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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651337/preliminary-validation-of-a-method-combining-cultivation-and-cloning-based-approaches-to-monitor-airborne-bacteria
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Jenny Schäfer, Sarah Weiß, Udo Jäckel
It is already known that occupational exposure to bioaerosols or organic dust could be harmful for occupants, but mostly the correlation to occurring bacteria is missing. Especially, cultivation of bacteria from bioaerosols is important to get an insight on occurring and possibly infectious bacteria. These measures are highly time consuming and cost intensive. Therefore, to monitor bacterial diversity in bioaerosol samples and to avoid isolation procedures, an approach was applied using a combination of cultivation and cloning-based approach...
June 23, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646202/the-microbiome-of-endophytic-wood-colonizing-bacteria-from-pine-trees-as-affected-by-pine-wilt-disease
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Diogo Neves Proença, Romeu Francisco, Susanne Kublik, Anne Schöler, Gisle Vestergaard, Michael Schloter, Paula V Morais
Pine wilt disease (PWD) is a devastating forest disease present worldwide. In this study we analyzed the effects of the invasion of the pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, the major pathogen causing PWD, on the endophytic microbiome of adult P. pinaster trees. Wood samples from trees with different degrees of PWD disease were collected at two sites (A and M) in Portugal. Endophytic bacteria were characterized based on directly extracted DNA by fingerprinting and barcoding using the 16S rRNA gene as marker...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639891/antitumor-activity-of-a-rhodococcus-sp-lut0910-isolated-from-polluted-soil
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Xin-Guo Zhang, Zi-Yu Liu, Jin-Wen Liu, Yan-Long Zeng, Guang-Jun Guo, Qiao-Yun Sun
The actinomycetes strain, lut0910, was isolated from polluted soil and identified as the Rhodococcus species with 99% similarity based on the sequence analysis of 16S recombinant DNA. The extract of this strain demonstrated in vivo and in vitro antitumor activity. The treatment of two human cancer cell lines, hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 and cervical carcinoma Hela cells, with the lut0910 extract caused the delay in cell propagation in a dose-dependent manner with an IC50 of 73.39 and 33.09 µg/mL, respectively...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625159/dna-extraction-for-streamlined-metagenomics-of-diverse-environmental-samples
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Clarisse Marotz, Amnon Amir, Greg Humphrey, James Gaffney, Grant Gogul, Rob Knight
A major bottleneck for metagenomic sequencing is rapid and efficient DNA extraction. Here, we compare the extraction efficiencies of three magnetic bead-based platforms (KingFisher, epMotion, and Tecan) to a standardized column-based extraction platform across a variety of sample types, including feces, oral, skin, soil, and water. Replicate sample plates were extracted and prepared for 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing in parallel to assess extraction bias and DNA quality. The data demonstrate that any effect of extraction method on sequencing results was small compared with the variability across samples; however, the KingFisher platform produced the largest number of high-quality reads in the shortest amount of time...
June 1, 2017: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609744/a-whole-cell-bioreporter-assay-for-quantitative-genotoxicity-evaluation-of-environmental-samples
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Bo Jiang, Guanghe Li, Yi Xing, Dayi Zhang, Jianli Jia, Zhisong Cui, Xiao Luan, Hui Tang
Whole-cell bioreporters have emerged as promising tools for genotoxicity evaluation, due to their rapidity, cost-effectiveness, sensitivity and selectivity. In this study, a method for detecting genotoxicity in environmental samples was developed using the bioluminescent whole-cell bioreporter Escherichia coli recA::luxCDABE. To further test its performance in a real world scenario, the E. coli bioreporter was applied in two cases: i) soil samples collected from chromium(VI) contaminated sites; ii) crude oil contaminated seawater collected after the Jiaozhou Bay oil spill which occurred in 2013...
