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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153257/pseudomonas-silesiensis-sp-nov-strain-a3-t-isolated-from-a-biological-pesticide-sewage-treatment-plant-and-analysis-of-the-complete-genome-sequence
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Michał A Kaminski, Ewa M Furmanczyk, Adam Sobczak, Andrzej Dziembowski, Leszek Lipinski
Microorganisms classified in to the Pseudomonas genus are a ubiquitous bacteria inhabiting variety of environmental niches and have been isolated from soil, sediment, water and different parts of higher organisms (plants and animals). Members of this genus are known for their metabolic versatility and are able to utilize different chemical compounds as a source of carbon, nitrogen or phosphorus, which makes them an interesting microorganism for bioremediation or bio-transformation. Moreover, Pseudomonas sp...
November 3, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149421/kribbella-podocarpi-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-leaves-of-a-yellowwood-tree-podocarpus-latifolius
#2
Sarah M Curtis, Iulia Norton, Gareth J Everest, Paul R Meyers
An endophytic actinobacterial strain was isolated from a yellowwood tree growing on the slope of Devil's Peak, Cape Town, South Africa. Analysis of the 16S rRNA gene showed that the strain belongs to the genus Kribbella. Phylogenetic analyses using the 16S rRNA gene and multilocus sequence analysis using the concatenated gene sequences of the gyrB, rpoB, relA, recA and atpD genes showed that strain YPL1(T) is closely related to the type strains of Kribbella karoonensis and Kribbella shirazensis. DDH experiments showed that strain YPL1(T) is a distinct genomic species from its close phylogenetic relative, K...
November 17, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145601/identification-and-functional-analysis-of-potential-prophage-derived-recombinases-for-genome-editing-in-lactobacillus-casei
#3
Yongping Xin, Tingting Guo, Yingli Mu, Jian Kong
Numerous LAB bacteriophage genomes have been sequenced, while the functional genes are yet to be exploited. In this study, a λ Red-like recombinase operon LCABL_13040-50-60 was identified from a prophage PLE3 in Lactobacillus casei BL23 genome, and its recombination function was confirmed by replacement of a 167 bp galK fragment with chloramphenicol-resistant gene (cat) in the L. casei BL23 genome. Further functional analysis showed that LCABL_13040 and LCABL_13060 were analogs to the host nuclease inhibitor (Redγ) and 5'-3' exonuclease (Redα/RecE), respectively...
November 14, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130429/izhakiella-australiensis-sp-nov-isolated-from-an-australian-desert-soil
#4
Mukan Ji, Sihui Tang, Belinda C Ferrari
A Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped, non-motile bacterium, designated D4N98(T), was isolated from a desert soil near Glendambo, Australia. The taxonomic position of strain D4N98(T) was investigated using a polyphasic approach. Strain D4N98(T) shared 97 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with the only reference strain of the genus Izhakiella (Izhakiella capsodis N6PO6(T)), and less than 96 % similarity with other species of genera in the family Enterobacteriaceae with validly published names. Phylogenetic analysis, based on 16S rRNA, rpoB, atpD, gyrB genes and a concatenated sequence comprising 37 single copy marker genes, as well as chemotaxonomic data (major polar lipids: phosphatidyl ethanolamine, phosphatidylglycerol, diphosphatidylglycerol, a neutral lipid, and a glycolipid...
