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J Microbiol ; 57(9): 759-768, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31376108

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The cultivation of microbial species remains a primary challenge in microbiology and obtaining pure cultures is essential for the study of microbial physiology and function. When isolating microorganisms from aquaculture environments, Vibrio are the most dominate isolates on the media that are commonly used. In order to expand our ability to study microbial species, an easy-operation and low-cost medium that can reduce the interference of Vibrio strains and increase the cultivability of other bacteria is urgently needed. We compared viable cell counts on conventional media (CM; including Marine Agar 2216 and LB media) and diluted media (DM; including 1/10-Marine Agar 2216, 1/10-LB). We also assessed the diversity of cultivable microorganisms under high and low nutrient conditions by a plate-wash strategy coupled with high-throughput sequencing of the V4 hypervariable region of the 16S rRNA gene. The results show that microbial communities from DM, especially 1/10-Marine Agar 2216, are more diverse than those obtained from CM. Vibrio isolates were reduced on DM. PICRUSt analysis revealed that nutrient composition is a significant contributor to the diversity and function of the cultivable microbial communities. Bacteria grown on CM possess more pathogenic characteristics, whereas DM favors the growth of bacteria that have multiple metabolic functions. Collectively, our data provide strong evidence that dilution of CM influences the cultivability of bacteria from aquaculture seawater. It also supports that DM can expand the range of microbial species that can be cultivated. This study also provides insights for media design in microbial cultivation from aquaculture systems.


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Meios de Cultura/metabolismo , Água do Mar/microbiologia , Vibrio/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Meios de Cultura/química , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Filogenia , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Vibrio/genética , Vibrio/isolamento & purificação , Vibrio/metabolismo
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(9): 132, 2019 Aug 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31432260

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This paper aims to characterize halophilic bacteria inhabiting Algerian Saline Ecosystems (Sebkha and Chott) located in arid and semi-arid ecoclimate zones (Northeastern Algeria). In addition, screening of enzymatic activities, heavy metal tolerance and antagonistic potential against phytopathogenic fungi were tested. A total of 74 bacterial isolates were screened and phylogenetically characterized using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. The results showed a heterogeneous group of microorganisms falling within two major phyla, 52 strains belonging to Firmicutes (70.2%) and 22 strains (30.8%) of γ-Proteobacteria. In terms of main genera present, the isolates were belonging to Bacillus, Halobacillus, Lentibacillus, Oceanobacillus, Paraliobacillus, Planomicrobium, Salicola, Terribacillus, Thalassobacillus, Salibacterium, Salinicoccus, Virgibacillus, Halomonas, Halovibrio, and Idiomarina. Most of the enzymes producers were related to Bacillus, Halobacillus, and Virgibacillus genera and mainly active at 10% of growing salt concentrations. Furthermore, amylase, esterase, gelatinase, and nuclease activities ranked in the first place within the common hydrolytic enzymes. Overall, the isolates showed high minimal inhibitory concentration values (MIC) for Ni2+ and Cu2+ (0.625 to 5 mM) compared to Cd2+ (0.1 to 2 mM) and Zn2+ (0.156 to 2 mM). Moreover, ten isolated strains belonging to Bacillus, Virgibacillus and Halomonas genera, displayed high activity against the pathogenic fungi (Botrytis cinerea, Fusarium oxyporum, F. verticillioides and Phytophthora capsici). This study on halophilic bacteria of unexplored saline niches provides potential sources of biocatalysts and novel bioactive metabolites as well as promising candidates of biocontrol agents and eco-friendly tools for heavy metal bioremediation.


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Antibiose , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Bactérias/metabolismo , Biota , Microbiologia Ambiental , Salinidade , Argélia , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/genética , Análise por Conglomerados , DNA Bacteriano/química , DNA Bacteriano/genética , DNA Ribossômico/química , DNA Ribossômico/genética , Fungos/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Hidrolases/análise , Metais Pesados/metabolismo , Metais Pesados/toxicidade , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Filogenia , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Análise de Sequência de DNA
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J Appl Oral Sci ; 27: e20180256, 2019 Jul 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31365706

