Edward W. Davis

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We provide here a comparative genome analysis of ten strains within the Pseudomonas fluorescens group including seven new genomic sequences. These strains exhibit a diverse spectrum of traits involved in biological control and other multitrophic interactions with plants, microbes, and insects. Multilocus sequence analysis placed the strains in three(More)
The soil bacterium Pseudomonas protegens Pf-5 (previously called P. fluorescens Pf-5) produces two siderophores, enantio-pyochelin and a compound in the large and diverse pyoverdine family. Using high-resolution mass spectroscopy, we determined the structure of the pyoverdine produced by Pf-5. In addition to producing its own siderophores, Pf-5 also(More)
The accurate diagnosis of diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria requires a stable species classification. Rhodococcus fascians is the only documented member of its ill-defined genus that is capable of causing disease on a wide range of agriculturally important plants. Comparisons of genome sequences generated from isolates of Rhodococcus associated with(More)
Conjugative plasmids are known to facilitate the acquisition and dispersal of genes contributing to the fitness of Pseudomonas spp. Here, we report the characterization of pA506, the 57-kb conjugative plasmid of Pseudomonas fluorescens A506, a plant epiphyte used in the United States for the biological control of fire blight disease of pear and apple.(More)
Rendering high-quality computer animations requires intensive computation, and therefore a large amount of time. One way to speed up this process is to devise rendering algorithms which reduce computation by taking advantage of image characteristics, such as frame or temporal coherence. Another way is to run the rendering process on specialized or enhanced(More)
This paper is concerned with the features and concepts of system software for a parallel associative array processor---STARAN. Definitions of parallel processors have appeared often. Essentially they are machines with a large number of processing elements. They have the capability to operate on multiple data streams with a single instruction stream. STARAN(More)
Members of Gram-positive Actinobacteria cause economically important diseases to plants. Within the Rhodococcus genus, some members can cause growth deformities and persist as pathogens on a wide range of host plants. The current model predicts that phytopathogenic isolates require a cluster of three loci present on a linear plasmid, with the fas operon(More)
Larin, Sergei Yurievich Exploiting Program Redundancy to Improve Performance, Cost and Power Consumption in Embedded Systems Under direction of Prof. Thomas Conte During the last 15 years embedded systems have grown rapidly in complexity and performance to a point where they now rival the design challenges of desktop systems. Embedded systems are now(More)