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Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639147/rethinking-cell-cycle-dependent-gene-expression-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
#1
Stephen Cooper
Three studies of gene expression during the division cycle of Schizosaccharomyces pombe led to the proposal that a large number of genes are expressed at particular times during the S. pombe cell cycle. Yet only a small fraction of genes proposed to be expressed in a cell-cycle-dependent manner are reproducible in all three published studies. In addition to reproducibility problems, questions about expression amplitudes, cell-cycle timing of expression, synchronization artifacts, and the problem with methods for synchronizing cells must be considered...
June 21, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631172/glutamine-a-major-player-in-nitrogen-catabolite-repression-in-the-yeast-dekkera-bruxellensis
#2
Danielli Batista Bezerra Cajueiro, Denise Castro Parente, Fernanda Cristina Bezerra Leite, Marcos Antonio de Morais Junior, Will de Barros Pita
In the present work we studied the expression of genes from nitrogen central metabolism in the yeast Dekkera bruxellensis and under regulation by the Nitrogen Catabolite Repression mechanism (NCR). These analyses could shed some light on the biological mechanisms involved in the adaptation and survival of this yeast in the sugarcane fermentation process for ethanol production. Nitrogen sources (N-sources) in the form of ammonium, nitrate, glutamate or glutamine were investigated with or without the addition of methionine sulfoximine, which inhibits the activity of the enzyme glutamine synthetase and releases cells from NCR...
June 19, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612170/emended-description-of-the-family-chromatiaceae-phylogenetic-analyses-of-the-genera-alishewanella-rheinheimera-and-arsukibacterium-transfer-of-rheinheimera-longhuensis-lh2-2-t-to-the-genus-alishewanella-and-description-of-alishewanella-alkalitolerans-sp-nov
#3
Shivaji Sisinthy, Dwaipayan Chakraborty, Harikrishna Adicherla, Sathyanarayana Reddy Gundlapally
Phylogenetic analyses were performed for members of the family Chromatiaceae, signature nucleotides deduced and the genus Alishewanella transferred to Chromatiaceae. Phylogenetic analyses were executed for the genera Alishewanella, Arsukibacterium and Rheinheimera and the genus Rheinheimera is proposed to be split, with the creation of the Pararheinheimera gen. nov. Furthermore, the species Rheinheimera longhuensis, is transferred to the genus Alishewanella as Alishewanella longhuensis comb. nov. Besides, the genera Alishewanella and Rheinheimera are also emended...
June 13, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608318/denitrifying-bacterial-communities-display-different-temporal-fluctuation-patterns-across-dutch-agricultural-soils
#4
Nguyen E López-Lozano, Michele C Pereira E Silva, Franck Poly, Nadine Guillaumaud, Jan Dirk van Elsas, Joana Falcão Salles
Considering the great agronomic and environmental importance of denitrification, the aim of the present study was to study the temporal and spatial factors controlling the abundance and activity of denitrifying bacterial communities in a range of eight agricultural soils over 2 years. Abundance was quantified by qPCR of the nirS, nirK and nosZ genes, and the potential denitrification enzyme activity (DEA) was estimated. Our data showed a significant temporal variation considerably high for the abundance of nirK-harboring communities, followed by nosZ and nirS communities...
June 12, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608317/ica-status-of-clinical-staphylococcus-epidermidis-strains-affects-adhesion-and-aggregation-a-thermodynamic-analysis
#5
Titik Nuryastuti, Bastiaan P Krom
Staphylococcus epidermidis is a major nosocomial pathogen associated with infections of indwelling medical devices. One important virulence factor of these organisms is their ability to adhere to devices and form biofilms. In this study, we evaluated the effect of the ica operon on cell surface hydrophobicity, thermodynamics of adhesion, and biofilm formation for seven S. epidermidis strains. The surface free energy parameters of the bacterial cell surface and the substratum were determined by contact angle measurement...
