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Schizosaccharomyces pombe thermosensitive mutants requiring the presence of an osmotic stabilizer to survive and grow at a nonpermissive temperature were isolated. The mutants were genetically and biochemically characterized. In all of them, the phenotype segregated in Mendelian fashion as a single gene which coded for a recessive character. Fourteen loci(More)
The Aspergillus nidulans gene xlnA coding for the fungal xylanase X22 has been cloned and expressed in two heterologous bacterial hosts: Streptomyces lividans and Brevibacterium lactofermentum. Streptomyces strains yielded 10 units/ml of xylanase when the protein was produced with its own signal peptide, and 19 units/ml when its signal peptide was replaced(More)
Numerous studies have demonstrated that DNA replication initiates within the 30 kB non-transcribed spacer (NTS) region of the human ribosomal RNA gene (rDNA). Using a series of closely spaced primer pairs to measure nascent leading strand abundance in mid and late S phase cells isolated by centrifugal elutriation, we find evidence for one highly preferred(More)
Plasmodium falciparum merozoite membrane surface antigen 2 (MSA2) has been associated with the development of protective immunity against malaria. MSA2 antibodies were able to inhibit in vitro merozoite invasion. In our search for experimental evidence concerning the participation of MSA2 in merozoite invasion, 40 peptides were synthesized according to(More)
The product of the Schizosaccharomyces pombe cwg2+ gene is involved in the biosynthesis of beta-D-glucan. When grown at the non-permissive temperature, cwg2-1 mutant cells lyse in the absence of an osmotic stabilizer and display a reduced (1-3) beta-D-glucan content and (1-3) beta-D-glucan synthase activity. The cwg2+ gene was cloned by the rescue of the(More)
From a Schizosaccharomyces pombe genomic library we have isolated the gene cwl1+ that causes cell lysis when it is overexpressed in the absence of an osmotic stabilizer. Southern hybridization showed that cwl1+ exists as a single copy in the S. pombe genome. The cwl1+ gene nucleotide sequence revealed a putative open reading frame of 924 bp encoding a(More)
Metazoan replication origins often contain multiple potential initiation sites, and the selection of which of the potential sites are used appears to be dependent upon multiple factors, including the state of differentiation, cell metabolism, and local transcriptional activity. Numerous studies have shown that a replication origin exists within the(More)
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