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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819269/characteristic-assessment-of-diesel-degrading-bacteria-immobilized-on-natural-organic-carriers-in-marine-environment-the-degradation-activity-and-nutrient
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Jianliang Xue, Yanan Wu, Zhixiu Liu, Menglu Li, Xiyu Sun, Huajun Wang, Bing Liu
Oil spill has led to severe environmental and ecological problems. Due to the harsh environmental conditions, the bioremediation technology is not successfully used to remedy the oil spill in marine environment. In this study, immobilization technology was used to immobilize bacteria on natural organic carriers (i.e., wood chips and maize straw). The higher surface area of in wood chips leads to larger biomass density (0.0242 gVSS/g) than that of maize straw of 0.0097 gVSS/g carrier. Compared with biodegradation efficiency of free bacteria (44...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818342/novel-treatment-technologies-for-pfas-compounds-a-critical-review
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Katarzyna H Kucharzyk, Ramona Darlington, Mark Benotti, Rula Deeb, Elisabeth Hawley
Perfluorinated compounds such as perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) have recently drawn great attention due to their wide distribution in aquatic environments. The understanding of the physicochemical properties and fate and transport of PFAs in groundwater is still limited. Preliminary studies indicate that these compounds can readily bioaccumulate and pose human and animal health concerns. Due to their physicochemical properties, PFOS and PFOA are water soluble, nonvolatile and persistent in the environment, which is a cause of concern related to their treatment with conventional remediation technologies...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815413/biosurfactants-during-in-situ-bioremediation-factors-that-influence-the-production-and-challenges-in-evalution
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Andressa Decesaro, Thaís Strieder Machado, Ângela Carolina Cappellaro, Christian Oliveira Reinehr, Antônio Thomé, Luciane Maria Colla
Research on the influence of biosurfactants on the efficiency of in situ bioremediation of contaminated soil is continuously growing. Despite the constant progress in understanding the mechanisms involved in the effects of biosurfactants, there are still many factors that are not sufficiently elucidated. There is a lack of research on autochthonous or exogenous microbial metabolism when biostimulation or bioaugmentation is carried out to produce biosurfactants at contaminated sites. In addition, studies on the application of techniques that measure the biosurfactants produced in situ are needed...
August 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810222/bio-electro-oxidation-of-indigo-carmine-by-using-microporous-activated-carbon-fiber-felt-as-anode-and-bioreactor-support
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Luane Ferreira Garcia, Ana Claudia Rodrigues Siqueira, Germán Sanz Lobón, Jossano Saldanha Marcuzzo, Benevides Costa Pessela, Eduardo Mendez, Telma Alves Garcia, Eric de Souza Gil
The bioremediation and electro-oxidation (EO) processes are included among the most promising cleaning and decontamination mechanisms of water. The efficiency of bioremediation is dictated by the biological actuator for a specific substrate, its suitable immobilization and all involved biochemical concepts. The EO performance is defined by the anode efficiency to perform the complete mineralization of target compounds and is highlighted by the low or null use of reagent. Recently, the combination of both technologies has been proposed...
August 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805729/systems-biology-approach-to-bioremediation-of-nitroaromatics-constraint-based-analysis-of-2-4-6-trinitrotoluene-biotransformation-by-escherichia-coli
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Maryam Iman, Tabassom Sobati, Yunes Panahi, Meysam Mobasheri
Microbial remediation of nitroaromatic compounds (NACs) is a promising environmentally friendly and cost-effective approach to the removal of these life-threating agents. Escherichia coli (E. coli) has shown remarkable capability for the biotransformation of 2,4,6-trinitro-toluene (TNT). Efforts to develop E. coli as an efficient TNT degrading biocatalyst will benefit from holistic flux-level description of interactions between multiple TNT transforming pathways operating in the strain. To gain such an insight, we extended the genome-scale constraint-based model of E...
August 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805351/microbial-melanins-for-radioprotection-and-bioremediation
#6
Radames J B Cordero, Raghav Vij, Arturo Casadevall
Microbial melanins provide a biocompatible and scalable approach for bioremediation and radioprotection technologies due to their physicochemical properties.
August 14, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804491/phylloremediation-of-air-pollutants-exploiting-the-potential-of-plant-leaves-and-leaf-associated-microbes
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REVIEW
Xiangying Wei, Shiheng Lyu, Ying Yu, Zonghua Wang, Hong Liu, Dongming Pan, Jianjun Chen
Air pollution is air contaminated by anthropogenic or naturally occurring substances in high concentrations for a prolonged time, resulting in adverse effects on human comfort and health as well as on ecosystems. Major air pollutants include particulate matters (PMs), ground-level ozone (O3), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxides (NO2), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). During the last three decades, air has become increasingly polluted in countries like China and India due to rapid economic growth accompanied by increased energy consumption...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801833/concentrations-input-prediction-and-probabilistic-biological-risk-assessment-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-along-gujarat-coastline
#8
Haren B Gosai, Bhumi K Sachaniya, Dushyant R Dudhagara, Rahul K Rajpara, Bharti P Dave
A comprehensive investigation was conducted in order to assess the levels of PAHs, their input prediction and potential risks to bacterial abundance and human health along Gujarat coastline. A total of 40 sediment samples were collected at quarterly intervals within a year from two contaminated sites-Alang-Sosiya Shipbreaking Yard (ASSBRY) and Navlakhi Port (NAV), situated at Gulf of Khambhat and Gulf of Kutch, respectively. The concentration of ΣPAHs ranged from 408.00 to 54240.45 ng g(-1) dw, indicating heavy pollution of PAHs at both the contaminated sites...
