Jane E. Thomas-Oates

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Pseudomonas chlororaphis PCL1391 controls tomato foot and root rot caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis-lycopersici. Its biocontrol activity is mediated by the production of phenazine-1-carboxamide (PCN). In contrast, the take-all biocontrol strains P. fluorescens 2-79 and P. aureofaciens 30-84, which produce phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (PCA), do not(More)
BACKGROUND The membrane-associated and membrane-spanning constituents of the Schistosoma mansoni tegument surface, the parasite's principal interface with the host bloodstream, have recently been characterized using proteomic techniques. Biotinylation of live worms using membrane-impermeant probes revealed that only a small subset of the proteins was(More)
A collection of 905 bacterial isolates from the rhizospheres of healthy avocado trees was obtained and screened for antagonistic activity against Dematophora necatrix, the cause of avocado Dematophora root rot (also called white root rot). A set of eight strains was selected on the basis of growth inhibitory activity against D. necatrix and several other(More)
Pseudomonas chlororaphis PCL1391 controls tomato foot and root rot caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis-lycopersici. The production of phenazine-1-carboxamide (PCN) is crucial for this biocontrol activity. In vitro production of PCN is observed only at high-population densities, suggesting that production is under the regulation of quorum sensing.(More)
Rhizobium loti is a fast-growing Rhizobium species that has been described as a microsymbiont of plants of the genus Lotus. Nodulation studies show that Lotus plants are nodulated by R. loti, but not by most other Rhizobium strains, indicating that R. loti produces specific lipo-chitin oligosaccharides (LCOs) which are necessary for the nodulation of Lotus(More)
Pseudomonas putida strain PCL1445 was isolated from roots of plants, grown on a site polluted with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. PCL1445 produces biosurfactant activity at the end of the exponential growth phase. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis of supernatant extracts of PCL1445 showed two peaks with surface-tension reducing(More)
Bacteria react to phosphate starvation by activating genes involved in the transport and assimilation of phosphate as well as other phosphorous compounds. Some soil bacteria have evolved an additional mechanism for saving phosphorous. Under phosphate-limiting conditions, they replace their membrane phospholipids by lipids not containing phosphorus. Here, we(More)
Metabolic labeling studies suggest that Saccharomyces cerevisiae contains many glycoproteins that are anchored in the lipid bilayer by glycosylphosphatidylinositol membrane anchors. Membrane anchors were purified from a crude yeast membrane protein fraction and analyzed by two-dimensional 1H-1H NMR, fast atom bombardment-mass spectrometry, compositional and(More)
Haberlea rhodopensis is a resurrection plant with remarkable tolerance to desiccation. Haberlea exposed to drought stress, desiccation, and subsequent rehydration showed no signs of damage or severe oxidative stress compared to untreated control plants. Transcriptome analysis by next-generation sequencing revealed a drought-induced reprogramming, which(More)
Hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC), although not a new technique, has enjoyed a recent renaissance with the introduction of robust and reproducible stationary phases. It is consequently finding application in metabolomics studies, which have traditionally relied on the stability of reversed phases (RPs), since the biofluids analyzed are(More)