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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102290/wells-provide-a-distorted-view-of-life-in-the-aquifer-implications-for-sampling-monitoring-and-assessment-of-groundwater-ecosystems
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Kathryn Korbel, Anthony Chariton, Sarah Stephenson, Paul Greenfield, Grant C Hose
When compared to surface ecosystems, groundwater sampling has unique constraints, including limited access to ecosystems through wells. In order to monitor groundwater, a detailed understanding of groundwater biota and what biological sampling of wells truly reflects, is paramount. This study aims to address this uncertainty, comparing the composition of biota in groundwater wells prior to and after purging, with samples collected prior to purging reflecting a potentially artificial environment and samples collected after purging representing the surrounding aquifer...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100300/molecular-analysis-and-species-diversity-of-nocardia-in-hospital-environment-of-a-developing-country-a-potential-health-hazard
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Hossein Ali Rahdar, Davood Azadi, Hasan Shojaei, Abbas Daei Naser
BACKGROUND: Despite hundreds of reports on the isolation of Nocardia from clinical samples, the presence and diversity of Nocardia species capable of survival in a harsh and adverse condition such as hospital environment have not been comprehensively studied. The aim of this study was to assess the Nocardia species diversity in the hospital environment to provide a better insight on their potential threat as a reservoir for the development of nosocomial infections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 90 hospital water, dust and soil samples collected from 30 hospitals were analyzed for the presence of Nocardia using standard protocols for isolation and characterization of the isolates...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095422/high-throughput-carbon-substrate-profiling-of-mycobacterium-ulcerans-suggests-potential-environmental-reservoirs
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Dezemon Zingue, Amar Bouam, Muriel Militello, Michel Drancourt
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium ulcerans is a close derivative of Mycobacterium marinum and the agent of Buruli ulcer in some tropical countries. Epidemiological and environmental studies pointed towards stagnant water ecosystems as potential sources of M. ulcerans, yet the ultimate reservoirs remain elusive. We hypothesized that carbon substrate determination may help elucidating the spectrum of potential reservoirs. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In a first step, high-throughput phenotype microarray Biolog was used to profile carbon substrates in one M...
January 17, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090075/virus-host-interactions-and-their-roles-in-coral-reef-health-and-disease
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Rebecca Vega Thurber, Jérôme P Payet, Andrew R Thurber, Adrienne M S Correa
Coral reefs occur in nutrient-poor shallow waters, constitute biodiversity and productivity hotspots, and are threatened by anthropogenic disturbance. This Review provides an introduction to coral reef virology and emphasizes the links between viruses, coral mortality and reef ecosystem decline. We describe the distinctive benthic-associated and water-column- associated viromes that are unique to coral reefs, which have received less attention than viruses in open-ocean systems. We hypothesize that viruses of bacteria and eukaryotes dynamically interact with their hosts in the water column and with scleractinian (stony) corals to influence microbial community dynamics, coral bleaching and disease, and reef biogeochemical cycling...
January 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088165/genomic-characterization-of-ensifer-aridi-a-proposed-new-species-of-nitrogen-fixing-rhizobium-recovered-from-asian-african-and-american-deserts
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Antoine Le Quéré, Nisha Tak, Hukam Singh Gehlot, Celine Lavire, Thibault Meyer, David Chapulliot, Sonam Rathi, Ilham Sakrouhi, Guadalupe Rocha, Marine Rohmer, Dany Severac, Abdelkarim Filali-Maltouf, Jose-Antonio Munive
BACKGROUND: Nitrogen fixing bacteria isolated from hot arid areas in Asia, Africa and America but from diverse leguminous plants have been recently identified as belonging to a possible new species of Ensifer (Sinorhizobium). In this study, 6 strains belonging to this new clade were compared with Ensifer species at the genome-wide level. Their capacities to utilize various carbon sources and to establish a symbiotic interaction with several leguminous plants were examined. RESULTS: Draft genomes of selected strains isolated from Morocco (Merzouga desert), Mexico (Baja California) as well as from India (Thar desert) were produced...
