Peter G. Kroth-Pancic

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A nuclear transformation system has been developed for the diatomPhaeodactylum tricornutum using microparticle bombardment to introduce thesh ble gene fromStreptoalloteichus hindustanus into cells. Thesh ble gene encodes a protein that confers resistance to the antibiotics Zeocin and phleomycin. Chimeric genes containing promoter and terminator sequences(More)
The chloroplast genome of a marine centric diatom,Odontella sinensis, was cloned and sequenced. The circular genome is 119,704 bp in length (AC=Z67753;). It contains an inverted repeat sequence of 7,725 bp separating two single-copy regions of 38,908 and 65,346 bp, respectively, and 174 genes and open reading frames, of which nine are duplicated within the(More)
The archaeal ATPase of the halophile Haloferax volcanii synthesizes ATP at the expense of a proton gradient, as shown by sensitivity to the uncoupler carboxyl cyanide p-trifluoromethoxyphenylhydrazone, to the ionophore nigericin, and to the proton channel-modifying reagent N,N'-dicyclohexylcarbodiimide. The conditions for an optimally active ATP synthase(More)
Two cDNA clones encoding fucoxanthin chlorophyll a/c-binding proteins (FCP) in the diatom Odontella sinensis have been cloned and sequenced. The derived amino acid sequences of both clones are identical, comparison of the corresponding nucleic acids reveals differences only in the third codon position, suggesting a recent gene duplication. The derived(More)
Using PCR with degenerate oligonucleotides, we amplified two conserved regions of the plasma membrane ATPase A (alpha)- and B (beta)-subunit-encoding genes from Haloferax volcanii, a halophilic archaeon. The amplified fragments were cloned and sequenced, and then used as homologous probes to clone genomic restriction fragments, one of which contained the(More)
The expression plasmids for the subunit gamma (gamma(c)) and the subunit epsilon (epsilon(c)) of chloroplast coupling factor (CF1) from spinach were constructed, and the desired proteins were expressed in Escherichia coli. Both expressed subunits were obtained as inclusion bodies. When recombinant gamma(c) was mixed with recombinant alpha and beta subunits(More)
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