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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225766/marine-actinobacteria-as-a-source-of-compounds-for-phytopathogen-control-an-integrative-metabolic-profiling-bioactivity-and-taxonomical-approach
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Luz A Betancur, Sandra J Naranjo-Gaybor, Diana M Vinchira-Villarraga, Nubia C Moreno-Sarmiento, Luis A Maldonado, Zulma R Suarez-Moreno, Alejandro Acosta-González, Gillermo F Padilla-Gonzalez, Mónica Puyana, Leonardo Castellanos, Freddy A Ramos
Marine bacteria are considered as promising sources for the discovery of novel biologically active compounds. In this study, samples of sediment, invertebrate and algae were collected from the Providencia and Santa Catalina coral reef (Colombian Caribbean Sea) with the aim of isolating Actinobateria-like strain able to produce antimicrobial and quorum quenching compounds against pathogens. Several approaches were used to select actinobacterial isolates, obtaining 203 strains from all samples. According to their 16S rRNA gene sequencing, a total of 24 strains was classified within Actinobacteria represented by three genera: Streptomyces, Micromonospora, and Gordonia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222980/acute-water-quality-criteria-for-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pesticides-plastic-additives-and-4-nonylphenol-in-seawater
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I Durán, R Beiras
Probabilistic environmental quality criteria for Naphthalene (Nap), Phenanthrene (Phe), Fluoranthene (Flu), Pyrene (Pyr), Triclosan (TCS), Tributyltin (TBT), Chlorpyrifos (CPY), Diuron (DUR), γ-Hexaclorocyclohexane (γ-HCH), Bisphenol A (BPA) and 4-Nonylphenol (4-NP) were derived from acute toxicity data using saltwater species representative of marine ecosystems, including algae, mollusks, crustaceans, echinoderms and chordates. Preferably, data concerns sublethal endpoints and early life stages from bioassays conducted in our laboratory, but the data set was completed with a broad literature survey...
February 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218992/differently-localized-lysophosphatidic-acid-acyltransferases-crucial-for-triacylglycerol-biosynthesis-in-the-oleaginous-alga-nannochloropsis
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Takashi Nobusawa, Koichi Hori, Hiroshi Mori, Ken Kurokawa, Hiroyuki Ohta
Production of renewable bioenergy will be necessary to meet rising global fossil fuel demands. Members of the marine microalgae genus Nannochloropsis produce large amounts of oils (triacylglycerols; TAGs), and this genus is regarded as one of the most promising for biodiesel production. Recent genome sequencing and transcriptomic studies on Nannochloropsis have provided a foundation for understanding its oleaginous trait, but the mechanism underlying oil accumulation remains to be clarified. Here we report Nannochloropsis knockout strains of four extraplastidic lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferases (LPAT1-4), which catalyze a major de novo biosynthetic step of TAGs and membrane lipids...
