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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351013/dynamics-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-microbial-fuel-cell-coupled-constructed-wetlands-treating-antibiotic-polluted-water
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Shuai Zhang, Hai-Liang Song, Xiao-Li Yang, Shan Huang, Zhe-Qin Dai, Hua Li, Yu-Yue Zhang
Microbial fuel cell-coupled constructed wetlands (CW-MFCs) use electrochemical, biological, and ecological functions to treat wastewater. However, few studies have investigated the risks of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) when using such systems to remove antibiotics. Therefore, three CW-MFCs were designed to assess the dynamics of ARGs in filler biofilm and effluent over 5000 h of operation. The experimental results indicated that relatively high steady voltages of 605.8 mV, 613.7 mV, and 541.4 mV were obtained at total influent antibiotic concentrations of 400, 1,000, and 1600 μg L(-1), respectively...
March 22, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350851/alcohol-related-changes-in-the-intestinal-microbiome-influence-neutrophil-infiltration-inflammation-and-steatosis-in-early-alcoholic-hepatitis-in-mice
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Patrick P Lowe, Benedek Gyongyosi, Abhishek Satishchandran, Arvin Iracheta-Vellve, Aditya Ambade, Karen Kodys, Donna Catalano, Doyle V Ward, Gyongyi Szabo
BACKGROUND: Alcohol-induced intestinal dysbiosis disrupts homeostatic gut-liver axis function and is essential in the development of alcoholic liver disease. Here, we investigate changes in enteric microbiome composition in a model of early alcoholic steatohepatitis and dissect the pathogenic role of intestinal microbes in alcohol-induced liver pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wild type mice received a 10-day diet that was either 5% alcohol-containing or an isocaloric control diet plus a single binge...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350846/dissemination-and-genetic-diversity-of-chlamydial-agents-in-polish-wildfowl-isolation-and-molecular-characterisation-of-avian-chlamydia-abortus-strains
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Monika Szymańska-Czerwińska, Agata Mitura, Krzysztof Niemczuk, Kinga Zaręba, Agnieszka Jodełko, Aneta Pluta, Sabine Scharf, Bailey Vitek, Rachid Aaziz, Fabien Vorimore, Karine Laroucau, Christiane Schnee
Wild birds are considered as a reservoir for avian chlamydiosis posing a potential infectious threat to domestic poultry and humans. Analysis of 894 cloacal or fecal swabs from free-living birds in Poland revealed an overall Chlamydiaceae prevalence of 14.8% (n = 132) with the highest prevalence noted in Anatidae (19.7%) and Corvidae (13.4%). Further testing conducted with species-specific real-time PCR showed that 65 samples (49.2%) were positive for C. psittaci whereas only one was positive for C. avium. To classify the non-identified chlamydial agents and to genotype the C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346925/microbiota-and-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#4
Sanjay Patole
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an acquired gastrointestinal inflammatory condition with significant mortality and morbidity in preterm very low birth weight infants. The interplay between toll-like receptors, bacterial endotoxins, developmentally regulated excessive proinflammatory responses of the immature innate immune system, hypoxia, ischemia, reperfusion, free radicals, and the presence of substrates and bacterial endotoxins is thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of NEC. The association (cause?) of various microbes (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) with NEC has intrigued researchers for many years...
