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    Development of a national index for the purpose of forest fire risk assessments on the example of Southern Serbia
    Ratknic, Tatjana M. ; Ratknic, Mihailo B. ; Rakonjac, Nikola L.J. ; Živanovic, Ivana M. ; Poduškaa, Zoran B. - \ 2019
    Thermal Science 23 (2019). - ISSN 0354-9836 - p. 3307 - 3316.
    Assessment - Forest fire - Modified index - Risk - Serbia

    The paper presents the results on the study of the possible application of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index and the Modified Angstrom Index in forest fire risk assessments. The daily values of these indices for the period 2005-2015 were related to the forest fire database. It was found that there is a relatively weak to moderate correlation between forest fires and the values of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index. In order to improve the wildfire risk assessments (including forest fires), the index was modified. The modified index has a significantly greater correlation with the actual events of forest fires and consequently a much wider application in southern Serbia. The modified index can be of great importance in the future concepts of forest fire risk management.

    An integrated analysis of the genome of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi
    Cohen, G. ; Barbe, V. ; Flament, D. ; Galperin, M. ; Heilig, R. ; Lecompte, O. ; Prieur, D. ; Poch, O. ; Querellou, J. ; Thierry, J.C. ; Oost, J. van der; Weissenbach, J. ; Zivanovic, Y. ; Forterre, P. - \ 2003
    Molecular Microbiology 47 (2003). - ISSN 0950-382X - p. 1495 - 1512.
    horizontal gene exchange - transfer-rna synthetase - replication factor-c - bacterial hyperthermophiles - hydrothermal vent - dna-polymerases - phylogenetic characterization - biochemical-characterization - thermus-thermophilus - transcription factor
    The hyperthermophilic euryarchaeon Pyrococcus abyssi and the related species Pyrococcus furiosus and Pyrococcus horikoshii , whose genomes have been completely sequenced, are presently used as model organisms in different laboratories to study archaeal DNA replication and gene expression and to develop genetic tools for hyperthermophiles. We have performed an extensive re-annotation of the genome of P. abyssi to obtain an integrated view of its phylogeny, molecular biology and physiology. Many new functions are predicted for both informational and operational proteins. Moreover, several candidate genes have been identified that might encode missing links in key metabolic pathways, some of which have unique biochemical features. The great majority of Pyrococcus proteins are typical archaeal proteins and their phylogenetic pattern agrees with its position near the root of the archaeal tree. However, proteins probably from bacterial origin, including some from mesophilic bacteria, are also present in the P. abyssi genome.
    The complete genome of the Crenarchaeote Sulfolobus solfataricus P2
    She, Q. ; Singh, R.K. ; Confalonieri, F. ; Zivanovic, Y. ; Allard, G. ; Awayez, M.J. ; Chan-Weiher, C.C.Y. ; Clausen, I.G. ; Curtis, B.A. ; Moors, A. de; Heikamp-de Jong, I. ; Oost, J. van der - \ 2001
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 95 (2001). - ISSN 0027-8424 - p. 7835 - 7840.
    The genome of the crenarchaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus P2 contains 2,992,245 bp on a single chromosome and encodes 2,977 proteins and many RNAs. One-third of the encoded proteins have no detectable homologs in other sequenced genomes. Moreover, 40ppear to be archaeal-specific, and only 12nd 2.3re shared exclusively with bacteria and eukarya, respectively. The genome shows a high level of plasticity with 200 diverse insertion sequence elements, many putative nonautonomous mobile elements, and evidence of integrase-mediated insertion events. There are also long clusters of regularly spaced tandem repeats. Different transfer systems are used for the uptake of inorganic and organic solutes, and a wealth of intracellular and extracellular proteases, sugar, and sulfur metabolizing enzymes are encoded, as well as enzymes of the central metabolic pathways and motility proteins. The major metabolic electron carrier is not NADH as in bacteria and eukarya but probably ferredoxin. The essential components required for DNA replication, DNA repair and recombination, the cell cycle, transcriptional initiation and translation, but not DNA folding, show a strong eukaryal character with many archaeal-specific features. The results illustrate major differences between crenarchaea and euryarchaea, especially for their DNA replication mechanism and cell cycle processes and their translational apparatus
    A BAC library and paired-PCR approach to mapping and completing the genome sequence of Sulfolobus solfataricus P2 : an EC perspective
    She, Q. ; Confalonieri, F. ; Zivanovic, Y. ; Medina, N. ; Billault, A. ; Awayez, M.J. ; Thi-Ghoc, H.P. ; Thi-Pham, B.T. ; Oost, J. van der; Duguet, M. ; Garrett, R.A. - \ 2000
    Dna sequence 11 (2000). - ISSN 1042-5179 - p. 183 - 136.
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