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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335288/biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-using-taxus-yunnanensis-callus-and-their-antibacterial-activity-and-cytotoxicity-in-human-cancer-cells
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Qian Hua Xia, Yan Jun Ma, Jian Wen Wang
Plant constituents could act as chelating/reducing or capping agents for synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). The green synthesis of AgNPs has been considered as an environmental friendly and cost-effective alternative to other fabrication methods. The present work described the biosynthesis of AgNPs using callus extracts from Taxus yunnanensis and evaluated their antibacterial activities in vitro and potential cytotoxicity in cancer cells. Callus extracts were able to reduce silver nitrate at 1 mM in 10 min...
September 1, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335201/size-and-shape-dependent-antibacterial-studies-of-silver-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-wet-chemical-routes
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Muhammad Akram Raza, Zakia Kanwal, Anum Rauf, Anjum Nasim Sabri, Saira Riaz, Shahzad Naseem
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) of different shapes and sizes were prepared by solution-based chemical reduction routes. Silver nitrate was used as a precursor, tri-sodium citrate (TSC) and sodium borohydride as reducing agents, while polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) was used as a stabilizing agent. The morphology, size, and structural properties of obtained nanoparticles were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV-visible spectroscopy (UV-VIS), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques. Spherical AgNPs, as depicted by SEM, were found to have diameters in the range of 15 to 90 nm while lengths of the edges of the triangular particles were about 150 nm...
April 15, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330107/population-dynamics-of-soil-bacteria-in-some-areas-of-midnapore-coastal-belt-west-bengal-india
#3
Syed Afrin Azmi, Soumendranath Chatterjee
In this present study the population dynamics of the soil bacteria of some coastal villages, namely Padima, Jatimati, Chanpabani, Palsandapur, Bhagibaharampur, Duttapur, Gangadharpur, Gobindabasan, Somaibasan of Digha, West Bengal, India, was determined. In these villages the aerobic heterotrophic, Gram-negative, spore-forming, starch-hydrolyzing, Pseudomonas, nitrate-reducing, denitrifying, asymbiotic N2 fixing, nitrifying, phosphate-solubilizing bacterial populations ranged from 1.22 to 2.67 × 10(6), 0...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321487/benzene-degradation-in-a-denitrifying-biofilm-reactor-activity-and-microbial-community-composition
#4
Marcelle J van der Waals, Siavash Atashgahi, Ulisses Nunes da Rocha, Bas M van der Zaan, Hauke Smidt, Jan Gerritse
Benzene is an aromatic compound and harmful for the environment. Biodegradation of benzene can reduce the toxicological risk after accidental or controlled release of this chemical in the environment. In this study, we further characterized an anaerobic continuous biofilm culture grown for more than 14 years on benzene with nitrate as electron acceptor. We determined steady state degradation rates, microbial community composition dynamics in the biofilm, and the initial anaerobic benzene degradation reactions...
March 20, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316045/nitrogen-removal-and-microbial-community-shift-in-an-aerobic-denitrification-reactor-bioaugmented-with-a-pseudomonas-strain-for-coal-based-ethylene-glycol-industry-wastewater-treatment
#5
Cong Du, Chong-Wei Cui, Shan Qiu, Sheng-Nan Shi, Ang Li, Fang Ma
An aerobic denitrification system, initially bioaugmented with Pseudomonas strain T13, was established to treat coal-based ethylene glycol industry wastewater, which contained 3219 ± 86 mg/L total nitrogen (TN) and 1978 ± 14 mg/L NO3(-)-N. In the current study, a stable denitrification efficiency of 53.7 ± 4.7% and nitrite removal efficiency of 40.1 ± 2.7% were achieved at different diluted influent concentrations. Toxicity evaluation showed that a lower toxicity of effluent was achieved when industry wastewater was treated by stuffing biofilm communities compared to suspended communities...
