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Strategy for in situ detection of natural transformation-based horizontal gene transfer events
(American Society for Microbiology, 2008)
A strategy is described that enables the in situ detection of natural transformation in Acinetobacter baylyi BD413 by the expression of a green fluorescent protein. Microscale detection of bacterial transformants growing ...
Sulfur cycling and methanogenesis primarily drive microbial colonization of the highly sulfidic Urania deep hypersaline basin
(National Academy of Sciences, 2009)
Urania basin in the deep Mediterranean Sea houses a lake that is > 100 m deep, devoid of oxygen, 6 times more saline than seawater, and has very high levels of methane and particularly sulfide (up to 16 mM), making it among ...
Strategy for identification of Bacillus cereus and Bacillus thuringiensis strains closely related to Bacillus anthracis
(American Society for Microbiology, 2006)
Bacillus cereus strains that are genetically closely related to B. anthracis can display anthrax-like virulence traits (A. R. Hoffmaster et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101:8449-8454, 2004). Hence, approaches that rapidly ...
Low prevalence of blaTEM genes in Arctic environments and agricultural soil and rhizosphere
(Informa Healthcare / Co-Action Publishing: Creative Commons Attribution / Co-Action Publishing, 2008)
Nature of polymorphisms in 16S-23S rRNA gene Intergenic Transcribed Spacer fingerprinting of Bacillus and related genera
(American Society for Microbiology, 2003)
Bacteria of the genus Asaia stably associate with Anopheles stephensi, an Asian malarial mosquito vector
(National Academy of Sciences, 2007)
Here, we show that an alpha-proteobacterium of the genus Asaia is stably associated with larvae and adults of Anopheles stephensi, an important mosquito vector of Plasmodium vivax, a main malaria agent in Asia. Asaia ...
Effects of rhizodeposition of non-transgenic and transplastomic tobaccos on the soil bacterial community
(EDP Sciences, 2008)
The effect of root-released compounds of transplastomic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) on the soil bacterial community structure, and their potential to support horizontal gene transfer (HGT) to bacteria have been studied. ...
Genetic relationship in the “Bacillus cereus group” by rep-PCR fingerprinting and sequencing of a Bacillus anthracis-specific rep-PCR fragment
AIMS: To evaluate the genetic relationship in the Bacillus cereus group by rep-PCR fingerprinting. METHODS AND RESULTS: A collection of 112 strains of the six species of the B. cereus group was analysed by rep-PCR ...