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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636321/copper-oxide-nanoparticles-induce-lysogenic-bacteriophage-and-metal-resistance-genes-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1
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Jianhua Guo, Shu-Hong Gao, Ji Lu, Philip L Bond, Willy Verstraete, Zhiguo Yuan
The intensive use of metal-based nanoparticles results in their continuous release into the environment, leading to potential risks for human health and microbial ecosystems. Although previous studies have indicated that nanoparticles may be toxic to microorganisms, there is a scarcity of data available to assess the underlying molecular mechanisms of inhibitory and biocidal effects of nanoparticles on microorganisms. This study used physiological experiments, microscopy, Live/Dead staining and the genome-wide RNA sequencing to investigate the multiple responses of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to the exposure of copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs)...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634692/crispr-cas-orthologues-and-variants-optimizing-the-repertoire-specificity-and-delivery-of-genome-engineering-tools
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Alberto Cebrian-Serrano, Benjamin Davies
Robust and cost-effective genome editing in a diverse array of cells and model organisms is now possible thanks to the discovery of the RNA-guided endonucleases of the CRISPR-Cas system. The commonly used Cas9 of Streptococcus pyogenes shows high levels of activity but, depending on the application, has been associated with some shortcomings. Firstly, the enzyme has been shown to cause mutagenesis at genomic sequences resembling the target sequence. Secondly, the stringent requirement for a specific motif adjacent to the selected target site can limit the target range of this enzyme...
June 20, 2017: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634470/the-dark-side-of-the-mushroom-spring-microbial-mat-life-in-the-shadow-of-chlorophototrophs-ii-metabolic-functions-of-abundant-community-members-predicted-from-metagenomic-analyses
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Vera Thiel, Michael Hügler, David M Ward, Donald A Bryant
Microbial mat communities in the effluent channels of Octopus and Mushroom Springs within the Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park have been extensively characterized. Previous studies have focused on the chlorophototrophic organisms of the phyla Cyanobacteria and Chloroflexi. However, the diversity and metabolic functions of the other portion of the community in the microoxic/anoxic region of the mat are poorly understood. We recently described the diverse but extremely uneven microbial assemblage in the undermat of Mushroom Spring based on 16S rRNA amplicon sequences, which was dominated by Roseiflexus members, filamentous anoxygenic chlorophototrophs...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633662/orthored-a-rapid-and-accurate-orthology-prediction-tool-with-low-computational-requirement
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Kai Battenberg, Ernest K Lee, Joanna C Chiu, Alison M Berry, Daniel Potter
BACKGROUND: Identifying orthologous genes is an initial step required for phylogenetics, and it is also a common strategy employed in functional genetics to find candidates for functionally equivalent genes across multiple species. At the same time, in silico orthology prediction tools often require large computational resources only available on computing clusters. Here we present OrthoReD, an open-source orthology prediction tool with accuracy comparable to published tools that requires only a desktop computer...
June 21, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632115/flaviaesturariibacter-luteus-sp-nov-isolated-from-an-agricultural-floodplain-soil-and-emended-description-of-the-genus-flaviaesturariibacter
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Javier Pascual, Bärbel U Foesel, Alicia Geppert, Katharina J Huber, Jörg Overmann
A novel slow-growing bacterial strain designated as AW305T was isolated from an agricultural floodplain soil located in Mashare, Kavango region, Namibia. Cells stained Gram-negative, were non-motile, non-spore-forming, coccoid to rod-shaped and did not form a capsule. Colonies were yellow-pigmented, but flexirubin-type pigments were not detected. AW305T had an aerobic chemo-organoheterotrophic metabolism, using a narrow spectrum of carbon sources for growth, with preference for complex protein substrates, organic acids and amino acids...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630127/deciphering-function-of-new-gonococcal-vaccine-antigens-using-phenotypic-microarrays
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Benjamin I Baarda, Sarah Emerson, Philip J Proteau, Aleksandra E Sikora
The function and extracellular location of cell envelope proteins make them attractive candidates for developing vaccines against bacterial diseases, including challenging, drug-resistant pathogens such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae Proteomics-driven reverse vaccinology delivered multiple gonorrhea vaccine candidates; however, the biological functions of many of them remain to be elucidated. Herein, the functions of six gonorrhea vaccine candidates - NGO2121, NGO1985, NGO2054, NGO2111, NGO1205, and NGO1344 - in cell envelope homeostasis were probed using phenotype microarrays with 1,056 conditions and a ΔbamE mutant (Δngo1780) as a reference of perturbed outer membrane integrity...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630115/discovering-complete-quasispecies-in-bacterial-genomes
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Frederic Bertels, Chaitanya S Gokhale, Arne Traulsen
Mobile genetic elements can be found in almost all genomes. Possibly the most common non-autonomous mobile genetic elements in bacteria are REPINs that can occur hundreds of times within a genome. The sum of all REPINs in a genome can be viewed as an evolving population because REPINs replicate and mutate. In contrast to most other biological populations, we know the exact composition of the REPIN population and the sequence of each member of the population. Here, we model the evolution of REPINs as quasispecies...
