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Listeria monocytogenes is a food-borne pathogen with a high mortality rate that has also emerged as a paradigm for intracellular parasitism. We present and compare the genome sequences of L. monocytogenes (2,944,528 base pairs) and a nonpathogenic species, L. innocua (3,011,209 base pairs). We found a large number of predicted genes encoding surface and(More)
The complete DNA sequence of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae chromosome XI has been determined. In addition to a compact arrangement of potential protein coding sequences, the 666,448-base-pair sequence has revealed general chromosome patterns; in particular, alternating regional variations in average base composition correlate with variations in local(More)
Ustilago maydis is a ubiquitous pathogen of maize and a well-established model organism for the study of plant-microbe interactions. This basidiomycete fungus does not use aggressive virulence strategies to kill its host. U. maydis belongs to the group of biotrophic parasites (the smuts) that depend on living tissue for proliferation and development. Here(More)
We mapped the breakpoints of the AZoospermia factor a (AZFa) microdeletion located in proximal Yq11 in six men with complete germ cell aplasia, i.e. Sertoli Cell Only syndrome (SCO). The proximal breakpoints were identified in a long retroviral sequence block (HERV15yq1: 9747 nucleotides) at the 5' end of the DYS11 DNA locus in Yq11, interval D3. The distal(More)
Arabidopsis thaliana is an important model system for plant biologists. In 1996 an international collaboration (the Arabidopsis Genome Initiative) was formed to sequence the whole genome of Arabidopsis and in 1999 the sequence of the first two chromosomes was reported. The sequence of the last three chromosomes and an analysis of the whole genome are(More)
The severity of the malaria pandemic in the tropics is aggravated by the ongoing spread of parasite resistance to antimalarial drugs and mosquito resistance to insecticides. A strain of Anopheles gambiae, normally a major vector for human malaria in Africa, can encapsulate and kill the malaria parasites within a melanin-rich capsule in the mosquito midgut.(More)
Thermostable DNA polymerases are an important tool in molecular biology. To exploit the archaeal repertoire of proteins involved in DNA replication for use in PCR, we elucidated the network of proteins implicated in this process in Archaeoglobus fulgidus. To this end, we performed extensive yeast two-hybrid screens using putative archaeal replication(More)
A full length cDNA clone encoding the C alpha type catalytic subunit of cAMP-dependent protein kinase was isolated from a cDNA library of differentiated rat myoblast L6 cell line. The 2137 bp clone codes for a protein of 351 amino acid residues having more than 90% sequence identity to C alpha subunits of other mammalians. The C alpha isoform was found to(More)
The complete sequence of 57 kb of the human HPRT locus has been determined using automated fluorescent DNA sequencing. The strategy employed increasingly directed sequencing methods: A randomly generated M13 library was sequenced to generate contiguous overlapping sets of sequences (contigs). M13 clones at the ends of these contigs were further sequenced(More)
An L-amino acid oxidase (L-amino-acid oxygen oxidoreductase (deaminating), EC 1.4.3.2) from the blue-green alga Anacystis nidulans has been purified to homogeneity with an overall yield of about 10%. Purification included ammonium sulfate fractionation and CM-Sephadex, DEAE-Sephadex, and hydroxyapatite chromatography. The purified enzyme has an absorption(More)