Koji Katsumata

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Sir: Evidence suggesting the possible involvement of plasmids in the production of antibiotics has been reported a number of times since the first report of OKANISHt et al. They eliminated the ability to produce kasugamycin and aureothricin by treating Streptomyces kasugaensis with acridine dyes or high temperature.1) However. there are oali few cases of(More)
Reaction products of laser-evaporated iron atoms with nitrogen molecules were investigated using a low-temperature matrix isolation technique. The products observed in the Mössbauer spectra were FeNNN, Fe(NN), and Fe(NN)2, isolated in argon matrices. Yields of the species changed, depending on the concentration of nitrogen in the matrix. A product assigned(More)
Micrococcal nuclease (MNase) has been widely used for analyses of nucleosome locations in many organisms. However, due to its sequence preference, the interpretations of the positions and occupancies of nucleosomes using MNase have remained controversial. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has also been utilized for analyses of MNase-digests, but some(More)
We have isolated and sequenced a gene (amy) coding for alpha-amylase (EC 3.2.1.1.) from the Streptomyces hygroscopicus genome (H. Hidaka, Y. Koaze, K. Yoshida, T. Niwa, T. Shomura, and T. Niida, Die Stärke 26:413-416, 1974). Amylase was purified to obtain amino acid sequence information which was used to synthesize oligonucleotide probes. amy-containing(More)
The nucleotide sequence of an aminoglycoside phosphotransferase gene (rph) from Streptomyces ribosidificus (a ribostamycin producer) was determined. Molecular size, amino acid composition and N-terminal amino acid sequence of the purified rph product confirmed the position of the coding region deduced from the nucleotide sequence. The 5' region of rph has(More)
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