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The function of the N-terminal region of the Oenococcus oeni phage fOg44 lysin (Lys44) as an export signal was investigated. We observed that when induced in Escherichia coli, Lys44 was cleaved(More)
Thirty Leuconostoc oenos strains, representing 28 different isolates, were distributed into 20 genomic groups according to PFGE patterns of restriction digests. The 8 bp-specific enzymes Sfi I, Not I(More)
BACKGROUND Breastfeeding within the first hour of life is a potential mechanism for health promotion. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of breastfeeding initiation within the(More)
A new isolate of Echinostoma paraensei (Lie & Basch, 1967) was obtained from a natural vertebrate host, the water rat Nectomys squamipes. Relationships with sympatric snails, Biomphalaria glabrata;(More)