Antonio Correia

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A large number of species of corynebacteria are known to be amino acid producers, including members of the genera Corynebacterium and Brevibacterium. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) of DNA fragments obtained by using endonucleases which recognize AT-rich hexanucleotide or octanucleotide sequences produces a discrete pattern of bands useful for(More)
Total DNA of virulent and avirulent strains of Rhodococcus fascians was resolved by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) into a discrete number of fragments by digestion with the endonucleases AseI and DraI. Restriction endonucleases PacI, PmeI, and SwaI yielded no fragments upon digestion of R. fascians genome, and all the other tested endonucleases(More)
Five rRNA operons (rrn) were found by hybridization in the genome of 'Brevibacterium lactofermentum' ATCC 13869 and Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC 13032. 'B. lactofermentum' DSM 20412 differed from the other corynebacteria tested in showing six hybridizing BamHI bands. Two of the rrn operons (rrnD and rrnE) were located in a single cosmid. Sequencing of(More)
A 6.0-kb SalI DNA fragment containing an entire rRNA operon (rrnB) was cloned from a cosmid gene bank of the phytopathogenic strain Rhodococcus fascians D188. The nucleotide sequence of the 6-kb fragment was determined and had the organization 16S rRNA-spacer-23S rRNA-spacer-5S rRNA without tRNA-encoding genes in the spacer regions. The 5' and 3' ends of(More)
A repetitive DNA element of the Gram+ Brevibacterium lactofermentum (Bl), cloned by a modification of the subtractive hybridization method, contained a 1.4-kb IS-like element, IS13869, which included an open reading frame (ORF) inside a perfect 26-bp terminal inverted repeat (TIR). An 8-bp direct repeat (DR) was found outside each TIR. The ORF encoded a(More)
Nanoelectronics is potentially one of the branches of Nanotechnology with the most significant commercial impact and covers a very wide range of interdisciplinary areas of research and development such as telecommunications, automotive , multimedia, consumer goods and medical systems. The emergence of new research directions such as Hybrid molecular(More)
Heat dissipation in nanometer-scale ridges The raise up of UHV atomic scale interconnection machines This edition contains two articles providing new insights in a relevant fi eld for future nano-electronics applications, i.e. molecular computing at the atomic scale. Since 1974, Molecular electronics had been always associated to the possible future of(More)