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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526895/three-novel-xenorhabdus-steinernema-associations-and-evidence-of-strains-of-x-khoisanae-switching-between-different-clades
#1
Jonike Dreyer, Antoinette P Malan, Leon M T Dicks
Xenorhabdus species are normally closely associated with entomopathogenic nematodes of the family Steinernematidae. Strain F2, isolated from Steinernema nguyeni, was identified as Xenorhabdus bovienii and strains J194 and SB10, isolated from Steinernema jeffreyense and Steinernema sacchari as Xenorhabdus khoisanae, based on phenotypic characteristics and sequencing of 16S rRNA and housekeeping genes dnaN, gltX, gyrB, infB and recA. All three strains produced antimicrobial compounds that inhibited the growth of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria...
May 19, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523373/role-of-sod-gene-in-response-to-static-magnetic-fields-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#2
Raouia Hanini, Abdelwaheb Chatti, Selma Ben Ghorbel, Ahmed Landoulsi
The protective role of superoxide dismutase (SOD) against non-ionizing radiation such as static electromagnetic field (200 mT) has been studied in wild-type and mutant strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa lacking cytosolic Mn-SOD (sodM), Fe-SOD (sodB), or both SODs (sodMB). Our results showed that inactivation of sodM and/or sodB genes increases the sensitivity of P. aeruginosa toward stress induced by the static magnetic field (200 mT). Furthermore, our results showed an enhancement of SOD, catalase, and peroxidases after exposure to the magnetic field...
May 18, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516199/cloning-and-stress-induced-expression-analysis-of-calmodulin-in-the-antarctic-alga-chlamydomonas-sp-ice-l
#3
Ying-Ying He, Yi-Bin Wang, Zhou Zheng, Fang-Ming Liu, Mei-Ling An, Xiao-Dong He, Chang-Feng Qu, Lu-Lu Li, Jin-Lai Miao
Calmodulin (CaM) is a Ca(2+)-binding protein that plays a role in several Ca(2+) signaling pathways, which dynamically regulates the activities of hundreds of proteins. The ice alga Chlamydomonas sp. ICE-L, which has the ability to adapt to extreme polar conditions, is a crucial primary producer in Antarctic ecosystem. This study hypothesized that Cam helps the ICE-L to adapt to the fluctuating conditions in the polar environment. It first verified the overall length of Cam, through RT-PCR and RACE-PCR, based on partial Cam transcriptome library of ICE-L...
May 17, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508147/identification-of-beta-lactamases-and-beta-lactam-related-proteins-in-human-pathogenic-bacteria-using-a-computational-search-approach
#4
Aniel Jessica Leticia Brambila-Tapia, Ernesto Perez-Rueda, Humberto Barrios, Nory Omayra Dávalos-Rodríguez, Ingrid Patricia Dávalos-Rodríguez, Ernesto Germán Cardona-Muñoz, Mario Salazar-Páramo
A systematic analysis of beta-lactamases based on comparative proteomics has not been performed thus far. In this report, we searched for the presence of beta-lactam-related proteins in 591 bacterial proteomes belonging to 52 species that are pathogenic to humans. The amino acid sequences for 19 different types of beta-lactamases (ACT, CARB, CifA, CMY, CTX, FOX, GES, GOB, IMP, IND, KPC, LEN, OKP, OXA, OXY, SHV, TEM, NDM, and VIM) were obtained from the ARG-ANNOT database and were used to construct 19 HMM profiles, which were used to identify potential beta-lactamases in the completely sequenced bacterial proteomes...
May 16, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501892/a-new-primer-to-amplify-pmoa-gene-from-nc10-bacteria-in-the-sediments-of-dongchang-lake-and-dongping-lake
#5
Shenghui Wang, Yanjun Liu, Guofu Liu, Yaru Huang, Yu Zhou
Nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation (n-damo) is catalyzed by the NC10 phylum bacterium "Candidatus Methylomirabilis oxyfera" (M. oxyfera). Generally, the pmoA gene is applied as a functional marker to test and identify NC10-like bacteria. However, it is difficult to detect the NC10 bacteria from sediments of freshwater lake (Dongchang Lake and Dongping Lake) with the previous pmoA gene primer sets. In this work, a new primer cmo208 was designed and used to amplify pmoA gene of NC10-like bacteria. A newly nested PCR approach was performed using the new primer cmo208 and the previous primers cmo182, cmo682, and cmo568 to detect the NC10 bacteria...
