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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926825/mycobacterium-malmesburyense-sp-nov-a-novel-non-tuberculous-mycobacterium-species-revealed-by-multiple-gene-sequence-characterization
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Nomakorinte Gcebe, Victor Rutten, Nicolaas Gey van Pittius, Brendon Naicker, Anita Michel
Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous in the environment and an increasing number of NTM species have been isolated and characterized from both humans and animals, highlighting the zoonotic potential of these bacteria. Host exposure to NTM may impact on cross-reactive immune responsiveness which may affect diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis and may also play a role in the variability of the efficacy of Mycobacterium bovis BCG vaccination against tuberculosis. In this study we characterized 10 NTM isolates originating from water, soil, nasal swabs of cattle and African buffalo as well as bovine tissue samples...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924986/a-nasba-on-microgel-tethered-molecular-beacon-microarray-for-real-time-microbial-molecular-diagnostics
#2
Y Ma, X Dai, T Hong, G B Munk, M Libera
Despite their many advantages and successes, molecular beacon (MB) hybridization probes have not been extensively used in microarray formats because of the complicating probe-substrate interactions that increase the background intensity. We have previously shown that tethering to surface-patterned microgels is an effective means for localizing MB probes to specific surface locations in a microarray format while simultaneously maintaining them in as water-like an environment as possible and minimizing probe-surface interactions...
December 7, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920763/microbial-activity-response-to-solar-radiation-across-contrasting-environmental-conditions-in-salar-de-huasco-northern-chilean-altiplano
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Klaudia L Hernández, Beatriz Yannicelli, Lasse M Olsen, Cristina Dorador, Eduardo J Menschel, Verónica Molina, Francisco Remonsellez, Martha B Hengst, Wade H Jeffrey
In high altitude environments, extreme levels of solar radiation and important differences of ionic concentrations over narrow spatial scales may modulate microbial activity. In Salar de Huasco, a high-altitude wetland in the Andean mountains, the high diversity of microbial communities has been characterized and associated with strong environmental variability. Communities that differed in light history and environmental conditions, such as nutrient concentrations and salinity from different spatial locations, were assessed for bacterial secondary production (BSP, (3)H-leucine incorporation) response from short-term exposures to solar radiation...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909431/the-microbiota-of-recreational-freshwaters-and-the-implications-for-environmental-and-public-health
#4
Chang Soo Lee, Minseok Kim, Cheonghoon Lee, Zhongtang Yu, Jiyoung Lee
The microbial communities in recreational freshwaters play important roles in both environmental and public health perspectives. In this study, the bacterial community structure and its associations with freshwater environments were investigated by analyzing the summertime microbiomes of three beach waters in Ohio (East Fork, Delaware, and Madison lakes) together with environmental and microbial water quality parameters. From the swimming season of 2009, 21 water samples were collected from the three freshwater beaches...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908637/response-of-three-cyprinid-fish-species-to-the-scavenger-deterrent-factor-produced-by-the-mutualistic-bacteria-associated-with-entomopathogenic-nematodes
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Ramalingam Karthik Raja, Dilipkumar Aiswarya, Baris Gulcu, Manickam Raja, Pachiappan Perumal, Sivaperumal Sivaramakrishnan, Harry K Kaya, Selcuk Hazir
The symbiotic bacteria, Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus associated with entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) in the genera Heterorhabditis and Steinernema, respectively, produce a compound(s) called the Scavenging Deterrent Factor (SDF). SDF deters a number of terrestrial insect scavengers and predators and one bird species from feeding on host insects killed by the nematode-bacterium complex but has not been tested against aquatic vertebrates. Moreover, the Heterorhabditis-Photorhabdus association is believed to have evolved in an aquatic environment...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898739/environmental-free-living-amoebae-isolated-from-soil-in-khon-kaen-thailand-antagonize-burkholderia-pseudomallei
