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Isolation and characterization of Methanoplanus endosymbiosus sp. nov., an endosymbiont of the marine sapropelic ciliate Metopus contortus quennerstedt
Morphology, antigenic relationship and the G+C content established the isolate MC1 as a new species of the genus Methanoplanus, and the name Methan Planetus endosymbiosus is proposed.
Transformation of Mycobacterium aurum and Mycobacterium smegmatis with the broad host‐range Gram‐negative cosmid vector pJRD215
The transformation of Mycobacterium aurum and Mycobacterium smegmatis with the Gram‐negative RSF1010‐derived cosmid pJRD215 is described. The plasmid is stably maintained in both species and the
Transformation of Mycobacterium aurum by electroporation: the use of glycine, lysozyme and isonicotinic acid hydrazide in enhancing transformation efficiency
A transformation procedure for Myobacterium aurum using electroporation was developed and optimized and isonicotinic acid hydrazide was shown to increase transformation efficiency ten-fold.
The conservation of Madagascar’s orchids . A model for an integrated conservation project
The fauna and flora of the large island of Madagascar, situated in the eastern Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa, has been recognised for many years as one of the most peculiar anywhere in
519. Paralophia Epiphytica
Summary.  A new genus Paralophia(Orchidaceae) is established for two Madagascan species formerly assigned to Eulophia as E. epiphytica and E. palmicola. The history, taxonomy, habitat, conservation
New species and nomenclatural changes in Cynorkis (Orchidaceae) from Madagascar, the Comoros and the Mascarenes
Four new species, Cynorkis kiehnii, C. marianneae, C. marmorata and C. murex, are described for the first time. Cynorkis frappieri and C. raymondiana are compared, with the latter reduced to a
New species and nomenclatural changes in Cynorkis (Orchidaceae: Orchidoideae) from Madagascar and the Mascarenes
The status of Arnottia and Physoceras are discussed and both subsumed into Cynorkis, with the necessary taxonomic changes made.
Summary. The history, taxonomy, distribution, habitat and cultivation of Dracula vampira (Orchidaceae) from Ecuador are discussed; a full botanical description of the species is provided.