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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088549/redistribution-of-elements-between-wastes-and-organic-bearing-material-in-the-dispersion-train-of-gold-bearing-sulfide-tailings-part-i-geochemistry-and-mineralogy
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B Yu Saryg-Ool, I N Myagkaya, I S Kirichenko, M A Gustaytis, O V Shuvaeva, S M Zhmodik, E V Lazareva
Migration and redistribution of elements during prolonged interaction of cyanide wastes with the underlying natural organic-bearing material have been studied in two ~40cm deep cores that sample primary ores and their weathering profile (wastes I and II, respectively) in the dispersion train of gold-bearing sulfide tailings in Siberia. Analytical results of SR-XRF, whole-rock XRF, AAS, CHNS, and SEM measurements of core samples show high K, Sr, Ti, and Fe enrichments and correlation of P2O5 and Mn with LOI and Corg...
January 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049781/isolating-dna-from-gram-negative-bacteria
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Michael R Green, Joseph Sambrook
The isolation of DNA from bacteria, described in this protocol, relies upon the use of sodium dodecyl sulfate and proteinase K to lyse the cells. High-molecular-weight DNA is then sheared (to reduce its viscosity and make it more manageable), extracted with phenol:chloroform, and precipitated with isopropanol. DNA isolated according to this procedure ranges from 30 to 80 kb in length.
January 3, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033549/combined-iron-and-sulfate-reduction-biostimulation-as-a-novel-approach-to-enhance-btex-and-pah-source-zone-biodegradation-in-biodiesel-blend-contaminated-groundwater
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Juliana B Müller, Débora T Ramos, Catherine Larose, Marilda Fernandes, Helen S C Lazzarin, Timothy M Vogel, Henry X Corseuil
The use of biodiesel as a transportation fuel and its growing mandatory blending percentage in diesel increase the likelihood of contaminating groundwater with diesel/biodiesel blends. A 100L-field experiment with B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% diesel, v/v) was conducted to assess the potential for the combined biostimulation of iron and sulfate reducing bacteria to enhance BTEX and PAH biodegradation in a diesel/biodiesel blend-contaminated groundwater. A B20 field experiment under monitored natural attenuation (MNA) was used as a baseline control...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030630/system-wide-adaptations-of-desulfovibrio-alaskensis-g20-to-phosphate-limited-conditions
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Tanja Bosak, Florence Schubotz, Ana de Santiago-Torio, Jennifer V Kuehl, Hans K Carlson, Nicki Watson, Mirna Daye, Roger E Summons, Adam P Arkin, Adam M Deutschbauer
The prevalence of lipids devoid of phosphorus suggests that the availability of phosphorus limits microbial growth and activity in many anoxic, stratified environments. To better understand the response of anaerobic bacteria to phosphate limitation and starvation, this study combines microscopic and lipid analyses with the measurements of fitness of pooled barcoded transposon mutants of the model sulfate reducing bacterium Desulfovibrio alaskensis G20. Phosphate-limited G20 has lower growth rates and replaces more than 90% of its membrane phospholipids by a mixture of monoglycosyl diacylglycerol (MGDG), glycuronic acid diacylglycerol (GADG) and ornithine lipids, lacks polyphosphate granules, and synthesizes other cellular inclusions...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011598/reconstructing-metabolic-pathways-of-a-member-of-the-genus-pelotomaculum-suggesting-its-potential-to-oxidize-benzene-to-carbon-dioxide-with-direct-reduction-of-sulfate
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Xiyang Dong, Johannes Dröge, Christine von Toerne, Sviatlana Marozava, Alice C McHardy, Rainer U Meckenstock
The enrichment culture BPL is able to degrade benzene with sulfate as electron acceptor and is dominated by an organism of the genus Pelotomaculum Members of Pelotomaculum are usually known to be fermenters, undergoing syntrophy with anaerobic respiring microorganisms or methanogens. By using a metagenomic approach, we reconstructed a high-quality genome (∼2.97 Mbp, 99% completeness) for Pelotomaculum candidate BPL. The proteogenomic data suggested: (1) anaerobic benzene degradation was activated by a yet unknown mechanism for conversion of benzene to benzoyl-CoA; (2) the central benzoyl-CoA degradation pathway involved reductive dearomatization by a class II benzoyl-CoA reductase followed by hydrolytic ring cleavage and modified β-oxidation; (3) the oxidative acetyl-CoA pathway was utilized for complete oxidation to CO2 Interestingly, the genome of Pelotomaculum candidate BPL has all the genes for a complete sulfate reduction pathway including a similar electron transfer mechanism for dissimilatory sulfate reduction as in other Gram-positive sulfate-reducing bacteria...
