Murielle Dutertre

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Thermococcus gammatolerans was isolated from samples collected from hydrothermal chimneys. It is one of the most radioresistant organisms known amongst the Archaea. We report the determination and annotation of its complete genome sequence, its comparison with other Thermococcales genomes, and a proteomic analysis. T. gammatolerans has a circular chromosome(More)
The surface sands of the Sahara Desert are exposed to extremes of ultraviolet light irradiation, desiccation and temperature variation. Nonetheless, the presence of bacteria has recently been demonstrated in this environment by cultivation methods and by 16S rDNA analyses from total DNA isolated from surface sands. To discern the presence of bacteriophages(More)
Five strains of Tolypocladium cylindrosporum, one strain of Tolypocladium extinguens, and nine strains of Beauveria bassiana were analyzed using a rapid rRNA sequencing technique. The sequences of two highly variable domains (D1 and D2) located at the 5' end of the 28S-like rRNA molecule were determined. The phylogenetic tree computed from the absolute(More)
Telomeric DNA was isolated from the phytopathogenic fungus Botrytis cinerea by PCR using only the oligonucleotide primer (CCCTAA)4. As with other filamentous fungi, B. cinerea has a short TTAGGG telomeric repeat. Telomere-linked restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) was found in strains of B. cinerea isolated from different host plants collected(More)
Thermococcus gammatolerans, the most radioresistant archaeon known to date, is an anaerobic and hyperthermophilic sulfur-reducing organism living in deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Knowledge of mechanisms underlying archaeal metal tolerance in such metal-rich ecosystem is still poorly documented. We showed that T. gammatolerans exhibits high resistance to(More)
We have determined the complete nucleotide sequence of the cDNA encoding DNA topoisomerase II from Physarum polycephalum. Using degenerate primers, based on the conserved amino acid sequences of other eukaryotic enzymes, a 250-bp fragment was polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplified. This fragment was used as a probe to screen a Physarum cDNA library. A(More)
The guaA gene encoding GMP synthetase was cloned from a potential probiotic strain of Lactobacillus rhamnosus. DNA sequence and Northern blot analysis indicated that (i) guaA did not belong to an guaAB operonic structure, conversely to enteric bacteria, (ii) L. rhamnosus guaA seemed to be highly expressed, and (iii) genetic regulation might differ from(More)
The hyperthermophilic archaeon Thermococcus gammatolerans can resist huge doses of γ-irradiation, up to 5.0 kGy, without loss of viability. The potential to withstand such harsh conditions is probably due to complementary passive and active mechanisms, including repair of damaged chromosomes. In this work, we documented the formation and repair of oxidative(More)
BACKGROUD Small metallic nanoparticles are proposed as potential nanodrugs to optimize the performances of radiotherapy. This strategy, based on the enrichment of tumours with nanoparticles to amplify radiation effects in the tumour, aims at increasing the cytopathic effect in tumours while healthy tissue is preserved, an important challenge in(More)
Here, we have developed an extremely efficient in vivo Tn5-based mutagenesis procedure to construct a Deinococcus radiodurans insertion mutant library subsequently screened for sensitivity to genotoxic agents such as γ and UV radiations or mitomycin C. The genes inactivated in radiosensitive mutants belong to various functional categories, including DNA(More)
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