Lionel Deveaux

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A number of gene replacements at different loci were constructed using covalently closed circular (ccc) plasmid DNA in the recB21 recC22 sbcB15 sbcC201 mutant of Escherichia coli (JC7623). Selected constructs representing deletions and insertion mutations formed from double-crossover events involving the ccc plasmid molecules and the genome were confirmed(More)
The gene (tesB) encoding Escherichia coli thioesterase II, a low-abundance enzyme of unknown physiological function which can hydrolyze a broad range of acyl-CoA thioesters, has been localized by transposon mutagenesis, cloned and sequenced. A two-cistron construct containing both the lac and tesB promoters was used successfully to overexpress the(More)
We describe a method for producing radiolabeled lipopolysaccharide (LPS) by incorporating [3H]acetate into an aceEF, gltA strain of Escherichia coli K12. The LPS has substantially greater specific radioactivity (2 microCi per microgram LPS, or approximately 8 Ci/mmol) than has been reported previously for biosynthetically radiolabeled LPS. The 3H is(More)
Unsaturated fatty acid auxotrophs of Escherichia coli are able to use only unsaturated fatty acids of the cis configuration as the required growth supplement. A mutation in the fatA gene allows such auxotrophs to utilize unsaturated fatty acids with a trans double bond as well as fatty acids having a cis double bond. The fatA gene was mapped to min 69 near(More)
The transport of vitamin B12 in Escherichia coli requires a specific vitamin B12 receptor protein in the outer membrane and the tonB gene product. In addition, the btuC gene, located at min 38 on the genetic map, has been found to influence vitamin B12 uptake or utilization. The btuC function is required for the growth response to vitamin B12 when the outer(More)
To my father. II III Acknowledgements This work has been carried out at the MPQ laboratory of the Paris Diderot University. I'm grateful to Vincent Berger for allowing me to work in this young, lively, and stimulating laboratory and for constantly sustaining my research project. Thanks to his experience, creativity, and extensive knowledge of the physics of(More)
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