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Two protocols have been recently proposed to speed up the preparation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae mitochondrial DNA (mt DNA). The first (1) is a simplified procedure derived from pre-existing methods using a CsCl gradient, while the other (2) is based on the isopycnic purification of the mitochondrial fraction from lysed spheroplasts. Both the above(More)
Two isolates of Candida glabrata from the same stool sample from a bone marrow transplant recipient treated with fluconazole, and designated 1084-L for large colonies on yeast extract-peptone-dextrose-agar and 1084-S for small colonies, were analysed. In-vitro susceptibility tests with a commercially available disk diffusion procedure showed that isolate(More)
A cluster of arginine biosynthetic genes of Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC 13032, comprising argJ, argB and argD as well as part of argC and argF, has been cloned by heterologous complementation of an Escherichia coli argE mutant. The gene order has been established as argCJBDF by sequencing the entire 4.4 kb cloned DNA fragment. The C. glutamicum argB(More)
A commercially available disk diffusion procedure was used in a large-scale study to evaluate the susceptibility of a wide range of Candida isolates to polyenes and azoles. With almost all isolates of C. glabrata resistant colonies were present within the inhibition zones for the azole compounds fluconazole, ketoconazole and miconazole, and less frequently(More)
Electrophoretic karyotyping, mitochondrial DNA restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis, and PCR amplification of interspersed repeats were used to study the variability, phylogenetic affinities, and biogeographic distribution of wild Saccharomyces cerevisiae enological yeasts. The survey concentrated on 42 individual wine cellars in the Charentes(More)
Usually a saprophyte, Scedosporium apiospermum often colonizes the respiratory tracts of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). In order to improve our understanding of the molecular epidemiology of the airway colonization, 129 sequential and multiple isolates collected from January 1998 to March 1999 from nine CF patients monitored in three hospitals in(More)
A 3.2 kilobase pair DNA fragment from Thermus thermophilus HB27 coding for a beta-galactosidase activity was cloned and sequenced. A gene and a truncated open reading frame orf1 encoding respectively a beta-glycosidase (ttbeta-gly) and probably a sugar permease were located directly adjacent to each other. The deduced aminoacid sequence of the enzyme(More)
We report here the cloning of the arginine repressor gene argR of Bacillus stearothermophilus and the characterization and purification to homogeneity of its product. The deduced amino acid sequence of the 16.8-kDa ArgR subunit shares 72% identity with its mesophilic homologue AhrC of Bacilus subtilis. Sequence analysis of B. stearothermophilus ArgR and(More)
Recently the crystal structure of the DNA-unbound form of the full-length hexameric Bacillus stearothermophilus arginine repressor (ArgR) has been resolved, providing a possible explanation for the mechanism of arginine-mediated repressor-operator DNA recognition. In this study we tested some of these functional predictions by performing site-directed(More)
In order to optimise new polypeptide based biomaterials, we developed a procedure for producing homoblock polypeptides using recombinant DNA technology. Synthetic genes encoding periodic polypeptides modelled on the consensus sequence of wheat gliadins (a family of wheat storage proteins) were devised to be expressed in Escherichia coli. The construction(More)