Rosario Fernández-Castillo

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The tolerance patterns, expressed as MICs, for 250 moderately halophilic eubacteria to 10 heavy metals were surveyed by using an agar dilution method. The moderate halophiles tested included 12 culture collection strains and fresh isolates representative of Deleya halophila (37 strains), Acinetobacter sp. (24 strains), Flavobacterium sp. (28 strains), and(More)
Some species of extremely halophilic archaebacteria, Halobacteriaceae, have been shown to accumulate large amounts of poly (beta-hydroxybutyrate) under conditions of nitrogen limitation and abundant carbon source. The production of poly (beta-hydroxybutyrate), at least in large quantities, was restricted to two carbohydrate-utilizing species, Halobacterium(More)
Three cryptic plasmids have been isolated from moderately halophilic eubacteria belonging to three species of the genus Halomonas. These three plasmids were designated pHE1 (4.2 kb, isolated from H. elongata ATCC 33174), pHI1 (48 kb, isolated from “H. israelensis” ATCC 43985), and pHS1 (ca. 70 kb, isolated from H. subglaciescola UQM 2927). Because of its(More)
A plasmid has been isolated for the first time from moderately halophilic eubacteria. Halomonas elongata, Halomonas halmophila, Deleya halophila and Vibrio costicola were found to harbour an 11.5 kbp plasmid (pMH1). The plasmid was isolated and characterized after transformation into Escherichia coli JM101 cells. A restriction map was constructed, and(More)
The lethal and mutagenic effects of hydroxylamine onHaloferax mediterranei and five other extremely halophilic archaebacteria are described for the first time. Although previous studies have shown thatH. mediterranei was very resistant to the lethal action of other DNA-damaging agents, this strain was found to be relatively sensitive to hydroxylamine, but(More)
The lethality and mutagenicity in ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS)-treated cells of five archaebacterial strains belonging to each of the three described genera of non-alkaliphilic halobacteria were investigated. In order to test the efficiency of the mutagenesis under a variety of experimental conditions, we chose the fast-growing halobacteriumHaloferax(More)
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