Bettina A. Debrunner-Vossbrinck

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The microsporidia are a group of unusual, obligately parasitic protists that infect a great variety of other eukaryotes, including vertebrates, arthropods, molluscs, annelids, nematodes, cnidaria and even various ciliates, myxosporidia and gregarines. They possess a number of unusual cytological and molecular characteristics. Their nuclear division is(More)
The Microsporidia are a group of obligate intracellular parasites, now thought to be derived fungi. Presented here is a comparative small subunit rDNA (ssrDNA) analysis of 125 species of Microsporidia (sequences obtained from GenBank). This analysis shows that groups or clades are formed based largely on habitat and host. This result is supported by(More)
A 16S ribosomal RNA gene has been sequenced from Heliobacterium chlorum, the recently discovered photosynthetic bacterium that contains a novel form of chlorophyll. Comparisons with other 16S ribosomal RNA sequences show that the organism belongs to the Gram-positive bacteria (one of ten eubacterial "phyla")--more precisely to the so-called low G + C (G,(More)
A segment of ribosomal DNA, about 1,350 base pairs long, was amplified from the microsporidian species Encephalitozoon hellem, isolated from AIDS patients, and Encephalitozoon cuniculi. The amplified DNA segment extends from position 530 in the small ribosomal RNA subunit to position 580 in the large ribosomal RNA subunit. A comparison of sequence data from(More)
Ribosomal RNA sequence comparisons define a phylogenetic grouping, the green non-sulfur bacteria and relatives (GNS), known to contain the genera Chloroflexus, Herpetosiphon and Thermomicrobium--organisms that have little phenotypic similarity. The unit is phylogenetically deep, but entirely distinct from any other eubacterial division (phylum). It is(More)
Small subunit rDNA sequences were obtained from field-collected Amblyospora connecticus (Microsporida: Amblyosporidae) spores isolated from the mosquito, Aedes cantator (Diptera: Culicidae), and from field collected spores isolated from the putative intermediate host, Acanthocyclops vernalis (Copepoda: Cyclopidae). The ribosomal DNA sequences of the spores(More)
RNA sequence analysis has been used to examine the phylogenetic position and structure of the genus Campylobacter. A complete 5S rRNA sequence was determined for two strains of Campylobacter jejuni and extensive partial sequences of the 16S rRNA were obtained for several strains of C. jejuni and Wolinella succinogenes. In addition limited partial sequence(More)
We have isolated from rabbit liver three cDNA clones of 1400-1800 base pairs that hybridize selectively to RNA from animals treated with phenobarbital. The nucleotide sequences of the cDNAs have been determined. In the protein coding region the nucleotide sequences of two of the cDNAs are 88% homologous, and the third cDNA is about 72-74% homologous to the(More)
Silkworm pathogens have been heavily impeding the development of sericultural industry and play important roles in lepidopteran ecology, and some of which are used as biological insecticides. Rapid advances in studies on the omics of silkworm pathogens have produced a large amount of data, which need to be brought together centrally in a coherent and(More)
The microsporidian parasite designated here as Nosema sp. Isolate YNPr was isolated from the cabbage butterfly Pieris rapae collected in Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. The genome was sequenced by Illumina sequencing and compared to those of two related members of the Nosema/Vairimorpha clade, Nosema ceranae and Nosema apis. Based upon assembly(More)