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Indian Journal of Microbiology

Antonio Meza-Lucas, María-Fernanda Pérez-Villagómez, José-Patricio Martínez-López, Ricardo García-Rodea, María-Guadalupe Martínez-Castelán, Alejandro Escobar-Gutiérrez, Jorge-Luis de-la-Rosa-Arana, Altagracia Villanueva-Zamudio
A comparison of DOT-ELISA and Standard-ELISA was made for detection of Vibrio cholerae toxin in culture supernatants of bacteria isolated from human and environmental samples. A total of 293 supernatants were tested in a double blind assay. A correlation of 100 % was obtained between both techniques. The cholera toxin was found in 20 Inaba and 3 Ogawa strains. Positive samples were from seafood (17 samples), potable water (1 sample) and sewage (5 samples). The DOT-ELISA was useful as the standard-ELISA to confirm the presence of cholera toxin in the environmental samples...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Laura P Peña-Yam, Esaú Ruíz-Sánchez, José E Barboza-Corona, Arturo Reyes-Ramírez
The purpose of this work was to isolate and identify native bacteria from plants collected in the State of Yucatán, México with the ability to promote growth of chili pepper (Capsicum annuum L. cv Jalapeño). We identified nine bacterial isolates that belong to five species of Bacillus (i.e. Bacillus subtilis, B. flexus, B. cereus, B. megaterium and B. endophyticus) that produced indoleacetic acid (4.0-24.3 µg/mL) with solubilization index of 1.3-1.6. All the bacterial isolates were evaluated based on their ability to promote growth of chili pepper...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Taiyeebah Nuidate, Natta Tansila, Suwat Saengkerdsub, Jetnaphang Kongreung, Dhamodharan Bakkiyaraj, Varaporn Vuddhakul
Cell to cell communication facilitated by chemical signals plays crucial roles in regulating various cellular functions in bacteria. Indole, one such signaling molecule has been demonstrated to control various bacterial phenotypes such as biofilm formation and virulence in diverse bacteria including Vibrio cholerae. The present study explores some key factors involved in indole production and the subsequent pathogenesis of V. cholerae. Indole production was higher at 37 °C than at 30 °C, although the growth at 37 °C was slightly higher...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Ram Kumar, Jyoti Kushwah, Sudershan Ganguly, Veena Garg, Vishal S Somvanshi
Majority of animals form symbiotic relationships with bacteria. Based on the number of bacterial species associating with an animal, these symbiotic associations can be mono-specific, relatively simple (2-25 bacterial species/animal) or highly complex (>10(2)-10(3) bacterial species/animal). Photorhabdus (family-Enterobacteriaceae) forms a mono-specific symbiotic relationship with the entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis. This system provides a tractable genetic model for animal-microbe symbiosis studies...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Limei Lun, Dongwei Li, Yajie Yin, Dou Li, Guojing Xu, Ziqiang Zhao, Shan Li
This paper demonstrated a biocementation technology for chromium slag by strain GM-1, a calcifying ureolytic bacterium identified as Microbacterium, based on microbially induced calcium carbonate. The characterization of Microbacterium sp. GM-1 was assessed to know the growth curve in different concentrations of Cr(VI). Microbacterium sp. GM-1 was tolerant to a concentration of 120 mg/L Cr(VI). Chromium waste forms were prepared using chromium, sand, soil and bacterial culture. There we had three quality ratios (8:2:1; 8:1:1; 8:2:0...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Genhe He, Xiaodong Wang, Genhong Liao, Shoucheng Huang, Jichun Wu
Acidic red soil from a forest in Jiangxi Province was selected to isolate aluminum (Al)-resistant microbes, from which eight fungi were isolated. Two strains (S4 and S7) were found to be extremely tolerant to Al concentrations of up to 550 mmol L(-1) and could grow at low pH levels (3.20-3.11). Morphological and 26S rDNA sequence analyses indicated that strain S4 belonged to Eupenicillium, while strain S7 was an unclassified Trichocomaceae. Further investigation showed that both strains were endowed with the ability to resist Al; strain S4 accumulated such a substantial amount of Al that its growth was limited to a larger extent than strain S7...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Vytautas Melvydas, Ieva Bružauskaitė, Genovaitė Gedminienė, Rimantas Šiekštelė