August 11, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798914/rapid-characterization-of-bacterial-electrogenicity-using-a-single-sheet-paper-based-electrofluidic-array
#9
Yang Gao, Daniel J Hassett, Seokheun Choi
Electrogenicity, or bacterial electron transfer capacity, is an important application which offers environmentally sustainable advances in the fields of biofuels, wastewater treatment, bioremediation, desalination, and biosensing. Significant boosts in this technology can be achieved with the growth of synthetic biology that manipulates microbial electron transfer pathways, thereby potentially significantly improving their electrogenic potential. There is currently a need for a high-throughput, rapid, and highly sensitive test array to evaluate the electrogenic properties of newly discovered and/or genetically engineered bacterial species...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797956/orientation-and-density-control-of-proteins-on-solid-matters-by-outer-membrane-coating-analytical-and-diagnostic-applications
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REVIEW
Min Park, Jae-Chul Pyun, Joachim Jose
Autodisplay is an expression system for the display of recombinant proteins on the outer membrane (OM) of gram negative bacteria and has been developed for translocation studies, whole cell biocatalysis, bioremediation, inhibitor screening, and enzyme refolding. Recently, affinity proteins such as IgG-binding Z-domains and biotin-binding streptavidin have been autodisplayed on the OM of Escherichia coli for analytical and biomedical applications. The secretion mechanism of the autodisplay system was used and orientation and density control of these affinity proteins were determined...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797944/siderophore-mediated-iron-removal-from-chrysotile-implications-for-asbestos-toxicity-reduction-and-bioremediation
#11
Sanjay K Mohanty, Cedric Gonneau, Ashkan Salamatipour, Ralph A Pietrofesa, Brenda Casper, Melpo Christofidou-Solomidou, Jane K Willenbring
Asbestos fibers are highly toxic (Group 1 carcinogen) due to their high aspect ratio, durability, and the presence of iron. In nature, plants, fungi, and microorganisms release exudates, which can alter the physical and chemical properties of soil minerals including asbestos minerals. We examined whether exudates from bacteria and fungi at environmentally relevant concentrations can alter chrysotile, the most widely used asbestos mineral, and lower its toxicity. We monitored the release of iron from chrysotile in the presence of organic acid ligands and iron-specific siderophores derived from bacteria and fungi and measured any change in fiber toxicity toward peritoneal macrophages harvested from mice...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796186/maldi-tof-ms-for-the-identification-of-cultivable-organic-degrading-bacteria-in-contaminated-groundwater-near-unconventional-natural-gas-extraction-sites
#12
Inês C Santos, Misty S Martin, Doug D Carlton, Catarina L Amorim, Paula M L Castro, Zacariah L Hildenbrand, Kevin A Schug
Groundwater quality and quantity is of extreme importance as it is a source of drinking water in the United States. One major concern has emerged due to the possible contamination of groundwater from unconventional oil and natural gas extraction activities. Recent studies have been performed to understand if these activities are causing groundwater contamination, particularly with respect to exogenous hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds. The impact of contaminants on microbial ecology is an area to be explored as alternatives for water treatment are necessary...
August 10, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795221/development-of-the-first-gene-expression-system-for-salinicoccus-strains-with-potential-application-in-bioremediation-of-hypersaline-wastewaters
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Dahe Zhao, Haibo Yang, Junyu Chen, Feiyue Cheng, Sumit Kumar, Jing Han, Ming Li, Jian Zhou, Hua Xiang
Salinicoccus salsiraiae IM408 (=CGMCC13032) is a novel halophilic bacterium that we isolated from the saline soil of Da Gang Oilfield. It tolerates 60 g/l sodium chloride and up to 123 g/l (1.5 M) sodium acetate and has shown a potential application in bioremediation of wastewater with high salt and high chemical oxygen demand (COD). Two plasmids, pS408-1 and pS408-2, were identified in S. salsiraiae IM408, and the sequences and copy numbers of the plasmids were determined. Based on these plasmids, two shuttle vectors containing a replicon for Escherichia coli, ampicillin, and chloramphenicol resistance genes, as well as the replicon from pS408-1 or pS408-2, were constructed and named as pTCS101 and pTCS201, respectively...
