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This study characterizes a repetitive DNA family of sequences in sturgeon, the PstI satellite DNA. We have found a high degree of preservation for these sequences, which are present in all 13 species analyzed, including within the genera Acipenser, Huso, and Scaphirhynchus of the family Acipenseridae. This is one of the most ancient satellite DNAs found to(More)
In this paper, we use the EcoRI centromeric satellite DNA family conserved in Sparidae as a taxonomic and a phylogenetic marker. The analyses of 56 monomeric units (187 bp in size) obtained by means of cloning and PCR from 10 sparid species indicate that this repetitive DNA evolves by concerted evolution. Different phylogenetic inference methods, such as(More)
Ribosomal DNA in sturgeon is informative when analyzed at the molecular level because it bears unique characteristics that are, to a certain extent, ancestral within vertebrates. In this paper, we examine the structure and the molecular evolution of the 5S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) region in 13 sturgeon species, comparing both the 5S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes(More)
The genus Rumex includes hermaphroditic, polygamous, gynodioecious, monoecious, and dioecious species, with the dioecious species being represented by different sex-determining mechanisms and sex-chromosome systems. Therefore, this genus represents an exceptional case study to test several hypotheses concerning the evolution of both mating systems and the(More)
Five Gram-negative bacterial isolates, recovered from an outbreak that occurred in March 2006 in Huelva, Spain, affecting adult diseased cultured wedge sole [Dicologlossa cuneata (Moreau)], were characterized phenotypically and genotypically in order to clarify their taxonomic position. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, the isolates were(More)
In this paper, we analyze a satellite-DNA family, the RAYSI family, which is specific of the Y chromosomes of Rumex acetosa, a dioecious plant species with a multiple sex-chromosome system in which the females are XX and the males are XY(1)Y(2). Here, we demonstrate that this satellite DNA is common to other relatives of R. acetosa, including Rumex(More)
In an ongoing effort to trace the evolution of the sex chromosomes of Silene latifolia, we have searched for the existence of repetitive sequences specific to these chromosomes in the genome of this species by direct isolation from low-melting agarose gels of satellite DNA bands generated by digestion with restriction enzymes. Five monomeric units belonging(More)
This paper reports on the isolation and localization of the subtelomeric DraI satellite DNA in the Sparidae family. Gene cloning determined that the DraI satellite DNA is present in only 3 species (Pagrus pagrus, P. auriga, and Pagellus erythrinus) of the 10 Sparidae species analyzed. The results were confirmed by PCR amplification. This satellite DNA is(More)
The aims of this work were to characterize the 16S-23S internal spacer region of the fish pathogen Tenacibaculum soleae and to develop a PCR assay for its identification and detection. All T. soleae strains tested displayed a single internal spacer region class, containing tRNA(I) (le) and tRNA(A) (la) genes; nevertheless, a(More)