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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820108/nakamurella-intestinalis-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-faeces-of-pseudorhynchus-japonicus
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Soo-Jin Kim, Hayoung Cho, Jae-Ho Joa, Moriyuki Hamada, Jae-Hyung Ahn, Hang-Yeon Weon, Soon-Wo Kwon
One strain, designated 63MJ-1T, was isolated from fresh faeces of broad-winged katydids collected in Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do, the Republic of Korea. The organism stained Gram-positive and was an aerobic, non-flagellated and short-rod-shaped bacterium. The organism grew in the range of 4-35 °C (optimum, 28-30 °C) and pH 6.0-9.0 (optimum, pH 7.0), and in the presence of 5 % NaCl (w/v), but not in media containing 7 % NaCl. According to the 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain 63MJ-1T showed the highest sequence similarities with Nakamurella panacisegetis P4-7T (95...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819497/-volvulus-of-the-small-intestine-caused-by-mesenteric-lipoma
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Papa Alassane Mbaye, Aime Lakh Faye, Aloise Sagna, Ndeye Aby Ndoye, Ndeye Fatou Seck, Oumar Ndour, Gabriel Ngom
We report the case of a 7-year old girl presenting with sub-occlusive syndrome associated with acute paroxysmal abdominal pain at the level of the upper abdomen, vomiting and no evacuation of faeces. Physical examination showed discomfort with palpation of the upper abdomen. Abdominal ultrasound showed poorly limited intraperitoneal tissue formation without vascular features on doppler, exercising a mass effect on the neighborhood structures; mesenteric vessels were in their normal position. This mass on CT scan scorresponded to a well limited lipomatous formation exercising a mass effect on the caecum associated with volvulus of the small intestine...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819121/mucus-organisation-is-shaped-by-colonic-content-a-new-view
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J B J Kamphuis, M Mercier-Bonin, H Eutamène, V Theodorou
The colonic mucus barrier is commonly described as a continuous double layer covering the epithelium, separating the microbiota from the intestinal tissue. This model is currently considered valid throughout the colon. The colon is characterised by regional anatomo-functional specificities such as presence and consistency of contents and location. In this study, we characterised the organisation of the colonic mucus barrier in proximal and distal colon of rodents by histological and FISH staining, taking into account aforementioned specificities...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815034/compliance-with-the-faecal-calprotectin-test-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Chloé Maréchal, Isabelle Aimone-Gastin, Cédric Baumann, Bastien Dirrenberger, Jean-Louis Guéant, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
BACKGROUND: We investigated, for the first time, levels of compliance with faecal calprotectin test in inflammatory bowel disease patients. METHODS: All consecutive adult inflammatory bowel disease patients having been prescribed an faecal calprotectin test between December 2014-July 2015 were included. At their next visit to the hospital, patients had to return a stool sample for the faecal calprotectin test and answer a simple questionnaire: 'Have you brought a stool sample? If not, why not? If so, did you encounter any difficulties when collecting the sample? Were you aware of faecal calprotectin before being asked to take the test?'...
August 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813481/method-matters-experimental-evidence-for-shorter-avian-sperm-in-faecal-compared-to-abdominal-massage-samples
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Antje Girndt, Glenn Cockburn, Alfredo Sánchez-Tójar, Hanne Løvlie, Julia Schroeder
Birds are model organisms in sperm biology. Previous work in zebra finches, suggested that sperm sampled from males' faeces and ejaculates do not differ in size. Here, we tested this assumption in a captive population of house sparrows, Passer domesticus. We compared sperm length in samples from three collection techniques: female dummy, faecal and abdominal massage samples. We found that sperm were significantly shorter in faecal than abdominal massage samples, which was explained by shorter heads and midpieces, but not flagella...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813428/soil-features-in-rookeries-of-antarctic-penguins-reveal-sea-to-land-biotransport-of-chemical-pollutants
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Anna C Santamans, Rafael Boluda, Antonio Picazo, Carlos Gil, Joaquín Ramos-Miras, Pablo Tejedo, Luis R Pertierra, Javier Benayas, Antonio Camacho
The main soil physical-chemical features, the concentrations of a set of pollutants, and the soil microbiota linked to penguin rookeries have been studied in 10 selected sites located at the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula (Maritime Antarctica). This study aims to test the hypothesis that biotransport by penguins increases the concentration of pollutants, especially heavy metals, in Antarctic soils, and alters its microbiota. Our results show that penguins do transport certain chemical elements and thus cause accumulation in land areas through their excreta...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810700/a-single-mini-barcode-test-to-screen-for-australian-mammalian-predators-from-environmental-samples
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Elodie Modave, Anna J MacDonald, Stephen D Sarre
Identification of species from trace samples is now possible through the comparison of diagnostic DNA fragments against reference DNA sequence databases. DNA detection of animals from non-invasive samples, such as predator faeces (scats) that contain traces of DNA from their species of origin, has proved to be a valuable tool for the management of elusive wildlife. However, application of this approach can be limited by the availability of appropriate genetic markers. Scat DNA is often degraded, meaning that longer DNA sequences, including standard DNA barcoding markers, are difficult to recover...
