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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647122/effect-of-succinate-on-phosphate-solubilization-in-nitrogen-fixing-bacteria-harbouring-chick-pea-and-their-effect-on-plant-growth
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Bhagya Iyer, Mahendrapal Singh Rajput, Shalini Rajkumar
Diverse nitrogen fixing bacteria harbouring chick pea rhizosphere and root nodules were tested for multiple plant growth promoting traits like tricalcium phosphate (TCP) and rock phosphate (RP) solubilization, production of ammonia, indole 3-acetic acid, chitinase, phytase and alkaline phosphatase. Isolates belonged to diverse genus like Enterobacter, Acinetobacter, Erwinia, Pseudomonas, Rhizobium, Sinorhizobium, Ensifer, Klebsiella, etc. Most isolates solubilized TCP and RP along with the lowering of media pH, indicating acidification to be the chief mechanism behind this solubilization...
September 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643473/can-the-propensity-of-protein-crystallization-be-increased-by-using-systematic-screening-with-metals
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Raghurama P Hegde, Pavithra G Chinnaswamy, Debayan Dey, Steven C Almo, S Ramakumar, Udupi A Ramagopal
Protein crystallization is one of the major bottlenecks in protein structure elucidation with new strategies being constantly developed to improve the chances of crystallization. Generally, well-ordered epitopes possessing complementary-surface and capable of producing stable inter-protein interactions generate a regular three-dimensional arrangement of protein molecules which eventually results in a crystal lattice. Metals, when used for crystallization, with their various coordination numbers and geometries, can generate such epitopes mediating protein oligomerization and/or establish crystal contacts...
June 23, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611764/interplay-of-pathogen-induced-defense-responses-and-symbiotic-establishment-in-medicago-truncatula
#3
Tao Chen, Liujian Duan, Bo Zhou, Haixiang Yu, Hui Zhu, Yangrong Cao, Zhongming Zhang
Suppression of host innate immunity appears to be required for the establishment of symbiosis between rhizobia and host plants. In this study, we established a system that included a host plant, a bacterial pathogen and a symbiotic rhizobium to study the role of innate immunity during symbiotic interactions. A pathogenic bacterium, Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato strain DC3000 (Pst DC3000), was shown to cause chlorosis in Medicago truncatula A17. Sinorhizobium meliloti strain Sm2011 (Sm2011) and Pst DC3000 strain alone induced similar defense responses in M...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607058/host-secreted-antimicrobial-peptide-enforces-symbiotic-selectivity-in-medicago-truncatula
#4
Qi Wang, Shengming Yang, Jinge Liu, Kata Terecskei, Edit Ábrahám, Anikó Gombár, Ágota Domonkos, Attila Szűcs, Péter Körmöczi, Ting Wang, Lili Fodor, Linyong Mao, Zhangjun Fei, Éva Kondorosi, Péter Kaló, Attila Kereszt, Hongyan Zhu
Legumes engage in root nodule symbioses with nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria known as rhizobia. In nodule cells, bacteria are enclosed in membrane-bound vesicles called symbiosomes and differentiate into bacteroids that are capable of converting atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia. Bacteroid differentiation and prolonged intracellular survival are essential for development of functional nodules. However, in the Medicago truncatula-Sinorhizobium meliloti symbiosis, incompatibility between symbiotic partners frequently occurs, leading to the formation of infected nodules defective in nitrogen fixation (Fix(-))...
June 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607056/microsymbiont-discrimination-mediated-by-a-host-secreted-peptide-in-medicago-truncatula
#5
Shengming Yang, Qi Wang, Elena Fedorova, Jinge Liu, Qiulin Qin, Qiaolin Zheng, Paul A Price, Huairong Pan, Dong Wang, Joel S Griffitts, Ton Bisseling, Hongyan Zhu
The legume-rhizobial symbiosis results in the formation of root nodules that provide an ecological niche for nitrogen-fixing bacteria. However, plant-bacteria genotypic interactions can lead to wide variation in nitrogen fixation efficiency, and it is not uncommon that a bacterial strain forms functional (Fix(+)) nodules on one plant genotype but nonfunctional (Fix(-)) nodules on another. Host genetic control of this specificity is unknown. We herein report the cloning of the Medicago truncatula NFS1 gene that regulates the fixation-level incompatibility with the microsymbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti Rm41...
