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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329601/nicotiana-glauca-whole-genome-investigation-for-ct-dna-study
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Galina Khafizova, Pavel Dobrynin, Dmitrii Polev, Tatiana Matveeva
OBJECTIVE: Nicotiana glauca (tree tobacco) is a naturally transgenic plant, containing sequences acquired from Agrobacterium rhizogenes by horizontal gene transfer. Besides, N. glauca contains a wide profile of alkaloids of medical interest. DATA DESCRIPTION: We report a high-depth sequencing and de novo assembly of N. glauca full genome and analysis of genome elements with bacterial origin. The draft genome assembly is 3.2 Gb, with N50 size of 31.1 kbp. Comparative analysis confirmed the presence of single, previously described gT insertion...
January 12, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325123/packaging-of-dinoroseobacter-shibae-dna-into-gene-transfer-agent-particles-is-not-random
#2
Jürgen Tomasch, Hui Wang, April T K Hall, Diana Patzelt, Matthias Preusse, Jörn Petersen, Henner Brinkmann, Boyke Bunk, Sabin Bhuju, Michael Jarek, Robert Geffers, Andrew S Lang, Irene Wagner-Döbler
Gene transfer agents (GTAs) are phage-like particles which contain a fragment of genomic DNA of the bacterial or archaeal producer and deliver this to a recipient cell. GTA gene clusters are present in the genomes of almost all marine Rhodobacteraceae (Roseobacters) and might be important contributors to horizontal gene transfer (HGT) in the world's oceans. For all organisms studied so far, no obvious evidence of sequence specificity or other non-random process responsible for packaging genomic DNA into GTAs has been found...
January 9, 2018: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316517/functional-metagenomics-reveals-a-novel-carbapenem-hydrolyzing-mobile-beta-lactamase-from-indian-river-sediments-contaminated-with-antibiotic-production-waste
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Nachiket P Marathe, Anders Janzon, Stathis D Kotsakis, Carl-Fredrik Flach, Mohammad Razavi, Fanny Berglund, Erik Kristiansson, D G Joakim Larsson
Evolution has provided environmental bacteria with a plethora of genes that give resistance to antibiotic compounds. Under anthropogenic selection pressures, some of these genes are believed to be recruited over time into pathogens by horizontal gene transfer. River sediment polluted with fluoroquinolones and other drugs discharged from bulk drug production in India constitute an environment with unprecedented, long-term antibiotic selection pressures. It is therefore plausible that previously unknown resistance genes have evolved and/or are promoted here...
January 6, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312823/a-historical-legacy-of-antibiotic-utilization-on-bacterial-seed-banks-in-sediments
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Laura Madueño, Christophe Paul, Thomas Junier, Zhanna Bayrychenko, Sevasti Filippidou, Karin Beck, Gilbert Greub, Helmut Bürgmann, Pilar Junier
The introduction of antibiotics for both medical and non-medical purposes has had a positive effect on human welfare and agricultural output in the past century. However, there is also an important ecological legacy regarding the use of antibiotics and the consequences of increased levels of these compounds in the environment as a consequence of their use and disposal. This legacy was investigated by quantifying two antibiotic resistance genes (ARG) conferring resistance to tetracycline (tet(W)) and sulfonamide (sul1) in bacterial seed bank DNA in sediments...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311273/translocation-through-the-conjugative-type-4-secretion-system-requires-unfolding-of-its-protein-substrate
#5
Martina Trokter, Gabriel Waksman
Bacterial conjugation, a mechanism of horizontal gene transfer, is the major means by which antibiotic resistance spreads among bacteria (1, 2). Conjugative plasmids are transferred from one bacterium to another through a type IV secretion system (T4SS) in a form of single-stranded DNA covalently attached to a protein called relaxase. The relaxase is fully functional both in a donor cell (prior to conjugation) and recipient cell (after conjugation). Here we demonstrate that the protein substrate has to unfold for efficient translocation through the conjugative T4SS...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281838/the-role-of-type-vi-secretion-system-effectors-in-target-cell-lysis-and-subsequent-horizontal-gene-transfer
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Peter David Ringel, Di Hu, Marek Basler
Bacteria use type VI secretion systems (T6SSs) to manipulate host cells during pathogenesis or to kill competing bacteria, which, in some cases, increases horizontal gene transfer. These functions largely depend on T6SS regulation, dynamics, and the set of effectors that the system delivers into the target cells. Here, we show that Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1 assembles a highly dynamic T6SS capable of killing and lysing bacterial cells. T6SS function depends on conserved T6SS components as well as Acinetobacter-specific genes of unknown function...
