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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917374/identification-and-characterization-of-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-with-an-incomplete-hemolytic-phenotype
#1
Haifang Zhang, Yi Zheng, Huasheng Gao, Ping Xu, Min Wang, Aiqing Li, Minhui Miao, Xiaofang Xie, Yimai Deng, Huiqin Zhou, Hong Du
Staphylococcus aureus is a common pathogen causing both hospital and community-acquired infections. Hemolysin is one of the important virulence factors for S. aureus and causes the typical β-hemolytic phenotype which is called complete hemolytic phenotype as well. Recently, S. aureus with an incomplete hemolytic phenotype (SIHP) was isolated from clinical samples. To study the microbiologic characteristics of SIHP, the special hemolytic phenotype of SIHP was verified on the sheep blood agar plates supplied by different manufacturers...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915298/multilocus-sequence-typing-mlst-analysis-of-candida-albicans-isolates-colonizing-acrylic-dentures-before-and-after-denture-replacement
#2
Khai How Choo, Hee Ji Lee, Nicholas J Knight, Ann R Holmes, Richard D Cannon
Yeast, in particular Candida albicans, are the principal fungal cause of denture stomatitis, and can also be present as a commensal in many individuals. Few studies, however, have examined oral retention of yeast strains over time. We analyzed the yeast present in saliva samples and from the dentures of 10 individuals colonized with yeast but with no signs of stomatitis, before new complete maxillary dentures were fitted and also at 1, 3, and 6 months after denture replacement. Yeast species were presumptively identified on selective agar plates and were present in nine individuals before denture replacement and in six at the 6-month time point...
December 2, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914738/wolbachia-strains-in-cryptic-species-of-the-anastrepha-fraterculus-complex-diptera-tephritidae-along-the-neotropical-region
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Leandro F Prezotto, André L P Perondini, Vicente Hernández-Ortiz, Celso L Marino, Denise Selivon
Infection by Wolbachia was described previously in eleven species of Anastrepha fruit flies some of which are important pests of fruticulture. One such species is the nominal Anastrepha fraterculus, the South American fruit fly, which actually comprises a complex of cryptic species. The suggestions of using Wolbachia for the control of these pest species, make imperative a more precise characterization of the existing strains of the bacteria. In this study, population samples of the A. fraterculus complex from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico were analyzed for Wolbachia infection...
November 24, 2016: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907129/meningococcal-carriage-in-military-recruits-and-university-students-during-the-pre-menb-vaccination-era-in-greece-2014-2015
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Kyriaki Tryfinopoulou, Konstantinos Kesanopoulos, Athanasia Xirogianni, Nektarios Marmaras, Anastasia Papandreou, Vassiliki Papaevangelou, Maria Tsolia, Aftab Jasir, Georgina Tzanakaki
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to estimate the meningococcal carriage rate and to identify the genotypic characteristics of the strains isolated from healthy military recruits and university students in order to provide data that might increase our understanding on the epidemiology of meningococcus and obtain information which helps to evaluate the potential effects on control programs such as vaccination. METHODS: A total of 1420 oropharyngeal single swab samples were collected from military recruits and university students on voluntary basis, aged 18-26 years...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905002/disseminated-candidiasis-in-a-young-previously-healthy-dog-and-review-of-literature
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Nicole Willems, Dirk J Houwers, Yvette M Schlotter, Bart Theelen, Teun Boekhout
BACKGROUND: The reports on disseminated candidiasis in dogs so far describe at least one predisposing factor. This case report, however, highlights candidiasis in a dog without any known predisposition. PATIENT: A 1.5-year-old intact female Hovawart dog was presented with subcutaneous nodules and polyuria/polydipsia. An excisional biopsy revealed a chronic pyogranulomatous and necrotizing inflammation with mycotic structures. The patient became febrile and lethargic, and developed lameness...
