José Antonio Carmona

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We herein report the development of a molecular toolbox for the dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, specifically a more efficient transformation and a gene expression system. We evaluated several parameters that influence Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation (ATMT), such as co-cultivation conditions and host cell susceptibility. Our(More)
BACKGROUND One-Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (OAGB) by laparoscopy consists of constructing a divided 25-ml (estimated) gastric pouch between the esophago-gastric junction and the crow's foot level, parallel to the lesser curvature, which is anastomosed latero-laterally to a jejunal loop 200 cm distal to the ligament of Treitz. METHODS The results of our(More)
The origin, the phylogeographical structure and divergence times of hybridrogenetic Squalius alburnoides complex were analysed based on the complete mitochondrial cytochrome b gene (1140 pb). The molecular phylogenetic analyses suggest that the S. alburnoides complex has at least five asexual lineages of independent origin. The events that produced this(More)
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis is characterized by a multiple budding phenotype and a polymorphic cell growth, leading to the formation of cells with extreme variations in shape and size. Since Cdc42 is a pivotal molecule in establishing and maintaining polarized growth for diverse cell types, as well as during pathogenesis of certain fungi, we evaluated its(More)
Iberian minnows collectively known as the Tropidophoxinellus alburnoides Steindachner complex comprise diploid and polyploid forms with highly female biased sex ratios. Previous investigators suggested that all-female clonal reproduction and interspecific hybridization may occur in this complex. We examined nuclear (allozymes) and cytoplasmic genes (mtDNA)(More)
The molecular divergence and phylogenetic relationships of the Iberian populations of Aphanius iberus were established using allozymes and the complete cytochrome b gene sequence. Congruent results were found with both nuclear and mitochondrial molecular markers. The Mediterranean and Atlantic populations are clearly differentiated into two independent(More)
We have evaluated by means of a clinical and functional study the alterations in anorectal function of a group of 50 consecutive patients who have undergone an anterior resection of the rectum. Results are correlated with the anastomosis location and the time passed after the operation. According to research data this operation changes the patient's(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate genome size and ploidy of the dimorphic pathogenic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. The cell cycle analysis of 10 P. brasiliensis isolates by flow cytometry (FCM) revealed a genome size ranging from 26.3+/-0.1Mb (26.9+/-0.1fg) to 35.5+/-0.2Mb (36.3+/-0.2fg) per uninucleated yeast cell. The DNA content of conidia(More)
The present work focuses on the analysis of cell cycle progression of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis yeast cells under different environmental conditions. We optimized a flow cytometric technique for cell cycle profile analysis based on high resolution measurements of nuclear DNA. Exponentially growing cells in poor-defined or rich-complex nutritional(More)
The phylogenetic relationships and haplotype diversity of all Iberian barbels were examined by analyzing the complete mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequence (1141 bp) of 72 specimens from 59 Iberian localities. Phylogenetic findings demonstrated a clear distinction between two mitochondrial lineages and confirmed the existence of two previously considered(More)