August 1, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803538/pharmacokinetics-of-tafamidis-a-transthyretin-amyloidosis-drug-in-rats
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Kyeong-Ryoon Lee, Jong-Woo Jeong, Hun-Chan Hyun, Jang Eunseo, Sunjoo Ahn Ahn, Sungwook Choi, Sang Hoon Joo, Sung-Sub Kim, Tae-Sung Koo
1. We characterized the pharmacokinetics of tafamidis, a novel drug to treat transthyretin-related amyloidosis, in rats after intravenous and oral administration at doses of 0.3-3 mg/kg. In vitro Caco-2 cell permeability and liver microsomal stability, as well as in vivo tissue distribution and plasma protein binding were also examined. 2. After intravenous injection, systemic clearance (CL), volumes of distribution at steady state (Vss), and half-life (T½) remained unaltered as a function of dose, with values in the ranges of 6...
August 14, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801865/faecal-lactoferrin-and-calprotectin-in-patients-with-clostridium-difficile-infection-a-case-control-study
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F Barbut, C Gouot, N Lapidus, L Suzon, R Syed-Zaidi, V Lalande, C Eckert
Calprotectin and lactoferrin are released by the gastrointestinal tract in response to infection and mucosal inflammation. Our objective was to assess the usefulness of quantifying faecal lactoferrin and calprotectin concentrations in Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) patients with or without free toxins in the stools. We conducted a single-centre 22-month case-control study. Patients with a positive CDI diagnosis were compared to two control groups: group 1 = diarrhoeic patients negative for C. difficile and matched (1:1) to CDI cases on the ward location and age, and group 2 = diarrhoeic patients colonised with a non-toxigenic strain of C...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800757/anthelminthic-properties-of-methylene-chloride-methanol-1-1-extracts-of-two-cameroonians-medicinal-plants-on-heligmosomoides-bakeri-nematoda-heligmosomatidea
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Sergine Errole Ngouateu Teufack, Gertrude NMbogning Tayo, Marc Ngangout Alidou, Jeannette Yondo, Amely Frankline Djiomene, Josué Wabo Poné, Faùily Mpoame Mbida
BACKGROUND: The resistance of some medico-veterinary parasite strains as well as the unavailability and toxicity of synthetic anthelminthics on humans, animals and the impacts of their residues in the environment have pushed scientists to turn to plants with anthelminthic properties. Hence, the aim of this work was to contribute to the fight against helminths of medical and veterinary importance in general, and also to clear the environment of their free living stages. METHODS: Fresh eggs of Heligmosomoides bakeri were obtained from the faeces of experimentally infected mice...
