Alejandro P Rooney

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Affiliation: Agricultural Research Service
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Molecular evolution of the nontandemly repeated genes of the histone 3 multigene family
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, P O Box GY, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 19:68-75. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Bacterial species diversity in cigarettes linked to an investigation of severe pneumonitis in U.S. Military personnel deployed in operation iraqi freedom
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Curr Microbiol 51:46-52. 2005
  3. pmc Evolution of a large ribosomal RNA multigene family in filamentous fungi: birth and death of a concerted evolution paradigm
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:5084-9. 2005
  4. pmc Analysis of core housekeeping and virulence genes reveals cryptic lineages of Clostridium perfringens that are associated with distinct disease presentations
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Microbial Genomics Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, U S Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Peoria, Illinois 61604, USA
    Genetics 172:2081-92. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms underlying the evolution and maintenance of functionally heterogeneous 18S rRNA genes in Apicomplexans
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, Peoria, Illinois, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 21:1704-11. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Selection for highly biased amino acid frequency in the TolA cell envelope protein of Proteobacteria
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, 1815 North University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    J Mol Evol 57:731-6. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Birth-and-death evolution of the internalin multigene family in Listeria
    Alejandro P Rooney
    National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, 1815 N University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Gene 427:124-8. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Phylogenetic diversity of insecticolous fusaria inferred from multilocus DNA sequence data and their molecular identification via FUSARIUM-ID and Fusarium MLST
    Kerry O'Donnell
    National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, U S Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 61604 3999, USA
    Mycologia 104:427-45. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Phylogeny and molecular taxonomy of the Bacillus subtilis species complex and description of Bacillus subtilis subsp. inaquosorum subsp. nov
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59:2429-36. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Phylogenetic analyses of RPB1 and RPB2 support a middle Cretaceous origin for a clade comprising all agriculturally and medically important fusaria
    Kerry O'Donnell
    Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens and Mycology Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 1815 North University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Fungal Genet Biol 52:20-31. 2013

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Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Molecular evolution of the nontandemly repeated genes of the histone 3 multigene family
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, P O Box GY, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 19:68-75. 2002
    ..Further analyses of the structure of H3 proteins revealed that the histones of higher eukaryotes might have evolved from a replication-independent-like H3 gene...
  2. ncbi request reprint Bacterial species diversity in cigarettes linked to an investigation of severe pneumonitis in U.S. Military personnel deployed in operation iraqi freedom
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Curr Microbiol 51:46-52. 2005
    ..Although biofilm formation and mucoid growth were not correlated, the former was found to be much more pronounced under anaerobic conditions as opposed to aerobic ones. The implications of these findings are discussed...
  3. pmc Evolution of a large ribosomal RNA multigene family in filamentous fungi: birth and death of a concerted evolution paradigm
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:5084-9. 2005
    ..As such, we hypothesize that a mechanism resembling retroposition controls 5S rRNA gene amplification, dispersal, and integration in the genomes of filamentous fungi...
  4. pmc Analysis of core housekeeping and virulence genes reveals cryptic lineages of Clostridium perfringens that are associated with distinct disease presentations
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Microbial Genomics Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, U S Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Peoria, Illinois 61604, USA
    Genetics 172:2081-92. 2006
    ..perfringens...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms underlying the evolution and maintenance of functionally heterogeneous 18S rRNA genes in Apicomplexans
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, Peoria, Illinois, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 21:1704-11. 2004
    ..This represents the first case in which an rRNA gene family has been found to evolve under the birth-and-death model...
  6. ncbi request reprint Selection for highly biased amino acid frequency in the TolA cell envelope protein of Proteobacteria
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, 1815 North University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    J Mol Evol 57:731-6. 2003
    ..However, this study shows that selection has acted to maintain high levels of alanine and lysine in the TolA protein of Proteobacteria, which in turn has biased nucleotide composition in the corresponding tolA gene...