March 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314724/impact-of-seasonal-hypoxia-on-activity-and-community-structure-of-chemolithoautotrophic-bacteria-in-a-coastal-sediment
#6
Yvonne A Lipsewers, Diana Vasquez-Cardenas, Dorina Seitaj, Regina Schauer, Silvia Hidalgo Martinez, Jaap S Sinninghe Damsté, Filip J R Meysman, Laura Villanueva, Henricus T S Boschker
Seasonal hypoxia in coastal systems drastically changes the availability of electron acceptors in bottom water, which alters the sedimentary reoxidation of reduced compounds. However, the effect of seasonal hypoxia on the chemolithoautotrophic community that catalyze these reoxidation reactions, is rarely studied. Here we examine the changes in activity and structure of the sedimentary chemolithoautotrophic bacterial community of a seasonally hypoxic saline basin under oxic (spring) and hypoxic (summer) conditions...
March 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299401/sodium-lauryl-ether-sulfate-sles-degradation-by-nitrate-reducing-bacteria
#7
Ana M S Paulo, Rozelin Aydin, Mauricio R Dimitrov, Harm Vreeling, Ana J Cavaleiro, Pedro A García-Encina, Alfons J M Stams, Caroline M Plugge
The surfactant sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES) is widely used in the composition of detergents and frequently ends up in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). While aerobic SLES degradation is well studied, little is known about the fate of this compound in anoxic environments, such as denitrification tanks of WWTPs, nor about the bacteria involved in the anoxic biodegradation. Here, we used SLES as sole carbon and energy source, at concentrations ranging from 50 to 1000 mg L(-1), to enrich and isolate nitrate-reducing bacteria from activated sludge of a WWTP with the anaerobic-anoxic-oxic (A(2)/O) concept...
March 15, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265262/genomic-analysis-of-caldithrix-abyssi-the-thermophilic-anaerobic-bacterium-of-the-novel-bacterial-phylum-calditrichaeota
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Ilya V Kublanov, Olga M Sigalova, Sergey N Gavrilov, Alexander V Lebedinsky, Christian Rinke, Olga Kovaleva, Nikolai A Chernyh, Natalia Ivanova, Chris Daum, T B K Reddy, Hans-Peter Klenk, Stefan Spring, Markus Göker, Oleg N Reva, Margarita L Miroshnichenko, Nikos C Kyrpides, Tanja Woyke, Mikhail S Gelfand, Elizaveta A Bonch-Osmolovskaya
The genome of Caldithrix abyssi, the first cultivated representative of a phylum-level bacterial lineage, was sequenced within the framework of Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea (GEBA) project. The genomic analysis revealed mechanisms allowing this anaerobic bacterium to ferment peptides or to implement nitrate reduction with acetate or molecular hydrogen as electron donors. The genome encoded five different [NiFe]- and [FeFe]-hydrogenases, one of which, group 1 [NiFe]-hydrogenase, is presumably involved in lithoheterotrophic growth, three other produce H2 during fermentation, and one is apparently bidirectional...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258141/aggregate-formation-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-an-alginate-bead-model-system-exhibits-in-vivo-like-characteristics
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Majken Sønderholm, Kasper Nørskov Kragh, Klaus Koren, Tim Holm Jakobsen, Sophie Darch, Maria Alhede, Peter Østrup Jensen, Marvin Whiteley, Michael Kühl, Thomas Bjarnsholt
Alginate beads represent a simple and highly reproducible in vitro model system for diffusion limited bacterial growth. In this study, alginate beads were inoculated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and followed for up to 72 hours. Confocal microscopy revealed that P. aeruginosa formed dense clusters similar in size to in vivo aggregates observed ex vivo in cystic fibrosis lungs and chronic wounds. Bacterial aggregates were primarily growing in the bead periphery and decreased in size and abundance towards the centre of the bead...
March 3, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238639/enhanced-performance-of-denitrifying-sulfide-removal-process-at-high-carbon-to-nitrogen-ratios-under-micro-aerobic-condition
#10
Chuan Chen, Ruo-Chen Zhang, Xi-Jun Xu, Ning Fang, Ai-Jie Wang, Nan-Qi Ren, Duu-Jong Lee
The success of denitrifying sulfide removal (DSR) processes, which simultaneously degrade sulfide, nitrate and organic carbon in the same reactor, counts on synergetic growths of autotrophic and heterotrophic denitrifiers. Feeding wastewaters at high C/N ratio would stimulate overgrowth of heterotrophic bacteria in the DSR reactor so deteriorating the growth of autotrophic denitrifiers. The DSR tests at C/N=1.26:1, 2:1 or 3:1 and S/N =5:6 or 5:8 under anaerobic (control) or micro-aerobic conditions were conducted...
