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aquatic microbiology

Nelson Jorge Carvalho Batista, Ana Amélia de Carvalho Melo Cavalcante, Maria Geci de Oliveira, Eugênia Cristina Nascimento Medeiros, Joseane Lustosa Machado, Sebastiana Ribeiro Evangelista, Johnny F Dias, Carla E I Dos Santos, Anaí Duarte, Fernanda R da Silva, Juliana da Silva
Pollution of aquatic ecosystems is associated with the discharge of mostly industrial and urban effluents, which may cause loss of biodiversity and damage to public health. This study aims to evaluate the toxicity and mutagenicity of water samples collected in the Corrente River, a major waterway in the river basin district of Pedro II, Piauí (Brazil). This river is exposed to intense anthropogenic influence from urban, automotive mechanical and family farm waste, and it is used as the main source of water supply by the population...
December 2016: Chemosphere
Sára Szuróczki, Zsuzsa Kéki, Szandra Káli, Anett Lippai, Károly Márialigeti, Erika Tóth
Thermal baths are unique aquatic environments combining a wide variety of natural and anthropogenic ecological factors, which also appear in their microbiological state. There is limited information on the microbiology of thermal baths in their complexity, tracking community shifts from the thermal wells to the pools. In the present study, the natural microbial community of well and pool waters in Gellért bath was studied in detail by cultivation-based techniques. To isolate bacteria, 10% R2A and minimal synthetic media (with "bath water") with agar-agar and gellan gum were used after prolonged incubation time; moreover, polyurethane blocks covered with media were also applied...
June 2016: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
Douglas Sackett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Journal of Environmental Health
Katelyn Turpin-Nagel, Timothy M Vadas
Streams in urban ecosystems receive metal inputs primarily from stormwater runoff and wastewater effluent. The relative contribution of these metal sources to stream impairment is difficult to discern based on simple water characteristics and biological surveys. Stream impairment in these systems is often indicated by reduced abundance and diversity of aquatic insects, which tend to be more sensitive to chronic metal exposures. Metal species and controls on metal species in both the waterborne and dietborne exposure pathways to aquatic organisms are reviewed here...
August 10, 2016: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
Alba Puig, Héctor F Olguín Salinas, Juan A Borús
Alterations in flow regimes of large rivers may originate or increase risks to ecosystems and humans. The Paraná River basin (South America) undergoes human pressures (e.g., heavy damming in the upper basin, deforestation, and mixed pollution) that may affect the water quantity and quality of its terminal Delta (Argentina). In this study, after applying univariate and multivariate change-point detection and trend analyses to the daily data series of flows incoming to the Delta (Paraná-Santa Fe section), flow characteristics were compared by Indicators of Hydrologic Alteration (IHA) and Environmental Flow Components (EFC)...
June 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
M Zemann, M Majewsky, L Wolf
Intense reuse of treated wastewater in agriculture is practiced all over the world, especially in arid and water-scarce regions. In doing so, pharmaceutical residues in the water are irrigated to the soil and subsequently can percolate into the local aquifers. Since evaporation rates in these areas are typically high, persistent substances might enrich in the groundwater recharge of closed catchments like the Jordan Valley. Against this background, unsaturated column tests were conducted to investigate the potential for evaporative accumulation of the two pharmaceuticals bezafibrate and carbamazepine under simulated arid climate conditions...
July 2016: Chemosphere
Nikea Ulrich, Abigail Rosenberger, Colin Brislawn, Justin Wright, Collin Kessler, David Toole, Caroline Solomon, Steven Strutt, Erin McClure, Regina Lamendella
UNLABELLED: Bacterial community composition and longitudinal fluctuations were monitored in a riverine system during and after Superstorm Sandy to better characterize inter- and intracommunity responses associated with the disturbance associated with a 100-year storm event. High-throughput sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene was used to assess microbial community structure within water samples from Muddy Creek Run, a second-order stream in Huntingdon, PA, at 12 different time points during the storm event (29 October to 3 November 2012) and under seasonally matched baseline conditions...
