Laura Morassi Bonzi

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The equilibrium adsorption of three nucleic acids: chromosomal DNA, supercoiled plasmid DNA, and 25S rRNA, on the clay minerals, montmorillonite (M) and kaolinite (K), were studied. Adsorption of the nucleic acid on the clays was rapid and maximal after 90 min of contact time. Chromosomal DNA was adsorbed to a greater extent than plasmid DNA and RNA, and(More)
The qualitative composition and localization of carotenoids in leaflets of ten species of the genus Ceratozamia (Cycads) was investigated, and the distributions of 16 of these carotenoids, which were isolated and differently located in the chloroplast, are discussed. Eight classic carotenoids are located in the thylakoidal membranes of the chloroplasts of(More)
Tn5 mutagenesis was used to generate an Azospirillum brasilense SPF94 mutant. Genetic analysis of this mutant revealed that a homologue of the mreB gene, which controls cell shape in Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli, was inactivated. The cell-surface properties of the mutant were different from those of the parental strain. The mutant colonies were(More)
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