Ileana Pérez-Rodríguez

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A novel hyperthermophilic, anaerobic, chemolithoautotrophic bacterium, designated strain HB-8(T), was isolated from the tube of Alvinella pompejana tubeworms collected from the wall of an actively venting sulfide structure on the East Pacific Rise at 13° N. The cells were Gram-negative rods, approximately 1.0-1.5 µm long and 0.5 µm wide. Strain HB-8(T) grew(More)
We have tested the hypothesis, suggested by our previous neurochemical studies, that the inhibition of sexual behavior that follows unrestricted mating could be caused by a blockade of dopaminergic transmission. Male rats were allowed to copulate until they reached a satiety criterion. The following day, after verification that they were sexually inactive,(More)
Chemosynthetic Epsilonproteobacteria from deep-sea hydrothermal vents colonize substrates exposed to steep thermal and redox gradients. In many bacteria, substrate attachment, biofilm formation, expression of virulence genes and host colonization are partly controlled via a cell density-dependent mechanism involving signal molecules, known as quorum(More)
A thermophilic, anaerobic, chemosynthetic bacterium, designated strain MB-1(T), was isolated from the walls of an active deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney on the East Pacific Rise at degrees 50' N 10 degrees 17' W. The cells were Gram-negative-staining rods, approximately 1-1.5 mum long and 0.3-0.5 mum wide. Strain MB-1(T) grew at 25-65 degrees C (optimum(More)
Thermovibrio ammonificans type strain HB-1(T) is a thermophilic (Topt: 75°C), strictly anaerobic, chemolithoautotrophic bacterium that was isolated from an active, high temperature deep-sea hydrothermal vent on the East Pacific Rise. This organism grows on mineral salts medium in the presence of CO2/H2, using NO3(-) or S(0) as electron acceptors, which are(More)
Caminibacter mediatlanticus strain TB-2(T) [1], is a thermophilic, anaerobic, chemolithoautotrophic bacterium, isolated from the walls of an active deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the type strain of the species. C. mediatlanticus is a Gram-negative member of the Epsilonproteobacteria (order Nautiliales) that grows(More)
A mesophilic, aerobic, facultatively chemolithoautotrophic bacterium, designated strain EPR70(T), was isolated from hydrothermal fluids from diffuse-flow vents on the East Pacific Rise at degrees 50' N 10 degrees 17' W. Cells were Gram-negative rods, approximately 0.8-1.0 microm long and 0.3-0.5 microm wide. Strain EPR70(T) grew at 20-40 degrees C (optimum(More)
Over the past few years the relevance of nitrate respiration in microorganisms from deep-sea hydrothermal vents has become evident. In this study, we surveyed the membrane-bound nitrate reductase (Nar) encoding gene in three different deep-sea vent microbial communities from the East Pacific Rise and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Additionally, we tested pure(More)
A thermophilic, anaerobic, chemolithoautotrophic bacterium, strain TB-6(T), was isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent located on the East Pacific Rise at 9° N. The cells were Gram-staining-negative and rod-shaped with one or more polar flagella. Cell size was approximately 1-1.5 µm in length and 0.5 µm in width. Strain TB-6(T) grew between 45 and 70 °C(More)
Continuous culture under elevated pressures is an important technique for expanding the exploration of microbial growth and survival in extreme environments associated with the deep biosphere. Here we present a benchtop stirred continuous culture bioreactor capable of withstanding temperatures ranging from 25 to 120°C and pressures as high as 69 MPa. The(More)