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Frank Schwarz, Kathrin Becker, Sebastian Rahn, Andrea Hegewald, Klaus Pfeffer, Birgit Henrich
BACKGROUND: The potential role of fungal organisms and their co-aggregation with either periodontopathogens or opportunistic pathogens at peri-implantitis sites is unknown. The aim of the present study was to qualitatively/quantitatively analyze and correlate fungal organisms and bacterial species at peri-implantitis sites. METHODS: In a total of 29 patients, submucosal/subgingival plaque samples were collected at peri-implantitis and healthy implant sites as well as teeth with a history of periodontitis (controls)...
December 2015: Int J Implant Dent
Tomas Cajka, Luis A Garay, Irnayuli R Sitepu, Kyria L Boundy-Mills, Oliver Fiehn
A multiplatform mass spectrometry-based approach was used for elucidating extracellular lipids with biosurfactant properties produced by the oleaginous yeast Rhodotorula babjevae UCDFST 04-877. This strain secreted 8.6 ± 0.1 g/L extracellular lipids when grown in a benchtop bioreactor fed with 100 g/L glucose in medium without addition of hydrophobic substrate, such as oleic acid. Untargeted reversed-phase liquid chromatography-quadrupole/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (QTOFMS) detected native glycolipid molecules with masses of 574-716 Da...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Natural Products
Tamene Milkessa Jiru, Dawit Abate, Nicholas Kiggundu, Carolina Pohl, Marizeth Groenewald
Oleaginous microorganisms can produce high amounts of oil (>20 % of their biomass) under suitable cultivation conditions. In this research work 200 samples were collected from soil, plant surfaces (leaves, flowers and fruits), waste oils from traditional oil milling houses and dairy products (cheese, milk and yoghurt) in Ethiopia. Three hundred and forty yeast colonies were isolated from these samples. By applying Sudan III staining tests, 18 strains were selected as possible oleaginous yeasts. The 18 strains were identified and characterized for their lipid production as a feedstock for biodiesel production in the future...
December 2016: AMB Express
Shikai Wang, Yong Wu, Xu Wang
Heterotrophic cultivation of microalgae is a feasible alternative strategy to avoid the light limitation of photoautotrophic culture, but the heterotrophic utilization of disaccharides is difficult for microalgae. Aimed at this problem, a co-culture system was developed by mix culture of C. pyrenoidosa and R. glutinis using sucrose as the sole carbon source. In this system, C. pyrenoidosa could utilize glucose and fructose which were hydrolyzed from sucrose by R. glutinis. The highest specific growth rate and final cell number proportion of algae was 1...
November 2016: Bioresource Technology
Kei E Fujimura, Alexandra R Sitarik, Suzanne Havstad, Din L Lin, Sophia Levan, Douglas Fadrosh, Ariane R Panzer, Brandon LaMere, Elze Rackaityte, Nicholas W Lukacs, Ganesa Wegienka, Homer A Boushey, Dennis R Ownby, Edward M Zoratti, Albert M Levin, Christine C Johnson, Susan V Lynch
Gut microbiota bacterial depletions and altered metabolic activity at 3 months are implicated in childhood atopy and asthma. We hypothesized that compositionally distinct human neonatal gut microbiota (NGM) exist, and are differentially related to relative risk (RR) of childhood atopy and asthma. Using stool samples (n = 298; aged 1-11 months) from a US birth cohort and 16S rRNA sequencing, neonates (median age, 35 d) were divisible into three microbiota composition states (NGM1-3). Each incurred a substantially different RR for multisensitized atopy at age 2 years and doctor-diagnosed asthma at age 4 years...
October 2016: Nature Medicine
Marta Z Pacia, Jan Pukalski, Katarzyna Turnau, Malgorzata Baranska, Agnieszka Kaczor
Various species of yeasts are gaining attention as producers of nutraceuticals and biofuels and due to their capacity to biodegrade chemical waste. Rhodotorula mucilaginosa is one of the most oleaginous species of yeast, an efficient de novo carotenoid producer and was reported to be capable of decomposing of organic pesticides. In this work we studied the influence of a toxic pesticide, diazinone, on production of storage (lipids) and protective (carotenoids, hemoproteins) compounds by Rh. mucilaginosa alive cells with the help of Raman imaging...