November 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127051/genomic-analysis-of-in-vivo-acquired-resistance-to-colistin-and-rifampin-in-acinetobacter-baumannii
#5
Nadia Jaidane, Thierry Naas, Wejdene Mansour, Bechir Ben Radhia, Sofiene Jerbi, Noureddine Boujaafar, Olfa Bouallegue, Rémy A Bonnin
Acinetobacter baumannii is an opportunistic pathogen in health-care facilities responsible for nosocomial infections mostly in immune-compromised patients. Colistin resistance is increasingly reported worldwide in that species. We describe here in vivo selection of colistin and rifampin resistance in a carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii (Ab). Antimicrobial susceptibility testing, plasmid analysis, and Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) were performed to fully characterize the resistome of AbS1 and AbS2 clinical isolates...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125457/emended-description-of-the-genus-phytobacter-its-type-species-phytobacter-diazotrophicus-zhang-2008-and-description-of-phytobacter-ursingii-sp-nov
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Marcelo Pillonetto, Lavinia N Arend, Helisson Faoro, Helena R S D'Espindula, Jochen Blom, Theo H M Smits, Marcelo T Mira, Fabio Rezzonico
The species Phytobacter diazotrophicus and the associated genus Phytobacter were originally described by Zhanget al. [Arch Microbiol189 (2008), 431-439] on the basis of few endophytic nitrogen-fixing bacteria isolated from wild rice (Oryza rufipogon) in China. In this study, we demonstrate that a number of clinical isolates that were either described in the literature, preserved in culture collections, or obtained during a 2013 multi-state sepsis outbreak in Brazil also belong to the same genus. 16S rRNA gene sequencing, multilocus sequence analysis based on gyrB, rpoB, atpD and infB genes, as well as digital DNA-DNA hybridization support the existence of a second species within the genus Phytobacter...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116036/bifidobacterium-callitrichidarum-sp-nov-from-the-faeces-of-the-emperor-tamarin-saguinus-imperator
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Monica Modesto, Samanta Michelini, Maria Cristina Sansosti, Carlotta De Filippo, Duccio Cavalieri, Linnea Qvirist, Thomas Andlid, Caterina Spiezio, Camillo Sandri, Stefano Pascarelli, Barbara Sgorbati, Paola Mattarelli
Three Gram-stain-positive, non-spore-forming, microaerophilic and fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase positive strains were isolated from a faecal sample of an adult subject of the emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator). Given that the isolates revealed identical BOX PCR profiles, strain TRI 5(T) was selected as a representative and characterized further. Comparative analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity revealed that strain TRI 5(T) was closely related to Bifidobacterium saguini DSM 23967(T) (96.4 %) and to Bifidobacterium longum subsp...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111971/rheinheimera-salexigens-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-fishing-hook-and-emended-description-of-the-genus-rheinheimera
#8
Kazukuni Hayashi, Hans-Jürgen Busse, Jan Golke, James Anderson, Xuehua Wan, Shaobin Hou, Patrick S G Chain, Rebecca D Prescott, Stuart P Donachie
A Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium, designated KH87(T), was isolated from a fishing hook that had been baited and suspended in seawater off O'ahu, Hawai'i. Based on a comparison of 1524 nt of the 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain KH87(T), its nearest neighbours were the GammaproteobacteriaRheinheimera nanhaiensis E407-8(T) (96.2 % identity), Rheinheimera chironomi K19414(T) (96.0 %), Rheinheimera pacifica KMM 1406(T) (95.8 %), Rheinheimera muenzenbergensis E49(T) (95.7 %), Alishewanella solinquinati KMK6(T) (94...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106060/attitudes-of-patients-with-metastatic-cancer-towards-research-biopsies
#9
Danielle H Robinson, Leonid Churilov, Nancy U Lin, Elgene Lim, Davinia Seah
AIM: To evaluate the attitudes of patients with different cancers towards research biopsies outside a clinical trial. METHODS: Patients with metastatic cancer completed a questionnaire that assessed patients' willingness to consider research biopsies. Research biopsies were divided into two groups: biopsies performed as stand-alone procedures (research purposes only biopsy, RPOB) or performed during a clinically indicated biopsy (additional pass biopsy, APB). Factors analyzed included biopsy timing, biopsy site, sociodemographic information and information about prior trial participation...
