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Airborne bacteria in the Central Mediterranean: Structure and role of meteorology and air mass transport.

Sci Total Environ 2019 Dec 22;697:134020. Epub 2019 Aug 22.

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134020DOI Listing
December 2019

Bacterial Semiochemicals and Transkingdom Interactions with Insects and Plants.

Insects 2019 Dec 8;10(12). Epub 2019 Dec 8.

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Via Prov.le Lecce-Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/insects10120441DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6955855PMC
December 2019

The Microbiome of the Maculinea-Myrmica Host-Parasite Interaction.

Sci Rep 2019 May 29;9(1):8048. Epub 2019 May 29.

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Lecce, 73100, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-44514-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6541603PMC
May 2019

RhoTermPredict: an algorithm for predicting Rho-dependent transcription terminators based on Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis and Salmonella enterica databases.

BMC Bioinformatics 2019 Mar 7;20(1):117. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12859-019-2704-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6407284PMC
March 2019

Mitochondrial ribosomal proteins involved in tellurite resistance in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Sci Rep 2018 08 13;8(1):12022. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

Istituto di Bioscienze e BioRisorse-UOS Portici-CNR c/o Dipartimento di Biologia, Sezione di Igiene, Via Mezzocannone 16, Napoli, 80134, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-30479-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6089990PMC
August 2018

Aglaophenia octodonta (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) and the Associated Microbial Community: a Cooperative Alliance?

Microb Ecol 2018 Jul 21;76(1):258-271. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche e Ambientali, Di.S.Te.B.A., Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-017-1127-3DOI Listing
July 2018

Characterization of two Pantoea strains isolated from extra-virgin olive oil.

AMB Express 2018 Jul 10;8(1):113. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

Laboratory of Analytical and Isotopic Mass Spectrometry, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13568-018-0642-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6039349PMC
July 2018

Stimulatory Effects of Methyl-β-cyclodextrin on Spiramycin Production and Physical-Chemical Characterization of Nonhost@Guest Complexes.

ACS Omega 2018 Mar 1;3(3):2470-2478. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, Department of Engineering for Innovation, and Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Salento, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.7b01766DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6130790PMC
March 2018

G4PromFinder: an algorithm for predicting transcription promoters in GC-rich bacterial genomes based on AT-rich elements and G-quadruplex motifs.

BMC Bioinformatics 2018 02 6;19(1):36. Epub 2018 Feb 6.

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12859-018-2049-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5801747PMC
February 2018

Bacterial bioluminescence onset and quenching: a dynamical model for a -mediated property.

R Soc Open Sci 2017 Dec 13;4(12):171586. Epub 2017 Dec 13.

Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia 'Galileo Galilei', Università di Padova, Padova, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.171586DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5750040PMC
December 2017

Secondary Metabolite Production from Industrially Relevant Bacteria is Enhanced by Organic Nanofibers.

Biotechnol J 2017 Nov 21;12(11). Epub 2017 Sep 21.

Dr. M. Moffa, Prof. D. Pisignano, NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR, Piazza S. Silvestro 12, 56127, Pisa, Italy.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/biot.201700313
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/biot.201700313DOI Listing
November 2017

Potential effects of an invasive seaweed (Caulerpa cylindracea, Sonder) on sedimentary organic matter and microbial metabolic activities.

Sci Rep 2017 09 21;7(1):12113. Epub 2017 Sep 21.

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Via Prov.le Lecce Monteroni, Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-12556-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5608702PMC
September 2017

Spatial distribution of the culturable bacterial community associated with the invasive alga Caulerpa cylindracea in the Mediterranean Sea.

Mar Environ Res 2017 Apr 3;125:90-98. Epub 2017 Feb 3.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università del Salento, Via Prov.le Lecce Monteroni, Lecce, Italy; CoNISMa - Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze del Mare, Piazzale Flaminio 9, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.02.001DOI Listing
April 2017

Lindane Bioremediation Capability of Bacteria Associated with the Demosponge Hymeniacidon perlevis.

Mar Drugs 2017 Apr 6;15(4). Epub 2017 Apr 6.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università del Salento, Via Prov.le Lecce Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md15040108DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5408254PMC
April 2017

Fitness Cost of Rifampin Resistance in Neisseria meningitidis: In Vitro Study of Mechanisms Associated with rpoB H553Y Mutation.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2015 Dec 28;59(12):7637-49. Epub 2015 Sep 28.

Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy Ceinge Advanced Biotechnologies, Naples, Italy

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.01746-15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4649176PMC
December 2015

Rifampicin-resistance, rpoB polymorphism and RNA polymerase genetic engineering.

J Biotechnol 2015 May 3;202:60-77. Epub 2014 Dec 3.