It was determined that Kx strains secrete an X factor which can inhibit all known Saccharomyces cerevisiae killer toxins (K1, K2, K28) and some toxins of other yeast species-the phenomenon not yet described in the scientific literature. It was shown that Kx type yeast strains posess a killer phenotype producing small but clear lysis zones not only on the sensitive strain α'1 but also on the lawn of S. cerevisiae K1, K2 and K28 type killer strains at temperatures between 20 and 30 °C. The pH at which killer/antikiller effect of Kx strain reaches its maximum is about 5...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Han Zhiguang, Sui Xin, Li Mengsha
The polymorphisms of soil fungal rDNA Internal Transcribed Spacer regions were studied in Korean pine forests of various ages (10-100-year-old trees) by means of cloned libraries, and analyzed to determine the effects of the trees' developmental stage on soil fungal community structure. The obtained Shannon diversity index (H) and richness (S) indicated that the diversity of the soil fungal community increased significantly with the development of Korean pines (P < 0.05). In addition, cluster analysis (UPGMA) showed that the soil fungal community variety associated with differently aged Korean pines was higher than 50 %...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Yaqian Li, Ruiyan Sun, Jia Yu, Kandasamy Saravanakumar, Jie Chen
The efficacy of seven strains of Trichoderma asperellum collected from the fields in Southern China was assessed against Fusarium graminearum (FG) the causal agent of corn stalk rot of maize were in vitro for their antagonistic properties followed by statistical model of principal compound analysis to identify the beneficial antagonist T. asperellum strain. The key factors of antagonist activity were attributed to a total of 13 factors including cell wall degrading enzymes (chitnase, protease and β-glucanases), secondary metabolites and peptaibols and these were analyzed from eight strains of Trichoderma...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Xuexia Jiang, Nianzhi Jiao
Bacteria play an important role in the marine biogeochemical cycles. However, research on the bacterial community structure of the Indian Ocean is scarce, particularly within the vertical dimension. In this study, we investigated the bacterial diversity of the pelagic, mesopelagic and bathypelagic zones of the southwestern Indian Ocean (50.46°E, 37.71°S). The clone libraries constructed by 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that most phylotypes retrieved from the Indian Ocean were highly divergent from those retrieved from other oceans...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Oscar F Hernández-Saldaña, Mauricio Valencia-Posadas, Norma M de la Fuente-Salcido, Dennis K Bideshi, José E Barboza-Corona
Currently, there are few reports on the isolation of microorganisms from goat milk and goat cheese that have antibacterial activity. In particular, there are no reports on the isolation of microorganisms with antibacterial activity from these products in central Mexico. Our objective was to isolate bacteria, from goat products, that synthesized antimicrobial peptides with activity against a variety of clinically significant bacteria. We isolated and identified Lactobacillus rhamnosus, L. plantarum, L. pentosus, L...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Sanjay K S Patel, Jung-Kul Lee, Vipin C Kalia
In this study, an integrative approach to produce biohydrogen (H2) and polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) from the wastes of biological origin was investigated. A defined set of mixed cultures was used for hydrolysis and the hydrolysates were used to produce H2. The effluent from H2 production stage was used for PHA production. Under batch culture, a maximum of 62 l H2/kg of pure potato peels (Total solid, TS 2 %, w/v) and 54 l H2/kg of mixed biowastes (MBW1) was recorded. Using effluent from the H2 production stage of biowaste mixture (MBW1), Bacillus cereus EGU43 could produce 195 mg PHA/l and 15...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Changqing Zhao, Ziyang Lu, Jing Huang, Sha He, Hui Tan, Gang Wang, Dayu Liu, Yubin Li
Strains of Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Angel Yeast were combined to ferment raw pork and make pork jerky. After fermentation, the jerky was dried and then tested for sensory evaluation, pH and free amino acid content. The results showed that the optimal conditions for fermentation using L. bulgaricus and Angel Yeast were: a pH of 6.5, a 1:1 (v/v) ratio of L. bulgaricus to Angel Yeast, a fermentation time of 42 h and temperature of 25 °C. The results showed that the pork jerky fermented with the combined strains was not very sour which was close to the pH of 7...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Ayush Puri, Arshiya Rai, P S Dhanaraj, Rup Lal, Dev Dutt Patel, Anju Kaicker, Mansi Verma