2017: Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346815/improvement-of-identification-methods-for-honeybee-specific-lactic-acid-bacteria-future-approaches
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Sepideh Lamei, Yue O O Hu, Tobias C Olofsson, Anders F Andersson, Eva Forsgren, Alejandra Vásquez
Honeybees face many parasites and pathogens and consequently rely on a diverse set of individual and group-level defenses to prevent disease. The crop microbiota of Apis mellifera, composed of 13 Lactic Acid Bacterial (LAB) species within the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, form a beneficial symbiotic relationship with each other and the honeybee to protect their niche and their host. Possibly playing a vital role in honeybee health, it is important that these honeybee specific Lactic Acid Bacterial (hbs-LAB) symbionts can be correctly identified, isolated and cultured, to further investigate their health promoting properties...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346340/a-place-to-call-home-an-analysis-of-the-bacterial-communities-in-two-tethya-rubra-samaai-and-gibbons-2005-populations-in-algoa-bay-south-africa
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Samantha C Waterworth, Meesbah Jiwaji, Jarmo-Charles J Kalinski, Shirley Parker-Nance, Rosemary A Dorrington
Sponges are important sources of bioactive secondary metabolites. These compounds are frequently synthesized by bacterial symbionts, which may be recruited from the surrounding seawater or transferred to the sponge progeny by the parent. In this study, we investigated the bacterial communities associated with the sponge Tethya rubra Samaai and Gibbons 2005. Sponge specimens were collected from Evans Peak and RIY Banks reefs in Algoa Bay, South Africa and taxonomically identified by spicule analysis and molecular barcoding...
March 25, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345890/relationship-of-microbiota-and-cyanobacterial-secondary-metabolites-in-planktothricoides-dominated-bloom
#7
Shu Harn Te, Boon Fei Tan, Janelle Renee Thompson, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin
Identification of phytoplankton species and microbial biodiversity is necessary to assess water ecosystem health and the quality of water resources. We investigated the short-term (2 days) vertical and diel variations in bacterial community structure and microbially-derived secondary metabolites during a cyanobacterial bloom that emerged in a highly urbanized tropical reservoir. The waterbody was largely dominated by the cyanobacteria Planktothricoides spp., together with the Synechococcus, Pseudanabaena, Prochlorothrix and Limnothrix...
March 27, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345224/involvement-of-multiple-chlamydia-suis-genotypes-in-porcine-conjunctivitis
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R Chahota, H Ogawa, K Ohya, T Yamaguchi, K D E Everett, H Fukushi
Chlamydia suis has been detected in numerous disease conditions of pigs, particularly in eye infections. This study examined recurring conjunctivitis cases in five commercial pig farms in Japan. 40.5% of the cases were identified as Chlamydia positive using impression cytology of ocular smears and a genus-specific direct fluorescent antibody. C. suis was detected in 59.5% of the samples using PCR tests targeting 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer region (ISR) and ompA gene. Genetic analysis of PCR amplicons revealed nine sequence variants of 16S-23S rRNA ISR and 20 sequence variants within ompA gene...
March 27, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345059/health-and-disease-imprinted-in-the-time-variability-of-the-human-microbiome
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Jose Manuel Martí, Daniel Martínez-Martínez, Teresa Rubio, César Gracia, Manuel Peña, Amparo Latorre, Andrés Moya, Carlos P Garay
The animal microbiota (including the human microbiota) plays an important role in keeping the physiological status of the host healthy. Research seeks greater insight into whether changes in the composition and function of the microbiota are associated with disease. We analyzed published 16S rRNA and shotgun metagenomic sequencing (SMS) data pertaining to the gut microbiotas of 99 subjects monitored over time. Temporal fluctuations in the microbial composition revealed significant differences due to factors such as dietary changes, antibiotic intake, age, and disease...
March 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344976/a-metataxonomic-approach-could-be-considered-for-cattle-clinical-mastitis-diagnostics
#10
Joanne W H Oultram, Erika K Ganda, Sarah C Boulding, Rodrigo C Bicalho, Georgios Oikonomou
Mastitis is one of the most costly diseases affecting the dairy industry, and identification of the causative microorganism(s) is essential. Here, we report the use of next-generation sequencing of bacterial 16S rRNA genes for clinical mastitis diagnosis. We used 65 paired milk samples, collected from the mastitic and a contralateral healthy quarter of mastitic dairy cattle to evaluate the technique as a potential alternative to bacterial culture or targeted PCR. One large commercial dairy farm was used, with one trained veterinarian collecting the milk samples...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343941/characterization-of-culturable-bacteria-isolated-from-hot-springs-for-plant-growth-promoting-traits-and-effect-on-tomato-lycopersicon-esculentum-seedling
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Kinjal Samir Patel, Jinal Hardik Naik, Sejal Chaudhari, Natarajan Amaresan
To elucidate the functional diversity of hot spring bacteria, 123 bacteria were isolated and screened for evaluating their multifunctional plant growth promoting (PGP) properties. The antagonistic activity against different phytopathogens showed the presence of a high amount of biocontrol bacteria in the hot springs. During screening for PGP properties, 61.0% isolates showed production of indole acetic acid and 23.6% showed inorganic phosphate solubilization qualitatively. For production of extracellular enzymes, it was found that 61...