February 20, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218290/the-interaction-between-the-proliferating-macroalga-asparagopsis-taxiformis-and-the-coral-astroides-calycularis-induces-changes-in-microbiome-and-metabolomic-fingerprints
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Stéphane Greff, Tânia Aires, Ester A Serrão, Aschwin H Engelen, Olivier P Thomas, Thierry Pérez
Mediterranean Sea ecosystems are considered as hotspots of biological introductions, exposed to possible negative effects of non-indigenous species. In such temperate marine ecosystems, macroalgae may be dominant, with a great percentage of their diversity represented by introduced species. Their interaction with temperate indigenous benthic organisms have been poorly investigated. To provide new insights, we performed an experimental study on the interaction between the introduced proliferative red alga Asparagopsis taxiformis and the indigenous Mediterranean coral Astroides calycularis...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215329/biotechnological-applications-of-marine-enzymes-from-algae-bacteria-fungi-and-sponges
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S Parte, V L Sirisha, J S D'Souza
Diversity is the hallmark of all life forms that inhabit the soil, air, water, and land. All these habitats pose their unique inherent challenges so as to breed the "fittest" creatures. Similarly, the biodiversity from the marine ecosystem has evolved unique properties due to challenging environment. These challenges include permafrost regions to hydrothermal vents, oceanic trenches to abyssal plains, fluctuating saline conditions, pH, temperature, light, atmospheric pressure, and the availability of nutrients...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215326/marine-enzymes-and-microorganisms-for-bioethanol-production
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M R Swain, V Natarajan, C Krishnan
Bioethanol is a potential alternative fuel to fossil fuels. Bioethanol as a fuel has several economic and environmental benefits. Though bioethanol is produced using starch and sugarcane juice, these materials are in conflict with food availability. To avoid food-fuel conflict, the second-generation bioethanol production by utilizing nonfood lignocellulosic materials has been extensively investigated. However, due to the complexity of lignocellulose architecture, the process is complicated and not economically competitive...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213541/accurate-quantification-of-laminarin-in-marine-organic-matter-with-enzymes-from-marine-microbes
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Stefan Becker, André Scheffel, Martin F Polz, Jan-Hendrik Hehemann
Marine algae produce varieties of glycans, which fulfill diverse biological functions and fuel the carbon and energy demand of heterotrophic microbes. A common approach to analyze marine organic matter uses acid to hydrolyze its glycans into measurable monosaccharides. These, however, may derive from different glycans that are built with the same monosaccharides, hence this approach does not distinguish between glycans in natural samples. Here we use enzymes to selectively digest and thereby quantify laminarin in particulate organic matter...
February 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213175/quantitative-analysis-of-mycosporine-like-amino-acids-in-marine-algae-by-capillary-electrophoresis-with-diode-array-detection
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Anja Hartmann, Adele Murauer, Markus Ganzera
Marine species have evolved a variety of physical or chemical strategies to diminish damage from elevated environmental ultraviolet radiation. Mycosporine-like amino acids, a group of widely distributed small water soluble compounds, are biologically relevant because of their photo-protective potential. In addition, presumed antioxidant and skin protective strategies raise the interest for possible medicinal and cosmetic applications. In this study the first CE method for the quantification of mycosporine-like amino acids in marine species is presented...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208796/recent%C3%A2-trends%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-marine%C3%A2-phycotoxins%C3%A2-from%C3%A2-australian%C3%A2-coastal%C3%A2-waters
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Penelope Ajani, D Tim Harwood, Shauna A Murray
Phycotoxins, which are produced by harmful microalgae and bioaccumulate in the  marine food web, are of growing concern for Australia. These harmful algae pose a threat to  ecosystem and human health, as well as constraining the progress of aquaculture, one of the fastest  growing food sectors in the world. With better monitoring, advanced analytical skills and an  increase in microalgal expertise, many phycotoxins have been identified in Australian coastal  waters in recent years...
February 9, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205313/genetic-analyses-unravel-the-crucial-role-of-a-horizontally-acquired-alginate-lyase-for-brown-algal-biomass-degradation-by-zobellia-galactanivorans
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Yongtao Zhu, François Thomas, Robert Larocque, Nan Li, Delphine Duffieux, Lionel Cladière, Florent Souchaud, Gurvan Michel, Mark J McBride
Comprehension of the degradation of macroalgal polysaccharides suffers from the lack of genetic tools for model marine bacteria, despite their importance for coastal ecosystem functions. We developed such tools for Zobellia galactanivorans, an algae-associated flavobacterium that digests many polysaccharides, including alginate. These tools were used to investigate the biological role of AlyA1, the only Z. galactanivorans alginate lyase known to be secreted in soluble form and to have a recognizable carbohydrate-binding domain...
