Olga Sánchez

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Analysis of marine cyanobacteria and proteobacteria genomes has provided a profound understanding of the life strategies of these organisms and their ecotype differentiation and metabolisms. However, a comparable analysis of the Bacteroidetes, the third major bacterioplankton group, is still lacking. In the present paper, we report on the genome of(More)
The prokaryotic microbial communities (Bacteria and Archaea) of three different systems operating in Denmark for the treatment of domestic wastewater (horizontal flow constructed wetlands (HFCW), vertical flow constructed wetlands (VFCW) and biofilters (BF)) was analysed using endpoint PCR followed by Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE). Further(More)
We combined denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), catalysed reporter deposition-FISH (CARD-FISH) and clone libraries to investigate the seasonality of the bacterial assemblage composition in north-west Mediterranean coastal waters. DGGE analysis indicated that bacterial diversity changed gradually throughout the year, although with a clear(More)
We collected surface samples in Franklin Bay (Western Arctic) from ice-covered to ice-free conditions, to determine seasonal changes in the identity and in situ activity of the prokaryotic assemblages. Catalysed reported fluorescence in situ hybridization was used to quantify the abundance of different groups, and combined with microautoradiography to(More)
An annual seasonal cycle of composition of a bacterioplankton community in an oligotrophic coastal system was studied by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) using five different primer sets. Analysis of DGGE fingerprints showed that primer set 357fGC-907rM grouped samples according to seasons. Additionally, we used the set of 16S rRNA genes(More)
Recent studies have shown that the cyanobacterium Microcoleus chthonoplastes forms a consortium with heterotrophic bacteria present within the cyanobacterial sheath. These studies also show that this consortium is able to grow in the presence of crude oil, degrading aliphatic heterocyclic organo-sulfur compounds as well as alkylated monocyclic and(More)
Adenosine-5′-phosphosulfate (APS) reductase participates in the oxidation of sulfite to APS in Allochromatium vinosum. Oxidation of sulfite via the APS pathway yields ATP through substrate-level phosphorylation. An alternative enzyme for the oxidation of sulfite to sulfate, sulfite:acceptor oxidoreductase, has also been reported in Ach. vinosum. Oxidation(More)
Expression of the Aspergillus nidulans brlA gene plays a fundamental role in the switch from vegetative growth to asexual reproduction. Using a media-shifting protocol to induce submerged sporulation and brlA-lacZ as an expression marker, it was shown that carbon and nitrogen starvation stress induced brlA transcription to different degrees. Glucose(More)
This article describes a novel method for the measurement of light absorption by cultures of phototrophic microorganisms. The rate of light absorption is calculated as the difference between the rate of light output from a culture containing cells and the rate of light output from a culture containing only growth medium. The specific rate of light uptake is(More)
In rodents, submandibular salivary glands accumulate a number of biologically active peptides, and release some of them to both saliva and the bloodstream. Surgical removal of these glands (sialoadenectomy) alters the ability of the liver to regenerate after partial hepatectomy. We show here that 5 weeks after surgery, the liver of sialoadenectomized mice(More)