Manuel Troyano Pueyo

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A soil microorganism identified as Bacillum megaterium was found to produce several antibiotics substances after growth for 20 h at 37 degrees C in a mineral culture medium. Analysis both by electron spray ionization (ESI) and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) identified these substances as(More)
Late in the fourth larval instar, several regions of the Rhynchosciara americana salivary gland chromosomes undergo "DNA puffing." We have constructed a library of cloned cDNAs synthesized from poly(A)+RNA isolated from salivary glands during the period of development when the DNA puffs are active. From this library we have studied clones representative of(More)
The synchronous development of a sibling group of Rhynchosciara larvae enables us to follow the relationship between the local transcription and extrareplication of C3 and C8 DNA puffs. Although DNA amplification at these two loci takes place during the last cycle of DNA duplication in salivary gland chromosomes, a different timing of puff expression was(More)
We have constructed a library of recombinant phage containing DNA from salivary gland chromosomes of Rhynchosciara americana. We have isolated phage from this library that carry sequences homologous to cDNA clones that hybridize in situ to the DNA puffs at the polytene chromosome regions C3 and C8. This has enabled us to demonstrate a 16-fold amplification(More)
Cyclic lipopeptides are produced by a soil Bacillus megaterium strain and several other Bacillus species. In this work, they are detected both in the Bacillus intact cells and the cells culture medium by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The cyclic lipopeptides self-assemble in water media producing negatively charged and large aggregates (300-800 nm of mean(More)
The Anopheles merus (Diptera, Nematocera, Culicoidea) alpha-amylase gene (AmerAmy, GenBank Accession Number U01210) was amplified with its own or with the Zabrotes subfasciatusalpha-amylase signal peptide (ZsAmerAmy, GenBank Accession Number AY270183) by PCR, using designed primers. The AmerAmy gene was sequenced from its promotor to the TGA codon. As a(More)
1. Fourth-instar larvae of Rhynchosciara americana were injected with the insect molting hormone, ecdysterone, giving final hemolymph concentrations from 4.46 to 223 microM. 2. Induction of the DNA puff, B2b, in the proximal (S1) region of the salivary glands of Rhynchosciara americana by 22.6 microM ecdysterone, was accompanied by the production of an mRNA(More)
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