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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641603/molecular-detection-of-sarcocystis-lutrae-in-the-european-badger-meles-meles-in-scotland
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T Lepore, P M Bartley, F Chianini, A I Macrae, E A Innes, F Katzer
Neck samples from 54 badgers and 32 tongue samples of the same badgers (Meles meles), collected in the Lothians and Borders regions of Scotland, were tested using polymerase chain reactions (PCRs) directed against the 18S ribosomal DNA and the internal transcribed spacer (ITS1) region of protozoan parasites of the family Sarcocystidae. Positive results were obtained from 36/54 (67%) neck and 24/32 (75%) tongue samples using an 18S rDNA PCR. A 468 base pair consensus sequence that was generated from the 18S rDNA PCR amplicons (KX229728) showed 100% identity to Sarcocystis lutrae...
June 23, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641403/a-molasses-habitat-derived-fungus-aspergillus-tubingensis-xg21-with-high-%C3%AE-fructofuranosidase-activity-and-its-potential-use-for-fructooligosaccharides-production
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Yijia Xie, Huanxia Zhou, Caixia Liu, Jing Zhang, Ning Li, Zhanli Zhao, Guoyong Sun, Yaohua Zhong
The industrial microorganisms used for fructooligosaccharides (FOS) synthesis are generally fermented with sucrose as carbon source to induce the production of β-fructofuranosidase (FFase) having transfructosylation activity. Consequently, isolation of novel FFase producers from a sucrose-enriched biotope would help improve FOS productivity and reduce the process cost. Here, three fungi isolated from a unique sugarcane molasses habitat were found to possess FFase activity and one of them, XG21, exhibited a high capacity to synthesize FOS...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639933/saccharomyces-jurei-sp-nov-isolation-and-genetic-identification-of-a-novel-yeast-species-from-quercus-robur
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Samina Naseeb, Stephen A James, Haya Alsammar, Christopher J Michaels, Beatrice Gini, Carmen Nueno-Palop, Christopher J Bond, Henry McGhie, Ian N Roberts, Daniela Delneri
Two strains, D5088T and D5095, representing a novel yeast species belonging to the genus Saccharomyces were isolated from oak tree bark and surrounding soil located at an altitude of 1000 m above sea level in Saint Auban, France. Sequence analyses of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region and 26S rRNA D1/D2 domains indicated that the two strains were most closely related to Saccharomyces mikatae and Saccharomyces paradoxus. Genetic hybridization analyses showed that both strains are reproductively isolated from all other Saccharomyces species and, therefore, represent a distinct biological species...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639466/genetic-characterization-of-sarcoptes-scabiei-from-black-bears-ursus-americanus-and-other-hosts-in-eastern-united-states
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Sarah Peltier, Justin D Brown, Mark Ternent, Kevin D Niedringhaus, Krysten Schuler, Elizabeth Bunting, Megan Kirchgessner, Michael John Yabsley
Since the early 1990s there has been an increase in the number of cases and geographic expansion of severe mange in the black bear (Ursus americanus) population in Pennsylvania. Although there are 3 species of mites associated with mange in bears, Sarcoptes scabiei has been identified as the etiologic agent in these Pennsylvania cases. Historically S. scabiei-associated mange in bears has been uncommon and sporadic although it is widespread and relatively common in canid populations. To better understand this recent emergence of sarcoptic mange in bears in Pennsylvania and nearby states, we genetically characterized S...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637809/rrna-pseudogenes-in-filamentous-ascomycetes-as-revealed-by-genome-data
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Yi Li, Rui-Heng Yang, Lan Jiang, Xiao-Di Hu, Zu-Jian Wu, Yi-Jian Yao
The nuclear ribosomal DNA (rDNA) is considered as a paradigm of concerted evolution. Components of the rDNA tandem repeats (45S) are widely used in phylogenetic studies of different organisms and the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region is recently selected as a fungal DNA barcode. However, rRNA pseudogenes, as one kind of escape of concerted evolution, were reported in a wide range of organisms, especially in plants and animals. Moreover, large numbers of 5S rRNA pseudogenes were identified in several filamentous ascomycetes...