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Parumon Noinarin, Pisit Chareonsudjai, Pinich Wangsomnuk, Surasak Wongratanacheewin, Sorujsiri Chareonsudjai
Presence of Burkholderia pseudomallei in soil and water is correlated with endemicity of melioidosis in Southeast Asia and northern Australia. Several biological and physico-chemical factors have been shown to influence persistence of B. pseudomallei in the environment of endemic areas. This study was the first to evaluate the interaction of B. pseudomallei with soil amoebae isolated from B. pseudomallei-positive soil site in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Four species of amoebae, Paravahlkampfia ustiana, Acanthamoeba sp...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894344/siropins-novel-serine-protease-inhibitors-from-gut-microbiota-acting-on-human-proteases-involved-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Héla Mkaouar, Nizar Akermi, Vincent Mariaule, Samira Boudebbouze, Nadia Gaci, Florette Szukala, Nicolas Pons, Josan Marquez, Ali Gargouri, Emmanuelle Maguin, Moez Rhimi
BACKGROUND: In eukaryotes, the serpins constitute a wide family of protease inhibitors regulating many physiological pathways. Many reports stressed the key role of serpins in several human physiopathologies including mainly the inflammatory bowel diseases. In this context, eukaryotic serpins were largely studied and their use to limit inflammation was reported. In comparison to that, bacterial serpins and mainly those from human gut microbiota remain poorly studied. RESULTS: The two genes encoding for putative serpins from the human gut bacterium Eubacterium sireaum, display low sequence identities...
November 29, 2016: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885558/aeromonas-and-plesiomonas-species-from-scarlet-ibis-eudocimus-ruber-and-their-environment-monitoring-antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-virulence
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Débora Souza Collares Maia Castelo-Branco, Aline Lobão da Silva, Frederico Ozanan Barros Monteiro, Glaucia Morgana de Melo Guedes, Jamille Alencar Sales, Jonathas Sales de Oliveira, José Erisvaldo Maia Junior, Stefânia Araújo Miranda, José Júlio Costa Sidrim, Lucas Pereira de Alencar, Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira Brilhante, Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro, Tereza de Jesus Pinheiro Gomes Bandeira, Waldemiro de Aquino Pereira Neto, Marcos Fábio Gadelha Rocha
The present study aimed at evaluating the role of captive scarlet ibises (Eudocimus ruber) and their environment as reservoirs of Aeromonas spp. and Plesiomonas spp., and analyzing the in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility and virulence of the recovered bacterial isolates. Thus, non-lactose and weak-lactose fermenting, oxidase positive Gram-negative bacilli were recovered from cloacal samples (n = 30) of scarlet ibises kept in a conservational facility and from water samples (n = 30) from their environment...
November 24, 2016: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882844/effect-of-glycosylation-on-hydration-behavior-at-the-ice-binding-surface-of-the-oceanpout-type-iii-antifreeze-protein-a-molecular-dynamics-simulation
#9
Swagata Halder, Chaitali Mukhopadhyay
Antifreeze proteins (AFPs), found in certain vertebrates, plants, fungi and bacteria have the ability to permit their survival in subzero environments by thermal hysteresis mechanism. However, the exact mechanism of ice growth inhibition is still not clearly understood. Here four long explicit molecular dynamics (MD) simulations have been carried out at two different temperatures (277K and 298 K)with and without glycan to study the conformational rigidity of the Ocean pout type III antifreeze protein in aqueous medium and the structural arrangements of water molecules hydrating its ice binding surface...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882211/novel-perspectives-on-the-role-of-the-human-microbiota-in-regenerative-medicine-and-surgery
#10
Tommaso Pellegatta, Marco Saler, Viola Bonfanti, Giovanni Nicoletti, Angela Faga
Plastic surgery is transitioning from a fine craftsmanship to a regenerative science. In wound healing, the role of microorganisms is no longer considered to be just counteracting, but also promoting. Furthermore, host-microbe interactions are essential for numerous aspects of normal mammalian physiology, from metabolic activity to immune homeostasis. Each area of the human body hosts a unique microbial community, and the composition of microbiota is dependent on the host, age and the anatomical area, and it changes according to the characteristics of the microenvironment...
