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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321482/development-and-nitrate-reductase-activity-of-sugarcane-inoculated-with-five-diazotrophic-strains
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Silvana Gomes Dos Santos, Flaviane da Silva Ribeiro, Camila Sousa da Fonseca, Willian Pereira, Leandro Azevedo Santos, Veronica Massena Reis
Diazotrophs are able to stimulate plant growth. This study aimed at evaluating the effect of inoculation of five diazotrophic strains on growth promotion and nitrate reductase (NR, EC 1.7.1.1) activity in sugarcane. An experiment was carried out from three stages of cultivation: sprouting, tubes, and in hydroponics. On the first two stages, seven treatments were adopted: uninoculated control; mixed inoculation with five strains; and individual inoculation with Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus (Gd), Herbaspirillum rubrisubalbicans (Hr), Herbaspirillum seropedicae (Hs), Nitrospirillum amazonense (Na), and Paraburkholderia tropica (Pt)...
March 20, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321481/molecular-analysis-and-biochemical-characteristics-of-degenerated-strains-of-cordyceps-militaris
#2
Shu-Jing Sun, Chang-Huan Deng, Liao-Yuan Zhang, Kai-Hui Hu
Cordyceps militaris has commercially been cultivated, but its degenerated subcultures have gradually resulted in the reduced production. In this study, the biological characteristics and DNA change of degenerated strains of C. militaris were analyzed in detail. The results showed that the degenerated strains exhibited the lower growth rate, and the deficiency in fruit body formation and pigment production. The degradation of strains was not attributable to DNA changes identified by RAPD and SRAP. Compared to normal strains, the biochemical indexes of degradation strains and normal strains showed that the carotenoid content of degradation strains was significantly lower, the activities of cellulase and amylase of degradation strains were slight lower, and the EPS content was lower, but the IPS was higher...
March 20, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315928/boosting-the-growth-of-the-probiotic-strain-lactobacillus-paracasei-ssp-paracasei-f19
#3
Desideria Brignone, Pia Radmann, Jürgen Behr, Rudi F Vogel
Single so-called booster substances were added to the fermentation medium of the probiotic strain Lactobacillus (L.) paracasei ssp. paracasei F19 to enhance its growth. A wide screening was carried out in microtiter plates and a statistical analysis of the growth parameters was performed. CFU counts were used to correlate the increase in OD590nm with the increase in viable cell number. Sodium ascorbate, sodium pyruvate, manganese sulfate and cysteine had a remarkable boosting effect on the growth of L. paracasei F19...
March 18, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289787/changes-in-bacterial-diversity-associated-with-bioremediation-of-used-lubricating-oil-in-tropical-soils
#4
Naruemon Meeboon, Mary-Cathrine Leewis, Sireewan Kaewsuwan, Suppasil Maneerat, Mary Beth Leigh
Used lubricating oil (ULO) is a widespread contaminant, particularly throughout tropical regions, and may be a candidate for bioremediation. However, little is known about the biodegradation potential or basic microbial ecology of ULO-contaminated soils. This study aims to determine the effects of used ULO on bacterial community structure and diversity. Using a combination of culture-based (agar plate counts) and molecular techniques (16S rRNA gene sequencing and DGGE), we investigated changes in soil bacterial communities from three different ULO-contaminated soils collected from motorcycle mechanical workshops (soil A, B, and C)...
March 13, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289786/metabolic-determinants-in-listeria-monocytogenes-anaerobic-listeriolysin-o-production
#5
Nathan Wallace, Eric Newton, Elizabeth Abrams, Ashley Zani, Yvonne Sun
Listeria monocytogenes is a human pathogen and a facultative anaerobe. To better understand how anaerobic growth affects L. monocytogenes pathogenesis, we first showed that anaerobic growth led to decreased growth and changes in surface morphology. Moreover, compared to aerobically grown bacteria, anaerobically grown L. monocytogenes established higher level of invasion but decreased intracellular growth and actin polymerization in cultured cells. The production of listeriolysin O (LLO) was significantly lower in anaerobic cultures-a phenotype observed in wild type and isogenic mutants lacking transcriptional regulators SigB or CodY or harboring a constitutively active PrfA...