June 21, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636496/the-genus-pulveroboletus-boletaceae-boletales-in-china
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Nian-Kai Zeng, Zhi-Qun Liang, Li-Ping Tang, Yan-Chun Li, Zhu L Yang
Species of Pulveroboletus (Boletaceae, Boletales) in China are investigated on the basis of morphology and molecular phylogenetic analyses of DNA sequences from nuc rDNA region encompassing the internal transcribed spacers 1 and 2, along with the 5.8S rDNA (ITS) and nuc 28S rDNA D1-D2 domains (28S) and sequences from the translation elongation factor 1-α gene (TEF1). Nine species are recognized in the country, three of them are described as new: P. flaviscabrosus, P. rubroscabrosus, and P. subrufus, five of them are previous described taxa: P...
May 17, 2017: Mycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634812/semi-industrial-scale-production-of-a-new-yeast-with-probiotic-traits-cryptococcus-sp-ymhs-isolated-from-the-red-sea
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Ashraf F El-Baz, Hesham A El-Enshasy, Yousseria M Shetaia, Hoda Mahrous, Nor Zalina Othman, Ahmed E Yousef
A new yeast strain with promising probiotic traits was isolated from the Red Sea water samples. The isolate (YMHS) was subjected to genetic characterization and identified as Cryptococcus sp. Nucleotide sequence analysis of the rRNA gene internal transcribed spacer regions showed 95% sequence similarity between the isolate and Cryptococcus albidus. Cryptococcus sp. YMHS exhibited desirable characteristics of probiotic microorganisms; it has tolerance to low pH in simulated gastric juice, resistance to bile salts, hydrophobic characteristics, broad antimicrobial activity, and in vitro ability to degrade cholesterol...
June 20, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633358/phylogeography-of-herbarium-specimens-of-asexually-propagated-paper-mulberry-broussonetia-papyrifera-l-l-h%C3%A3-r-ex-vent-moraceae-reveals-genetic-diversity-across-the-pacific
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Claudia Payacan, Ximena Moncada, Gloria Rojas, Andrew Clarke, Kuo-Fang Chung, Robin Allaby, Daniela Seelenfreund, Andrea Seelenfreund
Background and Aims: Paper mulberry or Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) L'Hér. ex Vent. (Moraceae) is a dioecious species native to continental South-east Asia and East Asia, including Taiwan, that was introduced to the Pacific by pre-historic voyagers and transported intentionally and propagated asexually across the full range of Austronesian expansion from Taiwan to East Polynesia. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the dispersal of paper mulberry into Oceania through the genetic analysis of herbaria samples which represent a more complete coverage of the historical geographical range of the species in the Pacific before later introductions and local extinctions occurred...
June 14, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629829/morphological-variability-and-molecular-characterization-of-pomphorhynchus-zhoushanensis-sp-nov-acanthocephala-pomphorhynchidae-with-comments-on-the-systematic-status-of-pomphorhynchus-monticelli-1905
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Liang Li, Hui-Xia Chen, Omar M Amin, Yue Yang
Species of Pomphorhynchus Monticelli, 1905 commonly parasitize the digestive tract of freshwater fishes, and rarely occur in marine fishes and amphibians. In the present study, Pomphorhynchus zhoushanensis sp. nov., collected from the barred knifejaw Oplegnathus fasciatus (Temminck & Schlegel) (Perciformes: Oplegnathidae) in the East China Sea, was described using integrated approaches, including light and scanning electron microscopy, and the sequencing and analysing of ribosomal [small ribosomal DNA (18S) and internal transcribed spacer (ITS)] and mitochondrial [cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1)] target regions...
June 16, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629497/hannaella-dianchiensis-sp-nov-a-basidiomycetous-yeast-species-isolated-from-lake-water
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Long Han, Zhi-Ying Li, Xiao-Fang Guo, Jin-Lian Tan, Shu-Zhuang He, Xiao-Long Cui, Shao-Lan Li
Three strains (YIM-HL1107T, YIM-HL1045, YIM-HL1112) representing a novel yeast species were isolated from surface water samples collected from the Caohai region of Dianchi Lake in Yunnan, south-western China. On the basis of morphological, physiological and biochemical characteristics and sequence analysis of the D1/D2 region of the LSU rRNA gene and the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region, they were assigned to a novel species of the genus Hannaella. The closest relative to the novel species was Hannaella pagnoccae, but it showed 6...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628614/lamphimerus-a-novel-lamp-assay-for-detecting-amphimerus-sp-dna-in-human-stool-samples
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William Cevallos, Pedro Fernández-Soto, Manuel Calvopiña, Cristina Fontecha-Cuenca, Hiromu Sugiyama, Megumi Sato, Julio López Abán, Belén Vicente, Antonio Muro
BACKGROUND: Amphimeriasis is a fish-borne disease caused by the liver fluke Amphimerus spp. that has recently been reported as endemic in the tropical Pacific side of Ecuador with a high prevalence in humans and domestic animals. The diagnosis is based on the stool examination to identify parasite eggs, but it lacks sensitivity. Additionally, the morphology of the eggs may be confounded with other liver and intestinal flukes. No immunological or molecular methods have been developed to date...
