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As carotenoids have important biological functions, it is important to discover new natural sources of these pigments. The bacterial strains isolated from a sea water rock pool were cultivated on marine agar containing yeast extract and identified by conventional methods. The bacterial pigments were extracted with methanol and analyzed by reversed-phase(More)
Bacterial adhesion on biomaterials is an important cause of associated infection. Many authors have studied the adhesion mechanisms of bacteria on biomaterials. These studies were useful in making materials more and more refractory to bacterial adhesion. We analysed the gas chromatographic modifications of structural fatty acids of a Staphylococcus aureus(More)
High-performance liquid chromatography was evaluated for the rapid identification of Bacteroides species of clinical interest. Each isolate was inoculated into a defined chemical medium containing primarily carbohydrates and was incubated aerobically at 37 degrees C for 1 h. After centrifugation, the supernatants were placed on ice to stop further enzymatic(More)
The metabolic activity of Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 challenged with sub-MICs of aminoglycosides was analyzed with a batch calorimeter. High-performance and gas-liquid chromatographic techniques were utilized to evaluate the concentrations of metabolic reactants, intermediates, and end products. The data reported indicate that aminoglycosides inhibit or(More)
A number of derivatives of NADP(H) were tested with respect to their effectiveness in interacting with tetrameric glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) retaining only the fraction of "structural" coenzyme (4 moles NADP). Interaction was probed by two parameters: a) increased thermostability of G6PD activity, measured as the difference in the(More)
The chemotaxonomic approach to the identification of pathogenic bacteria for clinical purposes is surveyed. Primary interest is focused on the applications of HPLC to the determination of metabolic products from anaerobic bacteria. The use of HPLC is attractive as different classes of short-chain acids can be determined in a single analysis. Chromatographic(More)