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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730560/impairment-of-ntca-gene-revealed-its-role-in-regulating-iron-homeostasis-ros-production-and-cellular-phenotype-under-iron-deficiency-in-cyanobacterium-anabaena-sp-pcc-7120
#1
Manish Singh Kaushik, Meenakshi Srivastava, Anumeha Singh, Arun Kumar Mishra
Iron deficiency ends up into several unavoidable consequences including damaging oxidative stress in cyanobacteria. NtcA is a global nitrogen regulator controls wide range of metabolisms in addition to regulation of nitrogen metabolism. In present communication, NtcA based regulation of iron homeostasis, ROS production and cellular phenotype under iron deficiency in Anabaena 7120 has been investigated. NtcA regulates the concentration dependent iron uptake by controlling the expression of furA gene. NtcA also regulated pigment synthesis and phenotypic alterations in Anabaena 7120...
August 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726124/diversity-of-culturable-filamentous-ascomycetes-in-the-eastern-south-pacific-ocean-off-chile
#2
Jeanett Vera, Marcelo H Gutiérrez, Götz Palfner, Silvio Pantoja
Our study reports the diversity of culturable mycoplankton in the eastern South Pacific Ocean off Chile to contribute with novel knowledge on taxonomy of filamentous fungi isolated from distinct physicochemical and biological marine environments. We characterized spatial distribution of isolates, evaluated their viability and assessed the influence of organic substrate availability on fungal development. Thirty-nine Operational Taxonomic Units were identified from 99 fungal strains isolated from coastal and oceanic waters by using Automatic Barcode Gap Discovery...
August 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702797/purification-and-antibacterial-mechanism-of-fish-borne-bacteriocin-and-its-application-in-shrimp-penaeus-vannamei-for-inhibiting-vibrio-parahaemolyticus
#3
Xinran Lv, Jingfang Du, Yu Jie, Bolin Zhang, Fengling Bai, Hongfei Zhao, Jianrong Li
Vibrio parahaemolyticus: is recognized as the main cause of gastroenteritis associated with consumption of seafood. Bacteriocin-producing Lactobacillus plantarum FGC-12 isolated from golden carp intestine had strong antibacterial activity toward V. parahaemolyticus. The fish-borne bacteriocin was purified by a three-step procedure consisting of ethyl acetate extraction, gel filtration chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography. Its molecular weight was estimated at 4.1 kDa using SDS-PAGE. The fish-borne bacteriocin reached the maximum production at stationary phase after 20 h...
August 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695465/trichoderma-for-climate-resilient-agriculture
#4
REVIEW
Prem Lal Kashyap, Pallavi Rai, Alok Kumar Srivastava, Sudheer Kumar
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century for sustainable agricultural production. Several reports highlighted the need for better agricultural practices and use of eco-friendly methods for sustainable crop production under such situations. In this context, Trichoderma species could be a model fungus to sustain crop productivity. Currently, these are widely used as inoculants for biocontrol, biofertilization, and phytostimulation. They are reported to improve photosynthetic efficiency, enhance nutrient uptake and increase nitrogen use efficiency in crops...
August 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681284/microbial-biodiversity-of-meadows-under-different-modes-of-land-use-catabolic-and-genetic-fingerprinting
#5
Agnieszka Wolinska, Magdalena Frąc, Karolina Oszust, Anna Szafranek-Nakonieczna, Urszula Zielenkiewicz, Zofia Stępniewska
The main goal of the study was to find differences in the bacterial community structure resulting from different ways of meadow management in order to get the first insight into microbial biodiversity in meadow samples. The next generation sequencing technique (454-pyrosequencing) was accompanied with the community level physiological profiling (CLPP) method in order to acquire combined knowledge of both genetic and catabolic bacterial fingerprinting of two studied meadows (hayland and pasture). Soil samples (FAO: Mollic Gleysol) were taken in April 2015 from the surface layer (0-20 cm)...
