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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732043/investigation-of-horizontal-gene-transfer-of-pathogenicity-islands-in-escherichia-coli-using-next-generation-sequencing
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Maxim Messerer, Wolfgang Fischer, Sören Schubert
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) contributes to the evolution of bacteria. All extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) harbour pathogenicity islands (PAIs), however relatively little is known about the acquisition of these PAIs. Due to these islands, ExPEC have properties to colonize and invade its hosts efficiently. Even though these PAIs are known to be acquired by HGT, only very few PAIs do carry mobilization and transfer genes required for the transmission by HGT. In this study, we apply for the first time next-generation sequencing (NGS) and in silico analyses in combination with in vitro experiments to decipher the mechanisms of PAI acquisition in ExPEC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728564/comparison-of-the-protein-coding-genomes-of-three-deep-sea-sulfur-oxidising-bacteria-candidatus-ruthia-magnifica-candidatus-vesicomyosocius-okutanii-and-thiomicrospira-crunogena
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Susan E McGill, Daniel Barker
OBJECTIVE: " Candidatus Ruthia magnifica", "Candidatus Vesicomyosocius okutanii" and Thiomicrospira crunogena are all sulfur-oxidising bacteria found in deep-sea vent environments. Recent research suggests that the two symbiotic organisms, "Candidatus R. magnifica" and "Candidatus V. okutanii", may share common ancestry with the autonomously living species T. crunogena. We used comparative genomics to examine the genome-wide protein-coding content of all three species to explore their similarities...
July 20, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728058/high-prevalence-of-esbls-in-retail-chicken-meat-despite-reduced-use-of-antimicrobials-in-chicken-production-france
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Tiago Casella, Mara Correa Lelles Nogueira, Estelle Saras, Marisa Haenni, Jean-Yves Madec
Extended-spectrum cephalosporins (ESCs) are critically important antibiotics for humans and their use in animals poses a potential threat for public health. Chicken represents an increasing part of the human diet and has also been regarded as a source of ESC-resistant Enterobacteriaceae because of the worldwide off-label use of ceftiofur, a broad-spectrum cephalosporin. Thus, numerous studies pointed out chicken as a reservoir of ESBL/pAmpC genes, plasmids and/or clones at risk for humans. In France, late 2011, strong political pressure led to a drastic reduction of ceftiofur use and all other antibiotics in chicken production...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727895/how-to-become-a-killer-or-is-it-all-accidental-virulence-strategies-in-oral-streptococci
#4
Izabela Sitkiewicz
Streptococci are a diverse group of gram positive microorganisms sharing common virulence traits and similar strategies to escape the oral niche and establish an infection in other parts of the host organism. Invasive infection with oral streptococci is "a perfect storm" that requires the concerted action of multiple biotic and abiotic factors. Our understanding of streptococcal pathogenicity and infectivity should probably be less mechanistic and driven not only by the identification of novel virulence factors...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724393/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-emerged-long-before-the-introduction-of-methicillin-into-clinical-practice
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Catriona P Harkins, Bruno Pichon, Michel Doumith, Julian Parkhill, Henrik Westh, Alexander Tomasz, Herminia de Lencastre, Stephen D Bentley, Angela M Kearns, Matthew T G Holden
BACKGROUND: The spread of drug-resistant bacterial pathogens poses a major threat to global health. It is widely recognised that the widespread use of antibiotics has generated selective pressures that have driven the emergence of resistant strains. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was first observed in 1960, less than one year after the introduction of this second generation beta-lactam antibiotic into clinical practice. Epidemiological evidence has always suggested that resistance arose around this period, when the mecA gene encoding methicillin resistance carried on an SCCmec element, was horizontally transferred to an intrinsically sensitive strain of S...