March 13, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283681/gene-expression-analyses-in-tomato-near-isogenic-lines-provide-evidence-for-ethylene-and-abscisic-acid-biosynthesis-fine-tuning-during-arbuscular-mycorrhiza-development
#6
Giselle Gomes Monteiro Fracetto, Lázaro Eustáquio Pereira Peres, Marcio Rodrigues Lambais
Plant responses to the environment and microorganisms, including arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, involve complex hormonal interactions. It is known that abscisic acid (ABA) and ethylene may be involved in the regulation of arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) and that part of the detrimental effects of ABA deficiency in plants is due to ethylene overproduction. In this study, we aimed to determine whether the low susceptibility to mycorrhizal colonization in ABA-deficient mutants is due to high levels of ethylene and whether AM development is associated with changes in the steady-state levels of transcripts of genes involved in the biosynthesis of ethylene and ABA...
March 11, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283680/genetic-and-genomic-diversity-of-nheabc-locus-from-bacillus-strains
#7
Yan Cai, Tingxuan Huang, Yuekang Xu, Guoping Zhou, Ping Zou, Guifeng Zeng, Xiaojin Liu
Non-hemolytic enterotoxin (NHE), a tri-partite, proteinaceous toxin encoded by contiguous nheA, nheB and nheC genes of Bacillus cereus sensu lato (B. cereus s.l.), is considered to be associated with the foodborne diarrheic syndrome. However, B. cereus s.l. includes a number of closely related strains, and the occurrence of NHE among them, and other members of Bacillus is unclear. Consequently, we aimed to determine the distribution and evolution of NHE within Bacillus by confirming the presence of the nheA, B and C sequences and variation within them using published data, and to analyze the genomic and genetic diversity...
March 10, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280842/in-vitro-effect-of-vaginal-lactobacilli-on-the-growth-and-adhesion-abilities-of-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli
#8
María Cecilia Leccese Terraf, María Silvina Juarez Tomás, Lucie Rault, Yves Le Loir, Sergine Even, María Elena Fátima Nader-Macías
Escherichia coli is one of the main causes of uncomplicated urinary tract infections and responsible of vaginal infections. Lactobacilli can inhibit this pathogen by the production of antimicrobial substances as organic acids, hydrogen peroxide and/or bacteriocins. The aim of this work was to study the effects of beneficial vaginal lactobacilli on E. coli through in vitro experiments. The inhibitory activity of three vaginal Lactobacillus strains against E. coli was assessed using the agar plate diffusion. Moreover, the effect of Lactobacillus reuteri CRL (Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos Culture Collection) 1324 on the adhesion and internalization capabilities of E...
March 9, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260145/effects-of-pyrite-and-sphalerite-on-population-compositions-dynamics-and-copper-extraction-efficiency-in-chalcopyrite-bioleaching-process
#9
Yunhua Xiao, Xueduan Liu, Weiling Dong, Yili Liang, Jiaojiao Niu, Yabing Gu, Liyuan Ma, Xiaodong Hao, Xian Zhang, Zhen Xu, Huaqun Yin
This study used an artificial microbial community with four known moderately thermophilic acidophiles (three bacteria including Acidithiobacillus caldus S1, Sulfobacillus thermosulfidooxidans ST and Leptospirillum ferriphilum YSK, and one archaea, Ferroplasma thermophilum L1) to explore the variation of microbial community structure, composition, dynamics and function (e.g., copper extraction efficiency) in chalcopyrite bioleaching (C) systems with additions of pyrite (CP) or sphalerite (CS). The community compositions and dynamics in the solution and on the ore surface were investigated by real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR)...
March 4, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255691/the-naringenin-induced-exoproteome-of-rhizobium-etli-ce3
#10
Niurka Meneses, Hermenegildo Taboada, Michael F Dunn, María Del Carmen Vargas, Natasha Buchs, Manfred Heller, Sergio Encarnación
Flavonoids excreted by legume roots induce the expression of symbiotically essential nodulation (nod) genes in rhizobia, as well as that of specific protein export systems. In the bean microsymbiont Rhizobium etli CE3, nod genes are induced by the flavonoid naringenin. In this study, we identified 693 proteins in the exoproteome of strain CE3 grown in minimal medium with or without naringenin, with 101 and 100 exoproteins being exclusive to these conditions, respectively. Four hundred ninety-two (71%) of the extracellular proteins were found in both cultures...
