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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351332/impedance-spectroscopy-of-single-bacterial-nanofilament-reveals-water-mediated-charge-transfer
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Artem Grebenko, Vyacheslav Dremov, Petr Barzilovich, Anton Bubis, Konstantin Sidoruk, Tatiyana Voeikova, Zarina Gagkaeva, Timur Chernov, Evgeny Korostylev, Boris Gorshunov, Konstantin Motovilov
For decades respiratory chain and photosystems were the main firing field of the studies devoted to mechanisms of electron transfer in proteins. The concept of conjugated lateral electron and transverse proton transport during cellular respiration and photosynthesis, which was formulated in the beginning of 1960-s, has been confirmed by thousands of experiments. However, charge transfer in recently discovered bacterial nanofilaments produced by various electrogenic bacteria is regarded currently outside of electron and proton conjugation concept...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350917/oxygen-activation-and-energy-conservation-by-cytochrome-c-oxidase
#2
Mårten Wikström, Klaas Krab, Vivek Sharma
This review focuses on the type A cytochrome c oxidases (CcO), which are found in all mitochondria and also in several aerobic bacteria. CcO catalyzes the respiratory reduction of dioxygen (O2) to water by an intriguing mechanism, the details of which are fairly well understood today as a result of research for over four decades. Perhaps even more intriguingly, the membrane-bound CcO couples the O2 reduction chemistry to translocation of protons across the membrane, thus contributing to generation of the electrochemical proton gradient that is used to drive the synthesis of ATP as catalyzed by the rotary ATP synthase in the same membrane...
January 19, 2018: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350440/abrupt-burial-imparts-persistent-changes-to-the-bacterial-diversity-of-turbidite-associated-sediment-profiles
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B K Harrison, A Myrbo, B E Flood, J V Bailey
The emplacement of subaqueous gravity-driven sediment flows imposes a significant physical and geochemical impact on underlying sediment and microbial communities. Although previous studies have established lasting mineralogical and biological signatures of turbidite deposition, the response of bacteria and archaea within and beneath debris flows remains poorly constrained. Both bacterial cells associated with the underlying sediment and those attached to allochthonous material must respond to substantially altered environmental conditions and selective pressures...
January 19, 2018: Geobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350131/antimicrobial-resistance-in-stenotrophomonas-spp
#4
Yang Wang, Tao He, Zhangqi Shen, Congming Wu
Bacteria of the genus Stenotrophomonas are found throughout the environment, in close association with soil, sewage, and plants. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, the first member of this genus, is the predominant species, observed in soil, water, plants, animals, and humans. It is also an opportunistic pathogen associated with the increased number of infections in both humans and animals in recent years. In this article, we summarize all Stenotrophomonas species (mainly S. maltophilia) isolated from animals and food products of animal origin and further distinguish all isolates based on antimicrobial susceptibility and resistance phenotypes...
January 2018: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349788/roles-of-water-quality-and-disinfectant-application-on-inactivation-of-fish-pathogenic-streptococcus-agalactiae-with-povidone-iodine-quaternary-ammonium-compounds-and-glutaraldehyde
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N Mon-On, W Surachetpong, S Mongkolsuk, K Sirikanchana
Streptococcosis is an important bacterial disease in Nile tilapia causing severe economic losses to tilapia aquaculture worldwide. The effects of water quality (low- [LS] and high-level [HS] soiling, to mimic clean or dirty surface conditions and temperatures) and disinfectant application (diluted concentrations and exposure time) were characterized on the inactivation of Streptococcus agalactiae isolated from diseased tilapia. Five isolates were tested against three commercial disinfectant products with the main ingredients being povidone iodine (Anidine 100™; AD), benzalkonium chloride (Better BKC 80%™; BKC 80), and a mixture of quaternary ammonium compounds and glutaraldehyde (Chloraldehyde™; CR)...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349739/enhanced-reductive-dechlorination-of-1-1-1-trichloroethane-using-zero-valent-iron-biochar-carrageenan-microspheres-preparation-and-microcosm-study
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Changling Ji, Liang Meng, Hualin Wang
In this study, a composite remediation material for the enhanced reductive dechlorination (ERD) of 1,1,1-trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA) in aqueous solution was prepared. This material was comprised of biochar as the carrier and adsorbent, and carrageenan (CG) as the embedding medium to entrap the organic carbon sources and zero-valent iron (ZVI). We determined the suitable biochar dosage and organic carbon source in the composite alongside the optimal preparation conditions. Furthermore, using an anaerobic microcosm study, we discussed the performance and possible mechanisms of the composite on 1,1,1-TCA removal in aqueous solution...