  7. doi request reprint Birth-and-death evolution of the internalin multigene family in Listeria
    Alejandro P Rooney
    National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, 1815 N University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Gene 427:124-8. 2008
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  8. doi request reprint Phylogenetic diversity of insecticolous fusaria inferred from multilocus DNA sequence data and their molecular identification via FUSARIUM-ID and Fusarium MLST
    Kerry O'Donnell
    National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, U S Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 61604 3999, USA
    Mycologia 104:427-45. 2012
    ..fusariumdb.org) at Pennsylvania State University's Department of Plant Pathology and Fusarium MLST (http://www.cbs.knaw.nl/fusarium) at the Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS-KNAW) Fungal Biodiversity Center...
  9. doi request reprint Phylogeny and molecular taxonomy of the Bacillus subtilis species complex and description of Bacillus subtilis subsp. inaquosorum subsp. nov
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59:2429-36. 2009
    ..Therefore, we propose that this new group should be recognized as representing a novel taxon, Bacillus subtilis subsp. inaquosorum subsp. nov., with the type strain NRRL B-23052(T) (=KCTC 13429(T)=BGSC 3A28(T))...
  10. doi request reprint Phylogenetic analyses of RPB1 and RPB2 support a middle Cretaceous origin for a clade comprising all agriculturally and medically important fusaria
    Kerry O'Donnell
    Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens and Mycology Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 1815 North University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Fungal Genet Biol 52:20-31. 2013
    ..Our results support two competing hypotheses for the circumscription of Fusarium and provide a framework for future comparative phylogenetic and genomic analyses of this agronomically and medically important genus...
  11. doi request reprint Isolation and characterization of rhamnolipid-producing bacterial strains from a biodiesel facility
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 295:82-7. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Mass spectrometric analysis of lipopeptides from Bacillus strains isolated from diverse geographical locations
    Neil P J Price
    Bioproducts and Biocatalysis Research Unit, USDA ARS NCAUR, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 271:83-9. 2007
    ..g. polymyxins and bacitracins), whereas other compounds represent novel classes that were hitherto unknown. Of particular interest is the novel 942/958 Da biomarkers produced by B. s. spizizeni desert strains and several type strains...
  13. ncbi request reprint Purification and characterization of a family 5 endoglucanase from a moderately thermophilic strain of Bacillus licheniformis
    Kenneth M Bischoff
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, 1815 N University St, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Biotechnol Lett 28:1761-5. 2006
    ..0, 75% maximal activity at pH 4.5, and 40% at pH 10. The enzyme hydrolyzed p-nitrophenylcellobioside, barley beta-glucan, and lichenan, but no activity was detected against avicel or acid-swollen cellulose...
  14. ncbi request reprint An adaptive evolutionary shift in Fusarium head blight pathogen populations is driving the rapid spread of more toxigenic Fusarium graminearum in North America
    Todd J Ward
    Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Fungal Genet Biol 45:473-84. 2008
    ..The discovery of this previously unrecognized pathogen diversity has significant implications for food safety and cereal production in North America...
  15. doi request reprint Identification, biochemical characterization, and evolution of the Rhizopus oryzae 99-880 polygalacturonase gene family
    Jeffrey A Mertens
    Fermentation Biotechnology Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, 1815 North University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Fungal Genet Biol 45:1616-24. 2008
    ..Finally, our results also suggest that the ancestral form of polygalacturonase in fungi is endolytic and exolytic function evolved later, at least two independent times...
  16. doi request reprint Phylogeny and historical biogeography of true morels (Morchella) reveals an early Cretaceous origin and high continental endemism and provincialism in the Holarctic
    Kerry O'Donnell
    Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens and Mycology Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 1815 North University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Fungal Genet Biol 48:252-65. 2011
    ..Morels also appear to have retained the ancestral fruit body plan, which has remained remarkably static since the Cretaceous...
  17. doi request reprint Peptoniphilus methioninivorax sp. nov., a Gram-positive anaerobic coccus isolated from retail ground beef
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens and Mycology Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 61:1962-7. 2011
    ..Therefore, it is proposed that the isolate represents a novel species, Peptoniphilus methioninivorax sp. nov.; the type strain is NRRL B-23883(T) ( = DSM 22461(T))...