March 2, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235987/staphylococcus-enterotoxin-profile-of-china-isolates-and-the-superantigenicity-of-some-novel-enterotoxins
#11
Menglu Shen, Yi Li, Linlin Zhang, Songbao Dai, Jiashun Wang, Yongqing Li, Lei Zhang, Jinhai Huang
The genus of staphylococcus widely distributes in environments and contributes to a variety of animal and human diseases. The enterotoxins (SEs) secreted by this type of pathogen have been the leading cause of bacterial toxic shock syndrome and food poisoning, and thus present a substantial concern to public health. In this study, we analyzed the superantigen profile of 122 staphylococcus strains isolated from diverse sources. When screened for the presence and prevalence of 17 known se or se-like (sel) genes, except selj, all other genes were detected in these isolates...
February 24, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233042/influence-of-land-use-on-bacterial-and-archaeal-diversity-and-community-structures-in-three-natural-ecosystems-and-one-agricultural-soil
#12
Tin Mar Lynn, Qiong Liu, Yajun Hu, Hongzhao Yuan, Xiaohong Wu, Aye Aye Khai, Jinshui Wu, Tida Ge
Studying shifts in microbial communities under different land use can help in determining the impact of land use on microbial diversity. In this study, we analyzed four different land-use types to determine their bacterial and archaeal diversity and abundance. Three natural ecosystems, that is, wetland (WL), grassland (GL), and forest (FR) soils, and one agricultural soil, that is, tea plantation (TP) soil, were investigated to determine how land use shapes bacterial and archaeal diversity. For this purpose, molecular analyses, such as quantitative polymerase chain reaction (Q-PCR), 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP), were used...
February 23, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220203/acinetobacter-halotolerans-sp-nov-a-novel-halotolerant-alkalitolerant-and-hydrocarbon-degrading-bacterium-isolated-from-soil
#13
Ram Hari Dahal, Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary, Jaisoo Kim
A novel aerobic, non-motile, halotolerant, alkalitolerant, hydrocarbon degrading, and rod shaped bacterium, designated strain R160(T), was isolated from soil in South Korea. Cells were Gram-staining-negative, catalase-positive, and oxidase-negative. This strain grew up to 7% of NaCl and in the pH range of 6-11 (optimum 7.0-10.0). The isolate degraded 51.7 ± 1.3% of hydrocarbon components (C-18, C-20, and C-22) and 45.8 ± 1.4% oil components (kerosene, diesel, and gasoline). Phylogenetic analysis based on 16 S rRNA gene sequences revealed that strain R160(T) formed a lineage within the genus Acinetobacter, and was closely related to 'Acinetobacter oleivorans' DR1(T) (97...
February 20, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220202/enzyme-inhibitory-metabolites-from-endophytic-penicillium-citrinum-isolated-from-boswellia-sacra
#14
Sajid Ali, Abdul Latif Khan, Liaqat Ali, Tania Shamim Rizvi, Sumera Afzal Khan, Javid Hussain, Muhammad Hamayun, Ahmed Al-Harrasi
Fungal endophytes establish an important niche within the host plant through the secretion of chemical constituents. Isolation of bioactive metabolites could be a vital source for inhibiting the function of enzymes such as α-glucosidase and urease. The present study aimed to elucidate the potential of endophytes associated with Boswellia sacra through bioassay-guided isolation and identification of secondary metabolites with enzyme inhibitory ability. Endophytic fungal strains viz. Penicillium citrinum, P...
February 20, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213763/the-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-and-lactobacillus-fermentum-strains-from-human-biotopes-characterized-with-mlst-and-toxin-antitoxin-gene-polymorphism
#15
E U Poluektova, R A Yunes, M V Epiphanova, V S Orlova, V N Danilenko
The diversity of Lb. rhamnosus and Lb. fermentum strains isolated from feces, saliva, and the vaginal cavity of 18-22-year-old healthy women residing in central regions of the Russian Federation has been characterized. The results obtained using multilocus sequence typing were identical to those obtained with the analysis of genetic and genomic polymorphism in TA systems. Different as well as identical Lb. rhamnosus and Lb. fermentum sequence types (ST) were isolated from various parts of the body of the same person...