June 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567016/streptomyces-sp-mum212-as-a-source-of-antioxidants-with-radical-scavenging-and-metal-chelating-properties
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Loh Teng-Hern Tan, Kok-Gan Chan, Tahir Mehmood Khan, Sarah Ibrahim Bukhari, Surasak Saokaew, Acharaporn Duangjai, Priyia Pusparajah, Learn-Han Lee, Bey-Hing Goh
Reactive oxygen species and other radicals potentially cause oxidative damage to proteins, lipids, and DNA which may ultimately lead to various complications including mutations, carcinogenesis, neurodegeneration, cardiovascular disease, aging, and inflammatory disease. Recent reports demonstrate that Streptomyces bacteria produce metabolites with potent antioxidant activity that may be developed into therapeutic drugs to combat oxidative stress. This study shows that Streptomyces sp. MUM212 which was isolated from mangrove soil in Kuala Selangor, Malaysia, could be a potential source of antioxidants...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559892/streptomyces-colonosanans-sp-nov-a-novel-actinobacterium-isolated-from-malaysia-mangrove-soil-exhibiting-antioxidative-activity-and-cytotoxic-potential-against-human-colon-cancer-cell-lines
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Jodi Woan-Fei Law, Hooi-Leng Ser, Acharaporn Duangjai, Surasak Saokaew, Sarah I Bukhari, Tahir M Khan, Nurul-Syakima Ab Mutalib, Kok-Gan Chan, Bey-Hing Goh, Learn-Han Lee
Streptomyces colonosanans MUSC 93J(T), a novel strain isolated from mangrove forest soil located at Sarawak, Malaysia. The bacterium was noted to be Gram-positive and to form light yellow aerial and vivid yellow substrate mycelium on ISP 2 agar. The polyphasic approach was used to determine the taxonomy of strain MUSC 93J(T) and the strain showed a range of phylogenetic and chemotaxonomic properties consistent with those of the members of the genus Streptomyces. Phylogenetic and 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that closely related strains include Streptomyces malachitofuscus NBRC 13059(T) (99...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555427/optimization-of-high-yielding-protocol-for-dna-extraction-from-the-forest-rhizosphere-microbes
#8
Sadam D V Satyanarayana, M S R Krishna, Pindi Pavan Kumar
Soil is major reservoir for microbes and harbors a vast microbial diversity. Soil microbiota plays a pivotal role in biogeochemical cycles, bioremediation, and in health and disease states of humans, animals, and plants. It is imperative to understand the microbial signatures which are specific in such an ecosystem to unravel their potential role and impact on environment. During the recent years, exploration of soil microbial communities has been geared up with the advent of advanced sequencing technologies...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536449/effect-of-experimental-soil-disturbance-and-recovery-on-structure-and-function-of-soil-community-a-metagenomic-and-metagenetic-approach
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Soobeom Choi, Hokyung Song, Binu M Tripathi, Dorsaf Kerfahi, Hyoki Kim, Jonathan M Adams
There has been little study of effects of disturbance on soil biota combining closely controlled experimental conditions and DNA-based methods. We sampled pots of soil at varying times following an initial simulated mass mortality event. Soil DNA was extracted at intervals up to 24 weeks after the event, and shotgun metagenomes sequenced using NextSeq. Compared to initial conditions, we found: consistent, sequential changes in functional metagenome and community structure over time, indicating successional niche differentiation amongst soil biota...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525815/an-integrated-approach-to-study-the-risk-from-landfill-soil-of-delhi-chemical-analyses-in-vitro-assays-and-human-risk-assessment
#10
Swati, Pooja Ghosh, Indu Shekhar Thakur
In the present study, landfill soil of three municipal solid waste landfill sites of Delhi, India were toxico-chemically analyzed for human risk assessment as inadequate information is available on the possible health effects of the contaminants present in landfill soil. The landfill soil samples were prepared for analyzing heavy metal concentration, organic contaminants and toxicity analysis separately. Composite soil sample collected from three landfill sites were analyzed for heavy metal by ICP-AES. Metal concentration so obtained was below the permissible limit of soil but higher than the set limits for effluent...