January 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088025/residues-of-2-hydroxy-3-phenylpyrazine-a-degradation-product-of-some-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotics-in-environmental-water-in-vietnam
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Nguyen Van Sy, Kazuo Harada, Megumi Asayama, Minae Warisaya, Le Hong Dung, Yoshinori Sumimura, Khong Thi Diep, Le Viet Ha, Nguyen Nam Thang, Tran Thi Tuyet Hoa, Tran Minh Phu, Pham Ngoc Khai, Nguyen Thanh Phuong, Le Danh Tuyen, Yoshimasa Yamamoto, Kazumasa Hirata
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have become a serious problem worldwide, caused in part by the excessive use and discharge of antibiotics into the environment. Ampicillin (ABPC) is a widely used antibiotic. However, this chemical rapidly decomposes in water containing divalent cations like Ca(2+) and Mg(2+), thus, detection of ABPC in environmental water is difficult. This study was carried out to evaluate the presence of 2-hydroxy-3-phenylpyrazine (HPP), one of the degradation products of ABPC and β-lactam antibiotics with an ABPC substructure, in environmental water...
January 2, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087454/an-observational-study-of-phagocytes-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae-relationships-different-behaviors
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Elodie Maisonneuve, Estelle Cateau, Marion Delouche, Nathalie Quellard, Marie-Helene Rodier
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a bacterium that can be in relation with free living amoebae like Acanthamoeba castellanii in natural environments such as soil and water. This pathogen, which is responsible for community-acquired pneumonia and for nosocomial infections, also has interactions with host defense mechanisms like macrophages. As it has been shown that A. castellanii shares some traits with macrophages, in particular the ability to phagocyte bacteria, we have studied the uptake and the fate of the bacteria after contact with the two phagocytic cells...
January 10, 2017: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081189/global-gene-expression-analysis-of-cross-protected-phenotype-of-pectobacterium-atrosepticum
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Vladimir Gorshkov, Stanford Kwenda, Olga Petrova, Elena Osipova, Yuri Gogolev, Lucy N Moleleki
The ability to adapt to adverse conditions permits many bacterial species to be virtually ubiquitous and survive in a variety of ecological niches. This ability is of particular importance for many plant pathogenic bacteria that should be able to exist, except for their host plants, in different environments e.g. soil, water, insect-vectors etc. Under some of these conditions, bacteria encounter absence of nutrients and persist, acquiring new properties related to resistance to a variety of stress factors (cross-protection)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080907/unsedated-computed-tomography-for-diagnosis-of-pelvic-canal-obstruction-in-a-leopard-gecko-eublepharis-macularius
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Kelly DeCourcy, Eric T Hostnik, Josh Lorbach, Sue Knoblaugh
An adult leopard gecko ( Eublepharis macularius ) presented for lethargy, hyporexia, weight loss, decreased passage of waste, and a palpable caudal coelomic mass. Computed tomography showed a heterogeneous hyperattenuating (∼143 Hounsfield units) structure within the right caudal coelom. The distal colon-coprodeum lumen or urinary bladder was hypothesized as the most likely location for the heterogeneous structure. Medical support consisted of warm water and lubricant enema, as well as a heated environment...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078797/in-situ-incubation-of-iron-sulfur-mineral-reveals-a-diverse-chemolithoautotrophic-community-and-a-new-biogeochemical-role-for-thiomicrospira
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Roman A Barco, Colleen L Hoffman, Gustavo A Ramírez, Brandy M Toner, Katrina J Edwards, Jason B Sylvan
Sulfide mineral precipitation occurs at mid-ocean ridge (MOR) spreading centers, both in the form of plume particles and seafloor massive sulfide structures. A common constituent of MOR is the iron-bearing sulfide mineral pyrrhotite, which was chosen as a substrate for in-situ incubation studies in shallow waters of Catalina Island, CA to investigate the colonization of iron-oxidizing bacteria. Microbial community datasets were obtained from in-situ incubated pyrrhotite, allowing for direct comparison to microbial communities of iron-sulfides from active and inactive chimneys in deep-sea environments...