May 13, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497210/genetic-characterization-of-influenza-a-h1n1-pandemic-2009-virus-isolates-from-mumbai
#6
Devanshi Gohil, Sweta Kothari, Pramod Shinde, Rhuta Meharunkar, Rajas Warke, Abhay Chowdhary, Ranjana Deshmukh
Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus was first detected in India in May 2009 which subsequently became endemic in many parts of the country. Influenza A viruses have the ability to evade the immune response through its ability of antigenic variations. The study aims to characterize influenza A (H1N1) pdm 09 viruses circulating in Mumbai during the pandemic and post-pandemic period. Nasopharyngeal swabs positive for influenza A (H1N1) pdm 09 viruses were inoculated on Madin-Darby canine kidney cell line for virus isolation...
May 11, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488014/effect-of-nitrooxy-compounds-with-different-molecular-structures-on-the-rumen-methanogenesis-metabolic-profile-and-methanogenic-community
#7
Wei Jin, Zhenxiang Meng, Jing Wang, Yanfen Cheng, Weiyun Zhu
Rumen in vitro fermentation was used to evaluate the capacity of nitrooxy compounds to mitigate rumen methane production. The following three nitrooxy compounds, each with different molecular structures, were evaluated: 2,2-dimethyl-3-(nitrooxy) propanoic (DNP), N-[2-(Nitrooxy)ethyl]-3-pyridinecarboxamide (NPD), and nitroglycerin (NG). All three compounds substantially decreased the total gas production, methane production, and the acetate:propionate ratio, while increasing hydrogen production. The growth of methanogens was specifically inhibited by all three compounds, without affecting the abundance of bacteria, anaerobic fungi, or protozoa...
May 10, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474105/variation-of-rdna-internal-transcribed-spacer-sequences-in-rhizoctonia-cerealis
#8
REVIEW
Lei Ji, Chunju Liu, Li Zhang, Aixin Liu, Jinfeng Yu
Fifty-four single protoplast isolates (SPIs) were regenerated from three Rhizoctonia cerealis strains. A total of 169 rDNA-ITS regions were cloned and sequenced from these 54 SPIs. Variations in the ITS1 and ITS2 regions that flank the 5.8S gene were found within clones from the same strain, as well as within clones from the same SPI. These include variations in GC content and ITS length, and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). The different strains and SPIs GC contents range from 40.25 to 41.74% and from 42...
May 5, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466091/yeast-surface-display-of-escherichia-coli-enterotoxin-and-its-effects-of-intestinal-microflora-and-mucosal-immunity
#9
ShiYu Li, Zhou Sha, Xiaoxu Wang, Zhaoyang Bu, Li Wang, Xiaohui Guan, Xulong Lang, Xinglong Wang
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is a significant cause of infectious diarrhea in animals. In this study, yeast surface display technology was employed to investigate the effects of ETEC enterotoxin fusion protein on the intestinal flora and mucosal immunity of rats. ETEC estA, estB, and eltAB (heat-labile and heat-stable toxins) were expressed on the surface of yeast. Rats were divided into normal saline, yeast and display yeast groups. Fecal and jejunal content samples were collected on the 7th, 14th, and 21st days...
May 2, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466090/microbiomes-of-biofilms-on-decorative-siliceous-stone-drawbacks-and-advantages-of-next-generation-sequencing
#10
Akiko Ogawa, Sukriye Celikkol-Aydin, Christine Gaylarde, Jose Antônio Baptista-Neto, Iwona Beech
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), using the Illumina(®) metabarcoding system, showed differences between biofilm communities on three degraded siliceous stone church façades in central Rio de Janeiro. Two church biofilms (on granite and augen gneiss) were dominated by Actinobacteria; the third (granite), surrounded by trees and further from intense vehicular traffic, by Gammaproteobacteria. Yeast-like forms of Basidiomycetes and Ascomycetes were major fungi on all facades, but 22.8% of Operational Taxonomic Units could not be assigned to any fungal taxon after DNA amplification with ITS primers and analysis with the UNITE database, indicating the need for more fungal NGS studies...