February 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199941/effect-directed-analysis-reveals-inhibition-of-zebrafish-uptake-transporter-oatp1d1-by-caulerpenyne-a-major-secondary-metabolite-from-the-invasive-marine-alga-caulerpa-taxifolia
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P Marić, M Ahel, I Senta, S Terzić, I Mikac, A Žuljević, T Smital
Caulerpa taxifolia is a marine alga of tropical and subtropical distribution and a well-known invasive species in several temperate regions. Its invasiveness mainly stems from the production of secondary metabolites, some of which are toxic or repellent substances. In this study we investigated the possible inhibitory effects of C. taxifolia secondary metabolites on the activity of two zebrafish (Danio rerio) uptake transporters that transport organic anions (Oatp1d1) and cations (Oct1). Both transporters were transiently transfected and overexpressed in human embryonic kidney HEK293T cells...
February 2, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199408/high-quality-rna-extraction-from-the-sea-urchin-paracentrotus-lividus-embryos
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Nadia Ruocco, Susan Costantini, Valerio Zupo, Giovanna Romano, Adrianna Ianora, Angelo Fontana, Maria Costantini
The sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816) is a keystone herbivore in the Mediterranean Sea due to its ability to transform macroalgal-dominated communities into barren areas characterized by increased cover of bare substrates and encrusting coralline algae, reduced biodiversity and altered ecosystem functions. P. lividus is also an excellent animal model for toxicology, physiology and biology investigations having been used for more than a century as a model for embryological studies with synchronously developing embryos which are easy to manipulate and analyze for morphological aberrations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192354/biosorptive-removal-of-malachite-green-from-aqueous-solution-using-chemically-modified-brown-marine-alga-sargassum-swartzii
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M Jerold, V Sivasubramanian
Sargassum swartzii, marine macro brown alga, showed a high malachite green (MG) biosorption capacity in batch mode of operation. The analytical evidence from Fourier transform infrared spectra confirmed the involvement of amine group in the biosorption of MG and electrostatic interaction type of mechanism was proposed to occur between the amine group of dye and the cationic MG dye solution. Scanning electron micrograph shows the morphological features and the attachment of dye onto the biosorbent. pH edge experiment shows that biosorption capacity was maximum at pH 10...
February 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188702/control-of-chitin-nanofiber-production-by-the-lipid-producing-diatom-cyclotella-sp-through-fed-batch-addition-of-dissolved-silicon-and-nitrate-in-a-bubble-column-photobioreactor
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Omar Chiriboga, Gregory L Rorrer
Diatoms are single-celled algae that make cell walls of nanopatterned biogenic silica called frustules through metabolic uptake of dissolved silicon and its templated condensation into biosilica. The centric marine diatom Cyclotella sp. also produces intracellular lipids and the valued co-product chitin, an N-acetyl glucosamine biopolymer that is extruded from selected frustule pores as pure nanofibers. The goal of this study was to develop a nutrient feeding strategy to control the production of chitin nanofibers from Cyclotella with the co-production of biofuel lipids...
February 11, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181560/responses-of-the-marine-diatom-thalassiosira-pseudonana-to-changes-in-co2-concentration-a-proteomic-approach
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Romain Clement, Sabrina Lignon, Pascal Mansuelle, Erik Jensen, Matthieu Pophillat, Regine Lebrun, Yann Denis, Carine Puppo, Stephen C Maberly, Brigitte Gontero
The concentration of CO2 in many aquatic systems is variable, often lower than the KM of the primary carboxylating enzyme Rubisco, and in order to photosynthesize efficiently, many algae operate a facultative CO2 concentrating mechanism (CCM). Here we measured the responses of a marine diatom, Thalassiosira pseudonana, to high and low concentrations of CO2 at the level of transcripts, proteins and enzyme activity. Low CO2 caused many metabolic pathways to be remodeled. Carbon acquisition enzymes, primarily carbonic anhydrase, stress, degradation and signaling proteins were more abundant while proteins associated with nitrogen metabolism, energy production and chaperones were less abundant...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165181/total-synthesis-of-the-cytotoxic-marine-triterpenoid-isodehydrothyrsiferol-reveals-partial-enantiodivergency-in-the-thyrsiferol-family-of-natural-products
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Akihiro Hoshino, Haruka Nakai, Miyako Morino, Keisuke Nishikawa, Takeshi Kodama, Kento Nishikibe, Yoshiki Morimoto
Recently, the phenomenon of enantiodivergence was uncovered as a new phenomenon in the biosynthesis of natural products. In nature, chiral natural products are usually produced in optically active form, but both enantiomers sometimes arise in different genera and/or species or in a single species. Here we show through enantioselective total synthesis that the natural product isodehydrothyrsiferol shows partial enantiodivergency in that six of the nine or ten asymmetric centers are enantiomeric to those of other members of the marine squalene-derived triterpenoid thyrsiferol family...