January 12, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077029/the-behavior-of-mobile-genetic-elements-mges-in-different-environments
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Masaki Shintani
Mobile genetic elements (MGEs) including plasmids have an important role in the rapid evolution and adaptation of bacteria. Here, the behavior of MGEs in different environments is reviewed, in particular, behavior of the plasmid pCAR1, a carbazole-degradative plasmid isolated from Pseudomonas resinovorans CA10. pCAR1 belongs to incompatibility P-7 group and is self-transmissible among different bacteria. Comparisons of changes in the transcriptome of different host strains caused by carrying pCAR1 revealed common responses in the hosts and host-specific responses...
January 12, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070460/metabolic-phenotype-of-clinical-and-environmental-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-hominissuis-isolates
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Andrea Sanchini, Flavia Dematheis, Torsten Semmler, Astrid Lewin
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis (MAH) is an emerging opportunistic human pathogen. It can cause pulmonary infections, lymphadenitis and disseminated infections in immuno-compromised patients. In addition, MAH is widespread in the environment, since it has been isolated from water, soil or dust. In recent years, knowledge on MAH at the molecular level has increased substantially. In contrast, knowledge of the MAH metabolic phenotypes remains limited. METHODS: In this study, for the first time we analyzed the metabolic substrate utilization of ten MAH isolates, five from a clinical source and five from an environmental source...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065546/discharge-of-kpc-2-genes-from-the-wwtps-contributed-to-their-enriched-abundance-in-the-receiving-river
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Fengxia Yang, Liang Huang, Linyun Li, Yang Yang, Daqing Mao, Yi Luo
At present, very little is known about the persistence and spread pathway of KPC-2 genes in the environment. Our previous study reported the prevalence and persistence of KPC-2 genes in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). In the present work, we investigated the occurrence and fate of KPC-2 genes in a WWTP discharge-receiving river and studied the effect of WWTP discharges on the prevalence of KPC-2 genes and host bacteria in the receiving river. It is observed that a considerable level of KPC-2 genes occurred in the receiving river, and a significant increase of blaKPC-2 abundance in the downstream following WWTP discharge was observed compared to the upstream...
January 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063102/quantitative-analyses-of-the-bacterial-microbiota-of-rearing-environment-tilapia-and-common-carp-cultured-in-earthen-ponds-and-inhibitory-activity-of-its-lactic-acid-bacteria-on-fish-spoilage-and-pathogenic-bacteria
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Pierre Marie Kaktcham, Jules-Bocamdé Temgoua, François Ngoufack Zambou, Gloria Diaz-Ruiz, Carmen Wacher, María de Lourdes Pérez-Chabela
The present study aimed to evaluate the bacterial load of water, Nile Tilapia and common Carp intestines from earthen ponds, isolate lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and assess their antimicrobial activity against fish spoilage and pathogenic bacteria. Following enumeration and isolation of microorganisms the antimicrobial activity of the LAB isolates was evaluated. Taxonomic identification of selected antagonistic LAB strains was assessed, followed by partial characterisation of their antimicrobial metabolites. Results showed that high counts (>4 log c...
February 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063019/raoultella-spp-clinical-significance-infections-and-susceptibility-to-antibiotics
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REVIEW
Alicja Sękowska
The genus Raoultella belongs to the family of Enterobacteriaceae. Raoultella spp. are Gram-negative, aerobic, non-motile rods. This genus can be distinguished from the genus Klebsiella, in that genus use histamine as the only source of carbon in the medium. Also, Raoultella grow at 4 °C and do not produce gas from lactose at 44.5 °C. Raoultella sp. is known to inhabit natural environments (water, soil, plants). The reservoir of Raoultella is the gastrointestinal tract and upper respiratory tract. Raoultella spp...
