Paul F. Lurquin

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Electroporation of cells in the presence of DNA is widely used for the introduction of transgenes either stably or transiently into bacterial, fungal, animal, and plant cells. A review of the literature shows that electroporation parameters are often reported in an incomplete or incorrect manner, forcing researchers to rely too much on a purely empirical(More)
Growth of Alcaligenes eutrophus JMP134 on 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate requires a 2,4-dichlorphenol hydroxylase encoded by gene tfdB. Catabolism of either 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate or 3-chlorobenzoate involves enzymes encoded by the chlorocatechol oxidative operon consisting of tfdCDEF, which converts 3-chloro- and 3,5-dichlorocatechol to maleylacetate and(More)
Uptake of homologous and heterologous radioactively labelled DNA was studied in ten Streptomyces species. Among these, S. kasugaensis and S. virginiae were shown to take up 0.5-2.0% of the supplied donor DNA at a well-defined point in their growth cycle. The heterologous donor DNA taken up retained its original buoyant density in CsCl gradients. Other(More)
Large, ethidium bromide-loaded liposomes electrically pulsed in the presence of externally added DNA display the bright fluorescence of DNA-ethidium bromide complexes. Sonication of these liposomes increases the fluorescence of trapped DNA-ethidium bromide complexes by no more than about 40%. These results are thus in agreement with a mechanism involving(More)
Stable transformation of eggplant to kanamycin resistance was obtained by cocultivation of cotyledonary and young leaves with the hypervirulent, fully oncogenicAgrobacterium tumefaciens strain A281 carrying plasmid pGA472. No transformation was observed when using the disarmedA. tumefaciens LBA4404 strain carrying pGA472 or when using either strain for(More)
The Alcaligenes eutrophus JMP134 plasmid pJP4 contains genes necessary for the complete degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 3-chlorobenzoic acid. tfdA encodes 2,4-D monooxygenase, the initial enzyme in the 2,4-D catabolic pathway. The tfdA locus has recently been localized to a region on pJP4 13 kilobases away from a cluster of five(More)