August 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674927/influence-of-glycosides-on-behavior-of-oenococcus-oeni-in-wine-conditions-growth-substrates-and-aroma-compounds
#6
Carmen Maturano, Fabiana María Saguir
Autochthonous Oenococcus oeni strains (MS9, MS20 and MS46) with good malolactic performance and yielding adequate diacetyl levels, were selected to investigate the effect of synthetic and grape glycosides on bacterial growth, substrate utilization and β-glucosidase (βGlu), α-arabinofuranosidase (αAra) and α-rhamnopyranosidase (αRha) activities in a wine-like medium containing 6% ethanol, pH 4.0 (WBM). Then, changes in the volatile compounds profile were evaluated at the end of malolactic fermentation (MLF) carried out by the MS46 strain in WBM containing 1 mg L(-1) of natural glycoside...
August 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674926/enhancement-of-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-gaba-levels-using-an-autochthonous-lactobacillus-futsaii-cs3-as-starter-culture-in-thai-fermented-shrimp-kung-som
#7
Chatthaphisuth Sanchart, Onnicha Rattanaporn, Dietmar Haltrich, Pimpimol Phukpattaranont, Suppasil Maneerat
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a non-proteinogenic amino acid, which has a variety of well-characterized beneficial physiological functions. In order to improve GABA levels and the fermentation process of Thai fermented shrimp (Kung-Som), autochthonous Lactobacillus futsaii CS3 was inoculated as a starter culture into Kung-Som, and its effects on the quality of Kung-Som were studied. The optimal conditions for GABA production in Kung-Som as obtained by response surface methodology (RSM) using a central composite design (CCD) were an inoculum size of roughly 10(7) CFU/g (X1) of L...
August 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674925/biosorption-of-lead-phosphates-by-lead-tolerant-bacteria-as-a-mechanism-for-lead-immobilization
#8
Viridiana Rodríguez-Sánchez, Jesús Guzmán-Moreno, Vicente Rodríguez-González, Juan Armando Flores-de la Torre, Rosa María Ramírez-Santoyo, Luz Elena Vidales-Rodríguez
The study of metal-tolerant bacteria is important for bioremediation of contaminated environments and development of green technologies for material synthesis due to their potential to transform toxic metal ions into less toxic compounds by mechanisms such as reduction, oxidation and/or sequestration. In this study, we report the isolation of seven lead-tolerant bacteria from a metal-contaminated site at Zacatecas, México. The bacteria were identified as members of the Staphylococcus and Bacillus genera by microscopic, biochemical and 16S rDNA analyses...
August 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674924/engineering-application-of-anaerobic-ammonium-oxidation-process-in-wastewater-treatment
#9
REVIEW
Nianjia Mao, Hongqiang Ren, Jinju Geng, Lili Ding, Ke Xu
Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (Anammox), a promising biological nitrogen removal process, has been verified as an efficient, sustainable and cost-effective alternative to conventional nitrification and denitrification processes. To date, more than 110 full-scale anammox plants have been installed and are in operation, treating industrial NH4(+)-rich wastewater worldwide, and anammox-based technologies are flourishing. This review the current state of the art for engineering applications of the anammox process, including various anammox-based technologies, reactor selection and attempts to apply it at different wastewater plants...