May 2, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447152/expression-changes-in-metal-resistance-genes-in-microbacterium-liquefaciens-under-nickel-and-vanadium-exposure
#11
Grisel Fierros-Romero, José A Wrosek-Cabrera, Marlenne Gómez-Ramírez, Reynaldo C Pless, A M Rivas-Castillo, Norma G Rojas-Avelizapa
Microbacterium liquefaciens MNSH2-PHGII-2 is a nickel-vanadium-resistant bacterium isolated from mine tailings located in Guanajuato, Mexico. In PHGII liquid media, M. liquefaciens has the ability to remove 29.5 ppm of Ni and 168.3 ppm of V. The present study reports, for the first time in M. liquefaciens, the presence of the genes nccA (Ni-Co-Cd resistance), hant (high-affinity nickel transporter), smtA, a metal-binding protein gene, and VAN2 (V resistance), which showed an increased expression under exposure to 200 ppm of Ni and 200 ppm of V during the logarithmic growth phase of the microorganism in PHGII liquid media...
April 27, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444419/the-role-of-localized-acidity-generation-in-microbially-influenced-corrosion
#12
REVIEW
Yuriy Kryachko, Sean M Hemmingsen
Microbially influenced corrosion is of great industrial concern. Microbial coupling of metal oxidation to sulfate-, nitrate-, nitrite-, or CO2-reduction is proton-mediated, and some sulfate-reducing prokaryotes are capable of regulating extracellular pH. The analysis of the corrosive processes catalyzed by nitrate reducing bacteria and methanogenic archaea indicates that these microorganisms may be capable of regulating extracellular pH as well. It is proposed that nutrient limitation at metal-biofilm interfaces may induce activation of enzymatic proton-producing/proton-secreting functions in respiratory and methanogenic microorganisms to make them capable of using Fe(0) as the electron donor...
April 26, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444418/role-of-flagella-in-the-pathogenesis-of-helicobacter-pylori
#13
REVIEW
Haiying Gu
This review aimed to investigate the role of Helicobacter pylori flagella on the pathogenicity of this bacterium in humans. Helicobacter pylori is a flagellated pathogen that colonizes the human gastroduodenal mucosa and produces inflammation, and is responsible for gastrointestinal disease. Its pathogenesis is attributed to colonization and virulence factors. The primary function of H. pylori flagella is to provide motility. We believe that H. pylori flagella play an important role in the colonization of the gastrointestinal mucosa...
April 26, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424942/serratia-bozhouensis-sp-nov-isolated-from-sewage-samples-of-a-dairy-farm
#14
Fei Shang, Ting Xue, Man Wang, Xiaolin Chen, Li Yu, Ming Zhang
A Gram-negative, rod-shaped, salt-tolerant, non-pigmented, and non-spore-forming bacterium, designated strain W1(T) (type strain CICC 23797 = CGMCC1.14949), was isolated from sewage samples of a dairy farm in Bozhou, Anhui, China. Strain W1 was resistant to lincomycin, troleandomycin, rifamycin, and vancomycin. Sequence analysis of the 16S rDNA gene revealed that the strain showed sequence similarity of 98.2% with the closest related species Serratia quinivorans CP6a(T). The genomic DNA G+C content of the isolate was 52...
April 20, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424941/isolation-and-complete-genome-sequence-of-a-novel-pseudoalteromonas-phage-ph357-from-the-yangtze-river-estuary
#15
Zheng Gong, Min Wang, Qingwei Yang, Zhongshi Li, Jun Xia, Yu Gao, Yong Jiang, Xue Meng, Zhaoyang Liu, Ding Yang, Fangfei Zhang, Hongbing Shao, Duobing Wang
Phage PH357, a novel lytic Pseudoalteromonas lipolytica phage belonging to the Myoviridae family was isolated from the Yangtze River estuary. The microbiological characterization demonstrated that phage PH357 is stable from -20 to 60 °C and the optimal pH 7. The one-step growth curve showed a latent period of 20 min, a rise period of 20 min, and the average burst size was about 85 virions per cell. Complete genome of phage PH357 was determined. Genome of phage PH357 consisted of a linear, double-stranded 136,203 bp DNA molecule with 34...
