Dr Gilbert Faure

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Plasmid pGBG1 was constructed to isolate mobile genetic elements in a wide variety of gram-negative bacteria. The mutation target, carried on a broad-host-range vector, allows positive selection for tetracycline resistance. In tests using several gram-negative bacteria we could detect transposition events of either insertion sequences or transposons. A new(More)
Genomic scans of clones isolated from long-term stab cultures of Escherichia coli K-12 showed the loss of two large segments of the genome, with each lost segment being approximately 20 kb long. A detailed analysis of one of the deletions, located between 5.4 and 5.9 min, revealed that similar deletions had arisen in several other stab cultures. All(More)
The presence of two insertion sequences, IS406 and IS407, was tested by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification in 25 strains representing 15 Burkholderia species and the close relative Ralstonia pickettii. A total of 50% of the 25 strains contained at least one of the two insertion sequences (ISs) and a statistically significant correlation was found(More)
Comparative study of esterase activities (p- and o-nitrophenylacetate) allowed to characterize three groups of bovine erythrocyte carbonic anhydrases:--the first one includes CI, CII (isozyme of CI) and CIr ("artificial" product of CI).--the second one includes native CIv1 and "artificial" CIv1, first conformational variants of CI,--finally CIv2, second(More)
Bacterial ribosomes, composed of proteins and RNA, have been used for nearly 30 years as immunostimulators. Preparations from about 30 different species of bacteria, as well as from fungi or parasites, have been used. Ribosomes have been tested in a number of animal models, and demonstrated to induce both specific immunity and protection. Paradoxically,(More)
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