August 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638986/effect-of-electrode-potentials-on-the-microbial-community-of-photo-bioelectrochemical-systems
#10
Yicheng Wu, Yue Zheng, Yong Xiao, Zejie Wang, Feng Zhao
Increasing attention is being paid to the adoption of photoautotrophic microbes in bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) because of the advantages of self-sustainability. Biased potential on the anode was capable of adjusting the performance of non-photo BESs, and the microbial community structure was also changed; however, few studies have been conducted to investigate the effects of potential on microbial community structure in photo-BESs. In this work, the response of microbial community structure to different potentials (i...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634714/microbial-community-shift-in-a-suspended-stuffing-biological-reactor-with-pre-attached-aerobic-denitrifier
#11
Cong Du, Chongwei Cui, Shan Qiu, Shanwen Xu, Shengnan Shi, Thangavel Sangeetha, Fang Ma
Bioaugmentation is substantially determined by pre-attached communities in biological stuffing systems. However, the inevitable changes of microbial community shift occurred between pre-attached microorganisms on stuffing material and other existing communities in wastewater. Targeting at nitrogen removal in aerobic denitrification reactors, biological augmentation was built by polyurethane supporting material and aerobic denitrification bacteria of Pseudomonas stutzeri strains were primarily colonized. The total nitrogen removal reached a high efficiency of 77 ± 6%, resulting from a relative high nitrate removal (90%) and a low nitrite production of 24 mg l(-1)...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634713/characterization-and-in-vitro-antibacterial-activity-of-saponin-conjugated-silver-nanoparticles-against-bacteria-that-cause-burn-wound-infection
#12
Anbarasan Muniyan, Kalaiselvi Ravi, Udayamathi Mohan, Rajasekar Panchamoorthy
Saponins are glycosides, which destabilize the membrane by altering the membrane permeability. Thus, the present study was aimed to fabricate the silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using fenugreek derived saponin (SN) against multi-drug resistant bacteria. This study has optimized the concentration of SN (240 mg/mL) for the synthesis of an effective AgNPs against the test organism Escherichia coli. The SN reduced AgNPs produced a reddish-brown colour and displayed UV absorption at 416 nm. The bio-reducing efficiency of SN (62...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634712/site-directed-mutagenesis-under-the-direction-of-in-silico-protein-docking-modeling-reveals-the-active-site-residues-of-3-ketosteroid-%C3%AE-1-dehydrogenase-from-mycobacterium-neoaurum
#13
Ning Qin, Yanbing Shen, Xu Yang, Liqiu Su, Rui Tang, Wei Li, Min Wang
3-Ketosteroid-Δ(1)-dehydrogenases (KsdD) from Mycobacterium neoaurum could transform androst-4-ene-3,17-dione (AD) to androst-1,4-diene-3,17-dione. This reaction has a significant effect on the product of pharmaceutical steroid. The crystal structure and active site residues information of KsdD from Mycobacterium is not yet available, which result in the engineering of KsdD is tedious. In this study, by the way of protein modeling and site-directed mutagenesis, we find that, Y122, Y125, S138, E140 and Y541 from the FAD-binding domain and Y365 from the catalytic domain play a key role in this transformation...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623565/the-novel-oleaginous-bacterium-sphingomonas-sp-egy1-dsm-29616-a-value-added-platform-for-renewable-biodiesel
#14
Nehad N Amer, Yasser Elbahloul, Amira M Embaby, Ahmed Hussein
Oleaginous microorganisms are regarded as efficient, renewable cell factories for lipid biosynthesis, a biodiesel precursor, to overwhelm the cosmopolitan energy crisis with affordable investment capital costs. Present research highlights production and characterization of lipids by a newly isolated oleaginous bacterium, Sphingomonas sp. EGY1 DSM 29616 through an eco-friendly approach. Only sweet whey [42.1% (v/v)] in tap water was efficiently used as a growth medium and lipid production medium to encourage cell growth and trigger lipid accumulation simultaneously...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623564/an-nadph-dependent-lactobacillus-composti-short-chain-dehydrogenase-reductase-characterization-and-application-to-r-1-phenylethanol-synthesis
#15
Ya-Jun Wang, Bin-Bin Ying, Min Chen, Wei Shen, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Yu-Guo Zheng
A new anti-Prelog short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase (SDR) encoding gene lcsdr was cloned from Lactobacillus composti DSM 18527, and heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli. LcSDR is nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH)-dependent and has a molecular weight of approximately 30 kDa. The optimal pH and temperature were 6.5 and 30 °C, respectively. The maximal reaction rate Vmax was 133.9 U mg(-1); the Michaelis-Menten constant K m of LcSDR were 0.345 mM for acetophenone (1a), and 0.085 mM for NADPH...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623563/taxonomy-and-identification-of-bacteria-associated-with-acute-oak-decline