February 17, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204863/influence-of-twitching-and-swarming-motilities-on-biofilm-formation-in-pseudomonas-strains
#16
Letícia Muner Otton, Marina da Silva Campos, Karine Lena Meneghetti, Gertrudes Corção
The genus Pseudomonas mainly includes opportunistic pathogens that rely on type IV pili as an important virulence factor, which is associated with adherence and biofilm formation. Pseudomonas infections are well known to be persistent and resilient in nature largely because of the tendency of the species to form biofilms. This study aimed at analyzing environmental strains of Pseudomonas genus with respect to their ability to execute twitching and swarming motilities as well as with respect to their ability to form biofilms both in the presence as well as in the absence of furanone, a substance that has the potential to prevent the formation of biofilms...
February 15, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184966/recombinant-bacillus-thuringiensis-subsp-kurstaki-hd73-strain-that-synthesizes-cry1ac-and-chimeric-chia74%C3%A2-sp-chitinase-inclusions
#17
Karen S González-Ponce, Luz E Casados-Vázquez, Rubén Salcedo-Hernández, Dennis K Bideshi, María C Del Rincón-Castro, José E Barboza-Corona
In this study, the endochitinase chiA74 gene lacking its secretion signal peptide sequence (chiA74∆sp) was fused in frame with the sequence coding for the C-terminal crystallization domain and transcription terminator of cry1Ac. The chimeric gene was expressed under the strong pcytA-p/STAB-SD promoter system in an acrystalliferous Cry(-)B strain of Bacillus thuringiensis and B. thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki HD73. We showed that the chimeric ChiA74∆sp produced amorphous inclusions in both Cry(-)B and HD73...
February 9, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184965/organophosphonates-utilization-by-soil-strains-of-ochrobactrum-anthropi-and-achromobacter-sp
#18
Inna T Ermakova, Tatyana V Shushkova, Alexey V Sviridov, Nina F Zelenkova, Natalya G Vinokurova, Boris P Baskunov, Alexey A Leontievsky
Four bacterial strains from glyphosate- or alkylphosphonates-contaminated soils were tested for ability to utilize different organophosphonates. All studied strains readily utilized methylphosphonic acid and a number of other phosphonates, but differed in their ability to degrade glyphosate. Only strains Ochrobactrum anthropi GPK 3 and Achromobacter sp. Kg 16 utilized this compound after isolation from enrichment cultures with glyphosate. Achromobacter sp. MPK 7 from the same enrichment culture, similar to Achromobacter sp...
February 9, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180951/bradyrhizobium-centrolobii-and-bradyrhizobium-macuxiense-sp-nov-isolated-from-centrolobium-paraense-grown-in-soil-of-amazonia-brazil
#19
Daniele C Michel, Samuel R Passos, Jean L Simões-Araujo, Alexandre C Baraúna, Krisle da Silva, Marcia M Parma, Itamar S Melo, Sofie E De Meyer, Graham O'Hara, Jerri E Zilli
Thirteen Gram-negative, aerobic, motile with polar flagella, rod-shaped bacteria were isolated from root nodules of Centrolobium paraense Tul. grown in soils from the Amazon region of Brazil. Growth of strains was observed at temperature range 20-36 °C (optimal 28 °C), pH ranges 5-11 (optimal 6.0-7.0), and 0.1-0.5%NaCl (optimal 0.1-0.3%). Analysis of 16S rRNA gene placed the strains into two groups within Bradyrhizobium. Closest neighbouring species (98.8%) for group I was B. neotropicale while for group II were 12 species with more than 99% of similarity...
February 8, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175928/genome-characterization-of-pasteurella-multocida-subspecies-septica-and-comparison-with-pasteurella-multocida-subspecies-multocida-and-gallicida
#20
Zhong Peng, Wan Liang, Wenjing Liu, Huanchun Chen, Bin Wu
Pasteurella multocida: subspecies multocida, gallicida, and septica are noted to have a contribution to fowl cholera, a life-threatening disease to both domestic and wild bird species. The genome sequences of avian P. multocida subspecies gallicida and multocida have been well analyzed and compared. However, the genome characterization of avian P. multocida subspecies septica is rarely discussed. In this study, we determined the draft genome sequence of a virulent P. multocida subspecies septica serogroup A strain HB02...
February 7, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
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