Sigridur H Hjorleifsdottir

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Strains PRI 2268 and PRI 3838(T) were isolated from two separate hot springs in the Torfajokull geothermal area of South Iceland. The cells were non-motile rods, approximately 0.3 microm in width and 1.5-2.5 microm in length. Electron microscopy revealed a Gram-negative cell-wall structure. The strains grew at 45-79 degrees C (optimum, 65 degrees C) and pH(More)
Rhodothermus marinus has been the subject of many studies in recent years. It is a thermohalophilic bacterium and is the only validly described species in the genus Rhodothermus. It is not closely related to other well-known thermophiles and is the only thermophile within the family Crenotrichaceae. R. marinus has been isolated from several similar but(More)
Cultivation and culture-independent techniques were used to describe the geothermal ecosystem of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. The lagoon contains both seawater and freshwater of geothermal origin and is extremely high in silica content. Water samples were collected repeatedly in summer and autumn in 2003 and 2005 and in winter 2006 were analyzed for species(More)
Samples of short pink-grayish filaments were collected from a hot spring in the Hengill area in southwestern Iceland at 85–88°C, pH 6.9 and 1.7 mg/L sulfide. The species composition was studied by cloning and sequencing small subunit rRNA genes obtained by PCR amplifications from mat DNA. Using 98% sequence similarity as a cutoff value, a total of 5(More)
Genetic relationships and diversity of 101 Thermus isolates from different geothermal regions in Iceland were investigated by using multilocus enzyme electrophoresis (MLEE) and small subunit ribosomal rRNA (SSU rRNA) sequence analysis. Ten polymorphic enzymes were used and seven distinct and genetically highly divergent lineages of Thermus were observed.(More)
Eighteen new microsatellite loci consisting of 10 di-, 5 tri-, 2 tetra- and 1 heptanucleotide repeats are introduced for the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.). All loci were co-amplified in two polymerase chain reactions (plus two previously published microsatellites) and all products were typed clearly. The number of alleles per locus ranged from six(More)
A polynucleotide kinase from the thermophilic bacteriophage RM378 that infects the thermophilic eubacterium Rhodothermus marinus was identified, expressed, and purified. This polynucleotide kinase was demonstrated to have a 5'-kinase domain as well as a 3'-phosphohydrolase domain. The RM378 polynucleotide kinase had limited sequence similarity to the(More)
Due to an improved understanding of past climatological conditions, it has now become possible to study the potential concordance between former climatological models and present-day genetic structure. Genetic variability was assessed in 26 samples from different rivers of Atlantic salmon in Iceland (total of 2,352 individuals), using 15 microsatellite(More)
The aerobic respiratory chain of the thermohalophilic bacterium Rhodothermus marinus, a nonphotosynthetic organism from the Bacteroidetes/Chlorobi group, contains a high-potential iron–sulfur protein (HiPIP) that transfers electrons from a bc 1 analog complex to a caa 3 oxygen reductase. Here, we describe the crystal structure of the reduced form of R.(More)
This article documents the addition of 228 microsatellite marker loci to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Anser cygnoides, Apodemus flavicollis, Athene noctua, Cercis canadensis, Glis glis, Gubernatrix cristata, Haliotis tuberculata, Helianthus maximiliani, Laricobius nigrinus, Laricobius rubidus,(More)