March 23, 2017: Comptes Rendus Biologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343753/limnothrix-sp-ko05-a-newly-characterized-cyanobacterial-biosorbent-for-cadmium-removal-the-enzymatic-and-non-enzymatic-antioxidant-reactions-to-cadmium-toxicity
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Omid Haghighi, Shahab Shahryari, Mojgan Ebadi, Sima Modiri, Hossein Shahbani Zahiri, Hadi Maleki, Kambiz Akbari Noghabi
In this study, we isolated five indigenous cyanobacterial strains from different aqueous environments, with heavy metals contamination, in East Azerbaijan Province (northwest portion of Iran). A strain was identified by morphological and 16S rRNA sequence analysis as Limnothrix sp. KO05 and selected for further studies as having the greatest potential for cadmium uptake. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) demonstrated cyanobacterium Limnothrix sp. KO05 forms filamentous structures and is straight or curved to some extent...
March 18, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343745/feasibility-of-sulfate-calcined-eggshells-for-removing-pathogenic-bacteria-and-antibiotic-resistance-genes-from-landfill-leachates
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Mao Ye, Mingming Sun, Xu Chen, Yanfang Feng, Jinzhong Wan, Kuan Liu, Da Tian, Manqiang Liu, Jun Wu, Arthur P Schwab, Xin Jiang
High abundance of human pathogen and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in landfill leachate has become an emerging threat against human health. Therefore, sulfate- and calcination-modified eggshells as green agricultural bioresource were applied to test the feasibility of removing pathogenic bacteria and ARGs from leachate. The highest removal of Escherichia coli (E. coil) and gentamycin resistant gene (gmrA) from artificial contaminated landfill leachate was achieved by the application of eggshell with combined treatment of sulfate and calcination...
March 23, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343363/sample-pooling-for-real-time-pcr-detection-and-virulence-determination-of-the-footrot-pathogen-dichelobacter-nodosus
#14
Sara Frosth, Ulrika König, Ann-Kristin Nyman, Anna Aspán
Dichelobacter nodosus is the principal cause of ovine footrot and strain virulence is an important factor in disease severity. Therefore, detection and virulence determination of D. nodosus is important for proper diagnosis of the disease. Today this is possible by real-time PCR analysis. Analysis of large numbers of samples is costly and laborious; therefore, pooling of individual samples is common in surveillance programs. However, pooling can reduce the sensitivity of the method. The aim of this study was to develop a pooling method for real-time PCR analysis that would allow sensitive detection and simultaneous virulence determination of D...
March 25, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341909/metagenomic-analyses-of-bacterial-endophytes-associated-with-the-phyllosphere-of-a-bt-maize-cultivar-and-its-isogenic-parental-line-from-south-africa
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Ramadimetja A Mashiane, Obinna T Ezeokoli, Rasheed A Adeleke, Cornelius C Bezuidenhout
Genetic modification of maize with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cry proteins may predispose shifts in the bacterial endophytes' community associated with maize shoots. In this study, the diversity of bacterial endophytes associated with a Bt maize genotype (Mon810) and its isogenic non-transgenic parental line were investigated at pre-flowering (50 days) and post-flowering (90 days) developmental stages. PCR-DGGE and high throughput sequencing on the Illumina MiSeq sequencer were used to characterize bacterial 16S rRNA gene diversity in leaves, stems, seeds and tassels...