November 6, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102131/short-communication-evaluation-of-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry-and-a-custom-reference-spectra-expanded-database-for-the-identification-of-bovine-associated-coagulase-negative-staphylococci
#10
M Cameron, J Perry, J R Middleton, M Chaffer, J Lewis, G P Keefe
This study evaluated MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and a custom reference spectra expanded database for the identification of bovine-associated coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS). A total of 861 CNS isolates were used in the study, covering 21 different CNS species. The majority of the isolates were previously identified by rpoB gene sequencing (n = 804) and the remainder were identified by sequencing of hsp60 (n = 56) and tuf (n = 1). The genotypic identification was considered the gold standard identification...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101189/distribution-and-phylogeny-of-microsymbionts-associated-with-cowpea-vigna-unguiculata-nodulation-in-three-agro-ecological-regions-of-mozambique
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Ifeoma N Chidebe, Sanjay K Jaiswal, Felix D Dakora
Cowpea derives most of its N nutrition from biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) via symbiotic bacteroids in root nodules. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the diversity and biogeo-graphic distribution of bacterial microsymbionts nodulating cowpea and other indigenous legumes are not well understood, though needed for increased legume production. The aim of this study was to describe rhizobial distribution and their phylogenies at different agro-ecological regions of Mozambique using BOX-PCR, ITS-RFLP and sequence analysis of housekeeping genes...
November 3, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097343/molecular-detection-of-multi-drug-resistant-mycobacterium-leprae-from-indian-leprosy-patients
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Mallika Lavania, Itu Singh, Ravindra P Turankar, Madhvi Ahuja, Vinay Pathak, Utpal Sengupta, Loretta Das, Archana Kumar, Joydeepa Darlong, Rajeev Nathan, Asha Maseey
OBJECTIVE: Emergence of multi drug resistant (MDR) organism for any infectious disease is a public health concern. Global efforts to control leprosy by intensive chemotherapy have led to a significant decrease in the number of registered patients. Currently recommended control measures for treating leprosy with MDT was designed to prevent the spread of dapsone resistant strains of Mycobacterium leprae. We report here the identification of MDR strains of M. leprae from relapsed leprosy patients from endemic regions in India...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092043/emerging-resistant-clones-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-a-spatiotemporal-context
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Anna Vyazovaya, Klavdia Levina, Viacheslav Zhuravlev, Piret Viiklepp, Marge Kütt, Igor Mokrousov
Objectives: We assessed the genetic structure of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis population in Estonia with a special focus on major epidemic/endemic clones and drug resistance determinants. We investigated the hypothesis of the decisive impact of massive human influx on the locally circulating genotypes. Estonia received a mass immigration from Russia during 1945-90 followed by enhanced interaction with the EU since 1991. Methods: The study sample included M. tuberculosis isolates from patients newly diagnosed with TB in 2014 in North Estonia (including the capital Tallinn)...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091186/antimicrobial-resistance-in-mycobacterium-abscessus-complex-isolated-from-patients-with-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-at-a-tertiary-teaching-hospital-in-taiwan
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Ming-Chun Lee, Pei-Lun Sun, Tsu-Lan Wu, Li-Hsin Wang, Chih-Hsun Yang, Wen-Hung Chung, An-Jing Kuo, Tsui-Ping Liu, Jang-Jih Lu, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Hsin-Chih Lai, Nan-Yu Chen, Jeng-How Yang, Ting-Shu Wu
Background: Mycobacterium abscessus complex (MABC) is the most common non-tuberculous mycobacterium that causes complicated skin and soft tissue infections (cSSTIs). The selection of antimycobacterial agents for successful treatment of such infections is a critical issue. Objectives: To investigate the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of MABC isolates from skin and soft tissue to a variety of antimycobacterial agents. Methods: Sixty-seven MABC isolates were collected and partial gene sequencing of secA1, rpoB and hsp65 was used to classify them into three subspecies: M...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089940/prevalence-molecular-characterization-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-cronobacter-sakazakii-isolates-from-powdered-infant-formula-collected-from-chinese-retail-markets
#15
Peng Fei, Yichao Jiang, Yan Jiang, Xiujuan Yuan, Tongxiang Yang, Junliang Chen, Ziyuan Wang, Huaibin Kang, Stephen J Forsythe
Cronobacter sakazakii is an opportunistic pathogen that causes severe infections in neonates and infants through contaminated powdered infant formula (PIF). Therefore, the aim of this study was a large-scale study on determine the prevalence, molecular characterization and antibiotic susceptibility of C. sakazakii isolates from PIF purchased from Chinese retail markets. Two thousand and twenty PIF samples were collected from different institutions. Fifty-six C. sakazakii strains were isolated, and identified using fusA sequencing analysis, giving a contamination rate of 2...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082727/mechanisms-of-resistance-to-daptomycin-in-staphylococcus-aureus
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N Gómez Casanova, M Siller Ruiz, J L Muñoz Bellido
Daptomycin is a cyclic lipopeptide active against multidrug-resistant Gram-positives, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and S. aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin. It is 4-8 fold as active as vancomycin against methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) and MRSA, and retains most of this activity against S. aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin. The mechanism of action of daptomycin is not fully understood. Daptomycin binds to the bacterial cytoplasmic membrane, leading to depolarization due to the loss of potassium ions from the cytoplasm...
