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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330298/biodegradation-of-used-engine-oil-by-novel-strains-of-ochrobactrum-anthropi-hm-1-and-citrobacter-freundii-hm-2-isolated-from-oil-contaminated-soil
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Haytham M M Ibrahim
Used engine oil (UEO) constitutes a serious environmental problem due to the difficulty of disposal off or reuse. Ten bacterial strains with biodegradation potential were isolated from UEO-contaminated soil sample using enrichment technique. Two strains which exhibited the highest degradation %, 51 ± 1.2 and 48 ± 1.5, respectively, were selected. Based on the morphological, biochemical characteristics and 16S rRNA sequence analysis, they were identified as Ochrobactrum anthropi HM-1 (accession no: KR360745) and Citrobacter freundii HM-2 (accession no: KR360746)...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330261/purification-and-characterization-of-laccase-from-marasmius-species-bbkav79-and-effective-decolorization-of-selected-textile-dyes
#2
A B Vantamuri, B B Kaliwal
A novel laccase-producing white-rot fungus, Marasmius sp. BBKAV79 (Genbank Accession Number-KP455496, KP455497), was isolated and subjected to purification, characterization and dye decolorization study. The purified enzyme was obtained with a specific activity of 0.226 U mg(-1) protein and a final yield of 13.5 %. The enzyme was found to be a monomeric protein with a molecular mass of ~75 kDa as estimated by non-denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) and further confirmed with zymogram analysis...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330245/co-metabolism-of-thiocyanate-and-free-cyanide-by-exiguobacterium-acetylicum-and-bacillus-marisflavi-under-alkaline-conditions
#3
Lukhanyo Mekuto, Oluwadara Oluwaseun Alegbeleye, Seteno Karabo Obed Ntwampe, Maxwell Mewa Ngongang, John Baptist Mudumbi, Enoch A Akinpelu
The continuous discharge of cyanide-containing effluents to the environment has necessitated for the development of environmentally benign treatment processes that would result in complete detoxification of the cyanide-containing wastewaters, without producing additional environmental toxicants. Since biological detoxification of hazardous chemical compounds has been renowned for its robustness and environmental-friendliness, the ability of the Exiguobacterium acetylicum (GenBank accession number KT282229) and Bacillus marisflavi (GenBank accession number KR016603) to co-metabolise thiocyanate (SCN(-)) and free cyanide (CN(-)) under alkaline conditions was evaluated...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330244/elucidation-of-impact-of-heavy-metal-pollution-on-soil-bacterial-growth-and-extracellular-polymeric-substances-flexibility
#4
Muniswamy David, Paidi Murali Krishna, Jeybalan Sangeetha
Metal bioaccessibility is an alarming issue in croplands of mining sites due to overloading of toxic metals. Hence, the present study is aimed to determine the overloading of toxic metal in croplands across the Tawag village, Hutti, Raichur, India. Correspondingly, to identify the soil bacterial growth, physiological oxidative stress enzyme activity and surface macromolecular functional group evolution were analysed in and around the toxic metal contaminated sites through FT-IR and FT-Raman spectrometry. The evaluated results attribute that the study area is heavily polluted with the toxic metals such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead and zinc...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330228/development-of-novel-ssr-markers-for-evaluation-of-genetic-diversity-and-population-structure-in-tribulus-terrestris-l-zygophyllaceae
#5
Kuljit Kaur, Vikas Sharma, Vijay Singh, Mohammad Saleem Wani, Raghbir Chand Gupta
Tribulus terrestris L., commonly called puncture vine and gokhru, is an important member of Zygophyllaceae. The species is highly important in context to therapeutic uses and provides important active principles responsible for treatment of various diseases and also used as tonic. It is widely distributed in tropical regions of India and the world. However, status of its genetic diversity remained concealed due to lack of research work in this species. In present study, genetic diversity and structure of different populations of T...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330204/endophytic-fungal-isolate-mediated-biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-and-their-free-radical-scavenging-activity-and-anti-microbial-studies
#6
Vasudeva Reddy Netala, Venkata Subbaiah Kotakadi, Pushpalatha Bobbu, Susmila Aparna Gaddam, Vijaya Tartte
The present study reports that the biosynthesis of AgNPs using an endophytic fungus isolated from the ethnomedicinal plant Centella asiatica. The endophytic fungus was identified as Aspergillus versicolor ENT7 based on 18S rRNA gene sequencing (NCBI Accession number KF493864). The AgNPs synthesized were characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), particle size analyzer, and zeta potential measurements...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330192/differential-display-reverse-transcription-pcr-ddrt-pcr-a-new-technology-for-molecular-detection-and-studying-one-of-the-antagonistic-factors-of-bacillus-endophyticus-strain-sa-against-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa
#7
Mahmoud F Moustafa, Tarek H Taha, M Helal, Sulaiman A Alrumman
Differential Display (DDRT-PCR) is a powerful technique for analyzing differences in gene expression. In-vivo expression technologies and differential display RT-PCR are providing new approaches to further examine a microbe's response to experimental conditions which more closely resemble natural microbial associations and habitats. In this study, Bacillus endophyticus strain SA isolated from the inner tissue of the stem of the cultivated plant (Salvadora persica, Asir, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) produces an antagonistic factor...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330189/defense-response-enhancement-in-strawberry-via-elicitors
#8
Gihan M H Hussein, Tahany M A Abdel-Rahman, A H Alwan
