Paulo Mascarello Bisch

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BACKGROUND Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus Pal5 is an endophytic diazotrophic bacterium that lives in association with sugarcane plants. It has important biotechnological features such as nitrogen fixation, plant growth promotion, sugar metabolism pathways, secretion of organic acids, synthesis of auxin and the occurrence of bacteriocins. RESULTS(More)
During embryonic development, the positional information provided by concentration gradients of maternal factors directs pattern formation by providing spatially dependent cues for gene expression. In the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, a classic example of this is the sharp on-off activation of the hunchback (hb) gene at midembryo, in response to local(More)
The bloodsucking hemipteran Rhodnius prolixus is a vector of Chagas' disease, which affects 7-8 million people today in Latin America. In contrast to other hematophagous insects, the triatomine gut is compartmentalized into three segments that perform different functions during blood digestion. Here we report analysis of transcriptomes for each of the(More)
BACKGROUND Trypanosoma cruzi, the agent of Chagas disease, is a protozoan member of the Kinetoplastidae family characterized for the presence of specific and unique structures that are involved in different cell activities. One of them is the paraflagellar rod (PFR), a complex array of filaments connected to the flagellar axoneme. Although the function(More)
In silico scientific experiments encompass multiple combinations of program and data resources. Each resource combination in an execution flow is called a scientific workflow. In bioinformatics environments, program composition is a frequent operation, requiring complex management. A scientist faces many challenges when building an experiment: finding the(More)
The SOS system of Escherichia coli is coordinated by two proteins: LexA, a repressor protein of several unlinked genes, and the coprotease RecA. As known to date LexA controls 31 genes with slightly different DNA binding motifs allowing for a variable degree of repression from one gene to the other. Besides the SOS system LexA plays an important role in the(More)
Scientific experiments using workflows benefit from mechanisms to trace the generation of results. As workflows start to scale it is fundamental to have access to their underlying processes, parameters and data. Particularly in molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, a study of the interatomic interactions in proteins must use distributed high performance(More)