Gregory Inamine

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The competence-related phenotypes of mutations in each of the four open reading frames associated with the comE locus of Bacillus subtilis are described. comEA and comEC are required for transformability, whereas the products of comEB and of the overlapping comER, which is transcribed in the reverse direction, are dispensable. Loss of the comEA product(More)
Putative membrane invagination sites at which intracytoplasmic photosynthetic membrane growth is initiated in Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides can be isolated in an upper pigmented fraction by rate-zone sedimentation. The intracellular localization of membranes present in the isolated fraction was investigated with the impermeant surface-labeling reagent(More)
Previous studies have suggested that much of the B800-850 light-harvesting bacteriochlorophyll a-protein complex is inserted directly into the intracytoplasmic photosynthetic membrane of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. In contrast, the B875 light-harvesting and reaction center complexes are assembled preferentially at peripheral sites of photosynthetic(More)
The binding and transport of DNA by competent Bacillus subtilis requires the assembly of a specialized apparatus. We present here the characterization of comE, an operon under competence control that is required for both DNA binding to the competent cell surface, and for uptake. comE contains three open reading frames (ORF1-3) read in the forward direction,(More)
In cell-free extracts from low-aeration suspensions of Rhodospirillum rubrum strain G-9, bacteriochlorophyll a was distributed in two bands after rate-zone sedimentation in sucrose density gradients. From the physicochemical properties of these fractions, it was concluded that the upper band consisted of small membrane fragments, whereas the major band was(More)
The actinomycete Streptomyces platensis produces two compounds that display antibacterial activity: platensimycin and platencin. These compounds were discovered by the Merck Research Laboratories, and a complex insoluble production medium was reported. We have used this medium as our starting point in our studies. In a previous study, we developed a(More)
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