August 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797901/plastic-and-other-microfibers-in-sediments-macroinvertebrates-and-shorebirds-from-three-intertidal-wetlands-of-southern-europe-and-west-africa
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Pedro M Lourenço, Catarina Serra-Gonçalves, Joana Lia Ferreira, Teresa Catry, José P Granadeiro
Microplastics are widespread in aquatic environments and can be ingested by a wide range of organisms. They can also be transferred along food webs. Estuaries and other tidal wetlands may be particularly prone to this type of pollution due to their particular hydrological characteristics and sewage input, but few studies have compared wetlands with different anthropogenic pressure. Furthermore, there is no information on microplastic transfer to secondary intertidal consumers such as shorebirds. We analysed intertidal sediments, macroinvertebrates and shorebirds, from three important wetlands along the Eastern Atlantic (Tejo estuary, Portugal; Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania and Bijagós archipelago, Guinea-Bissau), in order to evaluate the prevalence and transfer of microplastics along the intertidal food web...
August 7, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797328/co-occurrence-of-colistin-resistance-genes-mcr-1-and-mcr-3-among-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-cattle-spain-september-2015
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Marta Hernández, M Rocío Iglesias, David Rodríguez-Lázaro, Alejandro Gallardo, Narciso Quijada, Pedro Miguela-Villoldo, Maria Jorge Campos, Segundo Píriz, Gema López-Orozco, Cristina de Frutos, José Luis Sáez, María Ugarte-Ruiz, Lucas Domínguez, Alberto Quesada
Colistin resistance genes mcr-3 and mcr-1 have been detected in an Escherichia coli isolate from cattle faeces in a Spanish slaughterhouse in 2015. The sequences of both genes hybridised to same plasmid band of ca 250 kb, although colistin resistance was non-mobilisable. The isolate was producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases and belonged to serotype O9:H10 and sequence type ST533. Here we report an mcr-3 gene detected in Europe following earlier reports from Asia and the United States.
August 3, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791178/kelp-and-dolphin-gulls-cause-perineal-wounds-in-south-american-fur-seal-pups-arctocephalus-australis-at-guafo-island-chilean-patagonia
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Mauricio Seguel, Francisco Muñoz, Felipe Montalva, Diego Perez-Venegas, Héctor Pavés, Nicole Gottdenker
During five reproductive seasons, we documented the presence, extent and origin of perineal wounds in South American fur seal pups (Arctocephalus australis) on Guafo Island, Northern Chilean Patagonia. The seasonal prevalence of perineal wounds ranged from 5 to 9%, and new cases were more common at the end of the breeding season (February), when pups were on average two months old and were actively expelling hookworms (Uncinaria sp). Histologically, wounds corresponded to marked ulcerative lymphoplasmacytic and histiocytic dermatitis with granulation tissue and mixed bacterial colonies...
July 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776942/the-influence-of-meal-size-on-prey-dna-detectability-in-piscivorous-birds
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Bettina Thalinger, Johannes Oehm, Armin Obwexer, Michael Traugott
Molecular methods allow non-invasive assessment of vertebrate predator-prey systems at high taxonomic resolution by examining dietary samples such as faeces and pellets. To facilitate the interpretation of field-derived data, feeding trials, investigating the impacts of biological, methodological, and environmental factors on prey DNA detection have been conducted. The effect of meal size, however, has not yet been explicitly considered for vertebrate consumers. Moreover, different non-invasively obtained sample types remain to be compared in such experiments...
August 4, 2017: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764110/urban-environments-alter-parasite-fauna-weight-and-reproductive-activity-in-the-quenda-isoodon-obesulus
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Alison E Hillman, Alan J Lymbery, Aileen D Elliot, R C Andrew Thompson
Some wildlife species are capable of surviving in urbanised environments. However, the implications of urbanisation on wildlife health, and public health regarding zoonoses, are often unknown. Quenda (syn. southern brown bandicoots, Isoodon obesulus) survive in many areas of Perth, Australia, despite urbanisation. This study investigated differences in gastrointestinal and macroscopic ecto-parasitic infections, morphometrics and reproductive status between bushland and urban dwelling quenda. 287 quenda in the greater Perth region were captured and sampled for faeces (to detect gastrointestinal parasites), blood (to detect Toxoplasma gondii antibodies), ectoparasites, and morphometrics...