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies (DiSTeBA), University of Salento, Lecce 73100, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiotec.2014.11.024DOI Listing
May 2015

Tellurium as a valuable tool for studying the prokaryotic origins of mitochondria.

Gene 2015 Apr 30;559(2):177-83. Epub 2015 Jan 30.

Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources-UOS Portici (IBBR-UOS Portici), CNR, Portici (NA) c/o Dipartimento di Biologia, Sezione di Igiene, Napoli 80134, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2015.01.060DOI Listing
April 2015

The role of rab proteins in neuronal cells and in the trafficking of neurotrophin receptors.

Membranes (Basel) 2014 Oct 6;4(4):642-77. Epub 2014 Oct 6.

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies (DiSTeBA), University of Salento, Via Provinciale Lecce Monteroni 165, Lecce 73100, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/membranes4040642DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4289860PMC
October 2014

Characterization of vibrios diversity in the mucus of the polychaete Myxicola infundibulum (Annellida, Polichaeta).

Microb Ecol 2014 Jan 6;67(1):186-94. Epub 2013 Nov 6.

Istituto per l'Ambiente Marino Costiero, U.O.S. di Taranto, CNR, Via Roma 3, Taranto, Italy,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-013-0312-2DOI Listing
January 2014

Sorghum, a healthy and gluten-free food for celiac patients as demonstrated by genome, biochemical, and immunochemical analyses.

J Agric Food Chem 2013 Mar 5;61(10):2565-71. Epub 2013 Mar 5.

Istituto di Genetica Vegetale (IGV), CNR -Portici, c/o Dipartimento di Biologia, Sezione di Igiene, Napoli 80134, Italy.

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http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jf304882k
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf304882kDOI Listing
March 2013

Sphingomonas cynarae sp. nov., a proteobacterium that produces an unusual type of sphingan.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013 Jan 10;63(Pt 1):72-9. Epub 2012 Feb 10.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università del Salento, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.032060-0DOI Listing
January 2013

Epidemic mortality of the sponge Ircinia variabilis (Schmidt, 1862) associated to proliferation of a Vibrio bacterium.

Microb Ecol 2012 Oct 10;64(3):802-13. Epub 2012 May 10.

Istituto per l'Ambiente Marino Costiero IAMC-CNR, UOS Taranto, Via Roma 3, 74100 Taranto, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-012-0068-0DOI Listing
October 2012

Glutamate utilization promotes meningococcal survival in vivo through avoidance of the neutrophil oxidative burst.

Mol Microbiol 2011 Sep 20;81(5):1330-42. Epub 2011 Jul 20.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università del Salento, Via Provinciale Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2958.2011.07766.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3755445PMC
September 2011

Guanosine 5'-diphosphate 3'-diphosphate (ppGpp) as a negative modulator of polynucleotide phosphorylase activity in a 'rare' actinomycete.

Mol Microbiol 2010 Aug 1;77(3):716-29. Epub 2010 Jun 1.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università del Salento, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2958.2010.07240.xDOI Listing
August 2010

Susceptibility to antibiotics of Vibrio sp. AO1 growing in pure culture or in association with its hydroid host Aglaophenia octodonta (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa).

Microb Ecol 2010 Apr 4;59(3):555-62. Epub 2009 Nov 4.

University of Salento, Via Prov.le Lecce Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-009-9605-xDOI Listing
April 2010

Effects of tellurite on growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Biometals 2009 Dec 4;22(6):1089-94. Epub 2009 Sep 4.

Institute of Genetics and Biophysics Adriano Buzzati-Traverso, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Pietro Castellino, 111, 80131 Naples, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10534-009-9259-7DOI Listing
December 2009

Activation of dormant bacterial genes by Nonomuraea sp. strain ATCC 39727 mutant-type RNA polymerase.

J Bacteriol 2009 Feb 1;191(3):805-14. Epub 2008 Dec 1.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università del Salento, Via Monteroni 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.01311-08DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2632078PMC
February 2009

The HrpB-HrpA two-partner secretion system is essential for intracellular survival of Neisseria meningitidis.

Cell Microbiol 2008 Dec 25;10(12):2461-82. Epub 2008 Aug 25.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali (DiSTeBA), Università del Salento, Via Provinciale Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1462-5822.2008.01222.x
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-5822.2008.01222.xDOI Listing
December 2008

The microbial community of Vetiver root and its involvement into essential oil biogenesis.

Environ Microbiol 2008 Oct 25;10(10):2824-41. Epub 2008 Jul 25.

Institute of Genetics and Biophysics 'Adriano Buzzati-Traverso', Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Pietro Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01703.xDOI Listing
October 2008

Characterization of the Rab7K157N mutant protein associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 2B.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2008 Jul 21;372(2):283-7. Epub 2008 May 21.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali (DiSTeBA), Università del Salento, Via Provinciale Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2008.05.060DOI Listing
July 2008

Dictyostelium discoideum as a model host for meningococcal pathogenesis.

