Antonio Bennasar

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The genus Caulobacter is composed of prosthecate bacteria often specialized for oligotrophic environments. The taxonomy of Caulobacter has relied primarily upon morphological criteria: a strain that visually appeared to be a member of the Caulobacter has generally been called one without challenge. A polyphasic approach, comprising 16S rDNA sequencing,(More)
The microbial content of printing paper machines, running at a temperature of 45-50 degrees C and at pH 4.5-5, was studied. Bacteria were prevalent colonizers of the machine wet end and the raw materials. A total of 390 strains of aerobic bacteria were isolated and 86% of these were identified to genus and species by biochemical, chemotaxonomic and(More)
We compared the 16S rRNA gene sequences of 14 strains of Pseudomonas stutzeri, including type strain CCUG 11256 and strain ZoBell (= ATCC 14405), which represented the seven P. stutzeri genomovars (DNA-DNA similarity groups) that have been described. Our sequence analysis revealed clusters which were highly correlated with genomovar clusters derived from(More)
Seven psychrotolerant, Gram-negative bacterial strains, five dust- and airborne isolates (MA101b(T), MA306a, MA405/90, MA-olki(T) and NW12(T)) and two from the Antarctic (Ant 20 and M3C203B-B), were subjected to a polyphasic characterization to determine their taxonomic position. High 16S rDNA sequences similarities (99.3-100.0 %) demonstrated that they(More)
A combined phylogenetic and multilocus DNA sequence analysis of 26 Pseudomonas stutzeri strains distributed within the 9 genomovars of the species has been performed. Type strains of the two most closely related species (P. balearica, former genomovar 6, and P. mendocina), together with P. aeruginosa, as the type species of the genus, have been included in(More)
Endospore-forming strains were isolated from corn-compost treated with olive-mill wastewater ('alpechin'). The strains were taxonomically studied and proposed as a novel Paenibacillus species. These organisms (strains B.3T, B.7 and B.9) were particularly distinguishable from other aerobic spore-forming species by their ability to grow optimally in 100%(More)
Bacteria identified and classified as Pseudomonas stutzeri, on the basis of traditional criteria, are recognized to be markedly heterogeneous, such that a systematic phenotypic characterization has not been correlated with genotypic groupings (i.e. genomovars) based upon DNA-DNA similarities. The internally transcribed 16S-23S rDNA spacer (ITS1) regions of(More)
A polyphasic taxonomic approach was applied to the study of a Gram-negative bacterium (B2(T)) isolated from soil by selective enrichment with pentachlorophenol. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis of strain B2(T) showed that the strain belongs to the genus Achromobacter within the Betaproteobacteria. The 16S rRNA gene sequence displayed more than 99 %(More)
Pseudomonas stutzeri strain B1SMN1 is a naphthalene-degrading and simultaneously nitrogen-fixing strain isolated from a wastewater sample taken at a lagooning treatment plant in Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain). Here we report the draft genome sequence of P. stutzeri B1SMN1. It is composed of a chromosome of an estimated size of 5.2 Mb and two plasmids of(More)
The identification of Pseudomonas stutzeri clinical isolates through conventional phenotypic methods was compared with identification through partial rpoD gene sequencing. We observed that commercial phenotypic systems easily confuse P. stutzeri with other Pseudomonas species. We also demonstrated that most of the clinical strains of P. stutzeri herein(More)