June 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625991/different-amplicon-targets-for-sequencing-based-studies-of-fungal-diversity
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Francesca De Filippis, Manolo Laiola, Giuseppe Blaiotta, Danilo Ercolini
Target-gene amplicon sequencing is the most exploited high-throughput sequencing application in microbial ecology. The targets are taxonomically relevant genes with the 16S rRNA being the gold standard for bacteria. As for Fungi, the most commonly used target is the internal transcribed spacer (ITS). However, the uneven ITS length among species may promote preferential amplification and sequencing and incorrect estimation of their abundance. Therefore, the use of different targets is desirable. We evaluated the use of three different target amplicons for the characterization of fungal diversity...
June 16, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624874/reliable-molecular-differentiation-of-trichuris-ovis-and-trichuris-discolor-from-sheep-ovis-orientalis-aries-and-roe-deer-capreolus-capreolus-and-morphological-characterisation-of-their-females-morphology-does-not-work-sufficiently
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Pavel Vejl, Stanislava Nechybová, Pavla Peřinková, Martina Melounová, Vladimíra Sedláková, Jakub Vašek, Daniela Čílová, Kateřina Rylková, Ivana Jankovská, Jaroslav Vadlejch, Iva Langrová
The main aim of the study was to evaluate associations between morphological variability of Trichuris females from sheep and roe deer and their rDNA polymorphism in whipworm populations from the Czech Republic. The results introduced the use of new molecular markers based on the internal transcribed spacer (ITS)1-5.8S RNA-ITS2 region polymorphisms, as useful tools for the unambiguous differentiation of congeners Trichuris ovis and Trichuris discolor. These markers revealed both parasites in roe deer and in sheep; however, T...
June 17, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624575/intestinal-fungal-dysbiosis-associates-with-visceral-hypersensitivity-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-rats
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Sara Botschuijver, Guus Roeselers, Evgeni Levin, Daisy M Jonkers, Olaf Welting, Sigrid Em Heinsbroek, Heleen H de Weerd, Teun Boekhout, Matteo Fornai, Ad A Masclee, Frank H J Schuren, Wouter J de Jonge, Jurgen Seppen, Rene M van den Wijngaard
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Visceral hypersensitivity is one feature of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Bacterial dysbiosis might be involved in activation of nociceptive sensory pathways, but there have been few studies of the role of the mycobiome (the fungal microbiome) in development of IBS. We analyzed intestinal mycobiomes of patients with IBS and a rat model of visceral hypersensitivity. METHODS: We used internal transcribed spacer 1-based metabarcoding to compare fecal mycobiomes of 18 healthy volunteers with those of 39 patients with IBS (with visceral hypersensitivity or normal levels of sensitivity)...