Med Sci Monit 2008 Jul;14(7):BR134-40

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, DiSTeBA, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.

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July 2008

Reverse transcriptase-PCR differential display analysis of meningococcal transcripts during infection of human cells: up-regulation of priA and its role in intracellular replication.

BMC Microbiol 2008 Jul 29;8:131. Epub 2008 Jul 29.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università degli Studi del Salento, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2180-8-131DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2527323PMC
July 2008

Functional characterization of Rab7 mutant proteins associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 2B disease.

J Neurosci 2008 Feb;28(7):1640-8

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università del Salento, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3677-07.2008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6671532PMC
February 2008

The Neisseria meningitidis capsule is important for intracellular survival in human cells.

Infect Immun 2007 Jul 30;75(7):3594-603. Epub 2007 Apr 30.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università degli Studi del Salento, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/IAI.01945-06DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1932921PMC
July 2007

Nitrite metabolism in Debaryomyces hansenii TOB-Y7, a yeast strain involved in tobacco fermentation.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2007 Jun 22;75(3):633-45. Epub 2007 Feb 22.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università degli Studi di Lecce, Via Monteroni, 73100, Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00253-007-0867-2DOI Listing
June 2007

Clonothrix fusca Roze 1896, a filamentous, sheathed, methanotrophic gamma-proteobacterium.

Appl Environ Microbiol 2007 Jun 6;73(11):3556-65. Epub 2007 Apr 6.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università degli Studi di Lecce, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02678-06DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1932688PMC
June 2007

Microbial community structure and dynamics of dark fire-cured tobacco fermentation.

Appl Environ Microbiol 2007 Feb 1;73(3):825-37. Epub 2006 Dec 1.

British American Tobacco Italia, via Cinthia, 80126 Naples, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02378-06DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1800767PMC
February 2007

RecB-dependent mutator phenotype in Neisseria meningitidis strains naturally defective in mismatch repair.

DNA Repair (Amst) 2006 Dec 5;5(12):1428-38. Epub 2006 Sep 5.

Dipartimento di Biologia e Patologia Cellulare e Molecolare L. Califano, Università di Napoli Federico II, and Istituto di Endocrinologia ed Oncologia Sperimentale G. Salvatore of the CNR, Via S. Pansini 5, 80131 Napoli, Italy.

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http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S156878640600214
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dnarep.2006.07.001DOI Listing
December 2006

Structure and expression of the atp operon coding for F1F0-ATP synthase from the antibiotic-producing actinomycete Nonomuraea sp. ATCC 39727.

Res Microbiol 2006 Sep 3;157(7):675-83. Epub 2006 Mar 3.

Institute of Biomembranes and Bioenergetics, National Research Council (CNR), Bari, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resmic.2006.02.005DOI Listing
September 2006

Effects of XeCl UV308 nm laser radiation on survival and mutability of recA-proficient and recA-defective Escherichia coli strains.

Radiat Res 2006 May;165(5):532-7

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Unisersità degli Studi di Leece, Italy.

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http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1667/RR3537.1
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May 2006

Natural merodiploidy involving duplicated rpoB alleles affects secondary metabolism in a producer actinomycete.

Mol Microbiol 2005 Jan;55(2):396-412

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università degli Studi di Lecce, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2958.2004.04406.xDOI Listing
January 2005

Assessment of DNA vaccine potential for gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) by intramuscular injection of a reporter gene.

Fish Shellfish Immunol 2003 Oct;15(4):283-95

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Lecce, via Provinciale Lecce-Monteroni, I-73100, Lecce, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1050-4648(02)00166-3DOI Listing
October 2003

Hyper-expression of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) in female inflorescences of hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) supports rRNA aggregation in vitro.

Plant Cell Physiol 2003 Sep;44(9):884-92

Istituto di Genetica e Biofisica Adriano Buzzati-Traverso--C.N.R., Via G. Marconi 10, I-80125 Napoli, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcg111DOI Listing
September 2003

A new inhibitor of the transcription-termination factor Rho.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2003 Mar;302(2):219-25

Biosearch Italia, via R. Lepetit 34, 21040 Gerenzano, VA, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0006-291x(03)00131-1DOI Listing
March 2003

Phenotypes of a naturally defective recB allele in Neisseria meningitidis clinical isolates.

Infect Immun 2002 Aug;70(8):4185-95

Dipartimento di Biologia e Patologia Cellulare e Molecolare L. Califano, Università di Napoli Federico II, and Centro di Endocrinologia ed Oncologia Sperimentale G. Salvatore, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 80131 Naples, Italy.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC128164PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/iai.70.8.4185-4195.2002DOI Listing
August 2002