December 26, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250433/insights-into-origin-and-evolution-of-%C3%AE-proteobacterial-gene-transfer-agents
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Migun Shakya, Shannon M Soucy, Olga Zhaxybayeva
Several bacterial and archaeal lineages produce nanostructures that morphologically resemble small tailed viruses, but, unlike most viruses, contain apparently random pieces of the host genome. Since these elements can deliver the packaged DNA to other cells, they were dubbed gene transfer agents (GTAs). Because many genes involved in GTA production have viral homologs, it has been hypothesized that the GTA ancestor was a virus. Whether GTAs represent an atypical virus, a defective virus, or a virus co-opted by the prokaryotes for some function, remains to be elucidated...
July 2017: Virus Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250047/the-different-faces-of-rolling-circle-replication-and-its-multifunctional-initiator-proteins
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REVIEW
Paweł Wawrzyniak, Grażyna Płucienniczak, Dariusz Bartosik
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) contributes greatly to the plasticity and evolution of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes. The main carriers of foreign DNA in HGT are mobile genetic elements (MGEs) that have extremely diverse genetic structures and properties. Various strategies are used for the maintenance and spread of MGEs, including (i) vegetative replication, (ii) transposition (and other types of recombination), and (iii) conjugal transfer. In many MGEs, all of these processes are dependent on rolling-circle replication (RCR)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247061/impact-of-cell-surface-molecules-on-conjugative-transfer-of-the-integrative-and-conjugative-element-icest3-of-streptococcus-thermophilus
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Narimane Dahmane, Emilie Robert, Julien Deschamps, Thierry Meylheuc, Christine Delorme, Romain Briandet, Nathalie Leblond-Bourget, Eric Guédon, Sophie Payot
Integrative Conjugative Elements (ICEs) are chromosomal elements that are widely distributed in bacterial genomes, hence contributing to genome plasticity, adaptation and evolution of bacteria. Conjugation requires a contact between both the donor and the recipient cells and thus likely depends on the composition of the cell surface envelope. In this work, we investigated the impact of different cell surface molecules including cell surface proteins, wall teichoic acids, lipoteichoic acids and exopolysaccharides on the transfer and acquisition of ICESt3 from Streptococcus thermophilus The transfer of ICESt3 from wild type donor towards mutated recipient cells increased 5- to 400-fold compared to WT when recipients cells were affected in lipoproteins, teichoic acids or exopolysaccharides...