February 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217926/reduction-oxidation-cycles-of-organic-matter-increase-bacterial-activity-in-the-pelagic-oxycline
#11
Maximilian P Lau, Michael Hupfer, Hans Peter Grossart
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) in aquatic ecosystems contains redox-active moieties, which are prone to oxidation and reduction reactions. Oxidized moieties feature reduction potentials Eh , so that the moieties may be used as terminal electron acceptors (TEAs) in microbial respiration with a thermodynamic energy yield between nitrate and sulfate reduction. Here, we study the response of pelagic freshwater bacteria to exposure to native DOM with varying availabilities of oxidized moieties and hence redox state...
February 20, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214440/achieving-short-cut-nitrification-and-denitrification-in-modified-intermittently-aerated-constructed-wetland
#12
Jie Hou, Ling Xia, Tao Ma, Yiqing Zhang, Yiyong Zhou, Xugang He
This study aim to enhance nitrogen removal performance via shifting nitrogen removal pathway from nitrate to nitrite pathway. It was demonstrated that nitrite pathway was successfully and stably achieved in CWs by using modified intermittent aeration control with aeration 20min/non-aeration 100min and reducing DO concentration during aeration, nitrite in the effluent could accumulate to over 70% of the total oxidized nitrogen. Q-PCR analysis showed that nitrifying microbial communities were optimized under the alternating anoxic and aerobic conditions, ammonia oxidizing bacteria increased from 7...
February 10, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197141/metabolomic-and-metagenomic-analysis-of-two-crude-oil-production-pipelines-experiencing-differential-rates-of-corrosion
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Vincent Bonifay, Boris Wawrik, Jan Sunner, Emily C Snodgrass, Egemen Aydin, Kathleen E Duncan, Amy V Callaghan, Athenia Oldham, Turid Liengen, Iwona Beech
Corrosion processes in two North Sea oil production pipelines were studied by analyzing pig envelope samples via metagenomic and metabolomic techniques. Both production systems have similar physico-chemical properties and injection waters are treated with nitrate, but one pipeline experiences severe corrosion and the other does not. Early and late pigging material was collected to gain insight into the potential causes for differential corrosion rates. Metabolites were extracted and analyzed via ultra-high performance liquid chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization (ESI) in both positive and negative ion modes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194258/complete-genome-sequence-of-pseudomonas-stutzeri-strain-rch2-isolated-from-a-hexavalent-chromium-cr-vi-contaminated-site
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Romy Chakraborty, Hannah Woo, Paramvir Dehal, Robert Walker, Marcin Zemla, Manfred Auer, Lynne A Goodwin, Alexey Kazakov, Pavel Novichkov, Adam P Arkin, Terry C Hazen
Hexavalent Chromium [Cr(VI)] is a widespread contaminant found in soil, sediment, and ground water in several DOE sites, including Hanford 100 H area. In order to stimulate microbially mediated reduction of Cr(VI) at this site, a poly-lactate hydrogen release compound was injected into the chromium contaminated aquifer. Targeted enrichment of dominant nitrate-reducing bacteria post injection resulted in the isolation of Pseudomonas stutzeri strain RCH2. P. stutzeri strain RCH2 was isolated using acetate as the electron donor and is a complete denitrifier...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168224/lifestyle-and-horizontal-gene-transfer-mediated-evolution-of-mucispirillum-schaedleri-a-core-member-of-the-murine-gut-microbiota
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Alexander Loy, Carina Pfann, Michaela Steinberger, Buck Hanson, Simone Herp, Sandrine Brugiroux, João Carlos Gomes Neto, Mark V Boekschoten, Clarissa Schwab, Tim Urich, Amanda E Ramer-Tait, Thomas Rattei, Bärbel Stecher, David Berry
Mucispirillum schaedleri is an abundant inhabitant of the intestinal mucus layer of rodents and other animals and has been suggested to be a pathobiont, a commensal that plays a role in disease. In order to gain insights into its lifestyle, we analyzed the genome and transcriptome of M. schaedleri ASF 457 and performed physiological experiments to test traits predicted by its genome. Although described as a mucus inhabitant, M. schaedleri has limited capacity for degrading host-derived mucosal glycans and other complex polysaccharides...
