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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540503/hydroxy-al-and-cell-surface-negativity-are-responsible-for-the-enhanced-sensitivity-of-rhodotorula-taiwanensis-to-aluminum-by-increased-medium-ph
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Xue Qiang Zhao, Xue Min Bao, Chao Wang, Zuo Yi Xiao, Zhen Min Hu, Chun Li Zheng, Ren Fang Shen
Aluminum (Al) is ubiquitous and toxic to microbes. High Al(3+) concentration and low pH are two key factors responsible for Al toxicity, but our present results contradict this idea. Here, an Al-tolerant yeast strain Rhodotorula taiwanensis RS1 was incubated in glucose media containing Al with a continuous pH gradient from pH 3.1-4.2. The cells became more sensitive to Al and accumulated more Al when pH increased. Calculations using an electrostatic model Speciation Gouy Chapman Stern indicated that, the increased Al sensitivity of cells was associated with AlOH(2+) and Al(OH) 2(+) rather than Al(3+)...
May 24, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528473/properties-of-streptomyces-albus-j1074-mutant-deficient-in-trna-leu-uaa-gene-blda
#2
Oksana Koshla, Maria Lopatniuk, Ihor Rokytskyy, Oleksandr Yushchuk, Yuriy Dacyuk, Victor Fedorenko, Andriy Luzhetskyy, Bohdan Ostash
Streptomyces albus J1074 is one of the most popular and convenient hosts for heterologous expression of gene clusters directing the biosynthesis of various natural metabolic products, such as antibiotics. This fuels interest in elucidation of genetic mechanisms that may limit secondary metabolism in J1074. Here, we report the generation and initial study of J1074 mutant, deficient in gene bldA for tRNA(Leu)UAA, the only tRNA capable of decoding rare leucyl TTA codon in Streptomyces. The bldA deletion in J1074 resulted in a highly conditional Bld phenotype, with depleted formation of aerial hyphae on certain solid media...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508092/a-metabonomic-analysis-on-the-response-of-enterobacter-cloacae-from-coastal-outfall-for-land-based-pollutant-under-phoxim-stress
#3
Dijun Zhang, Shan He, Tinghong Ming, Chenyang Lu, Jun Zhou, Xiurong Su
Enterobacter cloacae is an opportunistic pathogen widely distributed in human and animal intestinal systems. The secretion of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) and cephalosporinase (AmpC) endows E. cloacae with strong drug resistance. In a previous study by our group, protein expression of E. cloacae under phoxim stress was measured by two-dimensional electrophoresis. Here, nuclear magnetic resonance was used to detect differences in E. cloacae metabonomics when under phoxim stress. We determined that there are 29 types of metabolites that differ between phoxim stress and normal culture conditions...
May 15, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487997/the-effectiveness-of-anti-biofilm-and-anti-virulence-properties-of-dihydrocelastrol-and-dihydrocelastryl-diacetate-in-fighting-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#4
Seung-Gyun Woo, So-Min Lee, So-Yeon Lee, Kyoung-Hee Lim, Eun-Ju Ha, Sa-Hyun Kim, Yong-Bin Eom
Human pathogens have readily been converted into multidrug-resistant pathogens, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), because of the long-term use of conventional antibiotics. In addition, the biofilms formed by S. aureus cells are especially problematic and are related to the persistence of chronic infections because they constitute a major mechanism of promoting tolerance to diverse antimicrobial agents. Hence, the inhibitions of biofilm formation and/or toxin production are accepted as alternative means of controlling S...
May 9, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478602/identification-of-the-zinc-copper-and-cadmium-metalloproteome-of-the-protozoon-tetrahymena-thermophila-by-systematic-bioinformatics
#5
Christos T Chasapis, Claudia Andreini, Athanasia K Georgiopolou, Maria E Stefanidou, Alexios Vlamis-Gardikas
Tetrahymena thermophila (T. thermophila) is a ciliated protozoon that can detect freshwater pollution by heavy metals ("whole-cell biosensor"). This work employed a systematic bioinformatics approach to predict and analyze the metalloproteome of T. thermophila for the essential Zn, Cu and the non-essential Cd. 3784 metal-binding proteins were identified compared to the 456 annotated so far in UniProt. The localization, functional classification, and the functionally enriched network of the newly identified metalloproteome are presented...
