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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582549/changes-in-bacterial-community-after-application-of-three-different-herbicides
#1
Jéssica Aparecida Silva Moretto, Lucas Miguel Altarugio, Pedro Avelino Andrade, Ana Lúcia Fachin, Fernando Dini Andreote, Eliana Guedes Stehling
The native soil microbiota is very important to maintain the quality of that environment, but with the intensive use of agrochemicals, changes in microbial biomass and formation of large quantities of toxic waste were observed in soil, groundwater and surface water. Thereby, the goal of the present study was to evaluate if the selective pressure exerted by the presence of the herbicides atrazine, diuron and 2,4-Dchanges the bacterial community structure of an agricultural soil, using Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE) technique...
June 4, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582517/stress-responsively-modulated-ymdab-clsc-operon-plays-a-role-in-biofilm-formation-and-apramycin-susceptibility-in-escherichia-coli
#2
Moonjeong Kim, Kwang-Sun Kim
The YmdB protein, an inhibitor of biofilm formation and an inducer of apramycin susceptibility in Escherichia coli (E. coli), is part of a putative operon. However, transcription of this operon and its subsequent effects on biological pathways has not been fully studied. Here, we characterized the operon in terms of promoter activity, transcription, and function. Promoter activity assays identified two new growth- and cold-shock-responsive upstream (PymdA) and inner (PclsC) promoters, respectively. Moreover, investigation of the operon-derived transcripts identified different polycistronic transcripts harboring multiple heterogeneous 3' ends...
June 4, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582504/cytochrome-p450-enzyme-rosc-catalyzes-a-multistep-oxidation-reaction-to-form-the-non-active-compound-20-carboxyrosamicin
#3
Yohei Iizaka, Rina Takeda, Yuki Senzaki, Atsushi Fukumoto, Yojiro Anzai
The cytochrome P450 enzyme RosC catalyzes a two-step, hydroxylation and alcohol oxidation, oxidation reaction to form the C-20 formyl group in the biosynthesis of a 16-membered macrolide antibiotic rosamicin produced by Micromonospora rosaria IFO13697. RosC is presumed to be involved in the formation of 20-carboxyrosamicin because it has been isolated from the culture broth of M. rosaria. Here, we confirmed that RosC has catalytic activity, with Escherichia coli expressing RosC converting rosamicin into 20-carboxyrosamicin...
June 4, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575426/evolution-of-microbial-communities-growing-with-carbon-monoxide-hydrogen-and-carbon-dioxide
#4
Sofia Esquivel-Elizondo, Anca G Delgado, Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown
Microbial anaerobic conversion of carbon monoxide (CO) and syngas (mainly composed of CO, CO2 and H2) leads to the production of important industrial products, such as acetate and ethanol. The composition of CO- and syngas-converting microbial communities, and the microbial interactions involved are still largely unknown. The main objectives of this study were 1) to understand the effects of CO, CO2 and H2 on the structure and function of a CO-consuming microbial community, and 2) to identify key carboxidotrophs in the mixed culture...
May 29, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575320/high-throughput-sequencing-of-microbial-eukaryotes-in-lake-baikal-reveals-ecologically-differentiated-communities-and-novel-evolutionary-radiations
#5
Zhenzhen Yi, Cedric Berney, Hanna Hartikainen, Shazia Mahamdallie, Michelle Gardner, Jens Boenigk, Thomas Cavalier-Smith, David Bass
We performed high throughput 18S rDNA V9 region sequencing analyses of micro-eukaryote communities at seven sites with depths ranging from 0-1450 m in the southern part of Lake Baikal. We show that micro-eukaryotic diversity differed according to water column depth and sediment depth. Chrysophytes and perkinsids were diverse in subsurface samples, novel radiations of petalomonads and Ichthyobodo relatives were found in benthic samples, and a broad range of divergent OTUs were detected in deep sub-benthic samples...
