Marshall Geoffrey Yates

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The molecular mechanisms of plant recognition, colonization, and nutrient exchange between diazotrophic endophytes and plants are scarcely known. Herbaspirillum seropedicae is an endophytic bacterium capable of colonizing intercellular spaces of grasses such as rice and sugar cane. The genome of H. seropedicae strain SmR1 was sequenced and annotated by The(More)
The deduced amino acid sequence derived from the sequence of a fragment of DNA from the free-living diazotroph Herbaspirillum seropedicae was aligned to the homologous protein sequences encoded by the nifA genes from Azorhizobium caulinodans, Rhizobium leguminosarum, Rhizobium meliloti and Klebsiella pneumoniae. High similarity was found in the central(More)
BACKGROUND Herbaspirillum seropedicae SmR1 is a nitrogen fixing endophyte associated with important agricultural crops. It produces polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) which is stored intracellularly as granules. However, PHB metabolism and regulatory control is not yet well studied in this organism. RESULTS In this work we describe the characterization of the PhbF(More)
Herbaspirillum seropedicae is a Gram-negative endophytic diazotroph that associates with important agricultural crops. Several studies have shown that this organism can contribute to plant growth suggesting potential for use as a biofertilizer. Nitrogen fixation in H. seropedicae is highly regulated both at the transcriptional and post-translational levels.(More)
Herbaspirillum seropedicae is a plant growth-promoting diazotrophic betaproteobacterium which associates with important crops, such as maize, wheat, rice and sugar-cane. We have previously reported that intact lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is required for H. seropedicae attachment and endophytic colonization of maize roots. In this study, we present evidence(More)
We present infrared imaging of a sample of 11 hot spots in the lobes of powerful radio galaxies. We have detected infrared counterparts to the hot spots in 3C 20 West, 3C 33 South, 3C 111 East and 3C 303 West all of which have known optical counterparts as well. In addition, we detected the radio jet of 3C 303 in the near infrared. Four other hot spots,(More)
Herbaspirillum rubrisubalbicans was first identified as a bacterial plant pathogen, causing the mottled stripe disease in sugarcane. H. rubrisubalbicans can also associate with various plants of economic interest in a non pathogenic manner. A 21 kb DNA region of the H. rubrisubalbicans genome contains a cluster of 26 hrp/hrc genes encoding for the type(More)
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