May 6, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474089/erythrobacter-alti-sp-nov-a-marine-alphaproteobacterium-isolated-from-seawater
#6
Jaewoo Yoon
A polyphasic taxonomic study was performed on strain KMU-34(T), which was isolated from seawater in the Republic of Korea. The bacterial cells were Gram-stain-negative, strictly aerobic, chemoheterotrophic, yellow-pigmented and rod-shaped. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that the novel marine strain was affiliated with the family Erythrobacteraceae of the class Alphaproteobacteria and that it showed highest sequence similarity (98.6%) to Erythrobacter atlanticus s21-N3(T)...
May 4, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444417/identification-of-proteins-differentially-expressed-by-chlamydia-trachomatis-treated-with-chlamydiaphage-capsid-protein-vp1-during-intracellular-growth
#7
Jingyue Ma, Yina Sun, Changgui Sun, Quan Zhou, Manli Qi, Jie Kong, Jing Wang, Yuanjun Liu, Quanzhong Liu
Chlamydia trachomatis infection is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases. Our research pertains to the inhibitory effect and molecular mechanism of the chlamydiaphage capsid protein VP1 on the growth of Chlamydia trachomatis. In this research, the capsid protein VP1 of the guinea-pig conjunctivitis chlamydiaphage phiCPG1 was expressed, purified and identified, and then, it was applied to the cultivation of different serovars of Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydia psittaci. The inhibitory effect was observed in each serovar of Chlamydia trachomatis (D, E, F, G, H, I, K, and L2) and Chlamydia psittaci inoculated with VP1 protein...
April 25, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432382/two-distinct-periplasmic-enzymes-are-responsible-for-tellurite-tellurate-and-selenite-reduction-by-strain-er-te-48-associated-with-the-deep-sea-hydrothermal-vent-tube-worms-at-the-juan-de-fuca-ridge-black-smokers
#8
Chris Maltman, Lynda J Donald, Vladimir Yurkov
Strain ER-Te-48 isolated from a deep-ocean hydrothermal vent tube worm is capable of resisting and reducing extremely high levels of tellurite, tellurate, and selenite, which are used for respiration anaerobically. Tellurite and tellurate reduction is accomplished by a periplasmic enzyme of 215 kDa comprised of 3 subunits (74, 42, and 25 kDa) in a 2:1:1 ratio. The optimum pH and temperature for activity is 8.0 and 35 °C, respectively. Tellurite reduction has a V max of 5.6 µmol/min/mg protein and a K m of 3...
April 21, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432381/modulation-of-the-multidrug-efflux-pump-emrd-3-from-vibrio-cholerae-by-allium-sativum-extract-and-the-bioactive-agent-allyl-sulfide-plus-synergistic-enhancement-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility-by-a-sativum-extract
#9
Merissa M Bruns, Prathusha Kakarla, Jared T Floyd, Mun Mun Mukherjee, Robert C Ponce, John A Garcia, Indrika Ranaweera, Leslie M Sanford, Alberto J Hernandez, T Mark Willmon, Grace L Tolson, Manuel F Varela
The causative agent of cholera, Vibrio cholerae, is a public health concern. Multidrug-resistant V. cholerae variants may reduce chemotherapeutic efficacies of severe cholera. We previously reported that the multidrug efflux pump EmrD-3 from V. cholerae confers resistance to multiple structurally distinct antimicrobials. Medicinal plant compounds are potential candidates for EmrD-3 efflux pump modulation. The antibacterial activities of garlic Allium sativum, although poorly understood, predicts that a main bioactive component, allyl sulfide, modulates EmrD-3 efflux...
April 21, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421249/co-effects-of-pyrene-and-nitrate-on-the-activity-and-abundance-of-soil-denitrifiers-under-anaerobic-condition
#10
Zhi-Feng Zhou, Yan-Hong Yao, Ming-Xia Wang, Xiao-Hu Zuo
It has previously been confirmed that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) could be degraded by soil microbes coupling with denitrification, but the relationships among soil denitrifiers, PAHs, and nitrate under obligate anaerobic condition are still unclear. Here, co-effects of pyrene and nitrate on the activity and abundance of soil denitrifiers were investigated through a 45-day incubation experiment. Two groups of soil treatments with (N30) and without (N0) nitrate (30 mg kg(-1) dry soil) amendment were conducted, and each group contained three treatments with different pyrene concentrations (0, 30, and 60 mg kg(-1) dry soil denoted as P0, P30, and P60, respectively)...