July 20, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720902/comparative-genomic-analysis-of-paenibacillus-sp-ssg-1-and-its-closely-related-strains-reveals-the-effect-of-glycometabolism-on-environmental-adaptation
#6
Hui Xu, Shishang Qin, Yanhong Lan, Mengjia Liu, Xiyue Cao, Dairong Qiao, Yu Cao, Yi Cao
The extensive environmental adaptability of the genus Paenibacillus is related to the enormous diversity of its gene repertoires. Paenibacillus sp. SSG-1 has previously been reported, and its agar-degradation trait has attracted our attention. Here, the genome sequence of Paenibacillus sp. SSG-1, together with 76 previously sequenced strains, was comparatively studied. The results show that the pan-genome of Paenibacillus is open and indicate that the current taxonomy of this genus is incorrect. The incessant flux of gene repertoires resulting from the processes of gain and loss largely contributed to the difference in genomic content and genome size in Paenibacillus...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720494/the-eukaryotic-enzyme-bds1-is-an-alkyl-but-not-an-aryl-sulfohydrolase
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Grace L Waddell, Caroline R Gilmer, Nicholas G Taylor, John Randolf S Reveral, Marcello Forconi, Jennifer L Fox
The eukaryotic enzyme Bds1 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a metallo-β-lactamase-related enzyme evolutionarily originating from bacterial horizontal gene transfer that serves an unknown biological role. Previously, Bds1 was reported to be an alkyl and aryl sulfatase. However, we demonstrate here that Bds1 acts on primary alkyl sulfates (of 6-12 carbon atoms) but not the aryl sulfates p-nitrophenyl sulfate and p-nitrocatechol sulfate. The apparent catalytic rate constant for hydrolysis of the substrate 1-hexyl sulfate by Bds1 is over 100 times lower than that of the reaction catalyzed by its bacterial homolog SdsA1...
July 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716960/bacterial-tubulin-a-b-exhibit-polarized-growth-mixed-polarity-bundling-and-destabilization-by-gtp-hydrolysis
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César Díaz-Celis, Viviana I Risca, Felipe Hurtado, Jessica K Polka, Scott D Hansen, Daniel Maturana, Rosalba Lagos, R Dyche Mullins, Octavio Monasterio
Bacteria of the genus Prosthecobacter express homologs of eukaryotic α- and β-tubulin, called BtubA and BtubB, that have been observed to assemble into filaments in presence of GTP. BtubA/B polymers are proposed to be composed in vitro by two to six protofilaments, in contrast to in vivo where they have been reported to form 5-protofilaments tubes named bacterial microtubules (bMTs). The btubAB genes likely entered the Prosthecobacter lineage via horizontal gene transfer and may derive from an early ancestor of the modern eukaryotic microtubule (MT)...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711315/characterization-of-mobile-genetic-elements-carrying-vim-1-and-kpc-2-carbapenemases-in-citrobacter-freundii-isolates-in-madrid
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Jennifer Villa, David M Arana, Esther Viedma, Dafne Perez-Montarelo, Fernando Chaves
Carbapenemase producing Citrobacter freundii (CPCF) infections are still uncommon in European countries. Here we report a molecular study conducted in a tertiary care facility in southern Madrid, Spain, from 2009 to 2014 to investigate the epidemiology of CPCF. The blaIMP-1,blaIMP-2,blaKPC,blaNDM,blaOXA-48,blaVIM-1 and blaVIM-2 genes were screened by PCR. Molecular typing was carried out by Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST). Whole genome sequencing (WGS) was performed to characterize the resistome and the mobile genetic elements associated with the carbapenems resistance of CPCF...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706512/comparative-genomics-reveals-high-genomic-diversity-in-the-genus-photobacterium
#10
Henrique Machado, Lone Gram
