Justin P. Clapp

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A molecular screening approach was developed in order to amplify the genomic region that codes for the alpha- and beta-subunits of the nitrile hydratase (NHase) enzyme in rhodococci. Specific PCR primers were designed for the NHase genes from a collection of nitrile-degrading actinomycetes, but amplification was successful only with strains identified as(More)
Acacia mangium and Paraserianthes falcataria are leguminous tree species widely grown for timber in Indonesia and other tropical countries, yet little is known about the identity of their rhizobial symbionts. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism-single-strand conformational polymorphism (PRS) analysis of the 16S rRNA gene was(More)
mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and the discovery of multiple ribosomal RNA gene sequences in single spores of these fungi show this to be a fundamentally different group of Eukaryota (Rodriguez et al. 2001; Rodriguez et al., unpublished). In addition, the obligate biotrophic nature of AMF means, in most cases, that the spores used for molecular analysis are(More)
Roots of bluebell (Hyacinthoides nonscripta) were sampled from a woodland in Yorkshire, UK and spores of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Scutellospora sp., were obtained from the surrounding soil. Partial small subunit (SSU) ribosomal RNA sequences were amplified from both roots and spores using either the universal forward primer SS38 or the(More)
Samphire Hoe is a newly-created land platform comprising the sub-seabed material excavated during the construction of the Channel tunnel. It represents a unique resource where the arrival and establishment of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) within a sown plant community on a low nutrient substrate can be monitored. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi invasion(More)
Mycolic acid-containing actinomycetes capable of metabolizing nitriles were recovered from deep-sea sediments and terrestrial soils by enrichment culture on acetonitrile, benzonitrile, succinonitrile or bromoxynil. A total of 43 nitrile-degrading strains were isolated and, together with previously recovered nitrile-degrading rhodococci, were identified by a(More)
Morphological and molecular characters were analysed to investigate diversity within isolates of the Glomus claroideum/Glomus etunicatum species group in the genus Glomus. The inter- and intra-isolate sequence diversity of the large subunit (LSU) rRNA gene D2 region of eight isolates of G. claroideum and G. etunicatum was studied using PCR-single strand(More)
Selective enrichment has been used in a number of instances for the isolation of species-specific sequences in prokaryotes. This paper reports the successful application of the technique to insects. Genomic probes were derived to the target species D. funebris and D. simulans. The method involves the biotinylation of non-target 'driver' DNA prepared from(More)
Cyst and root-knot nematodes show high levels of gross morphological similarity. This presents difficulties for the study of their ecology in natural ecosystems. In this study, cyst and root-knot nematode species, as well as some ectoparasitic nematode species, were identified using the second internal transcribed spacer (ITS2) sequence variation detected(More)
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