February 6, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161465/exploration-of-the-phycoremediation-potential-of-laminaria-digitata-towards-diflubenzuron-lindane-copper-and-cadmium-in-a-multitrophic-pilot-scale-experiment
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Patrícia Anacleto, Freek H M van den Heuvel, C Oliveira, Rie R Rasmussen, José O Fernandes, Jens J Sloth, Vera Barbosa, Ricardo N Alves, António Marques, Sara C Cunha
The presence of contaminants in aquatic ecosystems can cause serious problems to the environment and marine organisms. This study aims to evaluate the phycoremediation capacity of macroalgae Laminaria digitata for pesticides (diflubenzuron and lindane) and toxic elements (cadmium and copper) in seawater in the presence or absence of mussels. The photosynthetic activity was monitored in the macroalgae to assess its "physiological status". The results showed that the presence of algae decreased diflubenzuron concentration in mussels by 70% after 120 h of exposure...
February 1, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152476/the-efficacy-of-sulfated-polysaccharides-from-padina-tetrastromatica-in-modulating-the-immune-functions-of-raw-264-7-cells
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Geena Mariya Jose, G Muraleedhara Kurup
Immunomodulation is a collective term of immunostimulation and immunosuppression. Immunotherapy by means of immunomodulation is gaining additional significance as the frequency of mutant microbes as well as cancer cases are increasing in the present time. A wide population of marine vegetation has contributed to the traditional and modern therapeutic regimens owing to the abundance of bioactive molecules. Among the seaweed born macromolecules, the sulfated polysaccharides (SPS) from marine macro algae were reported to exhibit excellent biological activities in addition to their structural and nutritional roles...
January 30, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151007/antialgal-activity-of-poly-2-dimethylamino-ethyl-methacrylate-pdmaema-brushes-against-the-marine-alga-ulva
#19
Wetra Yandi, Sophie Mieszkin, Maureen E Callow, James A Callow, John A Finlay, Bo Liedberg, Thomas Ederth
Marine biofouling has detrimental effects on the environment and economy, and current antifouling coatings research is aimed at environmentally benign, non-toxic materials. The possibility of using contact-active coatings is explored, by considering the antialgal activity of cationic poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) (PDMAEMA) brushes. The antialgal activity was investigated via zoospore settlement and sporeling growth assays of the marine algae Ulva linza and U. lactuca. The assay results for PDMAEMA brushes were compared to those for anionic and neutral surfaces...
February 2, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134432/functional-ptb-phosphate-transporters-are-present-in-streptophyte-algae-and-early-diverging-land-plants
#20
Clémence Bonnot, Hélène Proust, Benoît Pinson, Florine P L Colbalchini, Alexis Lesly-Veillard, Holger Breuninger, Clément Champion, Alexander J Hetherington, Steven Kelly, Liam Dolan
Two inorganic phosphate (Pi) uptake mechanisms operate in streptophytes and chlorophytes, the two lineages of green plants. PHOSPHATE TRANSPORTER B (PTB) proteins are hypothesized to be the Na(+) /Pi symporters catalysing Pi uptake in chlorophytes, whereas PHOSPHATE TRANSPORTER 1 (PHT1) proteins are the H(+) /Pi symporters that carry out Pi uptake in angiosperms. PHT1 proteins are present in all streptophyte lineages. However, Pi uptake in streptophyte algae and marine angiosperms requires Na(+) influx, suggesting that Na(+) /Pi symporters also function in some streptophytes...
January 30, 2017: New Phytologist
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