Vibrionaceae is a large marine bacterial family, which can constitute up to 50% of the prokaryotic population in marine waters. Photobacterium is the second largest genus in the family and we used comparative genomics on 35 strains representing 16 of the 28 species described so far, to understand the genomic diversity present in the Photobacterium genus. Such understanding is important for ecophysiology studies of the genus. We used whole genome sequences to evaluate phylogenetic relationships using several analyses (16S rRNA, MLSA, fur, amino-acid usage, ANI), which allowed us to identify two misidentified strains...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705769/the-plasmid-mediated-fosfomycin-resistance-determinants-and-synergy-of-fosfomycin-and-meropenem-in-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-in-taiwan
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Sung-Pin Tseng, Sheng-Fan Wang, Ling Ma, Ting-Yin Wang, Tsung-Ying Yang, L Kristopher Siu, Yin-Ching Chuang, Pei-Shan Lee, Jann-Tay Wang, Tsu-Lan Wu, Jung-Chung Lin, Po-Liang Lu
BACKGROUND: Epidemiology of fosfomycin susceptibility and the plasmid-mediated fosfomycinase genes of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) isolates in Taiwan remain unclear. METHODS: 642 CRKP clinical isolates were collected from a nation-wide surveillance study (16 hospitals) in Taiwan in 2012-2013. Antimicrobial susceptibilities were determined. PFGE and MLST determined the clonal relatedness. Carbapenemases and fosfomycinases genes were detected by PCR, and their flanking regions were determined by PCR and sequencing...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704543/the-transcriptional-regulator-ssrb-is-involved-in-a-molecular-switch-controlling-virulence-lifestyles-of-salmonella
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Deyanira Pérez-Morales, María M Banda, N Y Elizabeth Chau, Heladia Salgado, Irma Martínez-Flores, J Antonio Ibarra, Bushra Ilyas, Brian K Coombes, Víctor H Bustamante
The evolution of bacterial pathogenicity, heavily influenced by horizontal gene transfer, provides new virulence factors and regulatory connections that alter bacterial phenotypes. Salmonella pathogenicity islands 1 and 2 (SPI-1 and SPI-2) are chromosomal regions that were acquired at different evolutionary times and are essential for Salmonella virulence. In the intestine of mammalian hosts, Salmonella expresses the SPI-1 genes that mediate its invasion to the gut epithelium. Once inside the cells, Salmonella down-regulates the SPI-1 genes and induces the expression of the SPI-2 genes, which favor its intracellular replication...
July 13, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698278/on-the-origin-of-reverse-transcriptase-using-crispr-cas-systems-and-their-hyperdiverse-enigmatic-spacer-repertoires
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Sukrit Silas, Kira S Makarova, Sergey Shmakov, David Páez-Espino, Georg Mohr, Yi Liu, Michelle Davison, Simon Roux, Siddharth R Krishnamurthy, Becky Xu Hua Fu, Loren L Hansen, David Wang, Matthew B Sullivan, Andrew Millard, Martha R Clokie, Devaki Bhaya, Alan M Lambowitz, Nikos C Kyrpides, Eugene V Koonin, Andrew Z Fire
Cas1 integrase is the key enzyme of the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)-Cas adaptation module that mediates acquisition of spacers derived from foreign DNA by CRISPR arrays. In diverse bacteria, the cas1 gene is fused (or adjacent) to a gene encoding a reverse transcriptase (RT) related to group II intron RTs. An RT-Cas1 fusion protein has been recently shown to enable acquisition of CRISPR spacers from RNA. Phylogenetic analysis of the CRISPR-associated RTs demonstrates monophyly of the RT-Cas1 fusion, and coevolution of the RT and Cas1 domains...
July 11, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696425/microbial-survival-strategies-in-ancient-permafrost-insights-from-metagenomics
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Rachel Mackelprang, Alexander Burkert, Monica Haw, Tara Mahendrarajah, Christopher H Conaway, Thomas A Douglas, Mark P Waldrop
In permafrost (perennially frozen ground) microbes survive oligotrophic conditions, sub-zero temperatures, low water availability and high salinity over millennia. Viable life exists in permafrost tens of thousands of years old but we know little about the metabolic and physiological adaptations to the challenges presented by life in frozen ground over geologic time. In this study we asked whether increasing age and the associated stressors drive adaptive changes in community composition and function. We conducted deep metagenomic and 16 S rRNA gene sequencing across a Pleistocene permafrost chronosequence from 19 000 to 33 000 years before present (kyr)...
