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Fourth-instar larvae of mosquitoes Anopheles stephensi and Aedes aegypti normally died within 90 min at 43 degrees C. Pre-exposure to high but sublethal temperatures conferred adaptive thermotolerance, dependent on the temperature and the duration of pre-exposure. Adaptive cross-tolerance to propoxur (a carbamate insecticide) was also induced in larvae by(More)
A protease isolated from Pseudomonas aeruginosa PD100 could act in the presence of SDS and Tween 80. This protease could be useful for degradation of protein in the presence of solvent, dehairing of cow skin and degradation of natural proteins. The immobilized protease showed 15-20% increases in temperature stability and the entrapped enzyme retained 83% of(More)
For the design of effective antiviral strategies, understanding the fundamental steps of the virus life cycle, including virus-host interactions, is essential. We performed a virus overlay protein binding assay followed by proteomics for identification of proteins from membrane fractions of A7 (Aedes aegypti) cells, C6/36 (Aedes albopictus) cells and the(More)
Mosquito midgut plays a crucial role in its vector susceptibility and pathogen interaction. Identification of the sustainable microflora of the midgut environment can therefore help in evaluating its contribution in mosquito-pathogen interaction and in turn vector competence. To understand the bacterial diversity in the midgut of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes,(More)
A novel mixed-ligand Cu(II) complex of ciprofloxacin (cfH) and phenanthroline, is found to crystallize as a dimeric moiety containing monocationic and dicationic species. Two such dimeric moieties are found in the same unit cell leading to a dicationic cluster. The higher negative redox potential for this cluster dampens its antimycobacterial activity(More)
Allethrin is a major mosquito repellent agent. To degrade allethrin present in used mats and the environment, a bacterium capable of utilizing allethrin was isolated. This isolate, an Acidomonas sp., grew in minimal medium with 16 mm allethrin as sole source of carbon and degraded >70% of it in 72 h, with␣negligible residual metabolites in the medium.(More)
Acetylpyridine benzoyl hydrazone (APBH) 1 and its copper complex [[(APBH)CuCl](2)].(EtOH) 2 were structurally characterized by elemental analysis, magnetic measurements, spectroscopy, electrochemistry and single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The ligand assumes Z-isomeric form and planar geometry in solid state, coordinating through pyridyl nitrogen,(More)
Yarrowia lipolytica NCIM 3589, a tropical marine degrader of hydrocarbons and triglycerides transformed 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) very efficiently. Though this yeast could not utilize TNT as the sole carbon or nitrogen source, it was capable of reducing the nitro groups in TNT to aminodinitrotoluene (ADNT). In a complete medium containing glucose and(More)
Methylation of DNA is known to be involved in DNA repair mechanisms in bacteria. Deinococcus radiodurans strain R1 on exposure to high radiation undergoes significant DNA damage, which is repaired without mutations. However, the presence of modified nucleotides has not been reported in its genome. We report here the detection of N6-methyladenine in the(More)
Deinococcus radiodurans shows extraordinary tolerance to DNA damage, and exhibits differential gene expression and protein recycling. A putative response regulator, the DRB0091 (RadR) ORF, was identified from a pool of DNA-binding proteins induced in response to gamma radiation in this bacterium. radR is located upstream of drB0090, which encodes a putative(More)