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Julia Paterson, Harald Gross
Strain ICMP-8657 was formerly taxonomically classified as Burkholderia glumae and reported to be the producer of an antibacterial pyrazole derivative. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of ICMP-8657, which failed to demonstrate the biosynthetic capacity to produce the stated antibacterial compound, leading to its taxonomic reclassification as Ralstonia pickettii ICMP-8657.
March 8, 2018: Genome Announcements
M Aktoz, M F Uçar, M A Yılmaztepe, G Taylan, S Altay
AIMS: This study aims to review the influence of gender-specific differences and patient demographics on cardiac device and pacing mode selection over a 10-year period. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent first implantation of the cardiac device between January 1, 2006 and June 31, 2016. RESULTS: During the study period, 704 patients underwent first cardiac device implantation. Number of patients undergoing pacemaker was 452 and number of patients undergoing implantable cardioverter defibrillator/cardiac resynchronization therapy and defibrillator (ICD/CRT-D) was 252...
January 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Y B Lishmanov, M O Gulya, K V Zavadovsky, S L Andreev, E A Alexandrova
PURPOSE: To study capabilities of perfusion-metabolic myocardial scintigraphy for prediction of the left ventricular (LV) reverse remodeling after comprehensive surgical treatment of ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICMP). METHODS: The study included ICMP patients aged 56±7 years (n=32) who underwent surgical correction of LV dysfunction (myocardial revascularization, LV reconstruction, and mitral valve restoration). Inclusion criteria were significant coronary artery disease; myocardial infarction; New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III-IV heart failure; LV ejection fraction (EF) ≤45%; LV end-systolic index (ESI) >60 mL/m2; and LV akinesia or dyskinesia according to echocardiography...
October 2017: Kardiologiia
Virginia Tsapaki, Geoff Ibbott, Anchali Krisanachinda, Kwan-Hoong Ng, Tae-Suk Suh, Slavik Tabakov, John Damilakis
As medical technology evolves and patient needs increase, the need for well-trained and highly professional medical physicists (MPs) becomes even more urgent. The roles and responsibilities of MPs in various departments within the hospital are diverse and demanding. It is obvious that training, continuing education and professional development of MPs have become essential. One of the ways for an MP to advance his or her knowledge is to participate in conferences and congresses. Last year, the 22nd International Conference of Medical Physics (ICMP 2016) took place in Bangkok, Thailand...
December 2017: Physica Medica: PM
Sujan Timilsina, Gerald V Minsavage, James Preston, Eric A Newberry, Matthews L Paret, Erica M Goss, Jeffrey B Jones, Gary E Vallad
An unusual fluorescent pseudomonad was isolated from tomato exhibiting leaf spot symptoms similar to bacterial speck. Strains were fluorescent, oxidase- and arginine-dihydrolase-negative, elicited a hypersensitive reaction on tobacco and produced a soft rot on potato slices. However, the strains produced an unusual yellow, mucoid growth on media containing 5 % sucrose that is not typical of levan. Based on multilocus sequence analysis using 16S rRNA, gap1, gltA, gyrB and rpoD, these strains formed a distinct phylogenetic group in the genus Pseudomonas and were most closely related to Pseudomonas viridiflava within the Pseudomonassyringae complex...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Sofie E De Meyer, Dung Tuan Nguyen, Penghao Wang, Mitchell Andrews
We report here the complete genome sequence of Mesorhizobium sophorae ICMP 19535(T) This strain was isolated from Sophora microphylla root nodules and can nodulate and fix nitrogen with this host and also with Sophora prostrata, Sophora longicarinata, and Clianthus puniceus The genome consists of 8.05 Mb.