June 19, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629507/oceanisphaera-marina-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-deep-sea-seamount
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Jie Liu, Ya-Wen Sun, Dan-Dan Zhang, Sheng-Nan Li, De-Chao Zhang
A Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped, strictly aerobic, motile bacterial strain, designated YM319T, was isolated from a seamount near the Yap Trench in the tropical western Pacific. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that strain YM319T was related to the genus Oceanisphaera and had highest 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities with the type strains Oceanisphaera profunda SM1222T (97.4 %), Oceanisphaera sediminis TW92T (97.3 %) and Oceanisphaera ostreae T-w6T (97.1 %). The predominant cellular fatty acids were summed feature 3 (composed of iso-C15 : 0 2-OH and/or C16 : 1 ω7c), C16 : 0 and C18 : 1ω7c...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629503/red-pink-pigmented-hymenobacter-coccineus-sp-nov-hymenobacter-lapidarius-sp-nov-and-hymenobacter-glacialis-sp-nov-isolated-from-rocks-in-antarctica
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Ivo Sedláček, Stanislava Králová, Kamila Kýrová, Ivana Mašlaňová, Hans-Jürgen Busse, Eva Staňková, Veronika Vrbovská, Miroslav Němec, Miloš Barták, Pavla Holochová, Pavel Švec, Roman Pantůček
Four rod-shaped and Gram-stain-negative bacterial strains, CCM 8647, CCM 8649T, CCM 8643T and CCM 8648T, were isolated from rock samples collected on James Ross Island, Antarctica. Extensive biotyping, fatty acid profiling, chemotaxonomy, 16S rRNA gene sequencing and whole-genome sequencing was applied to isolates to clarify their taxonomic position. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequencing indicated that all four isolates belonged to the genus Hymenobacter. Strains CCM 8649T and CCM 8647 were most closely related to Hymenobacter arizonensis OR362-8T (94...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629495/noviherbaspirillum-denitrificans-sp-nov-a-denitrifying-bacterium-isolated-from-rice-paddy-soil-and-noviherbaspirillum-autotrophicum-sp-nov-a-denitrifying-facultatively-autotrophic-bacterium-isolated-from-rice-paddy-soil-and-proposal-to-reclassify-herbaspirillum
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Satoshi Ishii, Naoaki Ashida, Hiroki Ohno, Takahiro Segawa, Shuhei Yabe, Shigeto Otsuka, Akira Yokota, Keishi Senoo
Thirty-nine denitrifying bacterial strains closely related to one another, represented by strains TSA40T and TSA66T, were isolated from rice paddy soils. Strains TSA40T and TSA66T were Gram-stain-negative, slightly curved rod-shaped, and motile by means of polar flagella. They were able to reduce nitrate, nitrite and nitrous oxide, but unable to fix atmospheric N2. While strain TSA66T was able to grow autotrophically by H2-dependent denitrification, strain TSA40T could not. Phylogenetic analysis suggested that they belong to the family Oxalobacteraceae, the order Burkholderiales in the class Betaproteobacteria...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624614/gene-transfer-agent-promotes-evolvability-within-the-fittest-subpopulation-of-a-bacterial-pathogen
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Maxime Québatte, Matthias Christen, Alexander Harms, Jonas Körner, Beat Christen, Christoph Dehio
The Bartonella gene transfer agent (BaGTA) is an archetypical example for domestication of a phage-derived element to permit high-frequency genetic exchange in bacterial populations. Here we used multiplexed transposon sequencing (TnSeq) and single-cell reporters to globally define the core components and transfer dynamics of BaGTA. Our systems-level analysis has identified inner- and outer-circle components of the BaGTA system, including 55 regulatory components, as well as an additional 74 and 107 components mediating donor transfer and recipient uptake functions...