May 29, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541458/microbiome-analysis-of-a-disease-affecting-the-deep-sea-sponge-geodia-barretti
#6
Heidi M Luter, Raymond J Bannister, Steve Whalan, Tina Kutti, Mari-Carmen Pineda, Nicole S Webster
Reports of sponge disease are becoming increasingly frequent, although almost all instances involve shallow-water, tropical species. Here, we describe the first disease affecting the deep-water sponge, Geodia barretti. The disease is characterised by brown/black discolouration of the sponge tissue, extensive levels of tissue disintegration and increased levels of fouling. Disease prevalence was quantified using video survey transects conducted between 100 and 220 meters in Korsfjorden, Norway and the microbial communities of healthy and diseased sponges were compared using 16S rRNA gene sequencing...
May 24, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531284/different-abundance-and-correlational-patterns-exist-between-total-and-presumed-pathogenic-v-vulnificus-and-v-parahaemolyticus-in-shellfish-and-waters-along-the-north-carolina-coast
#7
Tiffany C Williams, Brett A Froelich, Britney Phippen, Patricia Fowler, Rachel T Noble, James D Oliver
Monitoring of Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus abundance is pertinent due to the ability of these species to cause disease in humans through aquatic vectors. Previously, we performed a multiyear investigation tracking Vibrio spp. levels in five sites along the southeastern North Carolina coast. From February 2013 to October 2015 total V. vulnificus, and V. parahaemolyticus abundance was measured in water, oysters, and clams. In the current study, pathogenic subpopulations were identified in these isolates using molecular markers, revealing that 5...
May 20, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531262/biogeography-of-cryoconite-bacterial-communities-on-glaciers-of-the-tibetan-plateau
#8
Yongqin Liu, Trista J Vick-Majors, John C Priscu, Tandong Yao, Shichang Kang, Keshao Liu, Ziyuang Cong, Jingbo Xiong, Yang Li
Cryoconite holes, water-filled pockets containing biological and mineralogical deposits that form on glacier surfaces, play important roles in glacier mass balance, glacial geochemistry, and carbon cycling. The presence of cryoconite material decreases surface albedo and accelerates glacier mass loss, a problem of particular importance in the rapidly melting Tibetan Plateau. No studies have addressed the microbial community composition of cryoconite holes and their associated ecosystem processes on Tibetan glaciers...
May 20, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520877/abundance-and-molecular-diversity-of-thraustochytrids-in-coastal-waters-of-southern-china
#9
Ying Liu, Purnima Singh, Yuanmei Liang, Jingjing Li, Ningdong Xie, Zhiquan Song, Maurycy Daroch, Keming Leng, Zackary I Johnson, Guangyi Wang
Thraustochytrids are unicellular fungi-like (heterotrophic) marine protists and have long been considered to play an important role in the biogeochemical cycles of the coastal oceans. However, the significance of their ecological functions and diversity in marine ecosystems remain largely unknown. In this report, we examined the spatial and temporal variations of planktonic thraustochytrids, their relationship with other environmental factors, and their diversity in the subtropical coastal waters of China. The abundance of planktonic thraustochytrids ranged from 2...
May 18, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505366/bacterioplankton-assemblages-in-coastal-ponds-reflect-the-influence-of-hydrology-and-geomorphological-setting
#10
Megan J Huggett, Christopher R J Kavazos, Rachele Bernasconi, Robert Czarnik, Pierre Horwitz
The factors that shape microbial community assembly in aquatic ecosystems have been widely studied yet it is still unclear how distinct communities within a connected landscape influence one another. Coastal lakes are recipients of, and thus are connected to, both marine and terrestrial environments. Thus they may host microbial assemblages that reflect the relative degree of influence by, and connectivity to, either system. In order to address this idea we interrogated microbial community diversity at 49 sites in seven ponds in two seasons in the Lake MacLeod basin, a system fed by seawater flowing inland through underground karst...