January 18, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349565/description-of-alteromonas-abrolhosensis-sp-nov-isolated-from-sea-water-of-abrolhos-bank-brazil
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Maria S Nóbrega, Bruno S Silva, Luciana Leomil, Diogo Antonio Tschoeke, Mariana E Campeão, Gizele D Garcia, Graciela A Dias, Verônica V Vieira, Cristiane C Thompson, Fabiano L Thompson
Two Gram-negative, motile, aerobic bacteria isolated from waters of the Abrolhos Bank were classified through a whole genome-based taxonomy. Strains PEL67ET and PEL68C shared 99% 16S rRNA and dnaK sequence identity with Alteromonas marina SW-47T and Alteromonas macleodii ATCC 27126T. In silico DNA-DNA Hybridization, i.e. genome-to-genome distance (GGD), average amino acid identity (AAI) and average nucleotide identity (ANI) showed that PEL67ET and PEL68C had identity values between 33-36, 86-88 and 83-84%, and 85-86 and 83%, respectively, towards their close neighbors A...
January 18, 2018: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348554/effects-of-co2-enrichment-on-benthic-primary-production-and-inorganic-nitrogen-fluxes-in-two-coastal-sediments
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Kay Vopel, Cintya Del-Río, Conrad A Pilditch
Ocean acidification may alter the cycling of nitrogen in coastal sediment and so the sediment-seawater nitrogen flux, an important driver of pelagic productivity. To investigate how this perturbation affects the fluxes of NOX- (nitrite/nitrate), NH4+ and O2, we incubated estuarine sand and subtidal silt in recirculating seawater with a CO2-adjusted pH of 8.1 and 7.9. During a 41-day incubation, the seawater kept at pH 8.1 lost 97% of its NOX- content but the seawater kept at pH 7.9 lost only 18%. Excess CO2 increased benthic photosynthesis...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348102/phytochemical-screening-and-antibacterial-activity-of-cyclamen-persicum-mill-tuber-extracts
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Raed Alkowni, Shehdeh Jodeh, Fatima Hussein, Nidal Jaradat
The emerging drug resistance bacteria increased the demand on the discovery of antibiotics from natural sources. This research was aimed to study the antibacterial reactivity; as well as the phytochemicals, of the wild type of Cyclamen persicum, using nine different extraction methods where four solvents (Methanol, Ethanol, Hexane; and Water) were involved with varied extraction periods ranged from 2 up to 10 hours. The antibacterial activity of crude methanol extract (CME) was found as the best method of extraction, with particular emphasis on the method with prolonged extraction time of (10 hrs)...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346641/uncovering-behavioural-diversity-amongst-high-strength-pseudomonas-spp-surfactants-at-the-limit-of-liquid-surface-tension-reduction
#10
Kamaluddeen Kabir, Yusuf Y Deeni, Simona M Hapca, Luke Moore, Andrew J Spiers
Bacterial bio-surfactants have a wide range of biological functions and biotechnological applications. Previous analyses had suggested a limit to their reduction of aqueous liquid surface tensions (γMin), and here we confirm this in an analysis of 25 Pseudomonas spp. strains isolated from soil which produce high-strength surfactants that reduce surface tensions to 25.2 ± 0.1-26.5 ± 0.2 mN.m-1 (the surface tension of sterile growth medium and pure water was 52.9 ± 0.4 mN.m-1 and 72.1 ± 1.2 mN.m-1, respectively)...