June 14, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624550/comparative-genome-analysis-of-fish-pathogen-flavobacterium-columnare-reveals-extensive-sequence-diversity-within-the-species
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Pattanapon Kayansamruaj, Ha Thanh Dong, Ikuo Hirono, Hidehiro Kondo, Saengchan Senapin, Channarong Rodkhum
Flavobacterium columnare is one of the deadliest fish pathogens causing devastating mortality in various freshwater fish species globally. To gain an insight into bacterial genomic contents and structures, comparative genome analyses were performed using the reference and newly sequenced genomes of F. columnare including genomovar I, II and I/II strains isolated from Thailand, Europe and the USA. Bacterial genomes varied in size from 3.09 to 3.39Mb (2714 to 3101 CDSs). The pan-genome analysis revealed open pan-genome nature of F...
June 14, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623391/survey-of-high-affinity-h2-oxidizing-bacteria-in-soil-reveals-their-vast-diversity-yet-underrepresentation-in-genomic-databases
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Sarah Piché-Choquette, Mondher Khdhiri, Philippe Constant
While high-affinity H2-oxidizing bacteria (HA-HOB) serve as the main sink of atmospheric H2, the ecology of this specialist functional group is rather unknown due to its recent discovery. The main purpose of our study is to provide the first extensive survey of HA-HOB in farmland, larch, and poplar soils exposed to 0.5 and 10,000 ppmv H2. Using qPCR and qRT-PCR assays along with PCR amplicon high-throughput sequencing of hhyL gene encoding for the large subunit of high-affinity [NiFe]-hydrogenases (HAH), we found that hhyL gene expression ratio explained better variation in measured H2 oxidation rates than HA-HOB species richness...
June 17, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622857/streptococcus-suis-serotype-9-strain-gz0565-contains-a-type-vii-secretion-system-putative-substrate-esxa-that-contributes-to-bacterial-virulence-and-a-vanz-like-gene-that-confers-resistance-to-teicoplanin-and-dalbavancin-in-streptococcus-agalactiae
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Liying Lai, Jiao Dai, Huanyu Tang, Shouming Zhang, Chunyan Wu, Wancen Qiu, Chengping Lu, Huochun Yao, Hongjie Fan, Zongfu Wu
Streptococcus suis (SS), an important pathogen for pigs, is not only considered as a zoonotic agent for humans, but is also recognized as a major reservoir of antimicrobial resistance contributing to the spread of resistance genes to other pathogenic Streptococcus species. In addition to serotype 2 (SS2), serotype 9 (SS9) is another prevalent serotype isolated from diseased pigs. Although many SS strains have been sequenced, the complete genome of a non-SS2 virulent strain has been unavailable to date. Here, we report the complete genome of GZ0565, a virulent strain of SS9, isolated from a pig with meningitis...