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OBJECTIVE: The rDNA-based method is unable to distinguish between alive and dead cells. Alternatively, bacterial viability can be assessed by molecular methods based on ribosomal RNA (rRNA). Therefore, this study aimed to detect viable streptococci in root canal samples using rRNA-based reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), compared to an rDNA-based PCR assay. METHODOLOGY: Microbiological root canal samples were obtained from 32 teeth with primary endodontic infections before (S1) and after chemomechanical preparation (S2), and after removal of intracanal medication (S3). RNA and DNA were extracted, and complementary DNA (cDNA) was synthesized from RNA using RT reaction. cDNA and genomic DNA were subjected to PCR with primers complementary to the 16S rRNA sequences of Streptococcus spp. McNemar's test was used to compare the detection rate of both assays (P<0.05). RESULTS: Streptococci were detected in 28.12% (9/32) and 37.5% (12/32) of S1 samples using rRNA- and rDNA-based PCR assays, respectively. In contrast, they were detected in only 6.25% (2/32) of S2 samples using rRNA-based RT-PCR, compared to 15.62% (5/32) using rDNA-based PCR. Finally, in S3 samples, streptococci were not detected by rRNA, whereas rDNA-based PCR still detected the bacteria in 12.5% (4/32) of the samples. The total number of PCR-positive reactions in the rDNA-based PCR was higher than in the rRNA-based assay (P<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The rRNA-based RT-PCR showed a lower detection rate of streptococci when compared to the rDNA-based PCR, suggesting that the latter may have detected dead cells of streptococci in root canal samples.


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DNA Ribossômico/isolamento & purificação , Cavidade Pulpar/microbiologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/métodos , RNA Ribossômico/isolamento & purificação , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa/métodos , Streptococcus/isolamento & purificação , DNA Bacteriano/genética , DNA Bacteriano/isolamento & purificação , DNA Ribossômico/genética , Humanos , RNA Bacteriano/genética , RNA Bacteriano/isolamento & purificação , RNA Ribossômico/genética , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Tratamento do Canal Radicular/métodos , Streptococcus/genética
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An Acad Bras Cienc ; 91(2): e20180394, 2019 Jul 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31269105

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The petrochemical industry has played a considerable role in generation and release of waste in the environment. Activated sludge and facultative lagoons are commonly used for domestic and industrial wastewater treatment due to their low-cost and minimal need for operational requirements. Microorganisms present in wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) are responsible for most nutrient removal. In this study, microbiological and physicochemical parameters were used to estimate changes in bacterial community in a petrochemical industrial WWTP. The activated sludge was the place with higher heterotrophic bacterial quantification. Denitrifying bacteria was reduced at least 5.3 times throughout all collections samples. We observe a decrease in the total Kjeldahl nitrogen, oxygen demand and phosphate throughout the WWTP. In this work, we also use Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionisation-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for bacteria isolates identification comparing with 16S rDNA sequencing. The MALDI-TOF MS allowed the identification of 93% of the isolates and only 5% show different results from 16S rDNA sequencing showing that the MALDI-TOF MS can be a tool for identifying environmental bacteria. The observation of microbial community dynamics in the WWTP is important in order to understand the functioning of the ecological structure formed in a specific environment.


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Bactérias/metabolismo , Águas Residuárias/química , Águas Residuárias/microbiologia , Purificação da Água/métodos , Bactérias/classificação , Técnicas de Tipagem Bacteriana , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Espectrometria de Massas , Indústria de Petróleo e Gás , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Eliminação de Resíduos Líquidos/métodos
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Microbiol Res ; 226: 65-73, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31284946

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Bacterial communities are resilient to the environmental changes, yet the effect of long term ecological changes on bacterial communities remain poorly explored. To study the effect of prolonged environmental changes, a 25 m long sediment core was excavated from a paleo beach ridge located on the Cauvery delta, south east coast of India. Geological evidences suggested that the site has experienced multiple marine transgressions and regressions. The three paleosols from Vettaikaraniruppu (VKI) beach ridge, VKI-2 (2.8 m bgl; 3 kybp), VKI-5 (7.2 m bgl; 6 kybp) and VKI-14 (24.5 m bgl; 146 kybp) was chosen for bacterial community analysis based on their formation period. Bacterial community structure of paleosols was reconstructed using V3 hypervariable region of bacterial 16S rDNA targeted Illumina sequencing. The VKI-5 sediment layer which formed under marine environment contained highest bacterial diversity, and the community was a mix up of terrestrial and marine bacterial population. The final community VKI-2 exhibited an approximate structural pattern witnessed in the native bacterial community VKI-14 which formed during marine regression. Furthermore, marine transgression and regression experienced in VKI resulted in the formation of distinct biogeographic patterns.