December 15, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244123/emergence-and-genomic-analysis-of-mdr-laribacter-hongkongensis-strain-hlgz1-from-guangzhou-china
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Hong-Kai Wu, Jian-Huan Chen, Ling Yang, A-Rong Li, Dan-Hong Su, Yong-Ping Lin, Ding-Qiang Chen
Background: Laribacter hongkongensis is a facultative anaerobic, non-fermentative, Gram-negative bacillus associated with community-acquired gastroenteritis and traveller's diarrhoea. No clinical MDR L. hongkongensis isolate has been reported yet. Methods: We performed WGS (PacBio and Illumina) on a clinical L. hongkongensis strain HLGZ1 with an MDR phenotype. Results: HLGZ1 was resistant to eight classes of commonly used antibiotics. Its complete genome was a single circular chromosome of 3 424 272 bp with a G + C content of 62...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238335/treatment-with-cefotaxime-affects-expression-of-conjugation-associated-proteins-and-conjugation-transfer-frequency-of-an-inci1-plasmid-in-escherichia-coli
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Thea S B Møller, Gang Liu, Anders Boysen, Line E Thomsen, Freja L Lüthje, Sisse Mortensen, Jakob Møller-Jensen, John E Olsen
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is the major mechanism responsible for spread of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic treatment has been suggested to promote HGT, either by directly affecting the conjugation process itself or by selecting for conjugations subsequent to DNA transfer. However, recent research suggests that the effect of antibiotic treatment on plasmid conjugation frequencies, and hence the spread of resistance plasmids, may have been overestimated. We addressed the question by quantifying transfer proteins and conjugation frequencies of a blaCTX-M-1 encoding IncI1 resistance plasmid in Escherichia coli MG1655 in the presence and absence of therapeutically relevant concentrations of cefotaxime (CTX)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228300/dna-synthesis-by-fragment-assembly-using-extra-cellular-dna-delivered-by-artificial-controlled-horizontal-transfer
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Shinya Kaneko, Hiromi Fukushima, Misako Nakahama, Satomi Asano, Yasumasa Miyazaki, Yasunori Aizawa, Mitsuhiro Itaya
DNA synthesis in the Bacillus subtilis cells has become possible using extra-cellular DNA. Generally, purified DNAs in a test tube have been required to introduce into the host cells for molecular cloning technology in the laboratory. We have developed a cell lysis technique for natural transformation using stable extra-cellular plasmid DNAs, in which the extra-cellular plasmid DNAs are released from lysed Escherichia coli cells. DNA synthesis then proceeds by fragment assembly using the stable extracellular DNAs, without biochemical purification...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225610/horizontal-gene-transfer-contributes-to-plant-evolution-the-case-of-agrobacterium-t-dnas
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REVIEW
Dora G Quispe-Huamanquispe, Godelieve Gheysen, Jan F Kreuze
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) can be defined as the acquisition of genetic material from another organism without being its offspring. HGT is common in the microbial world including archaea and bacteria, where HGT mechanisms are widely understood and recognized as an important force in evolution. In eukaryotes, HGT now appears to occur more frequently than originally thought. Many studies are currently detecting novel HGT events among distinct lineages using next-generation sequencing. Most examples to date include gene transfers from bacterial donors to recipient organisms including fungi, plants, and animals...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218031/crispr-cas-systems-in-bacteroides-fragilis-an-important-pathobiont-in-the-human-gut-microbiome
#14
Mehrdad Tajkarimi, Hannah M Wexler
Background: While CRISPR-Cas systems have been identified in bacteria from a wide variety of ecological niches, there are no studies to describe CRISPR-Cas elements in Bacteroides species, the most prevalent anaerobic bacteria in the lower intestinal tract. Microbes of the genus Bacteroides make up ~25% of the total gut microbiome. Bacteroides fragilis comprises only 2% of the total Bacteroides in the gut, yet causes of >70% of Bacteroides infections. The factors causing it to transition from benign resident of the gut microbiome to virulent pathogen are not well understood, but a combination of horizontal gene transfer (HGT) of virulence genes and differential transcription of endogenous genes are clearly involved...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211049/living-organisms-author-their-read-write-genomes-in-evolution
#15
REVIEW
James A Shapiro
Evolutionary variations generating phenotypic adaptations and novel taxa resulted from complex cellular activities altering genome content and expression: (i) Symbiogenetic cell mergers producing the mitochondrion-bearing ancestor of eukaryotes and chloroplast-bearing ancestors of photosynthetic eukaryotes; (ii) interspecific hybridizations and genome doublings generating new species and adaptive radiations of higher plants and animals; and, (iii) interspecific horizontal DNA transfer encoding virtually all of the cellular functions between organisms and their viruses in all domains of life...