April 18, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417144/the-effect-of-reconstruction-works-on-planktonic-bacterial-diversity-of-a-unique-thermal-lake-revealed-by-cultivation-molecular-cloning-and-next-generation-sequencing
#11
Gergely Krett, Attila Szabó, Tamás Felföldi, Károly Márialigeti, Andrea K Borsodi
The aim of this study was to gain detailed information about the diversity of planktonic bacterial communities of a worldwide special peat bedded natural thermal spa lake, and to reveal the effect of a lake wall reconstruction work. To compare the efficiency of different methods used for analyzing bacterial diversity, cultivation, molecular cloning and pyrosequencing were applied simultaneously. Despite the almost unchanged physical-chemical parameters and cell count values of lake water, remarkable differences were observed in the planktonic bacterial community structures during and after the reconstruction by all applied microbiological approaches...
April 17, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396915/different-nitrogen-sources-change-the-transcriptome-of-welan-gum-producing-strain-sphingomonas-sp-atcc-31555
#12
Xiaopeng Xu, Zuoming Nie, Zhiyong Zheng, Li Zhu, Hongtao Zhang, Xiaobei Zhan
To reveal effects of different nitrogen sources on the expressions and functions of genes in Sphingomonas sp. ATCC 31555, it was cultivated in medium containing inorganic nitrogen (IN), organic nitrogen (ON), or inorganic-organic combined nitrogen (CN). Welan gum production and bacterial biomass were determined, and RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) was performed. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between the different ATCC 31555 groups were identified, and their functions were analyzed. Welan gum production and bacterial biomass were significantly higher in the ON and CN groups compared with those in the IN group...
April 10, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391506/inactivation-of-genes-involved-in-base-excision-repair-of-corynebacterium-glutamicum-and-survival-of-the-mutants-in-presence-of-various-mutagens
#13
Fabiola Kautzmann, Josef Altenbuchner
Base Excision Repair (BER) is considered as the most active DNA repair pathway in vivo, which is initiated by recognition of the nucleotide lesions and excision of the damaged DNA base. The genome of Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC 13032 contains various DNA glycosylases encoding genes (ung, fpg/mutM, tagI, alkA, mutY), two AP-endonuclease encoding genes (nei and nth) and an exonuclease encoding gene xth. To investigate the role of these genes during DNA repair in C. glutamicum, mutants with deletions of one or more genes in BER pathway were created...
April 8, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391505/bacterial-communities-on-facial-skin-of-teenage-and-elderly-thai-females
#14
Naraporn Somboonna, Alisa Wilantho, Chutika Srisuttiyakorn, Anunchai Assawamakin, Sissades Tongsima
The Human Microbiome Project was first established to understand the roles of human-associated microbes to human health and disease. This study presents preliminary findings of Thai female facial skin microbiome using three pooled samples from groups of skin microbiome profiles, namely (1) healthy and (2) acne-prone young adults (teenage.hea and teenage.acn) and (3) healthy elderly adults (elderly.hea) based on standard dermatological criteria. These samples were sequenced using 454-pyrosequencing targeting 16S rRNA (V3-V4 regions)...
April 8, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389815/identification-of-two-regulatory-genes-involved-in-carbomycin-biosynthesis-in-streptomyces-thermotolerans
#15
Jingjing Zhong, Zhili Lu, Jianlu Dai, Weiqing He
Carbomycins are 16-membered macrolide antibiotics produced by Streptomyces thermotolerans ATCC 11416(T). To characterize gene cluster responsible for carbomycin biosynthesis, the draft genome sequences for strain ATCC 11416(T) were obtained, from which the partial carbomycin biosynthetic gene cluster was identified. This gene cluster was approximately 40 kb in length, and encoding 30 ORFs. Two putative transcriptional regulatory genes, acyB2 and cbmR, were inactivated by insertion of the apramycin resistance gene, and the resulting mutants were unable to produce carbomycin, thus confirming the involvement of two regulatory genes in carbomycin biosynthesis...