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Bactérias/classificação , Biodiversidade , Ecossistema , Microbiota , Água do Mar/microbiologia , Bactérias/genética , DNA Bacteriano/genética , DNA Ribossômico/genética , Ecologia , Sedimentos Geológicos/microbiologia , Índia , Biologia Marinha , Microbiota/genética , Filogenia , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Análise de Sequência
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Int J Syst Evol Microbiol ; 69(8): 2555-2564, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31287396

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A pink-pigmented, Gram-stain-positive, aerobic, coccoid-shaped bacterial strain, designated as S5-TSA-19T, was isolated from an explosives contaminated site in Panchkula, Haryana, India. The 16S rRNA gene sequencing blast analysis indicated that the strain is a member of the family Planococcaceae with the highest sequence similarity to Planomicrobium soli XN13T (96.1 %), followed by Planococcus maitriensis S1T (95.6 %), Planococcus plakortidis DSM 23997T (95.6 %), Planomicrobium flavidum ISL-41T (95.6 %), Planococcus rifietoensis M8T (95.5 %), Planococcus salinus LCB217T (95.5 %) and Planococcus maritimus DSM 17275T (95.5 %). Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene and whole-genome sequences (based on a conserved set of 400 proteins) retrieved the strain in a distinct branch indicating a separate lineage within the family Planococcaceae. Strain S5-TSA-19T had a distinctive chemotaxonomic pattern comprising A4α type peptidoglycan based on l-Lys-d-Asp, iso-C15 : 0 as the major fatty acid, absence of phosphatidylethanolamine as a major lipid and MK-7 and MK-6 as the major menaquinones, differentiating it from the genera Planococcus and Planomicrobium, thus supporting the findings of molecular phylogeny. Further, strain S5-TSA-19T was able to biotransform hexahydro-1,3,5,-trinitro-1,2,5-triazine (RDX) into nitrite derivatives under aerobic conditions in 2-4 days, whereas the closest reference strains did not possess this property. On the basis of polyphasic taxonomic characterization and a phylogenomics approach, strain S5-TSA-19T is proposed as the type strain of a novel species in a novel genus for which the name Indiicoccus explosivorum gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed (=JCM 31737T=KCTC 33871T=MTCC 12608T).


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Substâncias Explosivas , Filogenia , Planococáceas/classificação , Poluentes do Solo , Técnicas de Tipagem Bacteriana , Composição de Bases , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Ácidos Graxos/química , Índia , Peptidoglicano/química , Fosfatidiletanolaminas , Pigmentação , Planococáceas/isolamento & purificação , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Vitamina K 2/química
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(8): 115, 2019 Jul 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31332542

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Antibiotic and arsenic (As) contaminations are worldwide public health problems. Previously, the bacterial ABC-type efflux protein MacAB reportedly conferred resistance to macrolide-type antibiotics but not to other metal(loid)s. In this study, the roles of MacAB for the co-resistance of different antibiotics and several metal(loid)s were analyzed in Agrobacterium tumefaciens 5A, a strain resistant to arsenite [As(III)] and several types of antibiotics. The macA and macB genes were cotranscribed, and macB was deleted in A. tumefaciens 5A and heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli AW3110 and E. coli S17-1. Compared to the wild-type strain 5A, the macB deletion strain reduced bacterial resistance levels to several macrolide-type and penicillin-type antibiotics but not to cephalosporin-type antibiotics. In addition, the macB deletion strain showed lower resistance to As(III) but not to arsenate [As(V)], antimonite [Sb(III)] and cadmium chloride [Cd(II)]. The mutant strain 5A-ΔmacB cells accumulated more As(III) than the cells of the wild-type. Furthermore, heterologous expression of MacAB in E. coli S17-1 showed that MacAB was essential for resistance to macrolide, several penicillin-type antibiotics and As(III) but not to As(V). Heterologous expression of MacAB in E. coli AW3110 reduced the cellular accumulation of As(III) but not of As(V), indicating that MacAB is responsible for the efflux of As(III). These results demonstrated that, in addition to macrolide-type antibiotics, MacAB also conferred resistance to penicillin-type antibiotics and As(III) by extruding them out of cells. This finding contributes to a better understanding of the bacterial resistance mechanisms of antibiotics and metal(loid)s.