  18. doi request reprint Evolution of moth sex pheromone desaturases
    Alejandro P Rooney
    Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Peoria, Illinois 61604, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1170:506-10. 2009
    ..This report gives an overview of the evolution of these enzymes, with an introduction to the newly arisen field of "semiochemical genetics."..
  19. doi request reprint Conversion of lesquerolic acid to 14-oxo-11(Z)-eicosenoic acid by genetically variable Sphingobacterium multivorum strains
    Tsung Min Kuo
    Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
    Curr Microbiol 57:55-60. 2008
    ..multivorum strains. These S. multivorum strains represent the first group of bacteria reported to carry out the functional modification of LQA...
  20. pmc Evolution of moth sex pheromones via ancestral genes
    Wendell L Roelofs
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:13621-6. 2002
    ..Their presence would allow for asymmetric tracking of male response to the new blend and, thus, evolution of an Ostrinia species with structurally different sex pheromone components...
  21. ncbi request reprint Genomic organization of mouse and human 65 kDa FK506-binding protein genes and evolution of the FKBP multigene family
    Charles E Patterson
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Genomics 79:881-9. 2002
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  22. ncbi request reprint Purifying selection and birth-and-death evolution in the histone H4 gene family
    Helen Piontkivska
    Institute of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics, Pennsylvania State University, 328 Mueller Lab, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 19:689-97. 2002
    ....
  23. pmc Molecular genetics and evolution of pheromone biosynthesis in Lepidoptera
    Wendell L Roelofs
    New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:9179-84. 2003
    ..This mode of evolution seems to play a role in moth speciation, as exemplified by the case of the Asian corn borer and European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis species...
  24. pmc Characterization of a novel gene for strain typing reveals substructuring of Aspergillus fumigatus across North America
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mail stop G 11, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Eukaryot Cell 6:1392-9. 2007
    ..fumigatus isolate Af293, whose genome has been sequenced, possesses a CSP gene structure that is substantially different from those of the other A. fumigatus strains studied here, highlighting the need for further taxonomic study...
  25. pmc Novel sex pheromone desaturases in the genomes of corn borers generated through gene duplication and retroposon fusion
    Bingye Xue
    Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:4467-72. 2007
    ..The existence of cryptic desaturase genes in moth genomes indicates that the evolution of moth sex pheromone desaturases in general is much more complex than previously recognized...
  26. ncbi request reprint Desaturases from the spotted fireworm moth (Choristoneura parallela) shed light on the evolutionary origins of novel moth sex pheromone desaturases
    Weitian Liu
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Gene 342:303-11. 2004
    ....
  27. pmc Identifying the fundamental units of bacterial diversity: a paradigm shift to incorporate ecology into bacterial systematics
    Alexander Koeppel
    Departments of Biology and Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:2504-9. 2008
    ..Ecotype simulation provides a long-needed natural foundation for microbial ecology and systematics...
  28. pmc Prion protein gene (PRNP) variants and evidence for strong purifying selection in functionally important regions of bovine exon 3
    Christopher M Seabury
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4467, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:15142-7. 2004
    ..The driving force behind this intense level of purifying selection remains to be explained...
  29. ncbi request reprint Expression and evolution of delta9 and delta11 desaturase genes in the moth Spodoptera littoralis
    Sergio Rodriguez
    Department of Biological Organic Chemistry, IIQAB CSIC, IBMB CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 34:1315-28. 2004
    ..Despite having all the characteristics of a desaturase gene, no function could be found for Sls-FL4...
  30. pmc Concerted and birth-and-death evolution of multigene families
    Masatoshi Nei
    Institute of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics and Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Annu Rev Genet 39:121-52. 2005
    ..Unlike concerted evolution, the model of birth-and-death evolution can give some insights into the origins of new genetic systems or new phenotypic characters...
  31. ncbi request reprint Lactobacillus arizonensis is a later heterotypic synonym of Lactobacillus plantarum
    Melanie Kostinek
    Federal Research Centre for Nutrition and Food, Institute for Hygiene and Toxicology, Haid und Neu Strasse 9, D 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:2485-9. 2005
    ..plantarum or from various L. plantarum reference strains. Therefore, it is proposed that the species L. arizonensis should be reclassified as a heterotypic synonym of L. plantarum...