#16
REVIEW
Carrie Brady, Dawn Arnold, James McDonald, Sandra Denman
Acute oak decline (AOD) is a relatively newly described disorder affecting native oak species in Britain. Symptomatic trees are characterised by stem bleeds from vertical fissures, necrotic lesions in the live tissue beneath and larval galleries of the two spotted oak buprestid (Agrilus biguttatus). Several abiotic and biotic factors can be responsible for tree death, however the tissue necrosis and stem weeping is thought to be caused by a combination of bacterial species. Following investigations of the current episode of AOD which began in 2008, numerous strains belonging to several different bacteria in the family Enterobacteriaceae have been consistently isolated from symptomatic tissue...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608323/comparison-of-two-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-systems-for-the-identification-of-clinical-filamentous-fungi
#17
Yanfei Huang, Mingxin Zhang, Min Zhu, Mei Wang, Yufeng Sun, Haitong Gu, Jingjing Cao, Xue Li, Shaoya Zhang, Jinglin Wang, Xinxin Lu
Infections caused by filamentous fungi have become a health concern, and require rapid and accurate identification in order for effective treatment of the pathogens. To compare the performance of two MALDI-TOF MS systems (Bruker Microflex LT and Xiamen Microtyper) in the identification of filamentous fungal species. A total of 374 clinical filamentous fungal isolates sequentially collected in the Clinical Laboratory at the Beijing Tongren Hospital between January 2014 and December 2015 were identified by traditional phenotypic methods, Bruker Microflex LT and Xiamen Microtyper MALDI-TOF MS, respectively...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593475/functional-metagenomics-of-oil-impacted-mangrove-sediments-reveals-high-abundance-of-hydrolases-of-biotechnological-interest
#18
Júlia Ronzella Ottoni, Lucélia Cabral, Sanderson Tarciso Pereira de Sousa, Gileno Vieira Lacerda Júnior, Daniela Ferreira Domingos, Fábio Lino Soares Junior, Mylenne Calciolari Pinheiro da Silva, Joelma Marcon, Armando Cavalcante Franco Dias, Itamar Soares de Melo, Anete Pereira de Souza, Fernando Dini Andreote, Valéria Maia de Oliveira
Mangroves are located in coastal wetlands and are susceptible to the consequences of oil spills, what may threaten the diversity of microorganisms responsible for the nutrient cycling and the consequent ecosystem functioning. Previous reports show that high concentration of oil favors the incidence of epoxide hydrolases and haloalkane dehalogenases in mangroves. This finding has guided the goals of this study in an attempt to broaden the analysis to other hydrolases and thereby verify whether oil contamination interferes with the prevalence of particular hydrolases and their assigned microorganisms...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589508/synergies-in-coupled-hydrolysis-and-fermentation-of-cellulose-using-a-trichoderma-reesei-enzyme-preparation-and-a-recombinant-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strain
#19
Mary Casa-Villegas, Julia Marín-Navarro, Julio Polaina
We describe a procedure by which filter paper is digested with a cellulolytic enzyme preparation, obtained from Trichoderma reesei cultivated under solid state fermentation conditions and then fermented by a recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain. The yeast strain produces a β-glucosidase encoded by the BGL1 gene from Saccharomycopsis fibuligera that quantitatively and qualitatively complements the limitations that the Trichoderma enzyme complex shows for this particular activity. The supplemental β-glucosidase activity fuels the progression of cellulose hydrolysis and fermentation by decreasing the inhibitory effects caused by the accumulation of cellobiose and glucose...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585175/nematicidal-effect-of-rhizobacteria-on-plant-parasitic-nematodes-associated-with-vineyards
#20
E Aballay, S Prodan, A Zamorano, C Castaneda-Alvarez
The action of metabolites and exoenzymes from rhizobacteria on different plant-parasitic nematodes has an influence on the nematicidal efficacy of the microbe. Seven rhizobacteria, divided into two bacterial groups, were evaluated in vitro for nematicidal activity on Meloidogyne ethiopica and Xiphinema index. The direct effect of their filtrates on egg hatching and juveniles of M. ethiopica as well as mobile stages of X. index was evaluated during a 72-h period. The production of four exoenzymes and two metabolites associated with nematode mortality was investigated...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
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