November 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863871/bacterial-mineralization-of-phenanthrene-on-thermally-activated-palygorskite-a-14-c-radiotracer-study
#11
Bhabananda Biswas, Binoy Sarkar, Ravi Naidu
Clay-bacterial interaction can significantly influence the biodegradation of organic contaminants in the environment. A moderate heat treatment of palygorskite could alter the physicochemical properties of the clay mineral and thus support the growth and function of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-degrading bacteria. By using (14)C-labelled phenanthrene and a model bacterium Burkholderia sartisoli, we studied the mineralization of phenanthrene on the surface of a moderately heat-treated (up to 400°C) palygorskite...
November 15, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857835/antibiotics-practice-and-opinions-of-cambodian-commercial-farmers-animal-feed-retailers-and-veterinarians
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Chhorvoin Om, Mary-Louise McLaws
BACKGROUND: Cambodia has reported multidrug resistant bacteria in poultry, similar to other countries in the region. We visited commercial food animal farms to explore opinions and antibiotic practices on the farms. METHODS: We used individual in-depth qualitative interviews with 16 commercial farmers, four feed retailers and nine veterinarians from food animal industry and government offices from the southwestern region of Phnom Penh. Transcribed interviews were thematically analysed...
2016: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853705/shelf-life-evaluation-of-ricotta-fresca-sheep-cheese-in-modified-atmosphere-packaging
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Carlo Pala, Christian Scarano, Massimiliano Venusti, Daniela Sardo, Daniele Casti, Francesca Cossu, Sonia Lamon, Vincenzo Spanu, Michela Ibba, Michela Marras, Antonio Paba, Carlo Spanu, Enrico Pietro Luigi De Santis
Ricotta fresca cheese is the product of Sardinian dairy industry most exposed to microbial post-process contamination. Due to its technological characteristics, intrinsic parameters, pH (6.10-6.80) and water activity (0.974-0.991), it represents an excellent substrate for the growth of spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms, which are usually resident in cheese-making plants environments. Generally, ricotta fresca has a shelf life of 5-7 days. For this reason, at industrial level, modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) is used to extend the durability of the product...
June 3, 2016: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847499/abundance-and-distribution-of-enteric-bacteria-and-viruses-in-coastal-and-estuarine-sediments-a-review
#14
REVIEW
Francis Hassard, Ceri L Gwyther, Kata Farkas, Anthony Andrews, Vera Jones, Brian Cox, Howard Brett, Davey L Jones, James E McDonald, Shelagh K Malham
The long term survival of fecal indicator organisms (FIOs) and human pathogenic microorganisms in sediments is important from a water quality, human health and ecological perspective. Typically, both bacteria and viruses strongly associate with particulate matter present in freshwater, estuarine and marine environments. This association tends to be stronger in finer textured sediments and is strongly influenced by the type and quantity of clay minerals and organic matter present. Binding to particle surfaces promotes the persistence of bacteria in the environment by offering physical and chemical protection from biotic and abiotic stresses...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843109/non-cholera-vibrios-the-microbial-barometer-of-climate-change
#15
REVIEW
Craig Baker-Austin, Joaquin Trinanes, Narjol Gonzalez-Escalona, Jaime Martinez-Urtaza
There is a growing interest in the role of climate change in driving the spread of waterborne infectious diseases, such as those caused by bacterial pathogens. One particular group of pathogenic bacteria - vibrios - are a globally important cause of diseases in humans and aquatic animals. These Gram-negative bacteria, including the species Vibrio vulnificus, Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio cholerae, grow in warm, low-salinity waters, and their abundance in the natural environment mirrors ambient environmental temperatures...