June 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559882/bacterial-root-microbiome-of-plants-growing-in-oil-sands-reclamation-covers
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Eduardo K Mitter, J Renato de Freitas, James J Germida
Oil sands mining in northern Alberta impacts a large footprint, but the industry is committed to reclaim all disturbed land to an ecologically healthy state in response to environmental regulations. However, these newly reconstructed landscapes may be limited by several factors that include low soil nutrient levels and reduced microbial activity. Rhizosphere microorganisms colonize plant roots providing hosts with nutrients, stimulating growth, suppressing disease and increasing tolerance to abiotic stress...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559336/arac-like-transcriptional-activator-cuxr-binds-c-di-gmp-by-a-pilz-like-mechanism-to-regulate-extracellular-polysaccharide-production
#7
Simon Schäper, Wieland Steinchen, Elizaveta Krol, Florian Altegoer, Dorota Skotnicka, Lotte Søgaard-Andersen, Gert Bange, Anke Becker
Cyclic dimeric GMP (c-di-GMP) has emerged as a key regulatory player in the transition between planktonic and sedentary biofilm-associated bacterial lifestyles. It controls a multitude of processes including production of extracellular polysaccharides (EPSs). The PilZ domain, consisting of an N-terminal "RxxxR" motif and a β-barrel domain, represents a prototype c-di-GMP receptor. We identified a class of c-di-GMP-responsive proteins, represented by the AraC-like transcription factor CuxR in plant symbiotic α-proteobacteria...
June 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461447/bacterial-pero-permeases-transport-sulfate-and-related-oxyanions
#8
Marie-Christine Hoffmann, Yvonne Pfänder, Marc Tintel, Bernd Masepohl
Rhodobacter capsulatus synthesizes the high-affinity ABC transporters CysTWA and ModABC to specifically import the chemically related oxyanions sulfate and molybdate, respectively. In addition, R. capsulatus has the low-affinity permease PerO acting as a general oxyanion transporter, whose elimination increases tolerance to molybdate and tungstate. Although widespread in bacteria, the function of PerO-like permeases has not been examined in any other species to date. Here, we present evidence that PerO permeases from the Alphaproteobacteria Agrobacterium tumefaciens, Dinoroseobacter shibae, Rhodobacter sphaeroides, and Sinorhizobium meliloti, and the Gammaproteobacterium Pseudomonas stutzeri functionally substitute for R...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437159/specific-host-responsive-associations-between-medicago-truncatula-accessions-and-sinorhizobium-strains
#9
Théophile Kazmierczak, Marianna Nagymihály, Florian Lamouche, Quentin Barrière, Ibtissem Guefrachi, Benoit Alunni, Mouna Ouadghiri, Jamal Ibijbijen, Éva Kondorosi, Peter Mergaert, Véronique Gruber
Legume plants interact with rhizobia to form nitrogen-fixing root nodules. Legume-rhizobium interactions are specific and only compatible rhizobia and plant species will lead to nodule formation. Even within compatible interactions, the genotype of both the plant and the bacterial symbiont will impact on the efficiency of nodule functioning and nitrogen-fixation activity. The model legume Medicago truncatula forms nodules with several species of the Sinorhizobium genus. However, the efficiency of these bacterial strains is highly variable...
May 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417169/rational-design-of-substrate-binding-pockets-in-polyphosphate-kinase-for-use-in-cost-effective-atp-dependent-cascade-reactions
#10
Hao Cao, Kaili Nie, Chengcheng Li, Haijun Xu, Fang Wang, Tianwei Tan, Luo Liu
Adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP) is the energy equivalent of the living system. Polyphosphate (polyP) is the ancient energy storage equivalent of organisms. Polyphosphate kinases (PPKs) catalyze the polyP formation or ATP formation, to store energy or to regenerate ATP, respectively. However, most PPKs are active only in the presence of long polyPs, which are more difficult and more expensive to generate than the short polyPs. We investigated the PPK preference towards polyPs by site-directed mutagenesis and computational simulation, to understand the mechanism and further design enzymes for effective ATP regeneration using short polyPs for in vitro cascade reactions, which are highly desired for research and applications...