April 7, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386666/electrophoretic-profiles-of-lipopolysaccharides-from-rhizobium-strains-nodulating-pisum-sativum-do-not-reflect-phylogenetic-relationships-between-these-strains
#16
Jolanta Kutkowska, Monika Marek-Kozaczuk, Jerzy Wielbo, Marek Wójcik, Teresa Urbanik-Sypniewska
Rhizobia that nodulate peas comprise a heterogeneous group of bacteria. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between phylogeny and electrophoretic and hydroxy fatty acid lipopolysaccharide (LPS) profiles of pea microsymbionts. Based on amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) fingerprinting data, the pea microsymbionts were grouped into two clusters distinguished at 58% similarity level. Based on the concatenated 16S rRNA, recA, and atpD housekeeping gene data, the microsymbionts appeared to be most closely related to Rhizobium leguminosarum biovars viciae and trifolii...
April 6, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386665/agrobacterium-deltaense-sp-nov-an-endophytic-bacteria-isolated-from-nodule-of-sesbania-cannabina
#17
Jun Yan, Yan Li, Xiao Zeng Han, Wen Feng Chen, Wen Xiu Zou, Zhihong Xie, Meng Li
A Gram-negative, non-spore-forming, aerobic rods, strain YIC4121(T), was isolated from root nodule of Sesbania cannabina grown in Dongying (Yellow River Delta), Shandong Province, PR China. Based on phylogenetic analysis of 16 S rRNA gene sequences, strain YIC4121(T) was assigned to the genus Agrobacterium with 99.7, 99.3, 99.0, 98.8 and 98.7% sequence similarities to Agrobacterium radiobacter LMG140(T), A. pusense NRCPB10(T), A. arsenijevicii KFB 330(T), A. nepotum 39/7(T) and A. larrymoorei ATCC51759(T)...
April 6, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382474/selection-and-characterization-of-coal-mine-autochthonous-rhizobia-for-the-inoculation-of-herbaceous-legumes
#18
Anabel González Hernández, Ginaini Doin de Moura, Renato Leal Binati, Francisco Xavier Inês Nascimento, Diana Morales Londoño, Ana Carolina Peixoto Mamede, Emanuela Pille da Silva, Rafael Dutra de Armas, Admir José Giachini, Márcio José Rossi, Cláudio Roberto Fonsêca Sousa Soares
Coal open pit mining in the South of Santa Catarina state (Brazil) was inappropriately developed, affecting approximately 6.700 ha. Re-vegetation is an alternative for the recovery of these areas. Furthermore, the use of herbaceous legumes inoculated with nitrogen fixing bacteria is motivated due to the difficulty implementing a vegetation cover in these areas, mainly due to low nutrient availability. Therefore, the aim of this work was to evaluate, among 16 autochthonous rhizobia isolated from the coal mining areas, those with the greatest potential to increase growth of the herbaceous legumes Vicia sativa and Calopogonium mucunoides...
April 5, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382473/strains-of-photorhabdus-spp-associated-with-polish-heterorhabditis-isolates-their-molecular-and-phenotypic-characterization-and-symbiont-exchange
#19
Waldemar Kazimierczak, Henryk Skrzypek, Ewa Sajnaga, Marcin Skowronek, Adam Waśko, Anna Kreft
The relationships between six bacterial symbionts of the entomopathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis bacteriophora and Heterorhabditis megidis from Poland to species and subspecies of the genus Photorhabdus were evaluated. This study was based on phylogenetic analysis of sequence data of five genes: 16S rRNA, gyrB, recA, gltX, and dnaN. The bacteria were also characterized phenotypically by biochemical and physiological tests. Our results have revealed that the Photorhabdus strains isolated from H. megidis belong to P...
April 5, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382472/omp31-plays-an-important-role-on-outer-membrane-properties-and-intracellular-survival-of-brucella-melitensis-in-murine-macrophages-and-hela-cells
#20
L Verdiguel-Fernández, R Oropeza-Navarro, Francisco J Basurto-Alcántara, A Castañeda-Ramírez, Antonio Verdugo-Rodríguez
Brucellosis is an infectious disease that affects practically all species of mammals, including human, and is a major zoonosis worldwide. Brucella spp. are facultative intracellular pathogens that have the ability to survive and multiply in phagocytic and nonphagocytic cells such as trophoblast and epithelial cells. Among the six recognized species of the genus Brucella, Brucella melitensis is the main etiological agent involved in goat brucellosis and is also the most pathogenic for human. It causes significant losses in livestock production as a result of abortions, metritis, infertility, and birth of weak animals...
April 5, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
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