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Agrobacterium tumefaciens/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , DNA Bacteriano/isolamento & purificação , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla/genética , Macrolídeos/farmacologia , Agrobacterium tumefaciens/metabolismo , Arsenitos/farmacologia , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Cefalosporinas/farmacologia , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Eritromicina/farmacologia , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Deleção de Genes , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica , Genes Bacterianos , Penicilinas/farmacologia
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J Med Microbiol ; 68(8): 1173-1188, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31268417

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PURPOSE: Correct serotype identification of Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is important for monitoring disease epidemiology and assessing the impacts of pneumococcal vaccines. Furthermore, correct identification and differentiation of the pathogenic S. pneumoniae from closely related commensal species of the mitis group of the genus Streptococcus are essential for correct serotype identification. METHODOLOGY: A new protocol for determining the existing 98 serotypes of pneumococcus was developed, applying two PCR amplifications and amplicon sequencing, using newly designed internal primers. The new protocol was validated using S. pneumoniae genome sequences, reference strains with confirmed serotypes and clinical isolates, and comparing the results with those from the traditional Quellung reaction or antiserum panel gel precipitation, in addition to real-time PCR analysis. The taxonomic identifications of 422 publicly available (GenBank) genome sequences of S. pneumoniae, Streptococcus pseudopneumoniae and Streptococcus mitis were assessed by whole-genome sequence average nucleotide identity based on blast (ANIb) analysis. RESULTS: The proposed sequetyping protocol generates a 1017 bp whole cpsB region sequence, increasing resolution for serotype identification in pneumococcus isolates. The identifications of all GenBank genome sequences of S. pneumoniae were confirmed, whereas most of the S. pseudopneumoniae and almost all of the S. mitis genome sequences did not fulfil the ANIb thresholds for species-level identification. The housekeeping biomarker gene, groEL, correctly identified S. pneumoniae but often misclassified S. pseudopneumoniae and S. mitis as S. pneumoniae. CONCLUSIONS: These studies affirm the importance of applying reliable identification protocols for S. pneumoniae before serotyping; our protocols provide reliable diagnostic tools, as well as an improved workflow, for serotype identification of pneumococcus and differentiation of serogroup 6 types.


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Cápsulas Bacterianas/genética , Tipagem Molecular/métodos , Streptococcus pneumoniae/classificação , Streptococcus pneumoniae/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Genoma Bacteriano/genética , Humanos , Infecções Pneumocócicas/microbiologia , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Sorogrupo , Sorotipagem/normas , Streptococcus/classificação , Streptococcus/genética , Streptococcus/isolamento & purificação , Streptococcus pneumoniae/isolamento & purificação , Fluxo de Trabalho
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(8): 117, 2019 Jul 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31332532

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Iron- and sulfur-oxidizing bacteria inhabiting rice rhizoplane play a significant role on arsenic biogeochemistry in flooded rice paddies, influencing arsenic translocation to rice grains. In the present study, the selective pressure of arsenic species on these microbial populations was evaluated. Rice roots from continuously flooded plants were incubated in iron sulfide (FeS) gradient tubes and exposed to either arsenate or arsenite. The biomass developed in the visible iron-oxidation band of the enrichments was analyzed by Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy-Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) and the bacterial communities were characterized by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Different Proteobacteria communities were selected depending on exposure to arsenate and arsenite. Arsenate addition favored the versatile iron-oxidizers Dechloromonas and Azospira, associated to putative iron (hydr)oxide crystals. Arsenite exposure decreased the diversity in the enrichments, with the development of the sulfur-oxidizer Thiobacillus thioparus, likely growing on sulfide released by FeS. Whereas sulfur-oxidizers were observed in all treatments, iron-oxidizers disappeared when exposed to arsenite. These results reveal a strong impact of different inorganic arsenics on rhizospheric iron-oxidizers as well as a crucial role of sulfur-oxidizing bacteria in establishing rice rhizosphere communities under arsenic pressure.


