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The genome sequence of Bacillus anthracis Ames and comparison to closely related bacteria
Bacillus anthracis is an endospore-forming bacterium that causes inhalational anthrax. Key virulence genes are found on plasmids (extra-chromosomal, circular, double-stranded DNA molecules) pXO1Expand
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Multilocus Sequence Typing Scheme for Bacteria of the Bacillus cereus Group
ABSTRACT In this study we developed a multilocus sequence typing (MLST) scheme for bacteria of the Bacillus cereus group. This group, which includes the species B. cereus, B. thuringiensis, B.Expand
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The genome sequence of Bacillus cereus ATCC 10987 reveals metabolic adaptations and a large plasmid related to Bacillus anthracis pXO1.
We sequenced the complete genome of Bacillus cereus ATCC 10987, a non-lethal dairy isolate in the same genetic subgroup as Bacillus anthracis. Comparison of the chromosomes demonstrated that B.cereusExpand
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The Chlamydomonas genome project: a decade on.
The green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a popular unicellular organism for studying photosynthesis, cilia biogenesis, and micronutrient homeostasis. Ten years since its genome project wasExpand
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A nonhyperthermophilic common ancestor to extant life forms.
The G+C nucleotide content of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) sequences is strongly correlated with the optimal growth temperature of prokaryotes. This property allows inference of the environmental temperatureExpand
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The plastid terminal oxidase: its elusive function points to multiple contributions to plastid physiology.
Plastids have retained from their cyanobacterial ancestor a fragment of the respiratory electron chain comprising an NADPH dehydrogenase and a diiron oxidase, which sustain the so-calledExpand
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Selective constraints, amino acid composition, and the rate of protein evolution.
What are the major forces governing protein evolution? A common view is that proteins with strong structural and functional requirements evolve more slowly than proteins with weak constraints,Expand
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Non-classical receptive field mediates switch in a sensory neuron ’ s frequency tuning
Fifteen replicates of each line were challenged by infiltration of three leaves with 10 4 colony-forming units per ml (D 600 ¼ 0.002) after 3 weeks of plant growth. After 5 days, leaf discs wereExpand
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Genome of alkaliphilic Bacillus pseudofirmus OF4 reveals adaptations that support the ability to grow in an external pH range from 7.5 to 11.4.
Bacillus pseudofirmus OF4 is an extreme but facultative alkaliphile that grows non-fermentatively in a pH range from 7.5 to above 11.4 and can withstand large sudden increases in external pH. It is aExpand
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HyperCAT: an extension of the SuperCAT database for global multi-scheme and multi-datatype phylogenetic analysis of the Bacillus cereus group population
The Bacillus cereus group of bacteria includes species that are of significant medical and economic importance. Expand
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