María Valens-Vadell

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Six strains of extremely halophilic bacteria were isolated from several crystallizer ponds of the Maras solar salterns in the Peruvian Andes. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity, G+C contents and DNA-DNA hybridization results, the six isolates constituted a genomically homogeneous group affiliated with the Gammaproteobacteria. The closest(More)
The biogeography of prokaryotes and the effect of geographical barriers as evolutionary constraints are currently subjected to great debate. Some clear-cut evidence for geographic isolation has been obtained by genetic methods but, in many cases, the markers used are too coarse to reveal subtle biogeographical trends. Contrary to eukaryotic microorganisms,(More)
A total of 22 genes from the genome of Salinibacter ruber strain M31 were selected in order to study the phylogenetic position of this species based on protein alignments. The selection of the genes was based on their essential function for the organism, dispersion within the genome, and sufficient informative length of the final alignment. For each gene,(More)
Strain OX1 exhibits important physiological, ecological, and biotechnological properties in the degradation of chemical pollutants. It was previously classified as a member of Pseudomonas stutzeri based on its phenotypic characteristics. The present taxonomic study describes phenotypic and genomic properties of strain OX1 and illustrates the value both of(More)
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