Helicobacter is an economically important genus within the phylum Proteobacteria and include many species which cause many diseases in humans. With the conventional methods, it is difficult to identify them easily due to the high genetic similarity among its species. In the present study, 361 16S rRNA (rrs) gene sequences belonging to 45 species of genus Helicobacter were analyzed. Out of these, 264 sequences of 10 clinically relevant species (including Helicobacter pylori) were used. rrs gene sequences were analyzed to obtain a phylogenetic framework tree, in silico restriction enzyme analysis and species-specific conserved motifs...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Shikha Koul, Vipin Chandra Kalia
Bacteria possessing multiple copies of 16S rRNA (rrs) gene demonstrate high intragenomic heterogeneity. It hinders clear distinction at species level and even leads to overestimation of the bacterial diversity. Fifty completely sequenced genomes belonging to 19 species of Lactobacillus species were found to possess 4-9 copies of rrs each. Multiple sequence alignment of 268 rrs genes from all the 19 species could be classified into 20 groups. Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis TMW 1.1304 was the only species where all the 7 copies of rrs were exactly similar and thus formed a distinct group...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Radhika Deshmukh, Anshuman A Khardenavis, Hemant J Purohit
Bioremediation refers to cost-effective and environment-friendly method for converting the toxic, recalcitrant pollutants into environmentally benign products through the action of various biological treatments. Fungi play a major role in bioremediation owing to their robust morphology and diverse metabolic capacity. The review focuses on different fungal groups from a variety of habitats with their role in bioremediation of different toxic and recalcitrant compounds; persistent organic pollutants, textile dyes, effluents from textile, bleached kraft pulp, leather tanning industries, petroleum, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, and pesticides...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Rashmi Kumari, Priya Singh, Rup Lal
Actinobacteria are gram-positive filamentous bacteria which contains some of the most deadly human pathogens (Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. leprae, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Nocardia farcinica), plant pathogens (Streptomyces scabies, Leifsonia xyli) along with organisms that produces antibiotic (Streptomycetes, Amycolatopsis, Salinospora). Interestingly, these bacteria are equipped with an extraordinary capability of producing antibiotics and other metabolites which have medicinal properties. With the advent of inexpensive genome sequencing techniques and their clinical importance, many genomes of Actinobacteria have been successfully sequenced...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Indu Priya, M K Dhar, B K Bajaj, Sanjana Koul, Jyoti Vakhlu
Eight thermophilic bacterial strains were isolated from Tattapani Hot spring and screened for various hydrolytic enzymes including cellulases. The isolated bacterial strains were identified as Geobacillus thermodenitrificans IP_WH1(KP842609), Bacillus licheniformis IP_WH2(KP842610), B. aerius IP_WH3(KP842611), B. licheniformis IP_WH4(KP842612), B. licheniformis IP_60Y(KP842613), G. thermodenitrificans IP_60A1(KP842614), Geobacillus sp. IP_60A2(KP842615) and Geobacillus sp. IP_80TP(KP842616) after 16S ribotying...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Geik Yong Ang, Choo Yee Yu, Delicia Ann Yong, Yuet Meng Cheong, Wai-Fong Yin, Kok-Gan Chan
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae and the increasing reports of multidrug-resistant gonococcal isolates are a global public health care concern. Herein, we report the genome sequence of N. gonorrhoeae strain NG_869 isolated from Malaysia which may provide insights into the drug resistance determinants in gonococcal bacteria.
June 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Yingying Zhang, Xiong Chen, Fang Yang, Lei Zhang, Wanhong Liu
Rice ragged stunt disease caused leads to severe loss of rice yield. Recently, rice ragged stunt virus (RRSV) were found to be increasingly common in rice-growing regions of China and Vietnam. RRSV may cause problem by interacting with microRNAs (miRNAs) of host cells and the mechanism is not clear yet. In this study we identified 11 miRNAs in response to RRSV infection and predicted their possible targets to viral RNA segments (S1-S10) through the bioinformatics analysis. Interestingly, we found that Osa-miR-168b might bind to both the CDS region and 3'UTR of S5 and S8 and target eEF-1A to inhibit the activity of host cells to facilitate RRSV replication...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
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