November 11, 2016: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833110/evolution-of-the-sink-and-source-of-dissolved-inorganic-nitrogen-with-salinity-as-a-tracer-during-summer-in-the-pearl-river-estuary
#16
Mei-Lin Wu, Yi-Guo Hong, Jian-Ping Yin, Jun-De Dong, You-Shao Wang
In this study, we evaluated the sink and source of the surface water along the PRE using a mixing model method with salinity as tracer. The observational data showed that the decreasing of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) did not closely follow the physical mixing lines of freshwater and modified seawater. In the western part, DIN consumption by phytoplankton and bacteria uptake (ΔDIN)varied from 15.81 μmol L(-1) to 88.53 μmol L(-1). On the contrary, in the eastern part, ΔDIN varied from -63.66 μmol L(-1) to -10...
November 11, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830666/theoretical-description-of-protein-field-effects-on-electronic-excitations-of-biological-chromophores
#17
Daniele Varsano, Stefano Caprasecca, Emanuele Coccia
Photoinitiated phenomena play a crucial role in many living organisms. Plants, algae, and bacteria absorb sunlight to perform photosynthesis, and convert water and carbon dioxide into molecular oxygen and carbohydrates, thus forming the basis for life on Earth. The vision of vertebrates is accomplished in the eye by a protein called rhodopsin, which upon photon absorption performs an ultrafast isomerisation of the retinal chromophore, triggering the signal cascade. Many other biological functions start with the photoexcitation of a protein-embedded pigment, followed by complex processes comprising, for example, electron or excitation energy transfer in photosynthetic complexes...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827926/assessment-of-chemical-impact-of-invasive-bryozoan-pectinatella-magnifica-on-the-environment-cytotoxicity-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-p-magnifica-extracts
#18
Peter Kollar, Karel Šmejkal, Hana Salmonová, Eva Vlková, Olga Lepšová-Skácelová, Zuzana Balounová, Josef Rajchard, Josef Cvačka, Libor Jaša, Pavel Babica, Jiří Pazourek
Pectinatella magnifica, an invasive bryozoan, might significantly affect ecosystem balance due to its massive occurrence in many areas in Europe and other parts of the world. Biological and chemical analyses are needed to get complete information about the impact of the animal on the environment. In this paper, we aimed to evaluate in vitro cytotoxic effects of five extracts prepared from P. magnifica using LDH assay on THP-1 cell line. Antimicrobial activities of extracts against 22 different bacterial strains were tested by microdilution method...
November 4, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827533/fluctuation-analysis-of-redox-potential-to-distinguish-microbial-fe-ii-oxidation
#19
A M L Enright, F G Ferris
We developed a novel method for distinguishing abiotic and biological iron oxidation in liquid media using oxidation-reduction (redox) potential time series data. The instrument and processing algorithm were tested by immersing the tip of a Pt electrode with an Ag-AgCl reference electrode into an active iron-oxidizing biofilm in a groundwater discharge zone, as well as in two abiotic systems: a killed sample and a chemical control from the same site. We used detrended fluctuation analysis to characterize average root mean square fluctuation behavior, which was distinct in the live system...
November 2016: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826358/use-of-molecular-typing-to-investigate-bacterial-translocation-from-the-intestinal-tract-of-chlorpyrifos-exposed-rats
#20
Claire Joly Condette, Bertin Elion Dzon, Farida Hamdad, Maurice Biendo, Véronique Bach, Hafida Khorsi-Cauet
BACKGROUND: Human are confronted on a daily basis with contaminant pesticide residues in food, water and other components of the environment. Although the digestive system is the first organ to come into contact with food contaminants, very few data are available on the impact of low-dose pesticide exposure during the in utero and postnatal periods on intestinal bacterial translocation (BT). Previous studies have revealed that chlorpyrifos (CPF) exposure is associated with intestinal dysbiosis and the contamination of sterile organs...
2016: Gut Pathogens
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