Benoît P Grossiord

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Streptococcus thermophilus is a major dairy starter used for the manufacture of yoghurt and cheese. The access to three genome sequences, comparative genomics and multilocus sequencing analyses suggests that this species recently emerged and is still undergoing a process of regressive evolution towards a specialised bacterium for growth in milk. Notably, S.(More)
The blp gene cluster identified in the genome sequences of Streptococcus thermophilus (blp(St)) LMG18311, CNRZ1066, and LMD-9 displays all the characteristics of a class II bacteriocin locus. In the present study, we showed that the blp(St) locus is only fully functional in strain LMD-9 and regulates the production of antimicrobial peptides that inhibit(More)
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a fastidious obligate parasite requiring several amino acids for growth. Oligopeptide uptake mediated by the Ami ABC permease is therefore important for nutrition but this could not account for the highly pleiotropic phenotype exhibited by Ami mutants. The hypothesis that peptide transport plays a pivotal role in sensing(More)
The replication of two cryptic plasmids from Brevibacterium linens ATCC 9174 (pBL33) and Rhodococcus rhodochrous ATCC 4276 (pRC1) was investigated in Rhodococcus sp. R312 (formerly Brevibacterium sp. R312). The recombinant plasmids pSP33 (pBL33 derivative) and pSPC1 (pRC1 derivative) were found to be suitable for establishing new host-vector systems for(More)
A cluster containing five similarly oriented genes involved in the metabolism of galactose via the Leloir pathway in Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris MG1363 was cloned and characterized. The order of the genes is galPMKTE, and these genes encode a galactose permease (GalP), an aldose 1-epimerase (GalM), a galactokinase (GalK), a hexose-1-phosphate(More)
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