July 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416708/phou-allows-rapid-adaptation-to-high-phosphate-concentrations-by-modulating-pstscab-transport-rate-in-sinorhizobium-meliloti
#11
George C diCenzo, Harsh Sharthiya, Anish Nanda, Maryam Zamani, Turlough M Finan
Maintenance of cellular phosphate homeostasis is essential for cellular life. The PhoU protein has emerged as a key regulator of this process in bacteria and it is suggested to modulate phosphate import by PstSCAB and control activation of the phosphate limitation response by the PhoR-PhoB two-component system. However, a proper understanding of PhoU has remained elusive due to numerous complications of mutating phoU, including loss of viability and genetic instability of the mutants. Here, we developed two sets of strains of Sinorhizobium meliloti that overcame these limitations and allowed for a more detailed and comprehensive analysis of the biological and molecular activities of PhoU...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401641/a-conserved-%C3%AE-proteobacterial-small-rna-contributes-to-osmoadaptation-and-symbiotic-efficiency-of-rhizobia-on-legume-roots
#12
Marta Robledo, Alexandra Peregrina, Vicenta Millán, Natalia I García-Tomsig, Omar Torres-Quesada, Pedro F Mateos, Anke Becker, José I Jiménez-Zurdo
Small non-coding RNAs (sRNAs) are expected to have pivotal roles in the adaptive responses underlying symbiosis of nitrogen-fixing rhizobia with legumes. Here, we provide primary insights into the function and activity mechanism of the Sinorhizobium meliloti trans-sRNA NfeR1 (Nodule Formation Efficiency RNA). Northern blot probing and transcription tracking with fluorescent promoter-reporter fusions unveiled high nfeR1 expression in response to salt stress and throughout the symbiotic interaction. The strength and differential regulation of nfeR1 transcription are conferred by a motif, which is conserved in nfeR1 promoter regions in α-proteobacteria...
April 12, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398840/the-ntry-ntrx-system-of-sinorhizobium-meliloti-gr4-regulates-motility-eps-i-production-and-nitrogen-metabolism-but-is-dispensable-for-symbiotic-nitrogen-fixation
#13
Nieves Calatrava-Morales, Joaquina Nogales, Kinia Ameztoy, Bart van Steenbergen, María J Soto
Sinorhizobium meliloti can translocate over surfaces. However, little is known about the regulatory mechanisms that control this trait and its relevance for establishing symbiosis with alfalfa plants. To gain insights into this field, we isolated Tn5 mutants of S. meliloti GR4 with impaired surface motility. In mutant strain GRS577, the transposon interrupted the ntrY gene encoding the sensor kinase of the NtrY/NtrX two-component regulatory system. GRS577 is impaired in flagella synthesis and overproduces succinoglycan, which is responsible for increased biofilm formation...
July 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398123/heterologous-complementation-reveals-a-specialized-activity-for-baca-in-the-medicago-sinorhizobium-meliloti-symbiosis
#14
George C diCenzo, Maryam Zamani, Hannah N Ludwig, Turlough M Finan
The bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti Rm2011 forms N2-fixing root nodules on alfalfa and other leguminous plants. The pSymB chromid contains a 110-kb region (the ETR region) showing high synteny to a chromosomally located region in Sinorhizobium fredii NGR234 and related rhizobia. We recently introduced the ETR region from S. fredii NGR234 into the S. meliloti chromosome. Here, we report that, unexpectedly, the S. fredii NGR234 ETR region did not complement deletion of the S. meliloti ETR region in symbiosis with Medicago sativa...