June 12, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608316/winogradskyella-aurantia-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-marine-solar-saltern
#6
Yue Sun, Bi-Yao Chen, Zong-Jun Du
A Gram-stain negative, non-flagellated, facultatively anaerobic, slightly halophilic bacterium, WNB302(T), was isolated from a marine solar saltern in Wendeng, China (122°0'38.85″E, 36°57'56.49″N). Cells of strain WNB302(T) were 0.2-0.7 µm wide and 2.0-10.0 µm long, catalase- positive and oxidase-negative. Colonies were opaque, orange and approximately 1.0-2.0 mm in diameter after culture for 96 h on marine agar 2216. Growth occurs at 15-37 °C (optimum, 33-35 °C), pH 6.0-8.5 (optimum, pH 7.0-7...
June 12, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600685/aquidulcibacter-paucihalophilus-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-novel-member-of-family-caulobacteraceae-isolated-from-cyanobacterial-aggregates-in-a-eutrophic-lake
#7
Haiyuan Cai, Yuan Shi, Yanan Wang, Henglin Cui, Helong Jiang
A bacterial strain, TH1-2(T), was isolated from cyanobacterial aggregates in the eutrophic Lake Taihu, Jiangsu Province, China. Cells were observed to be Gram-negative, slightly curved and rod-shaped. Optimal growth was obtained at pH 7.0 (range 5.5-8.5) and 30 °C (range 20-37 °C) in trypticase soy broth (TSB) without NaCl. Growth was not observed in TSB with 1.0% (w/v) NaCl added. The cells were found to be positive for oxidase and catalase activities. The major fatty acids were identified as 3-hydroxy hexadecanoic acid (C16:0 3-OH), C16:1 ω5c and summed feature 8 (consisting of C18:1 ω6c and cis-11-Octadecenoic acid (C18:1 ω7c)...
June 9, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597254/changes-in-structure-and-function-of-bacterial-communities-during-coconut-leaf-vermicomposting
#8
Murali Gopal, Shrikant S Bhute, Alka Gupta, S R Prabhu, George V Thomas, William B Whitman, Kamlesh Jangid
To understand bacterial community dynamics during the vermicomposting of lignin-rich coconut leaves using an indigenous isolate of an epigeic earthworm, Eudrilus sp., we employed amplicon-based pyrosequencing of the V1 to V3 region of the 16S rRNA genes. Total community DNA was isolated from two separate vermicomposting tanks in triplicate at four different stages of the process: pre-decomposition (15th day), initial vermicomposting (45th day), 50-70% vermicomposting (75th day) and mature vermicompost (105th day)...
June 9, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593476/synergy-between-azoles-and-1-4-dihydropyridine-derivative-as-an-option-to-control-fungal-infections
#9
Zuzana Ježíková, Tomáš Pagáč, Barbora Pfeiferová, Helena Bujdáková, Stanislava Dižová, Iva Jančíková, Dana Gášková, Petra Olejníková
With emerging fungal infections and developing resistance, there is a need for understanding the mechanisms of resistance as well as its clinical impact while planning the treatment strategies. Several approaches could be taken to overcome the problems arising from the management of fungal diseases. Besides the discovery of novel effective agents, one realistic alternative is to enhance the activity of existing agents. This strategy could be achieved by combining existing antifungal agents with other bioactive substances with known activity profiles (combination therapy)...
June 7, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589342/streptomyces-asenjonii-sp-nov-isolated-from-hyper-arid-atacama-desert-soils-and-emended-description-of-streptomyces-viridosporus-pridham-et-al-1958
#10
Michael Goodfellow, Kanungnid Busarakam, Hamidah Idris, David P Labeda, Imen Nouioui, Roselyn Brown, Byung-Yong Kim, Maria Del Carmen Montero-Calasanz, Barbara A Andrews, Alan T Bull
A polyphasic study was undertaken to establish the taxonomic status of Streptomyces strains isolated from hyper-arid Atacama Desert soils. Analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequences of the isolates showed that they formed a well-defined lineage that was loosely associated with the type strains of several Streptomyces species. Multi-locus sequence analysis based on five housekeeping gene alleles showed that the strains form a homogeneous taxon that is closely related to the type strains of Streptomyces ghanaensis and Streptomyces viridosporus...