October 26, 2017: Genome Announcements
Michael Sponder, Cesar Khazen, Wolfgang Dichtl, Lukas Fiedler, Deddo Mörtl, Alexander Teubl, Clemens Steinwender, Martin Martinek, Michael Nürnberg, Daniel Dalos, Johannes Kastner, Christoph Schukro
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (S-ICD) are an innovative and less invasive alternative to transvenous ICD (TV-ICD) in selected patients. We aimed to investigate the underlying diseases and the specific indications for implanting S-ICD in clinical practice, as well as the prevalence of shock delivery and complications. METHODS AND RESULTS: From December 2012, data of 236 patients (30,5% female; age 48,6±16,8years) were gathered from 12 centres in Austria...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
Kenneth M Y Leung, Bruce J Richardson, Doris W T Au, King Ming Chan, Chris K C Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Joana G Vicente, Steve Rothwell, Eric B Holub, David J Studholme
We describe two new species of the genus Xanthomonas, represented by yellow mucoid bacterial strains isolated from diseased leaves of watercress (Nasturtium officinale) produced in Florida, USA. One strain was pathogenic on watercress, but not in other species including a range of brassicas; other strains were not pathogenic in any of the tested plants. Data from Biolog carbon source utilization tests and nucleotide sequence data from 16S and gyrB loci suggested that both pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains were related to, yet distinct from, previously described Xanthomonas species...
September 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Jun Zhang, Yu Tian, Linlin Yin, Wei Zuo, Zhenlong Gong, Jie Zhang
In this study, an integrated two-stage system, including the in-situ catalytic microwave pyrolysis (ICMP) and subsequent catalytic wet oxidation (CWO) processes, was proposed to remove H2S released from microwave-induced pyrolysis of sewage sludge. The emission profile and H2S removal from the pyrolysis of raw sewage sludge (SS) and sewage sludge spiked with conditioner CaO (SS-CaO) were investigated. The results showed that CaO played a positive role on sulfur fixation during the pyrolysis process. It was found that SS-CaO (10 wt...
July 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Munusamy Madhaiyan, Selvaraj Poonguzhali, Venkatakrishnan Sivaraj Saravanan, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Soon-Wo Kwon, William B Whitman
A novel xylanolytic and cellulolytic strain, BL9T, was isolated from leaves of the Bamboo plants maintained at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Campus, Coimbatore, India. On the basis of the results of 16S rRNA gene analysis, it was determined to be phylogenetically close to the type strains of Paenibacillus amylolyticus NRRL NRS-290T (98.3 %), Paenibacillus barcinonensis BP-23T (98.1 %), Paenibacillus tundrae A10bT (98.0 %) and Paenibacillus xylanexedens B22aT (97.6 %). The strain stained Gram variable and was aerobic, motile and catalase- and oxidase-positive, with rod-shaped cells...
July 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Mikhail Fokin, Damien Fleetwood, Bevan S Weir, Silas Villas-Boas
Epicoccum nigrum is a common mitosporic fungus of the Didymellaceae (Ascomycota) family known for the production of numerous secondary metabolites. Here, we present the 34.7-Mbp draft genome sequence of strain ICMP 19927 assembled from a range of short-insert and long-insert Illumina libraries.
June 15, 2017: Genome Announcements
Sandra B Visnovsky, Preetinanda Panda, Robert Taylor, Andrew R Pitman
Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. actinidiae is the causal agent of summer canker in kiwifruit plants in South Korea. We report here the draft genome sequences of two P. carotovorum subsp. actinidiae strains, ICMP 19971 and ICMP 19972, which were originally isolated from Actinidia chinensis with symptoms of summer canker. These genome sequences will aid in the identification of genetic traits associated with their unusual capacity to cause canker and help understanding of the threat these exotic enterobacteria pose to the New Zealand kiwifruit industry...
April 6, 2017: Genome Announcements
Hiroaki Hayashi, Keisuke Usui, Yuji Nakaguchi, Yuki Kanazawa, Takahiro Shimo, Yuki Matsumoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
Munusamy Madhaiyan, Selvaraj Poonguzhali, Venkatakrishnan Sivaraj Saravanan, Kumaran Selvapravin, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi
A novel Gram-stain negative, aerobic, motile, rod-shaped bacterium was isolated from Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) rhizosphere soil. Based on the 16S rRNA gene similarity value (99.4-98.6%) obtained with phylogenetically closely related strains and through analyses of their house keeping genes (atpD, infB and rpoB), the strain SI-P133(T) was delineated among the species of the genus Pseudomonas and was subjected to polyphasic taxonomic analysis. It was a chemoorganotroph which grew at wide range of temperature (4-45 °C), pH (5...