December 22, 2016: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008697/host-cell-binding-of-the-flagellar-tip-protein-of-campylobacter-jejuni
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Claudia M Freitag, Karin Strijbis, Jos P M van Putten
Flagella are nanofibers that drive bacterial movement. The filaments are generally composed of thousands of tightly packed flagellin subunits with a terminal cap protein, named FliD. Here we report that the FliD protein of the bacterial pathogen Campylobacter jejuni binds to host cells. Live-cell imaging and confocal microscopy showed initial contact of the bacteria with epithelial cells via the flagella tip. Recombinant FliD protein bound to the surface of intestinal epithelial cells in a dose-dependent fashion...
December 22, 2016: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000068/mercury-methylating-genes-dsrb-and-hgca-in-soils-sediments-of-the-three-gorges-reservoir
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Hongxia Du, Ming Ma, Tao Sun, Xianzhu Dai, Caiyun Yang, Feng Luo, Dingyong Wang, Yasuo Igarashi
Previous research found that the water-level fluctuating zone (WLFZ) of the Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR) was an Hg-sensitive area. However, little research has been conducted on the distribution of Hg-methylating microorganisms in this area. The goal of this research was to provide an initial description of the distribution of the dsrB (for sulfate-reducing bacteria) and hgcA (one gene confirmed for Hg methylation) genes. Different types of soil were selected to analyze the abundance of the dsrB and hgcA in different periods, in inundated soil (SI, ≤155 m, which becomes sediment during the wet period, SS) and in non-inundated soil (≥175 m, SN) from Shibao, a typical WLFZ of the TGR...
December 20, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997756/evidence-of-molybdenum-association-with-particulate-organic-matter-under-sulfidic-conditions
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T W Dahl, A Chappaz, J Hoek, C J McKenzie, S Svane, D E Canfield
The geochemical behavior of molybdenum (Mo) in the oceans is closely linked to the presence of sulfide species in anoxic environments, where Fe availability may play a key role in the Mo scavenging. Here, we show that Mo(VI) is reduced in the presence of particulate organic matter (represented by sulfate-reducing bacteria). Molybdenum was immobilized at the surface of both living cells and dead/lysed cells, but not in cell-free control experiments. Experiments were carried out at four different Mo concentrations (0...
December 20, 2016: Geobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997142/thiosulfate-conversion-to-sulfide-by-a-haloalkaliphilic-microbial-community-in-a-bioreactor-fed-with-h2-gas
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João A B Sousa, Martijn F M Bijmans, Alfons J M Stams, Caroline M Plugge
In industrial gas biodesulfurization systems, where haloalkaline conditions prevail, a thiosulfate containing bleed stream is produced. This bleed stream can be treated in a separate bioreactor by reducing thiosulfate to sulfide and recycling it. By performing treatment and recycling of the bleed stream, its disposal decreases and less caustics is required to maintain the high pH. In this study, anaerobic microbial thiosulfate conversion to sulfide in a H2/CO2 fed bioreactor operated at haloalkaline conditions was investigated...
December 20, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993060/origin-of-sulfur-in-diet-drives-spatial-and-temporal-mercury-trends-in-seabird-eggs-from-pacific-canada-1968-2015
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Kyle H Elliott, John E Elliott
Mercury (Hg) is a neurotoxin that can be particularly harmful to top predators because it biomagnifies through the food web. Due to variation in the food web structure, variation in Hg exposure in predators may represent variation in diet rather than Hg availability. We measured Hg in eggs from six seabird species (N = 537) over 47 years. In contrast to expectation, storm-petrels feeding partially on invertebrates had the highest Hg burden while herons feeding on large fish had the lowest Hg burden. A multiple regression showed that Hg correlated with δ(34)S (R(2) = 0...
