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Jaewoo Yoon, Hiroaki Kasai
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October 24, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Hui Zhang, Zhihua Sun, Na Zhang, Zhiqiang Li, Pengyan Wang, Qiang Fu, Yan Ren, Xuehua Shao, Yu Zhang, Zhiru Guo, Chuangfu Chen
The goat pox chick embryo-attenuated virus (GTPV) has been developed as an effective vaccine that can elicit protective immune responses. It possesses a large genome and a robust ability to express exogenous genes. Thus, this virus is an ideal vector for recombinant live vaccines for infectious diseases in ruminant animals. In this study, we identified a novel bidirectional promoter region of GTPV through screening named PbVV(±). PbVV(±) is located between ETF-l and VITF-3, which are transcribed in opposite directions...
October 22, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Johnson Lin
Quantification of gene expression of Acinetobacter strain Y under 1000 mg/l of phenol was investigated using qPCR and proteomic analyses. The results show that Acinetobacter strain Y utilized 100 % of phenol within 18 h of exposure. The results of qPCR and proteomic analyses demonstrate a sequential expression of phenol-degrading genes of Acinetobacter strain Y via the ortho-pathway followed by the β-ketoadipate pathway. Many stress-responsive proteins such as chaperones, chaperonins, porins and the enzymes involved in the signal transduction pathway were upregulated especially in the early stage...
October 22, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Hiroko Makita, Emiko Tanaka, Satoshi Mitsunobu, Masayuki Miyazaki, Takuro Nunoura, Katsuyuki Uematsu, Yoshihiro Takaki, Shinro Nishi, Shigeru Shimamura, Ken Takai
A novel iron-oxidizing chemolithoautotrophic bacterium, strain ET2(T), was isolated from a deep-sea sediment in a hydrothermal field of the Bayonnaise knoll of the Izu-Ogasawara arc. Cells were bean-shaped, curved short rods. Growth was observed at a temperature range of 15-30 °C (optimum 25 °C, doubling time 24 h) and a pH range of 5.8-7.0 (optimum pH 6.4) in the presence of NaCl at a range of 1.0-4.0 % (optimum 2.75 %). The isolate was a microaerophilic, strict chemolithoautotroph capable of growing using ferrous iron and molecular oxygen (O2) as the sole electron donor and acceptor, respectively; carbon dioxide as the sole carbon source; and either ammonium or nitrate as the sole nitrogen source...
October 20, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Can Chen, Junfeng Pan, Xiaobing Yang, He Xiao, Yaoling Zhang, Meiru Si, Xihui Shen, Yao Wang
Corynebacterium glutamicum can survive by using ferulic acid as the sole carbon source. In this study, we assessed the response of C. glutamicum to ferulic acid stress by means of a global transcriptional response analysis. The transcriptional data showed that several genes involved in degradation of ferulic acid were affected. Moreover, several genes related to the stress response; protein protection or degradation and DNA repair; replication, transcription and translation; and the cell envelope were differentially expressed...
October 20, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Xiao-Feng Zhu, Dian-Peng Zhang, Sen Yang, Qing-Wen Zhang
Three yeast strains designated as S44, XF1 and XF2, respectively, were isolated from Scolytus scheryrewi Semenov of apricot tree in Shule County, Xinjiang, China, and were demonstrated to be a new member of the genus Candida by sequence comparisons of 26S rRNA gene D1/D2 domain and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region. BLASTn alignments on NCBI showed that the similarity of 26S rRNA gene sequences of S44 (type strain) to all sequences of other Candida yeasts was very low (≦93 %). The phylogenetic tree based on the 26S rRNA gene D1/D2 domain and ITS region sequences revealed that the strain S44 is closely related to C...
October 14, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
R C Bernhards, C K Cote, K Amemiya, D M Waag, C P Klimko, P L Worsham, S L Welkos
Burkholderia pseudomallei (Bp) and Burkholderia mallei (Bm), the agents of melioidosis and glanders, respectively, are Tier 1 biothreats. They infect humans and animals, causing disease ranging from acute and fatal to protracted and chronic. Chronic infections are especially challenging to treat, and the identification of in vitro phenotypic markers which signal progression from acute to persistent infection would be extremely valuable. First, a phenotyping strategy was developed employing colony morphotyping, chemical sensitivity testing, macrophage infection, and lipopolysaccharide fingerprint analyses to distinguish Burkholderia strains...