June 15, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Wenkai Yan, Xiang Xiao, Yu Zhang
Sporosarcina psychrophila DSM 6497 is a gram positive, spore-formation psychrophilic bacterial strain, widely distributed in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Here we report its complete sequence including one circular chromosome of 4674191bp with a GC content of 40.3%. Genes encoding urease are predicted in the genome, which provide insight information on the microbiologically mediated urea hydrolysis process. This urea hydrolysis can further lead to an increase of carbonate anion and alkalinity in the environment, which promotes the microbiologically induced carbonate precipitation with various applications, such as the bioremediation of calcium rich wastewater and bio-reservation of architectural patrimony...
May 20, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
Piseth Seng, Boushab Mohamed Boushab, Fanny Romain, Frédérique Gouriet, Nicolas Bruder, Claude Martin, Franck Paganelli, Emmanuelle Bernit, Yves Patrice Le Treut, Pascal Thomas, Laurent Papazian, Didier Raoult, Andreas Stein
BACKGROUND: Raoultella ornithinolytica is known to inhabit aquatic environments. The clinical features and outcomes of human infections caused by R. ornithinolytica have been reported for only a limited number of cases. METHODS: A retrospective study of cases of infection caused by R. ornithinolytica managed at four university hospital centres during the period before and after the introduction of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was performed...
April 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Felipe C Cabello, Henry P Godfrey
The potential negative impact for human health of veterinary use of antimicrobials in prophylaxis, metaphylaxis and growth promotion in animal husbandry was first established in the 1960s and 1970s. Determination of the molecular structure of antimicrobial resistance plasmids at that time explained the ability of antimicrobial resistance genes to disseminate among bacterial populations and elucidated the reasons for the negative effects of antimicrobials used in food animals for human health. In this issue of Environmental Microbiology, Liu et al...
February 2016: Environmental Microbiology
S Petti, A Polimeni, M J Allen
BACKGROUND: Dental unit water (DUW) could be contaminated by human pathogens coming from biological fluids penetrated during patient treatment and by opportunistic pathogens detached from aquatic biofilm. These microorganisms could be spread to following patients. We tested the disinfectant activity of hydrogen peroxide and monovalent silver ions (H(2)O(2)-Ag(+)) into DUW artificially contaminated with freshly isolated pathogens. METHODS: The tested microorganisms were Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Candida albicans, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Legionella pneumophila, Mycobacterium chelonae, non-pathogenic Bacillus clausii spores...
November 2015: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
Xiujun Li, Duochun Wang, Baisheng Li, Haijian Zhou, Song Liang, Changwen Ke, Xiaoling Deng, Biao Kan, J Glenn Morris, Wuchun Cao
Toxigenic isolates of Vibrio cholerae serogroups O1 and O139 from aquatic reservoirs are a key source for recurrent epidemics of cholera in human populations. However, we do not have an optimal understanding of the microbiology of the strains within these reservoirs, particularly outside of the time periods when there are active cholera cases in the surrounding community. The main objective of the present study was to identify and characterize V. cholerae O1 and O139 in the Pearl River Estuary at a time when active disease was not being identified, despite prior occurrence of epidemic cholera in the region...
February 2016: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
D A Pearce, I Magiopoulos, M Mowlem, M Tranter, G Holt, J Woodward, M J Siegert
During the attempt to directly access, measure and sample Subglacial Lake Ellsworth in 2012-2013, we conducted microbiological analyses of the drilling equipment, scientific instrumentation, field camp and natural surroundings. From these studies, a number of lessons can be learned about the cleanliness of deep Antarctic subglacial lake access leading to, in particular, knowledge of the limitations of some of the most basic relevant microbiological principles. Here, we focus on five of the core challenges faced and describe how cleanliness and sterilization were implemented in the field...
