Corinne Biderre

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Microsporidia are eukaryotic parasites lacking mitochondria, the ribosomes of which present prokaryote-like features. In order to better understand the structural evolution of rRNA molecules in microsporidia, the 5S and rDNA genes were investigated in Encephalitozoon cuniculi . The genes are not in close proximity. Non-tandemly arranged rDNA units are on(More)
Pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was used to separate chromosome-sized DNA from two species of microsporidia of fishes. The molecular karyotype of Glugea atherinae exhibits 16 DNA bands from 420 to 2,700 kb, and that of Spraguea lophii 12 bands from 230 to 980 kb. Until now they represent respectively the largest and the smallest genomes visualized(More)
To organize data resulting from the phenotypic characterization of a library of 30,000 T-DNA enhancer trap (ET) insertion lines of rice (Oryza sativa L cv. Nipponbare), we developed the Oryza Tag Line (OTL) database ( OTL structure facilitates forward genetic search for specific phenotypes, putatively resulting(More)
The cDNA encoding the Toxoplasma gondii microneme protein MIC1 and the corresponding gene have been cloned and sequenced. The MIC1 gene contains three introns. The cDNA encodes a 456 amino acid (aa) sequence, with a typical signal sequence and no other trans-membrane domain. The protein contains a tandemly duplicated domain with conservation of cysteines(More)
The microsporidian Encephalitozoon cuniculi can infect numerous mammals, including man. Three strains of E. cuniculi have been identified so far, the major marker being the number of a tetranucleotide repeats in the rDNA internal transcribed spacer. We investigated diversity at the chromosomal level through the electrophoretic karyotypes obtained from 15 E.(More)
MOTIVATION The use of DNA microarrays allows the monitoring of the extreme microbial diversity encountered in complex samples like environmental ones as well as that of their functional capacities. However, no probe design software currently available is adapted to easily design efficient and explorative probes for functional gene arrays. RESULTS We(More)
MOTIVATION Microbial diversity is still largely unknown in most environments, such as soils. In order to get access to this microbial 'black-box', the development of powerful tools such as microarrays are necessary. However, the reliability of this approach relies on probe efficiency, in particular sensitivity, specificity and explorative power, in order to(More)