April 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341835/investigation-and-manipulation-of-metabolically-active-methanogen-community-composition-during-rumen-development-in-black-goats
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Zuo Wang, Chijioke O Elekwachi, Jinzhen Jiao, Min Wang, Shaoxun Tang, Chuanshe Zhou, Zhiliang Tan, Robert J Forster
This study was performed to investigate the initial colonization of metabolically active methanogens and subsequent changes in four fractions: the rumen solid-phase (RS), liquid-phase (RL), protozoa-associated (RP), and epithelium-associated (RE) from 1 to 60 d after birth, and manipulate methanogen community by early weaning on 40 d and supplementing rhubarb from 40 to 60 d in black goats. The RNA-based real-time quantitative PCR and 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing were employed to indicate the metabolically active methanogens...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341746/leveraging-sequence-based-faecal-microbial-community-survey-data-to-identify-a-composite-biomarker-for-colorectal-cancer
#17
Manasi S Shah, Todd Z DeSantis, Thomas Weinmaier, Paul J McMurdie, Julia L Cope, Adam Altrichter, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Emily B Hollister
OBJECTIVE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-associated mortality in the USA. The faecal microbiome may provide non-invasive biomarkers of CRC and indicate transition in the adenoma-carcinoma sequence. Re-analysing raw sequence and metadata from several studies uniformly, we sought to identify a composite and generalisable microbial marker for CRC. DESIGN: Raw 16S rRNA gene sequence data sets from nine studies were processed with two pipelines, (1) QIIME closed reference (QIIME-CR) or (2) a strain-specific method herein termed SS-UP (Strain Select, UPARSE bioinformatics pipeline)...
March 24, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341678/defining-the-core-citrus-leaf-and-root-associated-microbiota-factors-associated-with-community-structure-and-implications-for-managing-huanglongbing-citrus-greening-disease
#18
Ryan A Blaustein, Graciela L Lorca, Julie L Meyer, Claudio F Gonzalez, Max Teplitski
Stable associations between plants and microbes are critical to promoting host health and productivity. The objective of this work was to test the hypothesis that re-structuring of core microbiota may be associated with the progression of Huanlongbing (HLB), the devastating citrus disease caused by Liberibacter asiaticus, L. americanus, and L. africanus The microbial communities of leaves (n=94) and roots (n=79) from citrus trees that varied by HLB symptom severity, cultivar, location, and season/time were characterized with Illumina sequencing of 16S rDNA...
March 24, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340440/bioaugmentation-with-hydrolytic-microbes-to-improve-the-anaerobic-biodegradability-of-lignocellulosic-agricultural-residues
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P Tsapekos, P G Kougias, S A Vasileiou, L Treu, S Campanaro, G Lyberatos, I Angelidaki
Bioaugmentation with hydrolytic microbes was applied to improve the methane yield of bioreactors fed with agricultural wastes. The efficiency of Clostridium thermocellum and Melioribacter roseus to degrade lignocellulosic matter was evaluated in batch and continuously stirred tank reactors (CSTRs). Results from batch assays showed that C. thermocellum enhanced the methane yield by 34%. A similar increase was recorded in CSTR during the bioaugmentation period; however, at steady-state the effect was noticeably lower (7...
March 12, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340435/optimization-of-hydrogen-dispersion-in-thermophilic-up-flow-reactors-for-ex-situ-biogas-upgrading
#20
Ilaria Bassani, Panagiotis G Kougias, Laura Treu, Hugo Porté, Stefano Campanaro, Irini Angelidaki
This study evaluates the efficiency of four novel up-flow reactors for ex situ biogas upgrading converting externally provided CO2 and H2 to CH4, via hydrogenotrophic methanogenesis. The gases were injected through stainless steel diffusers combined with alumina ceramic sponge or through alumina ceramic membranes. Pore size, input gas loading and gas recirculation flow rate were modulated to optimize gas-liquid mass transfer, and thus methanation efficiency. Results showed that larger pore size diffusion devices achieved the best kinetics and output-gas quality converting all the injected H2 and CO2, up to 3...
March 12, 2017: Bioresource Technology
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