proteins equivalent to L11, L1, L10 and L12 from Escherichia coli. The genes for the Sulfolobus L11, L1, L10 and L12 proteins are arranged in the same order as the equivalent genes in E. coli, i.e.(More)