November 30, 2016: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902383/detection-of-isaba1-in-association-with-a-novel-allelic-variant-of-the-%C3%AE-lactamase-adc-82-and-class-d-%C3%AE-lactamase-genes-mediating-carbapenem-resistance-among-the-clinical-isolates-of-mdr-a-baumannii
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Rajagopalan Saranathan, Rinki Kumari, Ramakrishnan Kalaivani, Sah Suresh, Anshu Rani, Shashikala Purty, Prashanth K
The objective of the present study is to investigate the diverse resistance determinants, their association with IS mobile elements and predilection of a particular clone for such associations in A. baumannii. Fifty-four consecutive isolates collected during 2011-2012 from a tertiary care hospital were subjected to susceptibility testing followed by PCR screening of commonly reported β-lactamases and 16S rRNA methyl transferase encoding genes. The integrity of RND efflux pump related genes in their respective operons was also investigated...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899921/high-prevalence-of-%C3%AE-lactamase-and-plasmid-mediated-quinolone-resistance-genes-in-extended-spectrum-cephalosporin-resistant-escherichia-coli-from-dogs-in-shaanxi-china
#7
Xiaoqiang Liu, Haixia Liu, Yinqian Li, Caiju Hao
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence and molecular characterization of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL), plasmid-mediated AmpC β-lactamase (pAmpC) and carbapenemases as well as plasmid-mediated quinolone-resistant (PMQR) among extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant (ESC-R) Escherichia coli from dogs in Shaanxi province in China. Methods: A total of 40 ESC-R Escherichia coli selected from 165 Extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC) isolated from dogs were screened and characterized for the genes encoding for the ESBLs, pAmpC, carbapenemases and PMQR genes by PCR and sequencing...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898695/dcite-measuring-necessary-cladistic-information-can-help-you-reduce-polytomy-artefacts-in-trees
#8
Michael J Wise
Biologists regularly create phylogenetic trees to better understand the evolutionary origins of their species of interest, and often use genomes as their data source. However, as more and more incomplete genomes are published, in many cases it may not be possible to compute genome-based phylogenetic trees due to large gaps in the assembled sequences. In addition, comparison of complete genomes may not even be desirable due to the presence of horizontally acquired and homologous genes. A decision must therefore be made about which gene, or gene combinations, should be used to compute a tree...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895637/high-prevalence-of-esbl-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-causing-community-onset-infections-in-china
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Jing Zhang, Kai Zhou, Beiwen Zheng, Lina Zhao, Ping Shen, Jinru Ji, Zeqing Wei, Lanjuan Li, Jianying Zhou, Yonghong Xiao
The aim of this work was to investigate the epidemiological and genetic characteristics of ESBL-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL-Kp) causing community-onset infections. K. pneumoniae isolates were collected from 31 Chinese secondary hospitals between August 2010 and 2011. Genes encoding ESBL and AmpC beta-lactamases were detected by PCR. The isolates were assigned to sequence types (STs) using multi-locus sequence typing (MLST). Eleven ESBL-Kp strains were selected for whole-genome sequencing (WGS) for investigating the genetic environment and plasmids encoding ESBL genes...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894009/study-of-streptococcus-thermophilus-population-on-a-world-wide-and-historical-collection-by-a-new-mlst-scheme
#10
Christine Delorme, Nicolas Legravet, Emmanuel Jamet, Caroline Hoarau, Bolotin Alexandre, Walid M El-Sharoud, Mohamed S Darwish, Pierre Renault
We analyzed 178 Streptococcus thermophilus strains isolated from diverse products, from around the world, over a 60-year period with a new multilocus sequence typing (MLST) scheme. This collection included isolates from two traditional cheese-making sites with different starter-use practices, in sampling campaigns carried out over a three years period. The nucleotide diversity of the S. thermophilus population was limited, but 116 sequence types (ST) were identified. Phylogenetic analysis of the concatenated sequences of the six housekeeping genes revealed the existence of groups confirmed by eBURST analysis...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890443/oxa-23-and-isaba1-oxa-66-class-d-%C3%AE-lactamases-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolates-from-companion-animals