June 6, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555445/paenibacillus-aquistagni-sp-nov-isolated-from-an-artificial-lake-accumulating-industrial-wastewater
#11
Lučka Simon, Jure Škraban, Nikos C Kyrpides, Tanja Woyke, Nicole Shapiro, Ilse Cleenwerck, Peter Vandamme, William B Whitman, Janja Trček
Strain 11(T) was isolated from water of an artificial lake accumulating industrial wastewater on the outskirts of Celje, Slovenia. Phenotypic characterisation showed strain 11(T) to be a Gram-stain positive, spore forming bacterium. The 16S rRNA gene sequence identified strain 11(T) as a member of the genus Paenibacillus, closely related to Paenibacillus alvei (96.2%). Genomic similarity with P. alvei 29(T) was 73.1% (gANI), 70.2% (ANIb), 86.7% (ANIm) and 21.7 ± 2.3% (GGDC). The DNA G+C content of strain 11(T) was determined to be 47...
May 29, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553697/fungal-decomposers-of-leaf-litter-from-an-invaded-and-native-mountain-forest-of-nw-argentina
#12
Romina Daiana Fernandez, Natalia Bulacio, Analía Álvarez, Hipólito Pajot, Roxana Aragón
The impact of plant species invasions on the abundance, composition and activity of fungal decomposers of leaf litter is poorly understood. In this study, we isolated and compared the relative abundance of ligninocellulolytic fungi of leaf litter mixtures from a native forest and a forest invaded by Ligustrum lucidum in a lower mountain forest of Tucuman, Argentina. In addition, we evaluated the relationship between the relative abundance of ligninocellulolytic fungi and properties of the soil of both forest types...
May 28, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553696/acidovorax-lacteus-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-culture-of-a-bloom-forming-cyanobacterium-microcystis-sp
#13
Seong-Jun Chun, Yingshun Cui, So-Ra Ko, Hyung-Gwan Lee, Ankita Srivastava, Hee-Mock Oh, Chi-Yong Ahn
A novel Gram-negative, rod-shaped and motile bacterial strain, designated strain M36(T), was isolated from a culture of a bloom-forming cyanobacterium, Microcystis sp., collected from a eutrophic lake in Korea. Its taxonomic position was investigated by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. The isolate was found to grow aerobically at 15-42 °C (optimum 25 °C), pH 7.0-11.0 (optimum pH 8.0) and in the presence of 0-1.0% (w/v) NaCl (optimum 0% NaCl) on R2A medium. The phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that the strain M36(T) is closely related to Acidovorax anthurii DSM 16745(T) (98...
May 28, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550345/bacillus-zanthoxyli-sp-nov-a-novel-nematicidal-bacterium-isolated-from-chinese-red-pepper-zanthoxylum-bungeanum-maxim-leaves-in-china
#14
Ma Li, Cao Yong Hong, Wang Xiao Yan, Zheng Shuai Chao, Yang Cheng Gang, Duo Jin Ling, Zhou Xing Kui, Xi Jia Qin, Zhu Ming Liang, Mo Ming He
A novel strain, 1433(T), was isolated from leaves of Chinese red pepper (Huajiao, Zanthoxylum bungeanum Maxim) collected from Gansu province in northwestern China, and was characterised by a polyphasic approach. Cells of strain 1433(T) were observed to be Gram-stain positive, aerobic, asporogenous, rod shaped, motile and to have peritrichous flagella. The strain was observed to grow at a range of temperatures and pH, 4-45 °C (optimum 28-32 °C) and 6.0-10.0 (optimum pH 6.0-7.0), respectively. Growth was found to occur in the presence of 0-7% (w/v) NaCl [optimum 0-3% (w/v)]...
May 26, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523377/mining-lipolytic-enzymes-in-community-dna-from-high-andean-soils-using-a-targeted-approach
#15
Daniel Borda-Molina, José Salvador Montaña, María Mercedes Zambrano, Sandra Baena
Microbial enrichments cultures are a useful strategy to speed up the search for enzymes that can be employed in industrial processes. Lipases have gained special attention because they show unique properties such as: broad substrate specificity, enantio- and regio-selectivity and stability in organic solvents. A major goal is to identify novel lipolytic enzymes from microorganisms living in cold extreme environments such as high Andean soils, of relevance to our study being their capability be used in industrial processes...