December 6, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207350/mobile-genetic-elements-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-mine-soil-amended-with-organic-wastes
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Carlos Garbisu, Olatz Garaiyurrebaso, Anders Lanzén, Itxaso Álvarez-Rodríguez, Lide Arana, Fernando Blanco, Kornelia Smalla, Elisabeth Grohmann, Itziar Alkorta
Metal resistance has been associated with antibiotic resistance due to co- or cross-resistance mechanisms. Here, metal contaminated mine soil treated with organic wastes was screened for the presence of mobile genetic elements (MGEs). The occurrence of conjugative IncP-1 and mobilizable IncQ plasmids, as well as of class 1 integrons, was confirmed by PCR and Southern blot hybridization, suggesting that bacteria from these soils have gene-mobilizing capacity with implications for the dissemination of resistance factors...
December 2, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179736/phylogenetic-analysis-of-the-core-histone-doublet-and-dna-topo-ii-genes-of-marseilleviridae-evidence-of-proto-eukaryotic-provenance
#17
Albert J Erives
BACKGROUND: While the genomes of eukaryotes and Archaea both encode the histone-fold domain, only eukaryotes encode the core histone paralogs H2A, H2B, H3, and H4. With DNA, these core histones assemble into the nucleosomal octamer underlying eukaryotic chromatin. Importantly, core histones for H2A and H3 are maintained as neofunctionalized paralogs adapted for general bulk chromatin (canonical H2 and H3) or specialized chromatin (H2A.Z enriched at gene promoters and cenH3s enriched at centromeres)...
November 28, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168417/a-dna-segment-encoding-the-anticodon-stem-loop-of-trna-determines-the-specific-recombination-of-integrative-conjugative-elements-in-acidithiobacillus-species
#18
Andrés Castillo, Mario Tello, Kenneth Ringwald, Lillian G Acuña, Raquel Quatrini, Omar Orellana
Horizontal gene transfer is crucial for the adaptation of microorganisms to environmental cues. The acidophilic, bioleaching bacterium Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans encodes an integrative-conjugative genetic element (ICEAfe1) inserted in the gene encoding a tRNA(Ala). This genetic element is actively excised from the chromosome upon induction of DNA damage. A similar genetic element (ICEAcaTY.2) is also found in an equivalent position in the genome of Acidithiobacillus caldus. The local genomic context of both mobile genetic elements is highly syntenous and the cognate integrases are well conserved...
November 23, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163424/the-bacillus-subtilis-conjugative-plasmid-pls20-encodes-two-ribbon-helix-helix-type-auxiliary-relaxosome-proteins-that-are-essential-for-conjugation
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Andrés Miguel-Arribas, Jian-An Hao, Juan R Luque-Ortega, Gayetri Ramachandran, Jorge Val-Calvo, César Gago-Córdoba, Daniel González-Álvarez, David Abia, Carlos Alfonso, Ling J Wu, Wilfried J J Meijer
Bacterial conjugation is the process by which a conjugative element (CE) is transferred horizontally from a donor to a recipient cell via a connecting pore. One of the first steps in the conjugation process is the formation of a nucleoprotein complex at the origin of transfer (oriT), where one of the components of the nucleoprotein complex, the relaxase, introduces a site- and strand specific nick to initiate the transfer of a single DNA strand into the recipient cell. In most cases, the nucleoprotein complex involves, besides the relaxase, one or more additional proteins, named auxiliary proteins, which are encoded by the CE and/or the host...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143083/the-polyphyletic-origins-of-primase-helicase-bifunctional-proteins
#20
Ankita Gupta, Supriya Patil, Ramya Vijayakumar, Kiran Kondabagil
We studied the evolutionary relationships of different primase-helicase bifunctional proteins, found mostly in viruses, virophages, plasmids, and organellar genomes, by phylogeny and correlation analysis. Our study suggests independent origins of primase-helicase bifunctional proteins resulting from multiple fusion events between genes encoding primase and helicase domains of different families. The correlation analysis further indicated strong functional dependencies of domains in the bifunctional proteins that are part of smaller genomes and plasmids...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Evolution
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