May 15, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505340/members-of-microvirga-and-bradyrhizobium-genera-are-native-endosymbiotic-bacteria-nodulating-lupinus-luteus-in-northern-tunisian-soils
#11
A Msaddak, M Rejili, D Durán, L Rey, J Imperial, J Palacios, T Ruiz-Argüeso, M Mars
The genetic diversity of bacterial populations nodulating Lupinus luteus (yellow lupine) in Northern Tunisia was examined. Phylogenetic analyses of forty three isolates based on recA and gyrB partial sequences grouped them in three clusters, two of which belong to genus Bradyrhizobium (41 isolates) and one, remarkably, to Microvirga (2 isolates), a genus never previously described as microsymbiont of this lupine species. Representatives of the three clusters were analysed in-depth by multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) of five housekeeping genes (rrs, recA, glnII, gyrB and dnaK)...
May 15, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498986/sequence-of-inoculation-influences-the-nature-of-exopolymeric-substances-eps-and-biofilm-formation-in-azotobacter-chroococcum-and-trichoderma-viride
#12
Kulandaivelu Velmourougane, Radha Prasanna, Shashi Bala Singh, Rajesh Kumar, Supradip Saha
Extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) are important structural components of biofilms. In the present study, the EPS in biofilms developed using two agriculturally beneficial organisms- Azotobacter chroococcum (Az) and Trichoderma viride (Tv) were quantified and characterised. Time course experiments were undertaken to optimize the EPS yield of biofilm samples resulting from coculture and staggered inoculation. The EPS produced during biofilm formation was found to differ quantitatively and qualitatively in individual cultures (Az alone, Tv alone), and in treatments differing in the sequence of inoculation of bacterium and fungus (Az+Tv coculture, staggered inoculation of Az followed by Tv-Az-Tv, or Tv followed by Az-Tv-Az)...
May 11, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498948/community-composition-and-assembly-processes-of-the-free-living-and-particle-attached-bacteria-in-taihu-lake
#13
Dayong Zhao, Huimin Xu, Jin Zeng, Xinyi Cao, Rui Huang, Feng Shen, Zhongbo Yu
Although previous studies have compared the diversity and community composition of free-living (FL) and particle-attached (PA) bacterial groups in marine ecosystems, few studies have focused on the FL and PA bacterial communities in large and shallow eutrophic lakes. Furthermore, the assembly processes of the FL and PA bacterial communities have not been investigated. To illustrate the differences between PA (≥ 5.0 μm) and FL (0.22-5.0 μm) bacterial communities, samples were collected from 13 different sites in Taihu Lake, China...
May 11, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498940/contribution-of-aerobic-anoxygenic-phototrophic-bacteria-to-total-organic-carbon-pool-in-aquatic-system-of-subtropical-karst-catchments-southwest-china-evidence-from-hydrochemical-and-microbiological-study
#14
Qiang Li, Ang Song, Wenjie Peng, Zhenjiang Jin, Werner E G Müller, Xiaohong Wang
Aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria may play a particular role in carbon cycling of aquatic systems. However, little is known about the interaction between aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria and hydrochemistry in groundwater-surface water exchange systems of subtropical karst catchments. We carried out a detailed study on the abundance of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria and bacterioplankton, hydrochemistry and taxonomy of bacterioplankton in the Maocun watershed, Southwest China, an area with karst geological background...
May 11, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486678/the-paleosymbiosis-hypothesis-host-plants-can-be-colonized-by-root-symbionts-that-have-been-inactive-for-centuries-to-millenia
#15
Jason Pither, Brian J Pickles
Paleoecologists have speculated that post-glacial migration of tree species could have been facilitated by mycorrhizal symbionts surviving glaciation as resistant propagules belowground. The general premise of this idea, which we call the 'paleosymbiosis hypothesis', is that host plants can access and be colonized by fungal root symbionts that have been inactive for millennia. Here, we explore the plausibility of this hypothesis by synthesizing relevant findings from a diverse literature. For example, the paleoecology literature provided evidence of modern roots penetrating paleosols containing ancient (> 6000 yr) fungal propagules, though these were of unknown condition...