#11
Christa Ewers, Peter Klotz, Ursula Leidner, Ivonne Stamm, Ellen Prenger-Berninghoff, Stephan Göttig, Torsten Semmler, Sandra Scheufen
Acinetobacter baumannii is recognised as a major pathogen of nosocomial infections that frequently show resistance to last-resort antimicrobials. To investigate whether A. baumannii from companion animals harbour carbapenem resistance mechanisms, 223 clinical isolates obtained from veterinary clinics between 2000 and 2013 in Germany were screened for carbapenem-non-susceptibility employing meropenem-containing Mueller-Hinton agar plates. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) data were obtained using the VITEK(®)2 system...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889164/multilocus-sequence-type-profiles-of-bacillus-cereus-isolates-from-infant-formula-in-china
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Yong Yang, Xiaofeng Yu, Li Zhan, Jiancai Chen, Yunyi Zhang, Junyan Zhang, Honghu Chen, Zheng Zhang, Yanjun Zhang, Yiyu Lu, Lingling Mei
Bacillus cereus sensu stricto is an opportunistic foodborne pathogen. The multilocus sequence type (MLST) of 74 B. cereus isolated from 513 non-random infant formula in China was analyzed. Of 64 sequence types (STs) detected, 50 STs and 6 alleles were newly found in PubMLST database. All isolates except for one singleton (ST-1049), were classified into 7 clonal complexes (CC) by BURST (n-4), in which CC1 with core ancestral clone ST-26 was the largest group including 86% isolates, and CC2, 3, 9, 10 and 13 were first reported in China...
April 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883255/genome-wide-association-of-functional-traits-linked-with-campylobacter-jejuni-survival-from-farm-to-fork
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Koji Yahara, Guillaume Méric, Aidan J Taylor, Stefan P W de Vries, Susan Murray, Ben Pascoe, Leonardos Mageiros, Alicia Torralbo, Ana Vidal, Anne Ridley, Sho Komukai, Helen Wimalarathna, Alison J Cody, Frances M Colles, Noel McCarthy, David Harris, James E Bray, Keith A Jolley, Martin C J Maiden, Stephen D Bentley, Julian Parkhill, Christopher D Bayliss, Andrew Grant, Duncan Maskell, Xavier Didelot, David J Kelly, Samuel K Sheppard
Campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide, primarily associated with the consumption of contaminated poultry. C. jejuni lineages vary in host range and prevalence in human infection, suggesting differences in survival throughout the poultry processing chain. From 7,343 MLST-characterised isolates, we sequenced 600 C. jejuni and C. coli isolates from various stages of poultry processing and clinical cases. A genome-wide association study (GWAS) in C. jejuni ST-21 and ST-45 complexes identified genetic elements over-represented in clinical isolates that increased in frequency throughout the poultry processing chain...
November 24, 2016: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881098/genomic-determination-of-minimum-multi-locus-sequence-typing-schemas-to-represent-the-genomic-phylogeny-of-mycoplasma-hominis
#14
Aleksey Jironkin, Rebecca J Brown, Anthony Underwood, Victoria J Chalker, Owen B Spiller
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma hominis is an opportunistic human pathogen, associated with clinically diverse disease. Currently, there is no standardised method for typing M. hominis, which would aid in understanding pathogen epidemiology and transmission. Due to availability and costs of whole genome sequencing and the challenges in obtaining adequate M. hominis DNA, the use of whole genome sequence analysis to provide clinical guidance is unpractical for this bacterial species as well as other fastidious organisms...
November 23, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875980/comparative-genomics-of-european-avian-pathogenic-e-coli-apec
#15
Guido Cordoni, Martin J Woodward, Huihai Wu, Mishaal Alanazi, Tim Wallis, Roberto M La Ragione
BACKGROUND: Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) causes colibacillosis, which results in significant economic losses to the poultry industry worldwide. However, the diversity between isolates remains poorly understood. Here, a total of 272 APEC isolates collected from the United Kingdom (UK), Italy and Germany were characterised using multiplex polymerase chain reactions (PCRs) targeting 22 equally weighted factors covering virulence genes, R-type and phylogroup. Following these analysis, 95 of the selected strains were further analysed using Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)...
