Edouard Kellenberger

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The invasive properties of Azoarcus sp. strain BH72, an endorhizospheric isolate of Kallar grass, on gnotobiotically grown seedlings of Oryza sativa IR36 and Leptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth were studied. Additionally, Azoarcus spp. were localized in roots of field-grown Kallar grass. To facilitate localization and to assure identity of bacteria, genetically(More)
The nucleoids of Eseherichia coil, independently of the physiological state of the bacteria, are shown to be preserved as a fine-stranded fibrillar nucleoplasm by an OsO4 fixation under defined conditions: acetate-veronal buffer pH 6, presence of Ca ++ and amino acids, stabilization with uranyl-acetate before dehydration. The same fixation procedure applied(More)
We report the discovery of novel subcellular structures related to bacterial nitrogen fixation in the strictly respiratory diazotrophic bacterium Azoarcus sp. BH72, which was isolated as an endophyte from Kallar grass. Nitrogenase is derepressed under microaerobic conditions at O2 concentrations in the micromolar range. With increasing O2 deprivation,(More)
A new procedure of immunostaining sections of cryofixed and freeze-substituted Escherichia coli shows that DNA extends from its bulk into small ribosome-free spaces throughout the cytoplasm, resulting in a coralline-shaped nucleoid. Low-resolution imaging of a bacterium reconstructed from serial sections demonstrated that the small excrescencies are not(More)
Lowicryl K4M and HM20 are methacrylate/acrylate based low temperature embedding resins for biological material which can be used in conjunction with either the progressive lowering of temperature (PLT) technique or with freeze-substitution. K4M and HM20 are applicable over a very extended temperature range, approximately 220 K to 340 K. With two new resins,(More)
Qualitative and quantitative tests were performed to determine whether the temperature at which dehydration and embedding occur affects the antigenic specificity of tubulin and the protein A-gold (pAg) immunolabeling technique. The analysis indicates that low temperature (-35 degrees C) treatment increased the specificity and density of pAg labeled(More)
The surface of thin sections of aldehyde-fixed biological material shows a specimen-related relief of 2-6 nm with Lowicryl. Epon sections are about three times smoother. The relief is the consequence of thin-sectioning being in reality a cleavage. Epitopes are supposed to be laid open (or set free) because cleavage follows the interfaces between protein and(More)