June 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623306/diversity-of-endophytic-mycobiota-of-tropical-tree-tectona-grandis-linn-f-spatiotemporal-and-tissue-type-effects
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Dheeraj K Singh, Vijay K Sharma, Jitendra Kumar, Ashish Mishra, Satish K Verma, Thomas N Sieber, Ravindra N Kharwar
Fungal endophytes were isolated from leaf, bark and stem of Tectona grandis Linn.f. sampled at four geographical locations in winter, summer and monsoon seasons. The recovered 5089 isolates were assigned to 45 distinct morphotypes based on morphology. The sequences of the internal transcribed spacers (ITS) of the nrDNA of some morphotypes were identical, but morphological differences were strong enough to consider these morphotypes as separate species. Forty-three morphotypes were assigned to ascomycotina and two to basidiomycotina...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615873/molecular-characterization-of-internal-transcribed-spacer-1-its-1-region-of-different-trypanosoma-evansi-isolates-of-india
#16
Souti Prasad Sarkhel, Surender Kumar Gupta, Jyoti Kaushik, Jarnail Singh, Deepak Kumar Gaur, Sanjay Kumar, Rajender Kumar
Six Trypanosoma evansi isolates collected from ponies (PH1 and PK6), camel (CB2), donkeys (DJ3 and DH4) and cattle (CK5) from Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat states of India were used for molecular characterization of internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS 1). The DNA was isolated from purified trypanosomes of these six isolates after propagation in mice model. ITS1-PCR of purified parasite DNA yielded an amplification product approximately 540 bp in size. Nucleotide sequence of ITS1 gene of CB2 isolate had 530 bp while CK5, DH4, DJ3, and PH1 isolates had 532 bp, whereas, PK6 isolates had 533 bp size...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615855/genetic-diversity-among-trypanosoma-vivax-strains-detected-in-naturally-infected-cattle-in-nigeria-based-on-its1-of-rdna-and-diagnostic-antigen-gene-sequences
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Michael I Takeet, Benjamin O Fagbemi, Sunday O Peters, Marcos DeDonato, Abdul-Mojeed Yakubu, Mathew Wheto, Ikhide G Imumorin
Trypanosoma vivax (sub-genus Duttonella) is largely responsible for non profitable livestock production in sub-Sahara Africa. In Nigeria, no study has addressed the molecular characteristic of T. vivax except Y486. Hence, we characterized and assessed the genetic diversity among T. vivax detected in naturally infected cattle in Nigeria using internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) of ribosoma DNA (rDNA) and diagnostic antigen gene (DAG) sequences. The length of ITS1 and DAG sequences range from 215-220 to 257-338 bp, respectively and the mean G-C contents were 60 and 61...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614606/antagonism-of-trichoderma-isolates-against-leucoagaricus-gongylophorus-singer-m%C3%A3-ller
#18
Mariela Otoni do Nascimento, Renato de Almeida Sarmento, Gil Rodrigues Dos Santos, Cléia Almeida de Oliveira, Danival José de Souza
Filamentous fungi from the genus Trichoderma are commonly found in soil. They are considered facultative mycoparasites, and are antagonists of other fungi such as the cultivar of leaf-cutting ants (Leucoagaricus gongylophorus). The aim of the present study was to bioprospect Trichoderma spp. from different soils collected from Gurupi, Tocantins, Brazil, for antagonistic effects against the mutualistic fungus of leaf-cutting ants. To isolate filamentous fungi, samples were collected from six locations. Preliminarily, isolates were identified by morphological analysis as belonging to Trichoderma...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613149/carlosrosaea-hohenbergiae-sp-nov-and-carlosrosaea-aechmeae-sp-nov-two-tremellaceous-yeasts-isolated-from-bromeliads-in-north-eastern-brazil
#19
Ciro R Felix, Hector Mauricio Casanova Navarro, Gustavo Vasconcelos Bastos Paulino, Leonardo Broetto, Melissa Fontes Landell
Yeast surveys associated with different bromeliads in north-eastern Brazil led to the proposal of two novel yeast species, Carlosrosaea hohenbergiae sp. nov. and Carlosrosaea aechmeae sp. nov., belonging to the Tremellales clade (Agaricomycotina, Basidiomycota). Analysis of the sequences of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region and D1/D2 domain of the LSU rRNA gene suggested an affinity with a phylogenetic lineage that includes recently reclassified Carlosrosaeavrieseae. Six isolates of the novel species were obtained from different bromeliad species collected in three Atlantic Forest fragments in Alagoas state, Brazil...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610301/redescription-of-the-numbat-tick-ixodes-sternalixodes-myrmecobii-roberts-1962-acari-ixodidae-with-descriptions-of-the-male-and-nymph-and-new-host-records
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Mackenzie L Kwak, Amanda Ash, Aileen Elliot
Limited knowledge regarding the biology and identification of the Australian tick Ixodes myrmecobii exists with only the female described to date. Here we provide a description of the male and nymph as well as a redescription of the female. All described stages are molecularly characterised using the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) and internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) loci. An updated list of hosts is presented including the first records from humans, cattle and several native species. Information on the distribution and conservation status of this species is also included...
May 26, 2017: Zootaxa
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