December 2016: Chemosphere
Carlos I Briones-Roblero, Roberto Rodríguez-Díaz, José A Santiago-Cruz, Gerardo Zúñiga, Flor N Rivera-Orduña
Bark beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae) feed on the xylem and phloem of their host, which are composed of structural carbohydrates and organic compounds that are not easily degraded by the insects. Some of these compounds might be hydrolyzed by digestive enzymes produced by microbes present in the gut of these insects. In this study, we evaluated the enzymatic capacity of bacteria (Acinetobacter lwoffii, Arthrobacter sp., Pseudomonas putida, Pseudomonas azotoformans, and Rahnella sp.) and yeasts (Candida piceae, Candida oregonensis, Cyberlindnera americana, Zygoascus sp...
August 20, 2016: Folia Microbiologica
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Drug resistance among yeasts and mycelial fungi remains a serious problem when therapy for deep mycoses is chosen. The generic variety of fungal cultures obtained from the sputa of 148 patients with various bronchopulmonary diseases in 1998-2008 was assessed. Most (n = 113) isolates were yeasts of the genus Candida and 39 isolates were mycelial fungi of the genus Aspergillus. The fungi of the genera Geotrichum, Rhodotorula, Saccharomyces, Kluyveromyces, Penicillium, Cryptococcus, and Mucor were much less common...
2010: Tuberk Biolezni Legkih
Alysson Wagner Fernandes Duarte, Michel Rodrigo Zambrano Passarini, Tiago Palladino Delforno, Franciane Maria Pellizzari, Caio Vinicius Zecchin Cipro, Rosalinda Carmela Montone, Maria Virginia Petry, Jair Putzke, Luiz Henrique Rosa, Lara Durães Sette
Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems are largely dominated by lichens, while shallow coastal environments are mainly covered by macroalgae. The aim of this study was to isolate and to evaluate the diversity of yeasts in different species of macroalgae and lichens collected in South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. A total of 405 yeasts were recovered (205 from macroalgae and 200 from lichens). The yeast community from macroalgae was most diversity than the yeast community from lichen. The dominance index was similar for both substrates...
August 12, 2016: Environmental Microbiology Reports
Zhen Min Hu, Xue Qiang Zhao, Xue Min Bao, Chao Wang, Wei Wang, Lu Zheng, Ping Lan, Ren Fang Shen
Rhodotorula taiwanensis RS1 (Rt) is a high-aluminum (Al)-tolerant yeast that can survive Al at concentrations up to 200 mM. In this study, we compared Rt with an Al-sensitive congeneric strain, R. mucilaginosa AKU 4812 (Rm) and Al sensitive mutant 1 (alsm1) of Rt, to explore the Al tolerance mechanisms of Rt. The growth of Rm was completely inhibited by 1 mM Al, but that of Rt was not inhibited until Al concentration was more than 70 mM. The growth of alsm1 was inhibited much more by 70 mM and 100 mM Al than that of Rt...
August 6, 2016: Yeast
Mario Fernández-Ruiz, Jesús Guinea, Mireia Puig-Asensio, Óscar Zaragoza, Benito Almirante, Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, José María Aguado
Fungemia due to rare yeasts constitutes an emerging but poorly investigated condition. Data on risk factors, clinical features, therapy, and outcome of episodes of fungemia due to rare (non-Candida, non-Cryptococcus) yeasts were analyzed in a population-based surveillance program conducted in 29 Spanish hospitals between May 2010 and April 2011. Species identification (DNA sequencing) and antifungal susceptibility testing (EUCAST and CLSI methods) were centrally performed. Fourteen out of 767 episodes of fungemia (1...
August 4, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Luciana C S Chaud, Luciana D Lario, Rafaella C Bonugli-Santos, Lara D Sette, Adalberto Pessoa Junior, Maria das Graças de A Felipe
Microorganisms from extreme and restrictive eco systems, such as the Antarctic continent, are of great interest due to their ability to synthesize products of commercial value. Among these, enzymes from psychrotolerant and psychrophilic microorganisms offer potential economical benefits due to their high activity at low and moderate temperatures. The cold adapted yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa L7 was selected out of 97 yeasts isolated from Antarctica as having the highest extracellular proteolytic activity in preliminary tests...
December 25, 2016: New Biotechnology
A Martinez, I Cavello, G Garmendia, C Rufo, S Cavalitto, S Vero
Various microbial groups are well known to produce a range of extracellular enzymes and other secondary metabolites. However, the occurrence and importance of investment in such activities have received relatively limited attention in studies of Antarctic soil microbiota. Sixty-one yeasts strains were isolated from King George Island, Antarctica which were characterized physiologically and identified at the molecular level using the D1/D2 region of rDNA. Fifty-eight yeasts (belonging to the genera Cryptococcus, Leucosporidiella, Rhodotorula, Guehomyces, Candida, Metschnikowia and Debaryomyces) were screened for extracellular amylolytic, proteolytic, esterasic, pectinolytic, inulolytic xylanolytic and cellulolytic activities at low and moderate temperatures...
