Bernard Decaris

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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)
BACKGROUND Two closely related ICEs, ICESt1 and ICESt3, have been identified in the lactic acid bacterium Streptococcus thermophilus. While their conjugation and recombination modules are almost identical (95% nucleotide identity) and their regulation modules related, previous work has demonstrated that transconjugants carrying ICESt3 were generated at rate(More)
BACKGROUND Streptococcus thermophilus is an important starter strain for the production of yogurt and cheeses. The analysis of sequenced genomes of four strains of S. thermophilus indicates that they contain several genes of the rgg familly potentially encoding transcriptional regulators. Some of the Rgg proteins are known to be involved in bacterial stress(More)
An amplifiable and deletable locus of Streptomyces ambofaciens RP181 I 1 0 contains a very large gene homologous to polyketide synthase genes Va ndoe uvre-l es-N a ncy, France Streptomyces ambofaciens RP181110 produces the macrolide polyketide spiramycin. Like many other Streptomyces species, the RP181110 strain is prone to genetic instability involving(More)
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