Anna Maria Sanangelantoni

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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 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)
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)
A global alignment of EF-G(2) sequences was corrected by reference to protein structure. The selection of characters eligible for construction of phylogenetic trees was optimized by searching for regions arising from the artifactual matching of sequence segments unique to different phylogenetic domains. The spurious matchings were identified by comparing(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)
A 6.5 kb region from the genome of the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis was cloned using as a probe the Escherichia coli gene for ribosomal protein S2. Sequence analysis revealed, in this region, the presence of the gene for ribosomal protein S2 and part of the gene for the elongation factor Ts (EF-Ts). The arrangement rpsB-spacer-tsf resembles that(More)
The gene encoding elongation factor 1 alpha (EF-1 alpha, 1290 bp) of the ultrathermophilic, sulfur-reducing archaeote Pyrococcus woesei was localized within a Bg/II fragment of chromosomal DNA. Sequence analysis showed that the EF-1 alpha gene is the upstream unit of a three-gene cluster comprising the genes for ribosomal protein S10 (306 bp) and transfer(More)
The gene fus (for EF-G) of the hyperthermophilic bacterium Aquifex pyrophilus was cloned and sequenced. Unlike the other bacteria, which display the streptomycin-operon arrangement of EF genes (5′-rps12-rps7 fus-tuf-3′), the Aquifex fus gene (700 codons) is not preceded by the two small ribosomal subunit genes although it is still followed by a tuf gene(More)
A segment of Thermotoga maritima DNA spanning 6,613 bp downstream from the gene tuf for elongation factor Tu was sequenced by use of a chromosome walking strategy. The sequenced region comprised a string of 14 tightly linked open reading frames (ORFs) starting 50 bp downstream from tuf. The first 11 ORFs were identified as homologs of ribosomal protein(More)
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)