January 16, 2018: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346534/microbial-community-structure-of-sea-spray-aerosols-at-three-california-beaches
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Katherine Graham, Linsey C Marr, Lauren M Sassoubre, Alexandria B Boehm
We characterized the microbial communities in SSA, water, and sand of three beaches in central California (Cowell Beach, Baker Beach, and Lovers Point) by sequencing the V4 region of the 16S rRNA gene. Average concentrations of 16S rRNA genes in SSA ranged from 2.4 × 104 to 1.4 × 105 gene copies per m3 of air. A total of 9,781 distinct OTUs were identified in SSA and of these, 1,042 OTUs were found in SSA of all beaches. SSA microbial communities included marine taxa, as well as some associated with the terrestrial environment...
January 15, 2018: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343818/a-surfactant-polymer-dressing-potentiates-antimicrobial-efficacy-in-biofilm-disruption
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Piya Das Ghatak, Shomita S Mathew-Steiner, Priyanka Pandey, Sashwati Roy, Chandan K Sen
A 100% water-soluble surfactant polymer dressing (SPD) that is bio-compatible and non-ionic has been reported to improve wound closure in preliminary clinical studies. The mechanism of action of SPD in wound healing remains unclear. Biofilm infection is a significant problem that hinders proper wound closure. The objective of this study was to characterize the mechanism of action of SPD inhibition of bacterial biofilm development. Static biofilms (48 h) of the primary wound pathogens Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA01), Staphylococcus aureus (USA300) were grown on polycarbonate membranes and treated with SPD with and without antibiotics for an additional 24 h...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343413/exposure-to-and-colonisation-by-antibiotic-resistant-e-coli-in-uk-coastal-water-users-environmental-surveillance-exposure-assessment-and-epidemiological-study-beach-bum-survey
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Anne F C Leonard, Lihong Zhang, Andrew J Balfour, Ruth Garside, Peter M Hawkey, Aimee K Murray, Obioha C Ukoumunne, William H Gaze
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) present a global public health problem. With numbers of community-acquired resistant infections increasing, understanding the mechanisms by which people are exposed to and colonised by ARB can help inform effective strategies to prevent their spread. The role natural environments play in this is poorly understood. This is the first study to combine surveillance of ARB in bathing waters, human exposure estimates and association between exposure and colonisation by ARB in water users...
December 7, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341338/human-teeth-biobank-microbiological-analysis-of-the-teeth-storage-solution
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Fabiana Almeida Curylofo-Zotti, Francine Lorencetti-Silva, Jéssica de Almeida Coelho, Rachel Maciel Monteiro, Evandro Watanabe, Silmara Aparecida Milori Corona
The cross-infections may occur during handling of dental elements, affecting the health of dental practitioners and researchers. This study aimed to analyze the influence of the storage medium temperature on the bacterial contingent of the human teeth used for research purposes. Thirty human teeth were donated to the Human Teeth Biobank immediately after extraction. The teeth were cleaned with tap water and neutral soap. The teeth were randomly distributed according to the temperature of the storage solution (deionized water): at 4 °C (refrigerator) or at -10 °C (freezer) and were stored individually in sterile vials during 60 days...
January 17, 2018: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340947/the-impact-of-depuration-on-mussel-hepatopancreas-bacteriome-composition-and-predicted-metagenome
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J A Rubiolo, A Lozano-Leon, R Rodriguez-Souto, N Fol Rodríguez, M R Vieytes, L M Botana
Due to the rapid elimination of bacteria through normal behaviour of filter feeding and excretion, the decontamination of hazardous contaminating bacteria from shellfish is performed by depuration. This process, under conditions that maximize shellfish filtering activity, is a useful method to eliminate microorganisms from bivalves. The microbiota composition in bivalves reflects that of the environment of harvesting waters, so quite different bacteriomes would be expected in shellfish collected in different locations...