April 20, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424940/sucralose-increases-antimicrobial-resistance-and-stimulates-recovery-of-escherichia-coli-mutants
#16
LETTER
Yilin Qu, Rongyan Li, Mingshan Jiang, Xiuhong Wang
Because of heavy use of antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance in bacteria has become of great concern. The effect of some widely used food additives such as sucralose on bacteria in the gut and the environment has also drawn increasing attention. In this study, we investigated the interaction between antimicrobials and sucralose impacting antimicrobial resistance and mutation of Escherichia coli (E. coli). To examine antimicrobial resistance and mutation frequency, different subinhibitory concentrations of sucralose were added to cultures of E...
April 20, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424939/characterization-and-complete-genome-sequence-of-a-novel-siphoviridae-bacteriophage-bs5
#17
Xue Meng, Min Wang, Siyuan You, Duobing Wang, Yan Li, Zhaoyang Liu, Yu Gao, Lu Liu, Yaoyuan Zhang, Zhenghao Yan, Chunyan Liu, Yong Jiang, Hongbing Shao
A novel Siphoviridae family Phage BS5, which infects Pseudoalteromonas atlantica, was isolated from the surface waters of the Yellow Sea. Morphological study by transmission electron microscopy revealed that the novel phage belongs to Siphoviridae. The complete genome sequence of PBS5 contained a linear, double-strand 39949-bp DNA molecule with a G + C content of 40.6% and 65 putative open reading frames. Twelve conserved domains were detected by BLASTP in NCBI, and of these the functions of 5 were known...
April 20, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424938/characterization-and-genome-sequence-of-marine-alteromonas-gracilis-phage-pb15-isolated-from-the-yellow-sea-china
#18
Yu Gao, Qian Liu, Min Wang, Guihua Zhao, Yong Jiang, Gill Malin, Zheng Gong, Xue Meng, Zhaoyang Liu, Tongtong Lin, Yutong Li, Hongbing Shao
A novel marine Alteromonas gracilis siphovirus, phage PB15, was isolated from the surface water of the Yellow Sea in August 2015. It has a head diameter of 58 ± 5 nm head and a contractile tail approximately 105 ± 10 nm in length, and overall, the morphology suggests that PB15 belongs to the family Siphoviridae. PB15 phage is stable at over the temperature range 0-60 °C. The best MOI of these phage was 0.1, and infectivity decreased above 60 °C. The results suggest that phage is stable at pH value ranging between 3...
April 20, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417190/larkinella-harenae-sp-nov-isolated-from-korean-beach-soil
#19
Su-Jin Park, Jae-Jin Lee, Seung-Yeol Lee, Dae Sung Lee, Myung Kyum Kim, Leonid N Ten, Hee-Young Jung
A Gram-negative, short rod-shaped, gliding motile, and pale pink-pigmented bacterial strain, designated 15J9-9(T), was isolated from the soil of Iho Tewoo Beach, Jeju Island, Korea, and characterized taxonomically using a polyphasic approach. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that strain 15J9-9(T) belonged to the family Cytophagaceae and was related to Larkinella bovis M2T2B15(T) (96.5% similarity), Larkinella arboricola Z0532(T) (95.3% similarity), and Larkinella insperata LMG 22510(T) (95...
April 17, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417189/draft-genome-sequence-of-a-biosurfactant-producing-bacillus-subtilis-umx-103-isolated-from-hydrocarbon-contaminated-soil-in-terengganu-malaysia
#20
Yousri Abdelmutalab Abdelhafiz, Thamilvaani Manaharan, Saharuddin BinMohamad, Amir Feisal Merican
The draft genome here presents the sequence of Bacillus subtilis UMX-103. The bacterial strain was isolated from hydrocarbon-contaminated soil from Terengganu, Malaysia. The whole genome of the bacterium was sequenced using Illumina HiSeq 2000 sequencing platform. The genome was assembled using de novo approach. The genome size of UMX-103 is 4,234,627 bp with 4399 genes comprising 4301 protein-coding genes and 98 RNA genes. The analysis of assembled genes revealed the presence of 25 genes involved in biosurfactant production, where 14 of the genes are related to biosynthesis and 11 of the genes are in the regulation of biosurfactant productions...
April 17, 2017: Current Microbiology
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