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A 4.2-kb SphI-BamHI fragment of chromosomal DNA from Streptomyces granaticolor was cloned and shown to encode a protein with significant sequence similarity to the eukaryotic protein serine/threonine kinases. It consists of 701 amino acids and in the N-terminal part contains all conserved catalytic domains of protein kinases. The C-terminal domain of Pkg2(More)
Searching the genome sequence of Streptococcus pneumoniae revealed the presence of a single Ser/Thr protein kinase gene stkP linked to protein phosphatase phpP. Biochemical studies performed with recombinant StkP suggest that this protein is a functional eukaryotic-type Ser/Thr protein kinase. In vitro kinase assays and Western blots of S. pneumoniae(More)
Streptomycetes, soil-dwelling mycelial bacteria, can colonise surface of organic soil debris and soil particles. We analysed the effects of two different inert surfaces, glass and zirconia/silica, on the growth and antibiotic production in Streptomyces granaticolor. The surfaces used were in the form of microbeads and were surrounded by liquid growth media.(More)
We studied the early stages of pellicle formation by Mycobacterium smegmatis on the surface of a liquid medium [air-liquid interface (A-L)]. Using optical and scanning electron microscopy, we showed the formation of a compact biofilm pellicle from micro-colonies over a period of 8-30 h. The cells in the pellicle changed size and cell division pattern during(More)
In our previous studies on the granulation of juxtaglomerular cells, we were impressed with several experiments in which a kidney was perfused with blood at a high pressure and had a striking decrease in the juxtaglomerular granulation (1). Conversely, in other situations where the pressure of the blood perfusing the kidney was reduced, the juxtaglomerular(More)