January 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124782/azohydromonas-riparia-sp-nov-and-azohydromonas-ureilytica-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-riverside-soil-in-south-korea
#16
Tuan Manh Nguyen, Jaisoo Kim
White and pale yellow coloured bacteria were isolated from the riverside soil, Daejeon, South Korea, and were designated UCM-11(T), UCM-F25, and UCM-80(T). We found that all strains were able to reduce nitrate, and the cells were aerobic and motile. The DNA G+C contents of UCM-11(T), UCM-F25, and UCM-80(T) were between 68.9 to 71.2 mol% and the main ubiquinone was observed as Q-8. Based on16S rRNA gene sequences, strains UCM-11(T) and UCM-F25 were found to closely match with Azohydromonas australica IAM 12664(T) (98...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071009/evolution-of-free-amino-acids-biogenic-amines-and-n-nitrosoamines-throughout-ageing-in-organic-fermented-beef
#17
Karolina M Wójciak, Elżbieta Solska
BACKGROUND: In recent years, interest in uncured meat products has grown and studies were carried out on the use of substances which could replace nitrites, such as acid whey. In spite of this problem in fermented meat products, there is no information regarding the effects of prolonged ageing on the formation of chemical (nitrosoamines, biogenic amines, secondary lipid oxidation products) and microbiological (L. monocytogenes, S. aureus, OLD) toxicants in fermented beef marinated with acid whey...
April 2016: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056221/nitratireductor-aestuarii-sp-nov-a-marine-alphaproteobacterium-isolated-from-estuary-of-jiulong-river-of-southeast-of-china
#18
Danyun Ou, Hao Huang, Renao Bai, Qingge Li, Yanan Wang, Yajie Yin
Two bacterial strains 2-2-12-1T and 2-2-12-2 were isolated from the estuary of the Jiulong River of southeast of China. The cells were Gram-negative, non-motile, short rods without flagella. Growth occurred at 25-45 ºC, pH 5.0-9.0, and 0.5-2% NaCl. The bacteria were unable to reduce nitrate. The predominant fatty acids were C19: 0 cyclo ω9c and C18: 1 ω7c. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that both strains belong to the genus Nitratireductor, family Phyllobacteriaceae, class Alphaproteobacteria...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050844/microbial-nitrate-removal-by-waste-iron-shavings-from-the-biological-and-catalytic-ozonation-treated-dyeing-and-finishing-wastewater
#19
Jieting Ma, Yunlu Chen, Gang Luo, Jianxin Nie, Zhigang Guo, Yan Liu, Luming Ma
The concentration of total nitrogen (TN) (between 40 and 60 mg/L, mainly nitrate) in the biological and catalytic ozonation treated dyeing and finishing wastewater needs to be reduced before discharge. The present study investigated the feasibility of using waste iron shavings as electron donor for nitrogen removal by biological denitrification. Two anoxic sequencing batch reactors (AnSBR) were continuously operated for more than 100 days. The results showed that the TN removal efficiency increased from 12% in the control reactor (AnSBR-C) to 20% in the reactor with waste iron shavings (AnSBR-Fe)...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041535/enrichment-culture-of-denitrifying-phosphorus-removal-sludge-and-its-microbial-community-analysis
#20
Hongliang Dai, Xiwu Lu, Lihong Peng, Xiang Li, Zheqin Dai
An efficient one-step domestication method with mixed electron acceptors and short-time post-aeration was developed for the enrichment culture of denitrifying phosphorus removal sludge. The acclimation time, performance of nitrogen and phosphorus simultaneous removal and microbial community structure were investigated to reveal the difference among the obtained phosphorus removal sludge using different acclimation ways. Results showed that the proposed method with optimal proportion of nitrite and nitrate could significantly shorten domestication time (28 days) compared with the traditional two-step method (60 days), but exerted nearly no influence on the removal efficiency of nitrogen and phosphorus...
January 17, 2017: Environmental Technology
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