October 13, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Abrar K Thabit, M Jahangir Alam, Carey-Ann D Burnham, David P Nicolau
Molecular typing of Clostridium difficile is performed to assess strain relatedness or place strains within an epidemiological context. Different C. difficile ribotyping systems are available. However, a common strain library does not exist. We aimed to compare ribotyping results of 29 clinical C. difficile isolates by two methods: semiautomated PCR-ribotyping and fluorescent PCR-ribotyping. For certain ribotypes (n = 16/29; 55.2 %), the inter-laboratory reproducibility was consistent among multiple samples from individual subjects, while 54...
October 11, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Luz E Casados-Vázquez, Dennis K Bideshi, José E Barboza-Corona
Thurincin H is a bacteriocin synthesized by some strains of Bacillus thuringiensis. In this study, the thurincin H genetic cassette, which contains ten genes, from a Mexican strain of B. thuringiensis subsp. morrisoni (Btm) was cloned and sequenced. To study the function of the thnR gene component in the cassette, we generated various constructs with or without thnR for expression in Btm. All transformants harboring thnR in recombinant plasmids showed a decrease of ~15 to ~90 % in inhibitory activity against the target strain, Bacillus cereus 183...
October 3, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Siyuan She, Jiaojiao Niu, Chao Zhang, Yunhua Xiao, Wu Chen, Linjian Dai, Xueduan Liu, Huaqun Yin
Soil bacteria are very important in biogeochemical cycles and play significant role in soil-borne disease suppression. Although continuous cropping is responsible for soil-borne disease enrichment, its effect on tobacco plant health and how soil bacterial communities change are yet to be elucidated. In this study, soil bacterial communities across tobacco continuous cropping time-series fields were investigated through high-throughput sequencing of 16S ribosomal RNA genes. The results showed that long-term continuous cropping could significantly alter soil microbial communities...
October 3, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Hanene Miladi, Hamouda Elabed, Rihab Ben Slama, Amel Rhim, Amina Bakhrouf
Listeria monocytogenes is a food-borne pathogen of humans and other animals. The striking ability to survive several stresses usually used for food preservation makes L. monocytogenes one of the biggest concerns to the food industry. This ubiquity can be partly explained by the ability of the organism to grow and persist at very low temperatures, a consequence of its ability to accumulate cryoprotective compound called osmolytes. A quantitative RT-PCR assay was used to measure mRNA transcript accumulation for the stress response genes opuCA and betL (encoding carnitine and betaine transporters, respectively) and the housekeeping gene 16S rRNA...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Asha Mary Joseph, Robert Sonowal, Subramony Mahadevan
The chb operon of Escherichia coli is involved in the utilization of chitooligosaccharides. While acquisition of two classes of mutations leading to altered regulation of the chb operon is necessary to confer the ability to utilize the glucose disaccharide cellobiose to wild-type strains of E. coli, in the closely related organism Shigella sonnei, Cel(+) mutants arise relatively faster, requiring only a single mutational event. In Type I mutants, the insertion of IS600 at -21 leads to ChbR regulator-independent, constitutive expression of the operon...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Guojing Zhang, Wendong Xian, Jian Yang, Wen Liu, Hongchen Jiang, Wenjun Li
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September 30, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Bengyella Louis, Sayanika D Waikhom, Robinson C Jose, Sailendra Goyari, Pardeep Kumar Bhardwaj, Narayan C Talukdar, Pranab Roy
Cochliobolus lunatus abundantly produces four-celled conidia at high temperatures (>30 °C) and under suitable conditions; the fungus colonizes potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cultivars by adopting different invasion strategies at the microscopic level. Long-lasting defence during infection requires an upsurge in proteome changes particularly pathogenesis-related proteins chiefly under the control of nonexpresser of pathogenesis-related proteins. In order to gain molecular insights, we profiled the changes in proteome and potato nonexpresser of pathogenesis-related proteins (StNPR1) during the infection process...