September 2016: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
Arturo Vera-Ponce de León, Alejandro Sanchez-Flores, Mónica Rosenblueth, Esperanza Martínez-Romero
We studied fungal species associated with the carmine cochineal Dactylopius coccus and other non-domesticated Dactylopius species using culture-dependent and -independent methods. Thirty seven fungi were isolated in various culture media from insect males and females from different developmental stages and Dactylopius species. 26S rRNA genes and ITS sequences, from cultured fungal isolates revealed different species of Cryptococcus, Rhodotorula, Debaryomyces, Trametes, and Penicillium, which are genera newly associated with Dactylopius...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
Burcu Ertit Taştan, Caner Özdemir, Turgay Tekinay
Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent and a persistent pollutant. The biodegradation of triclosan is dependent on many variables including the biodegradation organism and the environmental conditions. Here, we evaluated the triclosan degradation potential of two fungi strains, Rhodotorula mucilaginosa and Penicillium sp., and the rate of its turnover to 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP). Both of these strains showed less susceptibility to triclosan when grown in minimal salt medium. In order to further evaluate the effects of environmental conditions on triclosan degradation, three different culture conditions including original thermal power plant wastewater, T6 nutrimedia and ammonium mineral salts medium were used...
2016: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
Tomáš Řezanka, Irena Kolouchová, Karel Sigler
Analysis of polar lipids from eight psychrophilic yeasts (Cryptococcus victoriae, Cystofilobasidium capitatum, Holtermaniella wattica, Mrakiella aquatica, M. cryoconiti, Rhodotorula lignophila, Kondoa malvinella and Trichosporon aggtelekiense) grown at 4-28°C by hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography/high resolution electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry determined 17 classes of lipids and identified dozens of molecular species of phospholipids including their regioisomers. Most of the yeasts were able to grow over the whole temperature range, reaching the highest biomass at 4 or 10°C...
July 13, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Jing Liu, Xu Zhang, Tianwei Tan
In this study, the flocculation process of Chlorella vulgaris and Rhodotorula glutinis induced by inorganic salts modified montmorillonoid was conducted. The maximum flocculation efficiency (FE) of 98.50% for C. vulgaris and 11.83% for R. glutinis were obtained with 4g/L and 5g/L flocculant within the dosage scope of 1-5g/L. The difference of FE was then thermodynamically explained by the extended DLVO theory and the FE of R. glutinis was mechanically enhanced to 90.66% with 0.06g/L cationic polyacrylamide (CPAM) at an optimum pH of 9...
October 2016: Bioresource Technology
Meng Liu, Xu Zhang, Tianwei Tan
In this paper, the components of amino acids in mixed starch wastewater (corn steep water/corn gluten water=1/3, v/v) were analyzed by GC-MS. Effects of amino acids on lipid production by Rhodotorula glutinis and COD removal were studied. The results showed that mixed starch wastewater contained 9 kinds of amino acids and these amino acids significantly improved the biomass (13.63g/L), lipid yield (2.48g/L) and COD removal compared to the basic medium (6.23g/L and 1.56g/L). In a 5L fermentor containing mixed starch wastewater as substrate to culture R...
October 2016: Bioresource Technology
R Ahumada-Rudolph, V Novoa, K Sáez, M Martínez, A Rudolph, C Torres-Diaz, J Becerra
Salmon farming is the main economic activity in the fjords area of Southern Chile. This activity requires the use of antibiotics, such as oxytetracycline, for the control and prevention of diseases, which have a negative impact on the environment. We analyzed the abilities of endemic marine fungi to biodegrade oxytetracycline, an antibiotic used extensively in fish farming. We isolated marine fungi strains from sediment samples obtained from an area of fish farming activity. The five isolated strains showed an activity on oxytetracycline and were identified as Trichoderma harzianum, Trichoderma deliquescens, Penicillium crustosum, Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, and Talaromyces atroroseus by a scanning electron microscopy and characterized by molecular techniques...
August 2016: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Ravinder Kaur, Megh S Dhakad, Ritu Goyal, Preena Bhalla, Richa Dewan
HIV related opportunistic fungal infections (OFIs) continue to cause morbidity and mortality in HIV infected patients. The objective for this prospective study is to elucidate the prevalence and spectrum of common OFIs in HIV/AIDS patients in north India. Relevant clinical samples were collected from symptomatic HIV positive patients (n = 280) of all age groups and both sexes and subjected to direct microscopy and fungal culture. Identification as well as speciation of the fungal isolates was done as per the standard recommended methods...
2016: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
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