In this study, cell-suspension culture of strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa), cultivars Camarosa, and Sweet Charlie has been established. Embryogenic callus was induced by incubating the in vitro juvenile leaf explants on medium, containing 2-mg/l picloram at dark. Suspension culture was initiated from 4-week-old embryogenic calli in the liquid MS medium with 1-mg/l 2,4-D and 2-mg/l picloram. Suspension culture was maintained by sub-culturing each 3 weeks into a fresh medium. At week 9 after third sub-cultures, torpedo and cotyledonary embryo stages were observed...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330176/molecular-dissection-of-pathway-components-unravel-atisine-biosynthesis-in-a-non-toxic-aconitum-species-a-heterophyllum-wall
#9
Varun Kumar, Nikhil Malhotra, Tarun Pal, Rajinder Singh Chauhan
Aconitum heterophyllum is an important component for various herbal drug formulations due to the occurrence of non-toxic aconites including marker compound, atisine. Despite huge pharmacological potential, the reprogramming of aconites production is limited due to lack of understanding on their biosynthesis. To address this problem, we have proposed here the complete atisine biosynthetic pathway for the first time connecting glycolysis, MVA/MEP, serine biosynthesis and diterpene biosynthetic pathways. The transcript profiling revealed phosphorylated pathway as a major contributor towards serine production in addition to repertoire of genes in glycolysis (G6PI, PFK, ALD and ENO), serine biosynthesis (PGDH and PSAT) and diterpene biosynthesis (KO and KH) sharing a similar pattern of expression (2-4-folds) in roots compared to shoots vis-à-vis atisine content (0-0...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330165/genetic-characterization-and-population-structure-of-indian-rice-cultivars-and-wild-genotypes-using-core-set-markers
#10
Malathi Surapaneni, Divya Balakrishnan, Sukumar Mesapogu, Addanki Krishnam Raju, Yadavalli Venkateswara Rao, Sarla Neelamraju
Genetic diversity among 23 rice genotypes including wild species and cultivars of indica, japonica, aus and aromatic type was investigated using 165 genomewide core set microsatellite (SSR) markers. This genotypic characterization was undertaken to know the genetic similarity among the parental lines to be used in developing a set of chromosome segment substitution lines. In all, 253 alleles were identified using 77 polymorphic SSRs, and polymorphism information content ranged from 0.31 to 0.97 with a mean of 0...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330134/phytases-from-enterobacter-and-serratia-species-with-desirable-characteristics-for-food-and-feed-applications
#11
Harpreet Kaur Kalsi, Rajveer Singh, Harcharan Singh Dhaliwal, Vinod Kumar
Phytases are enzymes of great industrial importance with wide range of applications in animal and human nutrition. These catalyze the hydrolysis of phosphomonoester bonds in phytate, thereby releasing lower forms of myo-inositol phosphates and inorganic phosphate. Addition of phytase to plant-based foods can improve its nutritional value and increase mineral bioavailability by decreasing nutritional effect of phytate. In the present investigation, 43 phytase positive bacteria on PSM plates were isolated from different sources and characterized for phytase activity...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330127/diversity-of-toxic-and-phytopathogenic-fusarium-species-occurring-on-cereals-grown-in-karnataka-state-india
#12
H Nagaraja, G Chennappa, K Poorna Chandra Rao, G Mahadev Prasad, M Y Sreenivasa
A total of 198 cereal samples (53 maize, 54 sorghum, 37 paddy and 54 wheat) were collected from 11 districts of Karnataka to understand the percent infection (PI), relative density (RD) and their frequency (Fr) caused by Fusarium spp. All samples were screened by agar plating method using MGA 2.5 agar media and incubated at 25 ± 2 °C for 3-5 days. The study revealed the association of 10 different Fusarium species known trichothecene producers such as Fusarium acuminatum, F. avenaceum, F. crookwellense, F...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330119/degradation-of-fipronil-by-stenotrophomonas-acidaminiphila-isolated-from-rhizospheric-soil-of-zea-mays
#13
Shivani Uniyal, Rashmi Paliwal, R K Sharma, J P N Rai
Fipronil is a widely used insecticide in agriculture and can cause potential health hazards to non-target soil invertebrates and nearby aquatic systems. In the present study, a fipronil degrading bacterium was isolated from fipronil contaminated soil, i.e. rhizospheric zone of Zea mays. Morphological, biochemical and molecular characterization of strain indicated that it clearly belongs to Stenotrophomonas acidaminiphila (accession no. KJ396942). A three-factor Box-Behnken experimental design combined with response surface modeling was employed to predict the optimum conditions for fipronil degradation...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330076/free-cyanide-and-thiocyanate-biodegradation-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-stk-03-capable-of-heterotrophic-nitrification-under-alkaline-conditions
#14
Lukhanyo Mekuto, Seteno Karabo Obed Ntwampe, Margaret Kena, Mhlangabezi Tolbert Golela, Olusola Solomon Amodu
An alkali-tolerant bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa STK 03 (accession number KR011154), isolated from an oil spill site, was evaluated for the biodegradation of free cyanide and thiocyanate under alkaline conditions. The organism had a free cyanide degradation efficiency of 80 and 32 % from an initial concentration of 250 and 450 mg CN(-)/L, respectively. Additionally, the organism was able to degrade thiocyanate, achieving a degradation efficiency of 78 and 98 % from non- and free cyanide spiked cultures, respectively...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329940/-effectiveness-of-prevention-of-mother-to-child-hiv-transmission-in-henan-province-2002-2013
#15
Q Wang, D Y Sun, P Y Fan, Y M Ma, N Ma, H Si, N Li, Z Wang
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention on preventing mother to child transmission of HIV and identify the influencing factors. Methods: The data regarding the pregnant women and their infants were collected, including demographic characteristics, pregnancy and delivery, access to antiviral therapy, HIV infection status at age 18 months and survival of infants between 2002 and 2013 through follow-up, Multivariate logistic regression model were used to identify the influencing factors. Results: By the end of 2013, a total of 8 621 554 pregnant women received HIV test, among them 2 264 were infected with HIV...