September 30, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Abdelmajid Zouhir, Malek Taieb, Mohamed Ashraf Lamine, Ammar Cherif, Taoufik Jridi, Basma Mahjoubi, Sarra Mbarek, Ismail Fliss, Adel Nefzi, Khaled Sebei, Jeannette Ben Hamida
Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus are major pathogens. The antimicrobial peptides and essential oils (EOs) display narrow- or broad-spectrum activity against bacteria including these strains. A centralized resource, such as a database, designed specifically for anti-S. aureus/anti-methicillin-resistant S. aureus antimicrobial peptides and EOs is therefore needed to facilitate the comprehensive investigation of their structure/activity associations and combinations. The database ANTISTAPHYBASE is created to facilitate access to important information on antimicrobial peptides and essential peptides against methicillin-resistant S...
September 26, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Borui Pi, Dongliang Yu, Xiaoting Hua, Zhi Ruan, Yunsong Yu
During the last decade, an increasing amount of attention has focused on the potential threat of triclosan to both the human body and environmental ecology. However, the role of triclosan in the development of drug resistance and cross resistance is still in dispute ascribed to largely unknown of triclosan resistance mechanism. In this work, Acinetobacter baumannii MDR-ZJ06, a multidrug-resistant strain, was induced by triclosan, and the genomic variation and transcriptional levels were investigated, respectively...
September 24, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Jiafeng Pan, Zhen Yu, Jia Tang, Guiqin Yang, Li Zhuang, Zhi Liu, Shungui Zhou
Strain GSS12(T), a Gram-negative, aerobic, non-flagellated, ovoid- to rod-shaped (0.5-0.7 × 0.9-3.0 µm) bacterium, was isolated from Yuncheng Saline Lake, China. Growth occurred with 0.5-16.0 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum 4.5 %), at pH 5.0-10.0 (optimum pH 6.0-6.5) and at 10-50 °C (optimum 37 °C). The major fatty acids (>5.0 %) found in GSS12(T) were summed feature 8 (72.2 %), C16:0 (9.0 %) and C18:1 ω7c 11-methyl (6.4 %). The DNA G+C content was 62.7 mol%. Analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain GSS12(T) forms a stable clade with species of the genus Roseovarius, being related to R...
September 24, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Balaram Mohapatra, Angana Sarkar, Swati Joshi, Atrayee Chatterjee, Sufia Khannam Kazy, Mrinal Kumar Maiti, Tulasi Satyanarayana, Pinaki Sar
A novel arsenic (As)-resistant, arsenate-respiring, alkane-metabolizing bacterium KAs 5-22(T), isolated from As-rich groundwater of West Bengal was characterized by physiological and genomic properties. Cells of strain KAs 5-22(T) were Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped, motile, and facultative anaerobic. Growth occurred at optimum of pH 6.0-7.0, temperature 30 °C. 16S rRNA gene affiliated the strain KAs 5-22(T) to the genus Rhizobium showing maximum similarity (98.4 %) with the type strain of Rhizobium naphthalenivorans TSY03b(T) followed by (98...
September 23, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Klaus Neuhaus, Marina C Lamparter, Benjamin Zölch, Richard Landstorfer, Svenja Simon, Britta Spanier, Matthias A Ehrmann, Rudi F Vogel
Enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157:H7 (EHEC) shorten the lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans compared to avirulent bacteria. Co-feeding EHEC with Enterococcus faecalis Symbioflor(®) significantly increased the worms' lifespan. The transcriptome of EHEC grown in vitro with or without Symbioflor(®) was analyzed using RNA-seq. The analysis revealed downregulation of several virulence-associated genes in the presence of Symbioflor(®), including virulence key genes (e.g., LEE, flagellum, quorum-sensing). The downregulation of the LEE genes was corroborated by lux-transposon mutants...
September 21, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Marcelo M P Tangerina, Hebelin Correa, Brad Haltli, Wagner Vilegas, Russell G Kerr
Shrimp fisheries along the Brazilian coast have significant environmental impact due to high by-catch rates (21 kg per kilogram of shrimp). Typically discarded, by-catch contains many invertebrates that may host a great variety of bacterial genera, some of which may produce bioactive natural products with biotechnological applications. Therefore, to utilize by-catch that is usually discarded we explored the biotechnological potential of culturable bacteria of two abundant by-catch invertebrate species, the snail Olivancillaria urceus and the sea star Luidia senegalensis...
September 19, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
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