April 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394919/correction-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-the-hfq-regulon-in-sinorhizobium-meliloti-2011
#15
Patricio Sobrero, Jan-Philip Schlüter, Ulrike Lanner, Andreas Schlosser, Anke Becker, Claudio Valverde
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048494.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386109/the-underlying-process-of-early-ecological-and-genetic-differentiation-in-a-facultative-mutualistic-sinorhizobium-meliloti-population
#16
Nicolás Toro, Pablo J Villadas, María Dolores Molina-Sánchez, Pilar Navarro-Gómez, José M Vinardell, Lidia Cuesta-Berrio, Miguel A Rodríguez-Carvajal
The question of how genotypic and ecological units arise and spread in natural microbial populations remains controversial in the field of evolutionary biology. Here, we investigated the early stages of ecological and genetic differentiation in a highly clonal sympatric Sinorhizobium meliloti population. Whole-genome sequencing revealed that a large DNA region of the symbiotic plasmid pSymB was replaced in some isolates with a similar synteny block carrying densely clustered SNPs and displaying gene acquisition and loss...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385842/permanent-draft-genome-sequence-of-ensifer-sp-strain-lcm-4579-a-salt-tolerant-nitrogen-fixing-bacterium-isolated-from-senegalese-soil
#17
Nathalie Diagne, Erik Swanson, Céline Pesce, Fatoumata Fall, Fatou Diouf, Niokhor Bakhoum, Dioumacor Fall, Mathieu Ndigue Faye, Rediet Oshone, Stephen Simpson, Krystalynne Morris, W Kelley Thomas, Lionel Moulin, Diegane Diouf, Louis S Tisa
The genus Ensifer (formerly Sinorhizobium) contains many species able to form nitrogen-fixing nodules on plants of the legume family. Here, we report the 6.1-Mb draft genome sequence of Ensifer sp. strain LCM 4579, with a G+C content of 62.4% and 5,613 candidate protein-encoding genes.
April 6, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314132/rhizobial-symbiosis-alleviates-polychlorinated-biphenyls-induced-systematic-oxidative-stress-via-brassinosteroids-signaling-in-alfalfa
#18
Xiaomi Wang, Ying Teng, Ning Zhang, Peter Christie, Zhengao Li, Yongming Luo, Jun Wang
The role of symbiotic rhizobia in the alleviation of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-induced phytotoxicity in alfalfa and the brassinosteroid (BR) hormone signaling involved were investigated during phytoremediation. The association between alfalfa and Sinorhizobium meliloti was adopted as a remediation model. Phytotoxicity due to PCB 77 (3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl) exerted adverse impacts on plant performance (biomass accumulation and photosynthesis) and elicited cellular oxidative stress (overproduction of reactive oxygen species, lipid peroxidation, and cell necrosis) which was largely attenuated by pre-inoculation with S...
March 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285657/two-component-regulatory-system-acts-actr-is-required-for-sinorhizobium-meliloti-adaptation-to-oxidative-stress
#19
Guirong Tang, Sunjun Wang, Dawei Lu, Leqi Huang, Ningning Li, Li Luo
The two-component system ActS/ActR plays important roles in bacterial adaptation to abiotic stress, including acid tolerance and oxidant resistance. However, the underlying regulatory mechanism is not clear. In this study, we found that the ActS/ActR system is required for adaptation to oxidative stress by regulating the transcription of the genes actR, katB, gshA and gshB1. The actS and actR mutants were sensitive to low pH and oxidants such as H2O2, oxidized glutathione (GSSG) and sodium nitroprusside (SNP)...
May 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284052/high-yield-production-of-rhizobium-nodb-chitin-deacetylase-and-its-use-for-in%C3%A2-vitro-synthesis-of-lipo-chitinoligosaccharide-precursors
#20
Rémi Chambon, Stéphanie Pradeau, Sébastien Fort, Sylvain Cottaz, Sylvie Armand
Lipo-chitinoligosaccharides (LCOs) are key molecules for the establishment of plant-microorganisms symbiosis. Interactions of leguminous crops with nitrogen-fixing rhizobial bacteria involve Nod factors, while Myc-LCOs improve the association of most plants with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Both Nod factors and Myc-LCOs are composed of a chitinoligosaccharide fatty acylated at the non-reducing end accompanied with various substituting groups. One straightforward way to access LCOs is starting from chitin hydrolysate, an abundant polysaccharide found in crustacean shells, followed by regioselective enzymatic cleavage of an acetyl group from the non-reducing end of chitin tetra- or pentaose, and subsequent chemical introduction of N-acyl group...
April 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
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