August 9, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794920/isolation-identification-and-characterization-of-arsenic-transforming-exogenous-endophytic-citrobacter-sp-rpt-from-roots-of-pteris-vittata
#14
T Selvankumar, R Radhika, R Mythili, S Arunprakash, P Srinivasan, M Govarthanan, Hyunook Kim
The aim of the present study was to assess the arsenic (As) transformation potential of endophytic bacteria isolated from roots of Pteris vittata plant. The endophytic bacterium was tested for minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) against As. The endophytic strain RPT exhibited the highest resistance to As(V) (400 mg/l). Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA sequence suggested that strain RPT was a member of genus Citrobacter. The As transformation assay revealed As(III) oxidation and As(V) reduction potential of Citrobacter sp...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790991/bacteria-associated-to-plants-naturally-selected-in-a-historical-pcb-polluted-soil-show-potential-to-sustain-natural-attenuation
#15
Lorenzo Vergani, Francesca Mapelli, Ramona Marasco, Elena Crotti, Marco Fusi, Antonio Di Guardo, Stefano Armiraglio, Daniele Daffonchio, Sara Borin
The exploitation of the association between plants and microorganisms is a promising approach able to boost natural attenuation processes for soil clean-up in vast polluted areas characterized by mixed chemical contamination. We aimed to explore the selection of root-associated bacterial communities driven by different plant species spontaneously established in abandoned agricultural soils within a historical polluted site in north Italy. The site is highly contaminated by chlorinated persistent organic pollutants, mainly constituted by polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs), together with heavy metals and metalloids, in variable concentrations and uneven distribution...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789939/bioremediation-3-0-engineering-pollutant-removing-bacteria-in-the-times-of-systemic-biology
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REVIEW
Pavel Dvořák, Pablo I Nikel, Jiří Damborský, Víctor de Lorenzo
Elimination or mitigation of the toxic effects of chemical waste released to the environment by industrial and urban activities relies largely on the catalytic activities of microorganisms-specifically bacteria. Given their capacity to evolve rapidly, they have the biochemical power to tackle a large number of molecules mobilized from their geological repositories through human action (e.g., hydrocarbons, heavy metals) or generated through chemical synthesis (e.g., xenobiotic compounds). Whereas naturally occurring microbes already have considerable ability to remove many environmental pollutants with no external intervention, the onset of genetic engineering in the 1980s allowed the possibility of rational design of bacteria to catabolize specific compounds, which could eventually be released into the environment as bioremediation agents...
August 5, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774987/draft-genome-sequence-of-deinococcus-indicus-dr1-a-novel-strain-isolated-from-a-freshwater-wetland
#17
Deepika Chauhan, Pulkit Anupam Srivastava, Ragothaman M Yennamalli, Richa Priyadarshini
Deinococcus indicus strain DR1, a red-pigmented, arsenic- and radiation-resistant bacterium, was isolated from a water sample of the Dadri wetland, Uttar Pradesh, India. Here, we report a draft genome sequence of this strain, which may provide useful information regarding the genes and pathways involved in heavy-metal bioremediation.
August 3, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774976/draft-genome-sequence-of-stenotrophomonas-bentonitica-bii-r7-t-a-selenite-reducing-bacterium-isolated-from-spanish-bentonites
#18
Iván Sánchez-Castro, Mohammed Bakkali, Mohamed L Merroun
The Gram-negative bacterium Stenotrophomonas bentonitica BII-R7(T) was isolated from bentonite formations. Like other species within the genus Stenotrophomonas, strain BII-R7(T) possesses high tolerance to numerous heavy metals, suggesting potential for bioremediation purposes. The draft genome sequence reported here comprises 4.37 Mb with a G+C content of 66.5% and 3,796 predicted protein-coding sequences.
August 3, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774858/a-comparative-intracellular-proteomic-profiling-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-strain-asp-53-grown-on-pyrene-or-glucose-as-sole-source-of-carbon-and-identification-of-some-key-enzymes-of-pyrene-biodegradation-pathway
#19
Ashis K Mukherjee, Pabitra Bhagowati, Bhim Bahadur Biswa, Abhishek Chanda, Bhargab Kalita
Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain ASP-53, isolated from a petroleum oil-contaminated soil sample, was found to be an efficient degrader of pyrene. PCR amplification of selected hydrocarbon catabolic genes (alkB gene, which encodes for monooxygenase, and the C12O, C23O, and PAH-RHDα genes encoding for the dioxygenase enzyme) from the genomic DNA of P. aeruginosa strain ASP-53 suggested its hydrocarbon degradation potential. The GC-MS analysis demonstrated 30.1% pyrene degradation by P. aeruginosa strain ASP-53 after 144h of incubation at pH6...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774639/draft-genome-sequence-of-chryseobacterium-limigenitum-sur2-t-lmg-28734-t-isolated-from-dehydrated-sludge
#20
Jure Škraban, Nikos C Kyrpides, Nicole Shapiro, William B Whitman, Janja Trček
The type strain SUR2 of the novel species Chryseobacterium limigenitum was isolated from a dehydrated sludge of the municipal sewage treatment plant in Dogoše near Maribor in Slovenia. The draft genome, with 60 contigs, 4,697,725bp, 34.4% of G+C content, was obtained using the Illumina HiSeq 2500-1 platform. Joint Genome Institute Microbial Genome Annotation Pipeline (MGAP v.4) has identified 4322 protein-coding sequences including resistance genes against arsenic and other heavy metals. In addition, a subclass B3 metallo-β-lactamase, which confers resistance to penicillins, cephalosporins and carbapenems, was also present in the genome...
July 18, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
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