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Mwazuma K Zinga, Sanjay K Jaiswal, Felix D Dakora
The diversity and phylogeny of root-nodule bacteria isolated from common bean grown in Mozambique and different provinces of South Africa was studied by restriction fragment length polymorphism and phylogenetic analysis. The combined restriction banding pattern of 16S rRNA and nifH profile-generated dendrogram grouped all test isolates into four major clusters with XXI restriction group and three clusters with the VIII restriction groups. Location-based clustering was observed with the 16S-RFLP analysis. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA, glnII, gyrB and gltA sequences showed that common bean was nodulated specifically by Rhizobium etli in Mozambican soils, and by diverse of group of Rhizobium species in South African soils (e...
December 2, 2016: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
Pierre Dupuy, Benjamin Gourion, Laurent Sauviac, Claude Bruand
The soil bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti, a nitrogen-fixing symbiont of legume plants, is exposed to numerous stress conditions in nature, some of which cause the formation of harmful DNA double strand breaks (DSB). In particular, the reactive oxygen (ROS) and nitrogen (RNS) species produced during symbiosis, and the desiccation occurring in dry soils, are conditions which induce DSB. Two major systems of DSB repair are known in S. meliloti: homologous recombination (HR) and non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ)...
November 23, 2016: Microbiology
Philippe M de Lajudie, Esperanza Martinez-Romero
International Committee on Systematics of ProkaryotesSubcommittee on the taxonomy of Agrobacterium and RhizobiumMinutes of the meeting, September 7th 2014, Tenerife, Spain.
October 24, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Sirinapa Chungopast, Mallika Duangkhet, Shigeyuki Tajima, Jian Feng Ma, Mika Nomura
Iron is an essential nutrient for legume-rhizobium symbiosis and accumulates abundantly in the nodules. However, the concentration of free iron in the cells is strictly controlled to avoid toxicity. It is known that ferritin accumulates in the cells as an iron storage protein. During nodule senescence, the expression of the ferritin gene, Ljfer1, was induced in Lotus japonicus. We investigated a signal transduction pathway leading to the increase of Ljfer1 in the nodule. The Ljfer1 promoter of L. japonicus contains a conserved Iron-Dependent Regulatory Sequence (IDRS)...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Plant Physiology
A P B Balaji, Thotapalli P Sastry, Subramani Manigandan, Amitava Mukherjee, Natarajan Chandrasekaran
Mosquito-borne diseases are of major concern as they cause devastating health effects, morbidity, and mortality in the human population. Conventional pesticides have failed to curb the mosquito population due to the development of insensitivity in mosquitoes. Hence, higher dosages of pesticides along with their toxic solubilizers have been employed, which have led to raise in pesticide pollution load, environmental toxicity, and human health concerns. As a realisation for the requirement of alternative pesticides, the present study has involved in the formulation of a hydrodispersive nanometric colloidal form of deltamethrin (NDM), a type-II pyrethroid pesticide, from its hydroimmisicible parental form (PDM)...
November 21, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
R Wassem, A M Marin, A Daddaoua, R A Monteiro, L S Chubatsu, J L Ramos, W J Deakin, W J Broughton, F O Pedrosa, E M Souza
Herbaspirillum seropedicae is an associative, endophytic non-nodulating diazotrophic bacterium that colonises several grasses. An ORF encoding a LysR-type transcriptional regulator, very similar to NodD proteins of rhizobia, was identified in its genome. This nodD-like gene, named fdeR, is divergently transcribed from an operon encoding enzymes involved in flavonoid degradation (fde operon). Apigenin, chrysin, luteolin and naringenin strongly induce transcription of the fde operon, but not that of the fdeR, in an FdeR-dependent manner...
November 23, 2016: Environmental Microbiology
Cheng Hou, Jinyou Shen, Dejin Zhang, Yi Han, Dehua Ma, Xiuyun Sun, Jiansheng Li, Weiqing Han, Lianjun Wang, Xiaodong Liu
For the treatment of high-strength pyridine containing wastewater, a bioaugmented continuous-flow self-forming dynamic membrane bioreactor (CSFDMBR), which was consisted of a continuous flow airlift reactor (CFAR) and a dynamic membrane bioreactor (DMBR), was developed in this study. The results indicated that through the bioaugmentation by Rhizobium sp. NJUST18, CSFDMBR could be successfully started, which was confirmed by complete removal of pyridine, efficient nitrification, and significant increase of biomass...