July 26, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750868/effect-of-colostrum-quantity-and-quality-on-neonatal-calf-diarrhoea-due-to-cryptosporidium-spp-infection
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K Arsenopoulos, A Theodoridis, E Papadopoulos
This study was conducted to assess the effect of colostrum quality and quantity on Cryptosporidium spp. calf diarrhoea in an intensive dairy cattle farm in Greece. Faecal samples were collected from 100 dairy calves randomly selected and born during all 4 seasons (March 2015 to May 2016) of the year. In total, 71% of the selected calves were positive for Cryptosporidium spp. oocysts. The statistical analysis revealed influence of colostrum quality on faecal score. Linear regression showed that the colostrum quantity during the first day of life was negatively associated with the number of Cryptosporidium spp...
August 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748783/detection-of-echinococcus-multilocularis-and-other-foodborne-parasites-in-fox-cat-and-dog-faeces-collected-in-kitchen-gardens-in-a-highly-endemic-area-for-alveolar-echinococcosis
#17
Marie-Lazarine Poulle, Matthieu Bastien, Yolan Richard, Émilie Josse-Dupuis, Dominique Aubert, Isabelle Villena, Jenny Knapp
Echinococcus multilocularis, Toxoplasma gondii and Toxocara spp. are foodborne parasites whose eggs or oocysts are spread in the environment via canid or felid faeces. They can cause infections in humans following the raw consumption of contaminated fruit or vegetables. In this study, their occurrence was investigated by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in 254 carnivore faeces deposited in 94 kitchen gardens of northeastern France that were sampled between two and six times from October 2011 to April 2013...
2017: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744371/diverse-and-highly-recombinant-anelloviruses-associated-with-weddell-seals-in-antarctica
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Elizabeth Fahsbender, Jennifer M Burns, Stacy Kim, Simona Kraberger, Greg Frankfurter, Alice A Eilers, Michelle R Shero, Roxanne Beltran, Amy Kirkham, Robert McCorkell, Rachel K Berngartt, Maketalena F Male, Grant Ballard, David G Ainley, Mya Breitbart, Arvind Varsani
The viruses circulating among Antarctic wildlife remain largely unknown. In an effort to identify viruses associated with Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) inhabiting the Ross Sea, vaginal and nasal swabs, and faecal samples were collected between November 2014 and February 2015. In addition, a Weddell seal kidney and South Polar skua (Stercorarius maccormicki) faeces were opportunistically sampled. Using high throughput sequencing, we identified and recovered 152 anellovirus genomes that share 63-70% genome-wide identities with other pinniped anelloviruses...
January 2017: Virus Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742010/bacterial-communities-in-the-small-intestine-respond-differently-to-those-in-the-caecum-and-colon-in-mice-fed-low-and-high-fat-diets
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Janet C Onishi, Sara Campbell, Michael Moreau, Falshruti Patel, Andrew I Brooks, Yin Xiu Zhou, Max M Häggblom, Judith Storch
Bacterial communities in the mouse caecum and faeces are known to be altered by changes in dietary fat. The microbiota of the mouse small intestine, by contrast, has not been extensively profiled and it is unclear whether small intestinal bacterial communities shift with dietary fat levels. We compared the microbiota in the small intestine, caecum and colon in mice fed a low-fat (LF) or high-fat (HF) diet using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. The relative abundance of major phyla in the small intestine, Bacteriodetes, Firmicutes and Proteobacteria, was similar to that in the caecum and colon; the relative abundance of Verrucomicrobia was significantly reduced in the small intestine compared to the large intestine...
July 26, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741995/merdimonas-faecis-gen-nov-sp-nov-isolated-from-human-faeces
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Boram Seo, Ju Eun Yoo, Yung Mi Lee, GwangPyo Ko
A strictly anaerobic Gram-stain-positive, non-motile and non-spore-forming bacterial strain, BR31T, was isolated from a faecal sample of a healthy human. Bacterial colonies were ivory-coloured on GAM agar and composed of rod-shaped cells with rounded ends approximately 1.4-2.1×0.5-0.6 µm in size. According to comparative analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences, strain BR31T formed a distinct phylogenetic lineage that reflects a new genus within Clostridium cluster XIVa in the family Lachnospiraceae, with highest similarity to Eubacterium contortum DSM 3982T (94...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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