October 25, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079617/staphylococcus-edaphicus-sp-nov-isolated-in-antarctica-harbours-mecc-gene-and-genomic-islands-with-suspected-role-in-adaptation-to-extreme-environment
#17
Roman Pantůček, Ivo Sedláček, Adéla Indráková, Veronika Vrbovská, Ivana Mašlaňová, Vojtěch Kovařovic, Pavel Švec, Stanislava Králová, Lucie Krištofová, Jana Kekláková, Petr Petráš, Jiří Doškař
Two Gram-stain-positive, coagulase-negative staphylococcal strains were isolated from abiotic sources, stone fragments and sandy soil in James Ross Island, Antarctica. Here we describe properties of novel species of the genus Staphylococcus that has near identical 16S rRNA gene sequence to Staphylococcus saprophyticus However, compared to S. saprophyticus and the next closest relatives, the new species demonstrates considerable phylogenetic distance at whole genome level, average nucleotide identity <85 %, and inferred DNA-DNA hybridization <30%...
October 27, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071280/assessment-of-vocation-of-rifabutin-and-rifapentine-in-replace-of-rifampcin-in-drug-resistance-leprosy-patients-a-molecular-simulation-study
#18
Partha Sarathi Mohanty, Farah Naaz, Avi Kumar Bansal, Umesh Datta Gupta
The emergence of drug resistance in leprosy is a major hurdle in leprosy elimination programme. Although the problem of drug resistance is presently not acute, it is important that we collect data more systematically and monitor the trend carefully so that effective measures to combat this problem can be developed. The present study aimed at the explication of cross resistance of rifabutin and rifapentine to rifampicin which would be helpful to programme managers for implementing rifabutin or rifapentine in replace of rifampicin...
September 2017: Molecular Biology Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058645/two-novel-species-of-rapidly-growing-mycobacteria-mycobacterium-lehmannii-sp-nov-and-mycobacterium-neumannii-sp-nov
#19
Imen Nouioui, Vartul Sangal, Lorena Carro, Kanae Teramoto, Marlen Jando, Maria Del Carmen Montero-Calasanz, José Mariano Igual, Iain Sutcliffe, Michael Goodfellow, Hans-Peter Klenk
Two rapidly growing mycobacteria with identical 16S rRNA gene sequences were the subject of a polyphasic taxonomic study. The strains formed a well-supported subclade in the mycobacterial 16S rRNA gene tree and were most closely associated with the type strain of Mycobacterium novocastrense. Single and multilocus sequence analyses based on hsp65, rpoB and 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strains SN 1900(T) and SN 1904(T) are phylogenetically distinct but share several chemotaxonomic and phenotypic features that are are consistent with their classification in the genus Mycobacterium...
October 23, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052602/mtbdrplus-for-the-rapid-diagnosis-of-ocular-tuberculosis-and-screening-of-drug-resistance
#20
K Sharma, A Gupta, M Sharma, A Sharma, R Singh, K Aggarwal, R Bansal, A Thakur, S Prakash, V Gupta
PurposeTimely diagnosis of intraocular tuberculosis (IOTB) along with detection of drug resistance can save many eyes from visual impairment. With the growing incidence of IOTB and rising drug resistance, a reliable diagnostic platform for simultaneous detection of the agent and mutated gene is urgently needed. The MTBDRplus assay was evaluated directly on vitreous fluid samples for the same.Patients and methodsIn a prospective study, The MTBDRplus assay was performed on 127 vitreous fluid samples (77 'study group' comprising cases of presumed ocular tuberculosis and 50 'control group' cases of disease controls (n=25) and non-uveitic controls (n=25))...
October 20, 2017: Eye
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