November 21, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Mohammed Nasser Alyemeni, Sarah Mohammed Al-Quwaiz
A study was undertaken to examine the morpho-physiological alterations under different concentrations of 28-homobrassinolide (HBL) in two contrasting varieties of Vigna radiata. Sterilized seeds of V. radiata (T-44 and PDM-139) were inoculated with specific Rhizobium and allowed to grow and then 14 day old seedlings were exposed to different concentrations (0, 10(-10), 10(-8), or 10(-6) M) of HBL and allowed to grow under natural environmental conditions. At the 15 and 21 day stage, plants were harvested to evaluate various parameters...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
Rebecca T Batstone, Emily M Dutton, Donglin Wang, Molly Yang, Megan E Frederickson
Many hosts preferentially associate with or reward better symbionts, but how these symbiont preference traits evolve is an open question. Legumes often form more nodules with or provide more resources to rhizobia that fix more nitrogen (N), but they also acquire N from soil via root foraging. It is unclear whether root responses to abiotically and symbiotically derived N evolve independently. Here, we measured root foraging and both preferential allocation of root resources to and preferential association with an effective vs an ineffective N-fixing Ensifer meliloti strain in 35 inbred lines of the model legume Medicago truncatula...
November 16, 2016: New Phytologist
Li Qiu, Qiang Li, Junbiao Zhang, Yongchao Chen, Xiaojun Lin, Chao Sun, Weiling Wang, Huawei Liu, Baohong Zhang
Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS571, a novel rhizobium, forms endosymbionts with its nature host Sesbania rostrata, a semi-aquatic leguminous tree. Recent studies showed that A. caulinodans ORS571, as endophytic rhizobium, disseminated and colonized inside of cereal plants. However, how this rhizobium infects monocot plants and the regulatory mechanism remains unknown. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, endogenous RNAs that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional levels. In this study, we employed laser scanning confocal microscope to monitor the pathway that rhizobium invade wheat; we also investigated the potential role of miRNAs during A...
November 18, 2016: Functional & Integrative Genomics
Jun Ling, Hui Wang, Ping Wu, Tao Li, Yu Tang, Nawar Naseer, Huiming Zheng, Catherine Masson-Boivin, Zengtao Zhong, Jun Zhu
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) of genomic islands is a driving force of bacterial evolution. Many pathogens and symbionts use this mechanism to spread mobile genetic elements that carry genes important for interaction with their eukaryotic hosts. However, the role of the host in this process remains unclear. Here, we show that plant compounds inducing the nodulation process in the rhizobium-legume mutualistic symbiosis also enhance the transfer of symbiosis islands. We demonstrate that the symbiosis island of the Sesbania rostrata symbiont, Azorhizobium caulinodans, is an 87...
November 29, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Eva E Deinum, Wouter Kohlen, René Geurts
BACKGROUND: Rhizobium nitrogen fixation in legumes takes place in specialized organs called root nodules. The initiation of these symbiotic organs has two important components. First, symbiotic rhizobium bacteria are recognized at the epidermis through specific bacterially secreted lipo-chitooligosaccharides (LCOs). Second, signaling processes culminate in the formation of a local auxin maximum marking the site of cell divisions. Both processes are spatially separated. This separation is most pronounced in legumes forming indeterminate nodules, such as model organism Medicago truncatula, in which the nodule primordium is formed from pericycle to most inner cortical cell layers...
November 15, 2016: BMC Plant Biology
Eddie Luidy Imada, Amanda Alves de Paiva Rolla Dos Santos, André Luiz Martinez de Oliveira, Mariangela Hungria, Elisete Pains Rodrigues
Like many rhizobia, Rhizobium tropici produces indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), an important signal molecule required for root hair infection in rhizobia-legume symbioses. However, the IAA biosynthesis pathway and its regulation by R. tropici are still poorly understood. In this study, IAA synthesis and the effects of mineral N in IAA production by R. tropici CIAT 899 were verified by ultraperformance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS). Furthermore, expression of genes related to IAA biosynthesis and metabolism were evaluated by RT-qPCR...
November 11, 2016: Research in Microbiology
Adam Choma, Iwona Komaniecka, Kamil Zebracki
This review focuses on the chemistry and structures of (Brady)rhizobium lipids A, indispensable parts of lipopolysaccharides. These lipids contain unusual (ω-1) hydroxylated very long chain fatty acids, which are synthesized by a very limited group of bacteria, besides rhizobia. The significance and requirement of the very long chain fatty acids for outer membrane stability as well as the genetics of the synthesis pathway are discussed. The biological role of these fatty acids for bacterial life in extremely different environments (soil and intracellular space within nodules) is also considered...