December 20, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983678/quorum-sensing-and-the-use-of-quorum-quenchers-as-natural-biocides-to-inhibit-sulfate-reducing-bacteria
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Giantommaso Scarascia, Tiannyu Wang, Pei-Ying Hong
Sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) are one of the main protagonist groups of biocorrosion in the seawater environment. Given their principal role in biocorrosion, it remains a crucial task to develop strategies to reduce the abundance of SRBs. Conventional approaches include the use of biocides and antibiotics, which can impose health, safety, and environmental concerns. This review examines an alternative approach to this problem. This is achieved by reviewing the role of quorum sensing (QS) in SRB populations and its impact on the biofilm formation process...
December 15, 2016: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943246/producing-desulfurized-biogas-through-removal-of-sulfate-in-the-first-stage-of-a-two-stage-anaerobic-digestion
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Yeo-Myeong Yun, Shihwu Sung, Hang-Sik Shin, Jong-In Han, Hyun-Woo Kim, Dong-Hoon Kim
In the present work, a two-stage anaerobic digestion system (TSADS) was newly designed to produce biogas with a greatly reduced H2 S content. The role of first (sulfidogenic)-stage digester was not only acidogenesis but also sulfidogenesis (sulfate reduction to H2 S), which would minimize the input of H2 S-producing source in the followed second (methanogenic)-stage digester. For the coexistence of acidogens and sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB) in the sulfidogenic-stage digester, it was found that pH played a crucial role...
December 12, 2016: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917954/regional-variations-in-the-diversity-and-predicted-metabolic-potential-of-benthic-prokaryotes-in-coastal-northern-zhejiang-east-china-sea
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Kai Wang, Xiansen Ye, Huajun Zhang, Heping Chen, Demin Zhang, Lian Liu
Knowledge about the drivers of benthic prokaryotic diversity and metabolic potential in interconnected coastal sediments at regional scales is limited. We collected surface sediments across six zones covering ~200 km in coastal northern Zhejiang, East China Sea and combined 16 S rRNA gene sequencing, community-level metabolic prediction, and sediment physicochemical measurements to investigate variations in prokaryotic diversity and metabolic gene composition with geographic distance and under local environmental conditions...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914001/subtilosin-prevents-biofilm-formation-by-inhibiting-bacterial-quorum-sensing
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Ammar Algburi, Saskia Zehm, Victoria Netrebov, Anzhelica B Bren, Vladimir Chistyakov, Michael L Chikindas
Subtilosin, the cyclic lantibiotic protein produced by Bacillus subtilis KATMIRA1933, targets the surface receptor and electrostatically binds to the bacterial cell membrane. In this study, subtilosin was purified using ammonium sulfate ((NH4)2SO4) precipitation and purified via column chromatography. Subtilosin's antibacterial minimum and sub-minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC and sub-MIC) and anti-biofilm activity (biofilm prevention) were established. Subtilosin was evaluated as a quorum sensing (QS) inhibitor in Gram-positive bacteria using Fe(III) reduction assay...
December 2, 2016: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910828/biofilm-prevention-of-gram-negative-bacterial-pathogens-involved-in-periprosthetic-infection-by-antibiotic-loaded-calcium-sulfate-beads-in-vitro
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Robert P Howlin, Christopher Winnard, Connor J Frapwell, Jeremy S Webb, John J Cooper, Sean S Aiken, Paul Stoodley
Biofilm formation represents a key stage in the pathogenesis of prosthetic infections (PIs). More tolerant to antibiotics than their planktonic counterparts, biofilm bacteria are difficult to eradicate using conventional therapeutic regimes. A common approach in PI management is the adjunctive use of localised antibiotics in addition to systemic administration in an attempt to protect the implant from colonisation by infiltrating bacteria. This study evaluates the antibacterial and antibiofilm efficacy of antibiotic-loaded dissolvable calcium sulphate, previously shown to be effective against key gram-positive pathogens, against gram-negative species important in the establishment of chronic infection in PIs...