May 16, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523377/mining-lipolytic-enzymes-in-community-dna-from-high-andean-soils-using-a-targeted-approach
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Daniel Borda-Molina, José Salvador Montaña, María Mercedes Zambrano, Sandra Baena
Microbial enrichments cultures are a useful strategy to speed up the search for enzymes that can be employed in industrial processes. Lipases have gained special attention because they show unique properties such as: broad substrate specificity, enantio- and regio-selectivity and stability in organic solvents. A major goal is to identify novel lipolytic enzymes from microorganisms living in cold extreme environments such as high Andean soils, of relevance to our study being their capability be used in industrial processes...
May 18, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516483/capabilities-and-limitations-of-dgge-for-the-analysis-of-hydrocarbonoclastic-prokaryotic-communities-directly-in-environmental-samples
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Dina M Al-Mailem, Mayada K Kansour, Samir S Radwan
Prokaryotic communities in pristine and oil-contaminated desert soil, seawater, and hypersaline coastal soil were analyzed using culture-dependent and culture-independent approaches. The former technique was the dilution-plating method. For the latter, total genomic DNA was extracted and the 16S rRNA genes were amplified using a universal bacterial primer pair and primer pairs specific for Actinobacteria, Gammaproteobacteria, and Archaea. The amplicons were resolved using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and sequenced, and the sequences were compared to those in GenBank...
May 18, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512371/first-report-of-the-spiral-nematode-helicotylenchus-microlobus-infecting-soybean-in-north-dakota
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Guiping Yan, Addison Plaisance, Danqiong Huang, Zafar A Handoo
Spiral nematodes (Helicotylenchus spp.) are common plant-parasitic nematodes in fields of many crops. In June 2015, two soil samples were collected from a soybean field in Richland County, ND. Nematodes were extracted from soil using the sugar centrifugal flotation method (Jenkins, 1964). Plant-parasitic nematodes were identified to genus based on morphological features and counted. Both samples contained spiral nematodes from 1,500 to 3,300 per kilogram of soil. In June and August 2016, 10 soil samples were collected from the same field...
March 2017: Journal of Nematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480140/high-diversity-and-suggested-endemicity-of-culturable-actinobacteria-in-an-extremely-oligotrophic-desert-oasis
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Hector Fernando Arocha-Garza, Ricardo Canales-Del Castillo, Luis E Eguiarte, Valeria Souza, Susana De la Torre-Zavala
The phylum Actinobacteria constitutes one of the largest and anciently divergent phyla within the Bacteria domain. Actinobacterial diversity has been thoroughly researched in various environments due to its unique biotechnological potential. Such studies have focused mostly on soil communities, but more recently marine and extreme environments have also been explored, finding rare taxa and demonstrating dispersal limitation and biogeographic patterns for Streptomyces. To test the distribution of Actinobacteria populations on a small scale, we chose the extremely oligotrophic and biodiverse Cuatro Cienegas Basin (CCB), an endangered oasis in the Chihuahuan desert to assess the diversity and uniqueness of Actinobacteria in the Churince System with a culture-dependent approach over a period of three years, using nine selective media...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472119/comparative-analysis-of-the-sensitivity-of-metagenomic-sequencing-and-pcr-to-detect-a-biowarfare-simulant-bacillus-atrophaeus-in-soil-samples
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Delphine Plaire, Simon Puaud, Marie-Claude Marsolier-Kergoat, Jean-Marc Elalouf
To evaluate the sensitivity of high-throughput DNA sequencing for monitoring biowarfare agents in the environment, we analysed soil samples inoculated with different amounts of Bacillus atrophaeus, a surrogate organism for Bacillus anthracis. The soil samples considered were a poorly carbonated soil of the silty sand class, and a highly carbonated soil of the silt class. Control soil samples and soil samples inoculated with 10, 103, or 105 cfu were processed for DNA extraction. About 1% of the DNA extracts was analysed through the sequencing of more than 108 reads...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441441/a-novel-multiplexed-probe-based-quantitative-pcr-assay-for-the-soybean-root-and-stem-rot-pathogen-phytophthora-sojae-utilizes-its-transposable-element
