Andrea Grifoni

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DNA fingerprints of several Azospirillum strains, belonging to the five known species A. amazonense, A. brasilense, A. halopraeferens, A. irakense and A. lipoferum, were obtained by restriction analysis of the amplified 16S rDNA and by restriction fragment length polymorphism of the histidine biosynthetic genes. Data obtained showed that amplified rDNA(More)
We report the rapid generation of DNA probes for several Azospirillum strains. This method does not require any knowledge of the genetics and/or the molecular biology of the organism (genome) to be investigated. The procedure is based on the generation of random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) fingerprints using primers with an embedded restriction site.(More)
The 16S rDNA of 17 strains of Azospirillum, 14 assigned to one of the known species A. amazonense, A. brasilense, A. halopraeferens, A. irakense and A. lipoferum, and the other three of uncertain taxonomic position, was sequenced after polymerase chain reaction amplification and analysed in order to investigate the phylogenetic relationships at the(More)
In this demonstration, we will show the different modules related to the automatic surveillance prototype developed in the context of the EU VANAHEIM project. Several components will be demonstrated on real data from the Torino metro. First, different unsupervised activity modeling algorithms that capture recurrent activities from long recordings will be(More)
PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) camera networks have an important role in surveillance systems. They have the ability to direct the attention to interesting events that occur in the scene. In order to achieve such behavior the cameras in the network use a process known as sensor slaving: one (or more) master camera monitors a wide area and tracks moving targets so as(More)
In vitro amplification of genomic DNA fragments with single primers of arbitrary sequence was used as a rapid and sensitive method to obtain fingerprints of ten strains belonging to three of the Azospirillum species: brasilense, lipoferum and amazonense. Each strain showed a distinctive pattern of bands that permitted its unequivocal identification. Closely(More)
The regulatory sequences of Azospirillum brasilense Sp7 nifH gene were fused with the cam reporter gene and used for studying the factors controlling nifH transcription. A DNA sequence, downstream the ATG codon of nifH, that could be involved in the negative regulation of nifH transcription, was identified. The effect of 1 and 2 mM of ammonium on the(More)
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