June 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620361/genome-sequencing-of-ralstonia-solanacearum-cqps-1-a-phylotype-i-strain-collected-from-a-highland-area-with-continuous-cropping-of-tobacco
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Ying Liu, Yuanman Tang, Xiyun Qin, Liang Yang, Gaofei Jiang, Shili Li, Wei Ding
Ralstonia solanacearum, an agent of bacterial wilt, is a highly variable species with a broad host range and wide geographic distribution. As a species complex, it has extensive genetic diversity and its living environment is polymorphic like the lowland and the highland area, so more genomes are needed for studying population evolution and environment adaptation. In this paper, we reported the genome sequencing of R. solanacearum strain CQPS-1 isolated from wilted tobacco in Pengshui, Chongqing, China, a highland area with severely acidified soil and continuous cropping of tobacco more than 20 years...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620358/the-transcriptional-regulators-of-the-crp-family-regulate-different-essential-bacterial-functions-and-can-be-inherited-vertically-and-horizontally
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Gloria Soberón-Chávez, Luis D Alcaraz, Estefanía Morales, Gabriel Y Ponce-Soto, Luis Servín-González
One of the best-studied transcriptional regulatory proteins in bacteria is the Escherichia coli catabolite repressor protein (CRP) that when complexed with 3'-5'-cyclic AMP (cAMP) changes its conformation and interacts with specific DNA-sequences. CRP DNA-binding can result in positive or negative regulation of gene expression depending on the position of its interaction with respect to RNA polymerase binding site. The aim of this work is to review the biological role and phylogenetic relations that some members of the CRP family of transcriptional regulators (also known as cAMP receptor protein family) have in different bacterial species...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620315/you-are-what-you-eat-a-genomic-analysis-of-the-gut-microbiome-of-captive-and-wild-octopus-vulgaris-paralarvae-and-their-zooplankton-prey
#17
Álvaro Roura, Stephen R Doyle, Manuel Nande, Jan M Strugnell
The common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) is an attractive species for aquaculture, however, several challenges inhibit sustainable commercial production. Little is known about the early paralarval stages in the wild, including diet and intestinal microbiota, which likely play a significant role in development and vitality of this important life stage. High throughput sequencing was used to characterize the gastrointestinal microbiome of wild O. vulgaris paralarvae collected from two different upwelling regions off the coast of North West Spain (n = 41) and Morocco (n = 35)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620214/phylogenomic-insight-into-salinispora-bacteria-actinobacteria-species-designations
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Natalie Millán-Aguiñaga, Krystle L Chavarria, Juan A Ugalde, Anne-Catrin Letzel, Greg W Rouse, Paul R Jensen
Bacteria represent the most genetically diverse kingdom of life. While great progress has been made in describing this diversity, it remains difficult to identify the phylogenetic and ecological characteristics that delineate groups of bacteria that possess species-like properties. One major challenge associated with species delineations is that not all shared genes have the same evolutionary history, and thus the choice of loci can have a major impact on phylogenetic reconstruction. Sequencing the genomes of large numbers of closely related strains provides new opportunities to distinguish ancestral from acquired alleles and assess the effects of recombination on phylogenetic inference...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619055/molecular-typing-of-leptospira-interrogans-serovar-hardjo-isolates-from-leptospirosis-outbreaks-in-brazilian-livestock
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Maria Raquel V Cosate, Tetsu Sakamoto, Tiago Antônio de Oliveira Mendes, Élvio C Moreira, Carlos G Regis da Silva, Bruno S A F Brasil, Camila S F Oliveira, Vasco Ariston de Azevedo, José Miguel Ortega, Rômulo C Leite, João Paulo Haddad
BACKGROUND: Leptospirosis is caused by pathogenic spirochetes of the genus Leptospira spp. This zoonotic disease is distributed globally and affects domestic animals, including cattle. Leptospira interrogans serogroup Sejroe serovar Hardjo and Leptospira borgpetersenii serogroup Sejroe serovar Hardjo remain important species associated with this reproductive disease in livestock production. Previous studies on Brazilian livestock have reported that L. interrogans serovar Hardjo is the most prevalent leptospiral agent in this country and is related to clinical signs of leptospirosis, which lead to economic losses in production...
June 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615687/multi-drug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strains-circulating-in-hospital-setting-whole-genome-sequencing-and-bayesian-phylogenetic-analysis-for-outbreak-investigations
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Eleonora Cella, Massimo Ciccozzi, Alessandra Lo Presti, Marta Fogolari, Taj Azarian, Mattia Prosperi, Marco Salemi, Michele Equestre, Francesca Antonelli, Alessia Conti, Marina De Cesaris, Silvia Spoto, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Roberto Coppola, Giordano Dicuonzo, Silvia Angeletti
Carbapenems resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections are increasing worldwide representing an emerging public health problem. The application of phylogenetic and phylodynamic analyses to bacterial whole genome sequencing (WGS) data have become essential in the epidemiological surveillance of multi-drug resistant nosocomial pathogens. Between January 2012 and February 2013, twenty-one multi-drug resistant K. pneumoniae strains, were collected from patients hospitalized among different wards of the University Hospital Campus Bio-Medico...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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