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James S Haudenshield, Jeong Y Song, Glen L Hartman
Phytophthora root rot of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] is caused by the oomycete Phytophthora sojae (Kaufm. & Gerd.). P. sojae has a narrow host range, consisting primarily of soybean, and it is a serious pathogen worldwide. It exists in root and stem tissues as mycelium, wherein it can form oospores which subsequently germinate to release motile, infectious zoospores. Molecular assays detecting DNA of P. sojae are useful in disease diagnostics, and for determining the presence of the organism in host tissues, soils, and runoff or ponded water from potentially infested fields...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421041/metagenome-wide-association-study-and-machine-learning-prediction-of-bulk-soil-microbiome-and-crop-productivity
#17
Hao-Xun Chang, James S Haudenshield, Charles R Bowen, Glen L Hartman
Areas within an agricultural field in the same season often differ in crop productivity despite having the same cropping history, crop genotype, and management practices. One hypothesis is that abiotic or biotic factors in the soils differ between areas resulting in these productivity differences. In this study, bulk soil samples collected from a high and a low productivity area from within six agronomic fields in Illinois were quantified for abiotic and biotic characteristics. Extracted DNA from these bulk soil samples were shotgun sequenced...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410799/genomic-identification-and-characterization-of-the-elite-strains-bradyrhizobium-yuanmingense-br-3267-and-bradyrhizobium-pachyrhizi-br-3262-recommended-for-cowpea-inoculation-in-brazil
#18
Jakson Leite, Samuel Ribeiro Passos, Jean Luiz Simões-Araújo, Norma Gouvêa Rumjanek, Gustavo Ribeiro Xavier, Jerri Édson Zilli
The leguminous inoculation with nodule-inducing bacteria that perform biological nitrogen fixation is a good example of an "eco-friendly agricultural practice". Bradyrhizobium strains BR 3267 and BR 3262 are recommended for cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) inoculation in Brazil and showed remarkable responses; nevertheless neither strain was characterized at species level, which is our goal in the present work using a polyphasic approach. The strains presented the typical phenotype of Bradyrhizobium with a slow growth and a white colony on yeast extract-mannitol medium...
March 31, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397264/population-densities-of-indigenous-acidobacteria-change-in-the-presence-of-plant-growth-promoting-rhizobacteria-pgpr-in-rhizosphere
#19
Sadaf Kalam, Subha Narayan Das, Anirban Basu, Appa Rao Podile
Rhizosphere microbial community has diverse metabolic capabilities and plays a crucial role in maintaining plant health. Oligotrophic plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), along with difficult-to-culture microbial fractions, might be involved synergistically in microbe-microbe and plant-microbe interactions in the rhizosphere. Among the difficult-to-culture microbial fractions, Acidobacteria constitutes the most dominant phylum thriving in rhizospheric soils. We selected effective PGPR for tomato and black gram and studied their effect on population densities of acidobacterial members...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381965/development-and-evaluation-of-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-assay-for-rapid-detection-of-tylenchulus-semipenetrans-using-dna-extracted-from-soil
#20
Zhi-Qiang Song, Ju-E Cheng, Fei-Xue Cheng, De-Yong Zhang, Yong Liu
Tylenchulus semipenetrans is an important and widespread plant-parasitic nematode of citrus worldwide and can cause citrus slow decline disease leading to significant reduction in tree growth and yield. Rapid and accurate detection of T. semipenetrans in soil is important for the disease forecasting and management. In this study, a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay was developed to detect T. semipenetrans using DNA extracted from soil. A set of five primers was designed from the internal transcribed spacer region (ITS1) of rDNA, and was highly specific to T...
April 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
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