July 11, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692019/bacteriophage-evolution-differs-by-host-lifestyle-and-genome
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Travis N Mavrich, Graham F Hatfull
Bacteriophages play key roles in microbial evolution(1,2), marine nutrient cycling(3) and human disease(4). Phages are genetically diverse, and their genome architectures are characteristically mosaic, driven by horizontal gene transfer with other phages and host genomes(5). As a consequence, phage evolution is complex and their genomes are composed of genes with distinct and varied evolutionary histories(6,7). However, there are conflicting perspectives on the roles of mosaicism and the extent to which it generates a spectrum of genome diversity(8) or genetically discrete populations(9,10)...
July 10, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683122/the-nucleoid-occlusion-protein-slma-is-a-direct-transcriptional-activator-of-chitobiose-utilization-in-vibrio-cholerae
#16
Catherine A Klancher, Chelsea A Hayes, Ankur B Dalia
Chitin utilization by the cholera pathogen Vibrio cholerae is required for its persistence and evolution via horizontal gene transfer in the marine environment. Genes involved in the uptake and catabolism of the chitin disaccharide chitobiose are encoded by the chb operon. The orphan sensor kinase ChiS is critical for regulation of this locus, however, the mechanisms downstream of ChiS activation that result in expression of the chb operon are poorly understood. Using an unbiased transposon mutant screen, we uncover that the nucleoid occlusion protein SlmA is a regulator of the chb operon...
July 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682556/-the-origin-of-hydrogen-peroxide-in-oral-cavity-and-its-role-in-oral-microecology-balance
#17
Zhang Keke, Zhou Xuedong, Xu Xin
Hydrogen peroxide, an important antimicrobial agent in oral cavity, plays a significant role in the balance of oral microecology. At the early stage of biofilm formation, about 80% of the detected initial colonizers belong to the genus Streptococcus. These oral streptococci use different oxidase to produce hydrogen peroxide. Recent studies showed that the produced hydrogen peroxide plays a critical role in modulating oral microecology. Hydrogen peroxide modulates biofilm development attributed to its growth inhibitory nature...
April 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679522/next-generation-sequence-analysis-reveals-methicillin-resistance-transfer-to-a-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-mssa-strain-that-subsequently-caused-a-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-outbreak-a-descriptive-study
#18
Veronica Weterings, Thijs Bosch, Sandra Witteveen, Fabian Landman, Leo Schouls, Jan Kluytmans
Resistance to methicillin in Staphylococcus aureus is primarily caused by the mecA gene, which is carried on a mobile genetic element: the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec). Horizontal transfer of this element is supposed to play an important factor in the emergence of new clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), but has been rarely observed in real-time.In 2012, an outbreak occurred involving a healthcare worker (HCW) and three patients all carrying a fusidic-acid resistant MRSA strain...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676809/phylogenomic-analysis-and-dynamic-evolution-of-chloroplast-genomes-in-salicaceae
#19
Yuan Huang, Jun Wang, Yongping Yang, Chuanzhu Fan, Jiahui Chen
Chloroplast genomes of plants are highly conserved in both gene order and gene content. Analysis of the whole chloroplast genome is known to provide much more informative DNA sites and thus generates high resolution for plant phylogenies. Here, we report the complete chloroplast genomes of three Salix species in family Salicaceae. Phylogeny of Salicaceae inferred from complete chloroplast genomes is generally consistent with previous studies but resolved with higher statistical support. Incongruences of phylogeny, however, are observed in genus Populus, which most likely results from homoplasy...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676794/bacteriophages-contribute-to-the-spread-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-among-foodborne-pathogens-of-the-enterobacteriaceae-family-a-review
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Anna Colavecchio, Brigitte Cadieux, Amanda Lo, Lawrence D Goodridge
Foodborne illnesses continue to have an economic impact on global health care systems. There is a growing concern regarding the increasing frequency of antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacterial pathogens and how such resistance may affect treatment outcomes. In an effort to better understand how to reduce the spread of resistance, many research studies have been conducted regarding the methods by which antibiotic resistance genes are mobilized and spread between bacteria. Transduction by bacteriophages (phages) is one of many horizontal gene transfer mechanisms, and recent findings have shown phage-mediated transduction to be a significant contributor to dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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