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The process of EDTA-assisted lead phytoextraction from the Bovisa (Milan, Italy) brownfield soil was optimized in microcosms vegetated with Brassica juncea. An autochthonous plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium (PGPR), Sinorhizobium sp. Pb002, was isolated from the rhizosphere of B. juncea grown on the Pb-contaminated soil in presence of 2 mM EDTA. The(More)
The gene glnA encoding glutamine synthetase I (GSI) from the archaeum Pyrococcus woesei was cloned and sequenced with the Sulfolobus solfataricus glnA gene as the probe. An operon reading frame of 448 amino acids was identified within a DNA segment of 1,528 bp. The encoded protein was 49% identical with the GSI of Methanococcus voltae and exhibited(More)
In this work, both culture-dependent and independent approaches were used to identify and isolate endophytic bacteria from roots of the Ni hyperaccumulator Noccaea caerulescens. A total of 17 isolates were cultured from root samples, selected for tolerance to 6mM Ni and grouped by restriction analysis of 16S rDNA. Bacterial species cultivated from roots(More)
The phylogenetic placement of the Aquifex and Thermotoga lineages has been inferred from (i) the concatenated ribosomal proteins S10, L3, L4, L23, L2, S19, L22, and S3 encoded in the S10 operon (833 aa positions); (ii) the joint sequences of the elongation factors Tu(1alpha) and G(2) coded by the str operon tuf and fus genes (733 aa positions); and (iii)(More)
Occurrence of the hsp70 (dnaK) gene was investigated in various members of the domain Archaea comprising both euryarchaeotes and crenarchaeotes and in the hyperthermophilic bacteria Aquifex pyrophilus and Thermotoga maritima representing the deepest offshoots in phylogenetic trees of bacterial 16S rRNA sequences. The gene was not detected in 8 of 10 archaea(More)
The EF-2 coding genes of the Archaea Pyrococcus woesei and Desulfurococcus mobilis were cloned and sequenced. Global phylogenies were inferred by alternative tree-making methods from available EF-2(G) sequence data and contrasted with phylogenies constructed from the more conserved but shorter EF-1 alpha(Tu) sequences. Both the monophyly (sensu Hennig) of(More)
Phylogenies were inferred from both the gene and the protein sequences of the translational elongation factor termed EF-2 (for Archaea and Eukarya) and EF-G (for Bacteria). All treeing methods used (distance-matrix, maximum likelihood, and parsimony), including evolutionary parsimony, support the archaeal tree and disprove the "eocyte tree" (i.e., the(More)
The glnA gene of the thermophilic sulphur-dependent archaebacterium Sulfolobus solfataricus was identified by hybridization with the corresponding gene of the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis and cloned in Escherichia coli. The nucleotide sequence of the 1696 bp DNA fragment containing the structural gene for glutamine synthetase was determined, and the(More)
The gene (fus) coding for elongation factor G (EF-G) of the extremely thermophilic eubacterium Thermotoga maritima was identified and sequenced. The EF-G coding sequence (2046 bp) was found to lie in an operon-like structure between the ribosomal protein S7 gene (rpsG) and the elongation factor Tu (EF-Tu) gene (tuf). The rpsG, fus, and tuf genes follow each(More)