May 9, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486619/comparing-the-responses-of-rumen-ciliate-protozoa-and-bacteria-to-excess-carbohydrate
#16
César R V Teixeira, Rogério de Paula Lana, Junyi Tao, Timothy J Hackmann
When given excess carbohydrate, certain microbial species respond by storing energy (synthesizing reserve carbohydrate), but other species respond by dissipating the energy as heat (spilling energy). To determine the importance of these responses in the rumen microbial community, this study quantified the responses of mixed ciliate protozoa vs. bacteria to glucose. We hypothesized that ciliates would direct more glucose to synthesis of reserve carbohydrate (and less to energy spilling) than would bacteria. Ciliates and bacteria were isolated from rumen fluid using filtration and centrifugation, resuspended in nitrogen-free buffer to limit growth, and dosed with 5 mM glucose...
May 9, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449125/saccharomyces-cerevisiae-accumulates-gapdh-derived-peptides-on-its-cell-surface-that-induce-death-of-non-saccharomyces-yeasts-by-cell-to-cell-contact
#17
Patrícia Branco, Varongsiri Kemsawasd, Lara Santos, Mário Diniz, Jorge Caldeira, Maria Gabriela Almeida, Nils Arneborg, Helena Albergaria
During wine fermentations Saccharomyces cerevisiae starts to excrete into the growth medium antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) that induce death of non-Saccharomyces yeasts at the end of exponential growth phase (24-48 h). Those AMPs were found to derive from the glycolytic enzyme glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH). On the other hand, the early death of non-Saccharomyces yeasts during wine fermentations was also found to be mediated by a cell-to-cell contact mechanism. Since GAPDH is a cell wall-associated protein in S...
April 25, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449118/polyphosphate-accumulating-bacterial-community-colonizing-the-calcium-bodies-of-terrestrial-isopod-crustaceans-titanethes-albus-and-hyloniscus-riparius
#18
Rok Kostanjšek, Vittori Miloš, Vesna Srot, Peter A van Aken, Štrus Jasna
Terrestrial isopods from the group Trichoniscidae accumulate calcium in specialized organs, known as the calcium bodies. These consist of two pairs of epithelial sacs located alongside the digestive system. These organs contain various forms of calcium and constantly present bacteria. To elucidate their origin and role, we analyzed the bacteria of the calcium bodies in the cave-dwelling isopod Titanethes albus and the epigean species Hyloniscus riparius, by microscopy, histochemistry, energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry, 16S rRNA analysis and in situ hybridization...
April 25, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431143/characterisation-of-the-gill-mucosal-bacterial-communities-of-four-butterflyfish-species-a-reservoir-of-bacterial-diversity-in-coral-reefs-ecosystems
#19
Miriam Reverter, Pierre Sasal, N Tapissier-Bontemps, D Lecchini, Suzuki M
While recent studies have suggested that fish mucus microbiota play an important role in homeostasis and prevention of infections, very few studies have investigated the bacterial communities of gill mucus. We characterised the gill mucus bacterial communities of four butterflyfish species and although the bacterial diversity of gill mucus varied significantly between species, Shannon diversities were high (H = 3.7 - 5.7) in all species. Microbiota composition differed between butterflyfishes, with Chaetodon lunulatus and C...
April 18, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431082/compositional-differences-among-female-associated-and-embryo-associated-microbiota-of-the-viviparous-pacific-beetle-cockroach-diploptera-punctata
#20
Paul A Ayayee, George Keeney, Zakee L Sabree, Agustí Muñoz-Garcia
All cockroach species, except one, harbor the endosymbiont Blattabacterium, transmitted from females to embryos. Adult cockroaches acquire non-Blattabacterium bacteria as part of their gut microbiota over time, but our knowledge of the possible transmission of these non-Blattabacterium bacteria from females to embryos is rudimentary. We characterized the gut microbiota of gravid viviparous Diploptera punctata females and the non-Blattabacterium microbiota of associated developing embryos, as well as the gut microbiota of non-gravid females, and the microbiota of orphan embryos (females not included), following high-throughput sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene to assess bacterial transference...
April 18, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
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