March 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329918/-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-biliary-drainage
#16
REVIEW
Hyeong Seok Nam, Dae Hwan Kang
The therapeutic role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has continued to evolve in recent years. EUS-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) can be performed as an effective alternative to percutaneous drainage or surgical options when conventional Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography fails or is not possible. Depending on the access and exit routes of the stent, multiple approaches to EUS-BD have been proposed. Each patient should receive an individualized approach based on the patient's condition, anatomy, and endoscopist's experience, with an appropriate backup prepared...
March 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329910/nucleosome-mobility-and-the-regulation-of-gene-expression-insights-from-single-molecule-studies
#17
REVIEW
Sergei Rudnizky, Omri Malik, Adaiah Bavly, Lilach Pnueli, Philippa Melamed, Ariel Kaplan
Nucleosomes at the promoters of genes regulate the accessibility of the transcription machinery to DNA, and function as a basic layer in the complex regulation of gene expression. Our understanding of the role of the nucleosome's spontaneous, thermally driven position changes in modulating expression is lacking. This is the result of the paucity of experimental data on these dynamics, at high-resolution, and for DNA sequences that belong to real, transcribed genes. We have developed an assay that uses partial, reversible unzipping of nucleosomes with optical tweezers to repeatedly probe a nucleosome's position over time...
March 22, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329862/the-transcriptome-of-the-zebrafish-embryo-after-chemical-exposure-a-meta-analysis
#18
Andreas Schüttler, Kristin Reiche, Rolf Altenburger, Wibke Busch
Numerous studies have been published in the past years investigating the transcriptome of the zebrafish embryo (ZFE) upon being subjected to chemical stress. Aiming at a more mechanistic understanding of the results of such studies, knowledge about commonalities of transcript regulation in response to chemical stress is needed. Thus, our goal in this study was to identify and interpret genes and gene sets constituting a general response to chemical exposure. Therefore, we aggregated and reanalyzed published toxicogenomics data obtained with the ZFE...
February 27, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329856/adult-day-center-programs-and-their-associated-outcomes-on-clients-caregivers-and-the-health-system-a-scoping-review
#19
Moriah E Ellen, Peter Demaio, Ariella Lange, Michael G Wilson
Purpose of the Study: Adult day centers (ADCs) offer a heterogeneous group of services that provide for the daily living, care, nutritional, and social needs of older adults. We sought to conceptually map and identify key gaps and findings from literature focused on ADCs, including the types of programs that exist and their associated outcomes on improving health and strengthening health systems. Design and Methods: We conducted a scoping review by searching 5 databases for studies evaluating the outcomes of ADCs specifically for community-dwelling older adults...
March 17, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329847/the-impact-of-the-great-recession-on-midlife-and-older-parents-of-individuals-with-a-mental-health-problem-or-a-developmental-disability
#20
Jieun Song, Marsha R Mailick, Jan S Greenberg
Background and Objectives: Parents of sons and daughters with disabilities have ongoing financial burdens and vulnerability due to the demands of caregiving responsibilities and their related direct and indirect costs. This study aims to investigate whether midlife and older parents of individuals with a mental health problem or a developmental disability were particularly vulnerable to the impact of the recession. Research Design and Methods: The data were drawn from Midlife in the United States (MIDUS), a longitudinal survey of a national probability sample in the United States, Waves II (2004-2006) and III (2013-2014; 84 parents of individuals with a mental health problem, 98 parents of individuals with a developmental disability, and 2,029 parents of individuals without any conditions as a comparison group)...
March 13, 2017: Gerontologist
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