January 17, 2018: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340714/taxonomical-resolution-and-distribution-of-bacterioplankton-along-the-vertical-gradient-reveals-pronounced-spatiotemporal-patterns-in-contrasted-temperate-freshwater-lakes
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J Keshri, A S Pradeep Ram, P A Nana, T Sime-Ngando
We examined the relationship between viruses and co-occurring bacterial communities across spatiotemporal scale in two contrasting freshwater lakes, namely meromictic Lake Pavin and dimictic Lake Aydat (Central France). Next-generation sequencing of 16S rRNA genes suggested distinct patterns in bacterioplankton community composition (BCC) between the lakes over depths and seasons. BCC were generally dominated by members of Actinobacteria, Proteobacteria, and Bacteroidetes covering about 95% of all sequences...
January 16, 2018: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339825/corallivory-and-the-microbial-debacle-in-two-branching-scleractinians
#17
Yvan Bettarel, Sébastien Halary, Jean-Christophe Auguet, Thanh Chi Mai, Ngoc Van Bui, Thierry Bouvier, Patrice Got, Corinne Bouvier, Sonia Monteil-Bouchard, Desnues Christelle
The grazing activity by specific marine organisms represents a growing threat to the survival of many scleractinian species. For example, the recent proliferation of the corallivorous gastropod Drupella now constitutes a critical case in all South-East Asian waters. If the damaging effects caused by this marine snail on coral polyps are relatively well known, the indirect incidence of predation on coral microbial associates is still obscure and might also potentially impair coral health. In this study, we compared the main ecological traits of coral-associated bacterial and viral communities living in the mucus layer of Acropora formosa and Acropora millepora, of healthy and predated individuals (i...
January 16, 2018: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339823/phosphate-insensitive-aminophosphonate-mineralisation-within-oceanic-nutrient-cycles
#18
Jason P Chin, John P Quinn, John W McGrath
Many areas of the ocean are nutrient-poor yet support large microbial populations, leading to intense competition for and recycling of nutrients. Organic phosphonates are frequently found in marine waters, but require specialist enzymes for catabolism. Previous studies have shown that the genes that encode these enzymes in marine systems are under Pho regulon control and so are repressed by inorganic phosphate. This has led to the conclusion that phosphonates are recalcitrant in much of the ocean, where phosphorus is not limiting despite the degradative genes being common throughout the marine environment...
January 16, 2018: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339722/the-deep-subsurface-sulfate-reducer-desulfotomaculum-kuznetsovii-employs-two-methanol-degrading-pathways
#19
Diana Z Sousa, Michael Visser, Antonie H van Gelder, Sjef Boeren, Mervin M Pieterse, Martijn W H Pinkse, Peter D E M Verhaert, Carsten Vogt, Steffi Franke, Steffen Kümmel, Alfons J M Stams
Methanol is generally metabolized through a pathway initiated by a cobalamine-containing methanol methyltransferase by anaerobic methylotrophs (such as methanogens and acetogens), or through oxidation to formaldehyde using a methanol dehydrogenase by aerobes. Methanol is an important substrate in deep-subsurface environments, where thermophilic sulfate-reducing bacteria of the genus Desulfotomaculum have key roles. Here, we study the methanol metabolism of Desulfotomaculum kuznetsovii strain 17T, isolated from a 3000-m deep geothermal water reservoir...
January 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339343/an-integrated-evaluation-of-some-faecal-indicator-bacteria-fib-and-chemical-markers-as-potential-tools-for-monitoring-sewage-contamination-in-subtropical-estuaries
#20
Ana Caroline Cabral, Jonathan S Stark, Hedda E Kolm, César C Martins
Sewage input and the relationship between chemical markers (linear alkylbenzenes and coprostanol) and fecal indicator bacteria (FIB, Escherichia coli and enterococci), were evaluated in order to establish thresholds values for chemical markers in suspended particulate matter (SPM) as indicators of sewage contamination in two subtropical estuaries in South Atlantic Brazil. Both chemical markers presented no linear relationship with FIB due to high spatial microbiological variability, however, microbiological water quality was related to coprostanol values when analyzed by logistic regression, indicating that linear models may not be the best representation of the relationship between both classes of indicators...
January 12, 2018: Environmental Pollution
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