January 28, 2016: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
Sergey A Bulat
This article examines the question of the possible existence of microbial life inhabiting the subglacial Lake Vostok buried beneath a 4 km thick Antarctic ice sheet. It represents the results of analysis of the only available frozen lake water samples obtained upon the first lake entry and subsequent re-coring the water frozen within the borehole. For comparison, results obtained by earlier molecular microbiological studies of accretion ice are included in this study, with the focus on thermophiles and an unknown bacterial phylotype...
January 28, 2016: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
D Sylvain Dabadé, Judith C M Wolkers-Rooijackers, Paulin Azokpota, D Joseph Hounhouigan, Marcel H Zwietering, M J Rob Nout, Heidy M W den Besten
This study aimed at determining bacterial concentration and diversity in fresh tropical shrimps (Penaeus notialis) and their surrounding brackish waters and sediment. Freshly caught shrimp, water and sediment samples were collected in Lakes Nokoue and Aheme in Benin (West Africa) during two periods with different water salinity and temperature. We used complementary culture-dependent and culture-independent methods for microbiota analysis. During both sampling periods, total mesophilic aerobic counts in shrimp samples ranged between 4...
February 2, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
Brandy M Toner, Christopher R German, Gregory J Dick, John A Breier
The reactivity and mobility of natural particles in aquatic systems have wide ranging implications for the functioning of Earth surface systems. Particles in the ocean are biologically and chemically reactive, mobile, and complex in composition. The chemical composition of marine particles is thought to be central to understanding processes that convert globally relevant elements, such as C and Fe, among forms with varying bioavailability and mobility in the ocean. The analytical tools needed to measure the complex chemistry of natural particles are the subject of this Account...
January 19, 2016: Accounts of Chemical Research
O V Obukhova, L V Lartseva
In the article there are presented the results of a study of halotolerance of enterobacteria isolated from water and fish in the Volga River delta, which were dominant in the microbial landscape of these biotopes. Their halotolerance was studied by means of inoculation of daily pure cultures of meat--peptone broth with 3, 7 and 10% of sodium chloride and incubation at 37°C. At that all studied microflora was found to have significant indices of halotolerance with a predominance of aquatic isolates. At that in 3,0 and 7,0 % NaCl concentrations were very similar, but in 10% NaCl broth the halotolerance of water strain was almost 2...
September 2015: Gigiena i Sanitariia
N Nowik, P Podlasz, A Jakimiuk, N Kasica, W Sienkiewicz, J Kaleczyc
The zebrafish (Danio rerio) has become known as an excellent model organism for studies of vertebrate biology, vertebrate genetics, embryonal development, diseases and drug screening. Nevertheless, there is still lack of detailed reports about usage of the zebrafish as a model in veterinary medicine. Comparing to other vertebrates, they can lay hundreds of eggs at weekly intervals, externally fertilized zebrafish embryos are accessible to observation and manipulation at all stages of their development, which makes possible to simplify the research techniques such as fate mapping, fluorescent tracer time-lapse lineage analysis and single cell transplantation...
2015: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
Vinod Tare, Subhankar Basu
The genesis of the present research was the belief since ages and the observations made through some studies that the water of river Ganga has unique characteristics, which allows storage of water quality even on prolong storage. Very few systematic studies have been conducted to support the contention that the Ganga water indeed has some special composition that could be attributed to its unique storage capacity. It was postulated that prolong restoration of water quality depends on the ability to arrest microbial activity that is generally responsible for deterioration in water quality on prolong storage...
April 2014: Journal of Environmental Science & Engineering
Chuanlun L Zhang, Wei Xie, Ana-Belen Martin-Cuadrado, Francisco Rodriguez-Valera
Marine Group (MG) I (currently known as Thaumarchaeota) and MG II Archaea were first reported over two decades ago. While significant progress has been made on MG I microbiology and ecology, the progress on MG II has been noticeably slower. The common understanding is that while MG I mainly function as chemolithoautotrophs and occur predominantly in the deep ocean, MG II reside mostly in the photic zone and live heterotrophically. Studies to date have shown that MG II are abundant in the marine aquatic environment and display great seasonal and spatial variation and phylogenetic diversity...
2015: Frontiers in Microbiology
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