Elena García-Valdés

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Partial sequences of four core 'housekeeping' genes (16S rRNA, gyrB, rpoB and rpoD) of the type strains of 107 Pseudomonas species were analysed in order to obtain a comprehensive view regarding the phylogenetic relationships within the Pseudomonas genus. Gene trees allowed the discrimination of two lineages or intrageneric groups (IG), called IG P.(More)
Pseudomonas stutzeri is a nonfluorescent denitrifying bacterium widely distributed in the environment, and it has also been isolated as an opportunistic pathogen from humans. Over the past 15 years, much progress has been made in elucidating the taxonomy of this diverse taxonomical group, demonstrating the clonality of its populations. The species has(More)
Two genes, nahG and nahW, encoding two independent salicylate 1-hydroxylases have been identified in the naphthalene-degrading strain Pseudomonas stutzeri AN10. While nahG resides in the same transcriptional unit as the meta-cleavage pathway genes, forming the naphthalene degradation lower pathway, nahW is situated outside but in close proximity to this(More)
The genus Pseudomonas currently contains 144 species, making it the genus of Gram-negative bacteria that contains the largest number of species. Currently, multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) is the preferred method for establishing the phylogeny between species and genera. Four partial gene sequences of housekeeping genes (16S rRNA, gyrB, rpoB, and rpoD)(More)
A combined phylogenetic and multilocus DNA sequence analysis of 26 Pseudomonas stutzeri strains distributed within the 9 genomovars of the species has been performed. Type strains of the two most closely related species (P. balearica, former genomovar 6, and P. mendocina), together with P. aeruginosa, as the type species of the genus, have been included in(More)
We analyzed the occurrence of the naphthalene degradation upper-pathway (nah) genes in the western Mediterranean region. The amplification, restriction, and sequence analysis of internal fragments for several nah genes (nahAc, nahB, nahC, and nahE) from naphthalene-degrading strains isolated from this geographical area proved the coexistence of two distinct(More)
Multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) is one of the most accepted methods for the phylogenetic assignation of Pseudomonas strains to their corresponding species. Furthermore, updated databases are essential for correct bacterial identification and the number of Pseudomonas species is increasing continuously. Currently, 127 species are validly described in(More)
Pseudomonas stutzeri strain AN10 is a naphthalene-degrading strain whose dissimilatory genes are chromosomally encoded. We sequenced a total of 11514bp including the entire naphthalene-degradation upper pathway (nah) of P. stutzeri AN10. Nine open reading frames, nahAaAbAcAdBFCED, encoding the enzymes for the degradation of naphthalene to salicylate, were(More)
Pseudomonas stutzeri strain B1SMN1 is a naphthalene-degrading and simultaneously nitrogen-fixing strain isolated from a wastewater sample taken at a lagooning treatment plant in Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain). Here we report the draft genome sequence of P. stutzeri B1SMN1. It is composed of a chromosome of an estimated size of 5.2 Mb and two plasmids of(More)
The identification of Pseudomonas stutzeri clinical isolates through conventional phenotypic methods was compared with identification through partial rpoD gene sequencing. We observed that commercial phenotypic systems easily confuse P. stutzeri with other Pseudomonas species. We also demonstrated that most of the clinical strains of P. stutzeri herein(More)