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Bacteria adapt to environmental stimuli by adjusting their transcriptomes in a complex manner, the full potential of which has yet to be established for any individual bacterial species. Here, we report the transcriptomes of Bacillus subtilis exposed to a wide range of environmental and nutritional conditions that the organism might encounter in nature. We(More)
Adaptation of cells to environmental changes requires dynamic interactions between metabolic and regulatory networks, but studies typically address only one or a few layers of regulation. For nutritional shifts between two preferred carbon sources of Bacillus subtilis, we combined statistical and model-based data analyses of dynamic transcript, protein, and(More)
The WalKR two-component system is essential for the viability of Staphylococcus aureus, playing a central role in controlling cell wall metabolism. We produced a constitutively active form of WalR in S. aureus through a phosphomimetic amino acid replacement (WalR(c), D55E). The strain displayed significantly increased biofilm formation and alpha-hemolytic(More)
The transcriptional regulator Spx plays a key role in maintaining the redox homeostasis of Bacillus subtilis cells exposed to disulfide stress. Defects in Spx were previously shown to lead to differential expression of numerous genes but direct and indirect regulatory effects could not be distinguished. Here we identified 283 discrete chromosomal sites(More)
MOTIVATION High-density oligonucleotide tiling array technology holds the promise of a better description of the complexity and the dynamics of transcriptional landscapes. In organisms such as bacteria and yeasts, transcription can be measured on a genome-wide scale with a resolution >25 bp. The statistical models currently used to handle these data remain(More)
Staphylococcus aureus is a major pathogen that colonizes about 20% of the human population. Intriguingly, this Gram-positive bacterium can survive and thrive under a wide range of different conditions, both inside and outside the human body. Here, we investigated the transcriptional adaptation of S. aureus HG001, a derivative of strain NCTC 8325, across(More)
The tiling design for oligonucleotide microarrays consists of overlapping probes that provide uniform covering of the genomic sequence. Their hybridization with RNA samples, allow to assess the transcriptional activity of the whole genome of organisms such as bacteria and yeasts with high resolution. The problem of the analysis of these data is naturally(More)
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