November 22, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875687/complete-substitution-of-the-brazilian-endemic-clone-by-other-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-lineages-in-two-public-hospitals-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
#16
Raiane Cardoso Chamon, Sthefanie da Silva Ribeiro, Thaina Miranda da Costa, Simone Aranha Nouér, Katia Regina Netto Dos Santos
Staphylococcus aureus is an important cause of bloodstream infections (BSI). Therefore, the main purpose of this work was to characterize a collection of 139 S. aureus isolates from BSI in two public hospitals in relation to their antimicrobial susceptibility profile, SCCmec types, and clonal relationship. Methicillin resistance and resistance to other 12 agents were accessed by the disk diffusion test. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) to mupirocin was also determined. The SCCmec types were accessed by multiplex PCR, and the clonal relationship was determined by pulsed field gel electrophoresis method and restriction modification system characterization...
November 19, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873262/epidemiological-surveillance-and-typing-methods-to-track-antibiotic-resistant-strains-using-high-throughput-sequencing
#17
Miguel Paulo Machado, Bruno Ribeiro-Gonçalves, Mickael Silva, Mário Ramirez, João André Carriço
High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS) technologies transformed the microbial typing and molecular epidemiology field by providing the cost-effective ability for researchers to probe draft genomes, not only for epidemiological markers but also for antibiotic resistance and virulence determinants. In this chapter, we provide protocols for the analysis of HTS data for the determination of multilocus sequence typing (MLST) information and for determining presence or absence of antibiotic resistance genes.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867047/assessing-the-intra-species-genetic-variability-in-the-clonal-pathogen-campylobacter-fetus-crisprs-are-highly-polymorphic-dna-markers
#18
Lucía Calleros, Laura Betancor, Gregorio Iraola, Alejandra Méndez, Claudia Morsella, Fernando Paolicchi, Silvia Silveyra, Alejandra Velilla, Ruben Pérez
Campylobacter fetus is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that infects animals and humans. The subspecies Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus (Cff) affects a broad range of vertebrate hosts and induces abortion in cows and sheep. Campylobacter fetus subsp. venerealis (Cfv) is restricted to cattle and causes the endemic disease bovine genital campylobacteriosis, which triggers reproductive problems and is responsible for major economic losses. Campylobacter fetus subsp. testudinum (Cft) has been isolated mostly from apparently healthy reptiles belonging to different species but also from ill snakes and humans...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862252/specific-populations-of-the-yeast-geotrichum-candidum-revealed-by-molecular-typing
#19
Noémie Jacques, Sandrine Mallet, Fatima Laaghouiti, Colin R Tinsley, Serge Casaregola
Geotrichum candidum is an ubiquitous yeast, and an essential component in the production of many soft cheeses. We developed a Multi-Locus Sequence Typing (MLST) scheme with five retained loci (NUP116, URA1, URA3, SAPT4, PLB3) which were sufficiently divergent to distinguish 40 Sequence Types (STs) among the 67 G. candidum strains tested. Phylogenetic analyses defined five main clades; one clade was restricted to environmental isolates, three other clades included distinct environmental isolates and dairy strains, while the fifth clade comprised 34 strains (13 STs), among which all but two were isolated from milk, cheese or dairy environment...
November 18, 2016: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860343/isolation-of-campylobacter-spp-from-client-owned-dogs-and-cats-and-retail-raw-meat-pet-food-in-the-manawatu-new-zealand
#20
K Bojanić, A C Midwinter, J C Marshall, L E Rogers, P J Biggs, E Acke
Campylobacter causes acute gastroenteritis in people worldwide and is frequently isolated from food, animals and the environment. The disease is predominately food-borne but many routes of transmission and sources of infection have been described, including contact with pets. The prevalence of Campylobacter spp. in dogs and cats varies widely, and data on New Zealand pets are limited. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of Campylobacter spp. in dogs, cats and retail raw meat pet food products in New Zealand and to characterize Campylobacter jejuni isolates using multilocus sequence typing (MLST)...
November 12, 2016: Zoonoses and Public Health
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