January 6, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062224/water-metagenomic-analysis-reveals-low-bacterial-diversity-and-the-presence-of-antimicrobial-residues-and-resistance-genes-in-a-river-containing-wastewater-from-backyard-aquacultures-in-the-mekong-delta-vietnam
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Tatsuya Nakayama, Tran Thi Tuyet Hoa, Kazuo Harada, Minae Warisaya, Megumi Asayama, Atsushi Hinenoya, Joon Won Lee, Tran Minh Phu, Shuhei Ueda, Yoshinori Sumimura, Kazumasa Hirata, Nguyen Thanh Phuong, Yoshimasa Yamamoto
The environmental pathways for the dissemination of antibiotic resistance have recently received increased attention. Aquatic environments act as reservoirs or sources of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, antimicrobial residues, and antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs). Therefore, it is imperative to identify the role of polluted water in the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial residues, ARGs, and microbiota in the freshwater systems of the Mekong Delta...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058612/isolation-characterization-and-growth-of-locally-isolated-hydrocarbonoclastic-marine-bacteria-eastern-algerian-coast
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N Feknous, Z Branes, K Rouabhia, I Batisson, C Amblard
The Algerian coastline is being exposed to several types of pollution, including that of hydrocarbons. This environment rich in oil could be the source of proliferation of hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria. The objective of the study is to isolate and identify indigenous bacterial strains from marine waters of two ports in the eastern Algerian coast and to test their growth in the presence of hydrocarbons with and without biostimulation throughout the intake of nitrogen and phosphate. Results recorded the highest level of both total hydrocarbons and phosphates in the port of Annaba, followed by El-Kala station and then the control station, while that of total nitrogen was vice versa...
January 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035988/antibiotic-resistant-superbugs-assessment-of-the-interrelationship-of-occurrence-in-clinical-settings-and-environmental-niches
#18
REVIEW
Anthony Ayodeji Adegoke, Adekunle Christopher Faleye, Gulshan Singh, Thor Axel Stenström
The increasing threat to global health posed by antibiotic resistance remains of serious concern. Human health remains at higher risk due to several reported therapeutic failures to many life threatening drug resistant microbial infections. The resultant effects have been prolonged hospital stay, higher cost of alternative therapy, increased mortality, etc. This opinionated review considers the two main concerns in integrated human health risk assessment (i.e., residual antibiotics and antibiotic resistant genes) in various compartments of human environment, as well as clinical dynamics associated with the development and transfer of antibiotic resistance (AR)...
December 27, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032288/removal-of-parabens-and-their-chlorinated-by-products-by-periphyton-influence-of-light-and-temperature
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Chaofeng Song, Hongjuan Hu, Hongyi Ao, Yonghong Wu, Chenxi Wu
The extensive use of parabens as preservatives in food and pharmaceuticals and personal care products results in frequent detection of their residuals in aquatic environment. In this work, the adsorption and removal of four parabens (methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, and butyl-paraben) and two chlorinated methyl-parabens (CMPs) by periphyton were studied. Characteristics of the periphyton were identified to explore the possible relationship between paraben removal and periphyton properties. Results showed that linear adsorption coefficients (K d) vary from 554...
December 29, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028880/metapopulation-theory-identifies-biogeographical-patterns-among-core-and-satellite-marine-bacteria-scaling-from-tens-to-thousands-of-kilometers
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Markus V Lindh, Johanna Sjöstedt, Börje Ekstam, Michele Casini, Daniel Lundin, Luisa W Hugerth, Yue O O Hu, Anders F Andersson, Agneta Andersson, Catherine Legrand, Jarone Pinhassi
Metapopulation theory developed in terrestrial ecology provides applicable frameworks for interpreting the role of local and regional processes in shaping species distribution patterns. Yet, empirical testing of metapopulation models on microbial communities is essentially lacking. We determined regional bacterioplankton dynamics from monthly transect sampling in the Baltic Sea Proper using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. A strong positive trend was found between local relative abundance and occupancy of populations...
December 28, 2016: Environmental Microbiology
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