November 9, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Jinxing Ma, Zhiwei Wang, Junyao Zhang, T David Waite, Zhichao Wu
While microalgae have been suggested as a promising substitute to conventional fossil fuels, their cost effective cultivation and harvesting constitutes a major challenge. In the work described here, a novel photosynthetic microbial fuel cell (PMFC) in which a stainless steel mesh with biofilm formed on it serves as both the cathode and filtration material has been developed. Results of this study reveal that, in addition to inducing oxygen reduction reactions under illumination, the biocathode is effective in preventing the washout of algae during continuous operation, resulting in retained biomass concentrations reaching 3...
November 4, 2016: Water Research
Andrés Iriarte, Raúl Platero, Valeria Romero, Elena Fabiano, José R Sotelo-Silveira
We present the draft genome of Cupriavidus UYMMa02A, a rhizobium strain isolated from root nodules of Mimosa magentea The assembly has approximately 8.1 million bp with an average G+C of 64.1%. Symbiotic and metal-resistance genes were identified. The study of this genome will contribute to the understanding of rhizobial evolution.
November 10, 2016: Genome Announcements
Songli Yuan, Rong Li, Lei Wang, Haifeng Chen, Chanjuan Zhang, Limiao Chen, Qingnan Hao, Zhihui Shan, Xiaojuan Zhang, Shuilian Chen, Zhonglu Yang, Dezhen Qiu, Xinan Zhou
Nodulation, nodule development and senescence directly affects nitrogen fixation efficiency, and previous studies have shown that inhibition of some cysteine proteases delay nodule senescence, so their nature inhibitors, cystatin genes, are very important in nodulation, nodule development, and senescence. Although several cystatins are actively transcribed in soybean nodules, their exact roles and functional diversities in legume have not been well explored in genome-wide survey studies. In this report, we performed a genome-wide survey of cystatin family genes to explore their relationship to nodulation and nodule development in soybean and identified 20 cystatin genes that encode peptides with 97-245 amino acid residues, different isoelectric points (pI) and structure characteristics, and various putative plant regulatory elements in 3000 bp putative promoter fragments upstream of the 20 soybean cystatins in response to different abiotic/biotic stresses, hormone signals, and symbiosis signals...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
François-Joël Gatesoupe, Christine Huelvan, Nicolas Le Bayon, Hervé Le Delliou, Lauriane Madec, Olivier Mouchel, Patrick Quazuguel, David Mazurais, José-Luis Zambonino-Infante
BACKGROUND: The better understanding of how intestinal microbiota interacts with fish health is one of the key to sustainable aquaculture development. The present experiment aimed at correlating active microbiota associated to intestinal mucosa with Specific Growth Rate (SGR) and Hypoxia Resistance Time (HRT) in European sea bass individuals submitted to different nutritional histories: the fish were fed either standard or unbalanced diets at first feeding, and then mixed before repeating the dietary challenge in a common garden approach at the juvenile stage...
November 8, 2016: BMC Microbiology
Luciano Takeshi Kishi, Camila Cesário Fernandes, Wellington Pine Omori, João Carlos Campanharo, Eliana Gertrudes de Macedo Lemos
BACKGROUND: Evidence based on genomic sequences is extremely important to confirm the phylogenetic relationships within the Rhizobium group. SEMIA3007 was analyzed within the Mesorhizobium groups to define the underlying causes of taxonomic identification. We previously used biochemical tests and phenotypic taxonomic methods to identify bacteria, which can lead to erroneous classification. An improved understanding of bacterial strains such as the Mesorhizobium genus would increase our knowledge of classification and evolution of these species...
November 4, 2016: BMC Microbiology
Aliyu Adamu, Mohd Shahir Shamsir, Roswanira Abdul Wahab, Sepideh Parvizpour, Fahrul Huyop
Dehalogenases are of high interest due to their potential applications in bioremediation and in synthesis of various industrial products. DehL is an L-2-haloacid dehalogenase (EC that catalyses the cleavage of halide ion from L-2-halocarboxylic acid to produce D-2-hydroxycarboxylic acid. Although DehL utilises the same substrates as the other L-2-haloacid dehalogenases, its deduced amino acid sequence is substantially different (<25%) from those of the rest L-2-haloacid dehalogenases. To date, the 3D structure of DehL is not available...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
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