December 2, 2016: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909745/dechlorination-of-three-tetrachlorobenzene-isomers-by-contaminated-harbor-sludge-derived-enrichment-cultures-follows-thermodynamically-favorable-reactions
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Yue Lu, Javier Ramiro-Garcia, Pieter Vandermeeren, Steffi Herrmann, Danuta Cichocka, Dirk Springael, Siavash Atashgahi, Hauke Smidt
Dechlorination patterns of three tetrachlorobenzene isomers, 1,2,3,4-, 1,2,3,5-, and 1,2,4,5-TeCB, were studied in anoxic microcosms derived from contaminated harbor sludge. The removal of doubly, singly, and un-flanked chlorine atoms was noted in 1,2,3,4- and 1,2,3,5-TeCB fed microcosms, whereas only singly flanked chlorine was removed in 1,2,4,5-TeCB microcosms. The thermodynamically more favorable reactions were selectively followed by the enriched cultures with di- and/or mono-chlorobenzene as the main end products of the reductive dechlorination of all three isomers...
December 1, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909309/hydrogen-sulfide-h2s-emission-control-by-aerobic-sulfate-reduction-in-landfill
#17
Yuyang Long, Yuan Fang, Dongsheng Shen, Huajun Feng, Ting Chen
H2S emissions from landfill sites resulting from sulfate reduction has become a serious human health and ecological safety issue. This study investigated H2S emission behavior and sulfate metabolism occurring in simulated landfills under different operating conditions. Under aerobic conditions, great attenuation of the original sulfate content (from around 6000 mg kg(-1) dropped to below 800 mg kg(-1)) with corresponding accumulation of sulfides and elemental sulfur were observed, indicating that sulfate reduction processes were intense under such conditions...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898775/sodium-tetraborate-decahydrate-treatment-reduces-hydrogen-sulfide-and-the-sulfate-reducing-bacteria-population-of-swine-manure
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Melvin T Yokoyama, Cheryl Spence, Susan M Hengemuehle, Terence R Whitehead, Robert von Bernuth, Michael Cotta
Emission of odorous and toxic gases from stored livestock manure is well documented and poses a serious health risk to farmers and livestock. Hydrogen sulfide emissions have been sharply rising with increasingly intensive livestock production and are of particular concern because of the acute toxicity of this gas. Numerous strategies, technologies, and chemical treatments have been used to control hydrogen sulfide emissions, but none have worked particularly well because they are neither cost-effective nor environmentally sustainable, or they are too toxic for animals...
November 2016: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893284/biomarkers-and-metabolic-patterns-in-the-sediments-of-evolving-glacial-lakes-as-a-proxy-for-planetary-lake-exploration
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Víctor Parro, Yolanda Blanco, Fernando Puente-Sánchez, Luis A Rivas, Mercedes Moreno-Paz, Alex Echeverría, Guillermo Chong-Díaz, Cecilia Demergasso, Nathalie A Cabrol
Oligotrophic glacial lakes in the Andes Mountains serve as models to study the effects of climate change on natural biological systems. The persistent high UV regime and evolution of the lake biota due to deglaciation make Andean lake ecosystems potential analogues in the search for life on other planetary bodies. Our objective was to identify microbial biomarkers and metabolic patterns that represent time points in the evolutionary history of Andean glacial lakes, as these may be used in long-term studies as microscale indicators of climate change processes...
November 28, 2016: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884109/cloning-functional-expression-and-characterization-of-a-bifunctional-3-hydroxybutanal-dehydrogenase-reductase-involved-in-acetone-metabolism-by-desulfococcus-biacutus
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Jasmin Frey, Hendrik Rusche, Bernhard Schink, David Schleheck
BACKGROUND: The strictly anaerobic, sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfococcus biacutus can utilize acetone as sole carbon and energy source for growth. Whereas in aerobic and nitrate-reducing bacteria acetone is activated by carboxylation with CO2 to acetoacetate, D. biacutus involves CO as a cosubstrate for acetone activation through a different, so far unknown pathway. Proteomic studies indicated that, among others, a predicted medium-chain dehydrogenase/reductase (MDR) superfamily, zinc-dependent alcohol dehydrogenase (locus tag DebiaDRAFT_04514) is specifically and highly produced during growth with acetone...
November 25, 2016: BMC Microbiology
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