March 20, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
Christian Besler, David Lang, Daniel Urban, Karl-Philipp Rommel, Maximilian von Roeder, Karl Fengler, Stephan Blazek, Reinhard Kandolf, Karin Klingel, Holger Thiele, Axel Linke, Gerhard Schuler, Volker Adams, Philipp Lurz
BACKGROUND: Galectin (Gal)-3 is a β-galactoside-binding lectin and currently intensely studied as a biomarker in heart failure. Gal-3 also exerts proinflammatory effects, at least in extracardiac tissues. Objective of this study was to characterize the relationship of plasma and myocardial Gal-3 levels with cardiac fibrosis and inflammation in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and inflammatory cardiomyopathy (iCMP). METHODS AND RESULTS: Endomyocardial biopsies and blood samples were obtained from patients with newly diagnosed cardiomyopathy and clinical suspicion of myocarditis...
March 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
Carl H Mesarich, Jonathan Rees-George, Paul P Gardner, Fatemeh Ashari Ghomi, Monica L Gerth, Mark T Andersen, Erik H A Rikkerink, Peter C Fineran, Matthew D Templeton
Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa), the causal agent of kiwifruit canker, is one of the most devastating plant diseases of recent times. We have generated two mini-Tn5-based random insertion libraries of Psa ICMP 18884. The first, a 'phenotype of interest' (POI) library, consists of 10,368 independent mutants gridded into 96-well plates. By replica plating onto selective media, the POI library was successfully screened for auxotrophic and motility mutants. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) biosynthesis mutants with 'Fuzzy-Spreader'-like morphologies were also identified through a visual screen...
2017: PloS One
Hazem S Elshafie, Rocco Racioppi, Sabino A Bufo, Ippolito Camele
This research was carried out to study in vitro antibacterial activity of 4 strains of Burkholderia gladioli pv. agaricicola (Bga) against G+ve Bacillus megaterium and G-ve Escherichia coli, haemolytic activity against the cell membrane of erythrocytes, the production of extracellular hydrolytic enzymes and finally, the pathogenicity against Agaricus bisporus flesh blocks. Chemical structure of bioactive substances of the most bioactive strain (ICMP 11096) was established using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
February 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
Matthias Mueller-Hennessen, Hans-Dirk Düngen, Matthias Lutz, Tobias Daniel Trippel, Michael Kreuter, Johanna Sigl, Oliver J Müller, Elvis Tahirovic, Henning Witt, Philipp Ternes, Susan Carvalho, Erik Peter, Dietrich Rein, Philipp Schatz, Felix Herth, Evangelos Giannitsis, Tanja Weis, Norbert Frey, Hugo A Katus
OBJECTIVES: In this study we aimed to identify novel metabolomic biomarkers suitable for improved diagnosis of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). METHODS: We prospectively recruited 887 individuals consisting of HFrEF patients with either ischemic (ICMP, n = 257) or nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICMP, n = 269), healthy controls (n = 327), and patients with pulmonary diseases (n = 34). A single-center identification (n = 238) was followed by a multicenter confirmation study (n = 649)...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
Munusamy Madhaiyan, Selvaraj Poonguzhali, Venkatakrishnan Sivaraj Saravanan, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Dhandapani Pragatheswari, Palani Santhanakrishnan, Soo-Jin Kim, Hang-Yeon Weon, Soon-Wo Kwon
A novel siderophore-producing actinomycete, designated PL19T, was isolated from the Scots-pine needle-like leaves collected from TNAU campus, Coimbatore, India. The isolate was chemoorganotrophic in nutrition and able to grow at 30 °C, and the optimum pH and NaCl facilitated the growth pH 6-11 and 0-8 % (w/v), respectively. The cells are filamentous and the mycelia formed are basically of wide and intricately branched substrate mycelium from which aerial mycelia arises, later gets differentiated into spores that are warty and arranged spirally...
October 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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