May 18, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509971/description-of-chryseobacterium-timonianum-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-patient-with-pneumonia
#16
Rita Abou Abdallah, Teresa Cimmino, Sophie Baron, Frédéric Cadoret, Caroline Michelle, Didier Raoult, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Fadi Bittar
Using a polyphasic taxonomic strategy, an aerobic, Gram-negative, non-motile, yellow pigmented rod isolated from a sputum sample of a patient with pneumonia was characterised. This bacterial strain, designated G972(T), could not be identified by our systematic MALDI-TOF screening on a MicroFlex. This led to the sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene, which shows 98.57% sequence identity with that of Chryseobacterium indologenes 16777(T), the phylogenetic closely related type strain of a species with standing in nomenclature, which putatively classifies it as a new species...
May 16, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501914/skermanella-mucosa-sp-nov-isolated-from-crude-oil-contaminated-soil
#17
Y Subhash, Da-Eun Yoon, Sang-Seob Lee
A novel Gram-stain negative, small rod-shaped bacterium (strain 8-14-6(T)) was isolated from hydrocarbon contaminated desert soil collected from Kuwait. Strain 8-14-6(T) grew at 5-37 °C, pH 6.0-8.8 and 0-2% (w/v) of NaCl concentration. Casein, starch, Tween 20 and Tween 80 were hydrolyzed while urea, chitin, DNA and carboxymethyl-cellulose were not hydrolyzed by strain 8-14-6(T). The major cellular fatty acids were identified as C18:1ω6c/C18:1ω7c, C16:0 and iso-C16:1I/C14:03-OH. Strain 8-14-6(T) produced diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine, an unidentified phospholipids, two unidentified lipids and five unidentified amino lipids as polar lipids...
May 13, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500545/nocardia-tengchongensis-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-soil-sample
#18
Shuai Li, Hong Ming, Yan-Yan Duan, Jian-Rong Huang, Zhuo-Li Zhao, Ling-Yu Zhang, Wei-Li Ji, Xiao-Lin Meng, Wen-Jun Li, Guo-Xing Nie
The taxonomic status was determined of two actinomycetes, designated CFH S0057(T) and CFH S0065, that were isolated from soil samples collected from an extinct volcano in Tengchong county, Yunnan province, south-west China. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strains CFH S0057(T) and CFH S0065 belong to the genus Nocardia and formed a single clade within this genus. The two isolates were able to grow at 4-45 °C, pH 5.0-7.0 and with a NaCl tolerance up to 5.0% (w/v). The whole-cell hydrolysates were rich in meso-diaminopimelic acid, galactose, arabinose and fructose...
May 12, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500544/diversity-and-plant-growth-promoting-properties-of-rhizobia-isolated-from-root-nodules-of-ononis-arvensis
#19
Sylwia Wdowiak-Wróbel, Monika Marek-Kozaczuk, Michał Kalita, Magdalena Karaś, Magdalena Wójcik, Wanda Małek
This is the first report describing isolates from root nodules of Ononis arvensis (field restharrow). The aim of this investigation was to describe the diversity, phylogeny, and plant growth promoting features of microsymbionts of O. arvensis, i.e., a legume plant growing in different places of the southern part of Poland. Twenty-nine bacterial isolates were characterized in terms of their phenotypic properties, genome fingerprinting, and comparative analysis of their 16S rRNA, nodC and acdS gene sequences...
May 12, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488064/rhodococcus-gannanensis-sp-nov-a-novel-endophytic-actinobacterium-isolated-from-root-of-sunflower-helianthus-annuus-l
#20
Jun Ma, Liguo Zhang, Guangjin Wang, Shuquan Zhang, Xiaofei Zhang, Yongbin Wang, Chuanqi Shi, Liang Si, Haibin Zhao, Fengqi Liu, Bixian Zhang, Xutang Huang
A novel Gram-positive, aerobic, non-motile strain, designated strain M1(T), was isolated from sunflower root (Helianthus annuus L.) and characterised using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. The morphological and chemotaxonomic properties of the isolate were typical of those of members of the genus Rhodococcus. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that strain M1(T) belongs to the genus Rhodococcus and clustered with Rhodococcus canchipurensis MBRL 353(T) (99.1%, sequence similarity) and Rhodococcus pedocola UC12(T) (98...
May 9, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
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