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Arsênico/metabolismo , DNA Bacteriano/isolamento & purificação , Oryza/efeitos dos fármacos , Oryza/microbiologia , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/microbiologia , Arseniatos/metabolismo , Arsenitos/metabolismo , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Ferro/metabolismo , Oxirredução , Proteobactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteobactérias/isolamento & purificação , Proteobactérias/metabolismo , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , RNA Ribossômico 16S/isolamento & purificação , Solo/química , Microbiologia do Solo , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo , Enxofre/metabolismo
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(8): 123, 2019 Jul 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31346774

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Constituents of the seed microbiota and initial changes in the microbiota in fermentations are important in fermentation progression. To identify the origin of indigo-reducing bacteria and understand the initial changes in the microbiota that occur concomitantly with the initiation of indigo reduction during indigo fermentation, we analysed the initial changes in the microbiota. The proportions of the reported indigo-reducing taxa Alkalibacterium, Amphibacillus and Polygonibacillus increased to 24.0% on the 5th day, to 15.2% on the 7th day and to 42.8% at 4.5 months, and the relative abundances of these taxa were 0.048%, 0.14% and 0.02%, respectively, in sukumo (composted Japanese indigo plant material used for fermentation). In the early phase of the microbiota transition, two substantial changes were observed. The first change may be attributed to the substantial environmental changes caused by the introduction of heated wood ash extract (pH ≥ 10.5, temperature ≥ 60 °C). This change increased the proportions of Alkalibacterium and the family Bacillaceae. The second change in microbiota might be initiated by the consumption of oxygen by aerobic microorganisms until the 5th day followed by an increase in the abundance of the obligate anaerobe Anaerobranca and the aerotolerant Amphibacillus and a decrease in the abundance of Bacillaceae. This experiment demonstrated that the 0.048% Alkalibacterium in the original material was augmented to 23.6% of the microbiological community within 5 days. This means that using the appropriate material and performing appropriate pretreatment and adjustment of fermentation conditions are important to increase the abundance of the taxa that reduce indigo.


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DNA Bacteriano/isolamento & purificação , Fermentação , Índigo Carmim/metabolismo , Microbiota , Bacillaceae/classificação , Bacillaceae/isolamento & purificação , Bacillaceae/metabolismo , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , RNA Ribossômico 16S , Análise de Sequência de DNA
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(8): 122, 2019 Jul 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31346836

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To promote enzymatic unhairing for leather production, a new unhairing enzyme is developed. The Keratinase (kerT) gene, which is amplified from B. amyloliquefaciens TCCC11319 by PCR, is expressed in B. subtilis WB600. The recombinant KerT reduces the collagenolytic protease content as well as improving the keratinase content effectively. Therefore, the improved keratinase leads to the obviously unhairing effect, whereas the low collagenolytic protease ensures the integrity of collagen fibers in hide. It represents, the leather grain surface isn't destroyed thereby the value of finished leather can be maintained. In addition, by analyzing the properties of KerT, tits activity isn't inhibited with Na+, K+ and Ca2+ which are commonly used in leather production. The freeze-dried fermentation broth can be used directly as unhairing enzyme without addition of traditional sulfide chemicals. By evaluating the properties of unhaired hide, the results show that the collagen degradation ability of this new unhairing enzyme is slightly and it does not cause any adverse effects on the leather quality. Besides, this unhairing enzyme doesn't further degrade collagen in the time range of 8 h to 24 h, thus it is safely and easy-control in actual production. In conclusion, the enzymatic unhairing method with recombinant KerT has the potential to be more sustainable and efficient alternative than current sulphur-lime method, and it does not require the further purification thereby saving the cost.


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Bacillus subtilis/enzimologia , Bacillus subtilis/genética , DNA Bacteriano/isolamento & purificação , Peptídeo Hidrolases/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Clonagem Molecular , Fragmentação do DNA , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Fermentação , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica , Genes Bacterianos , Peptídeo Hidrolases/metabolismo , Proteínas Recombinantes/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/metabolismo
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Pol J Microbiol ; 68(2): 173-183, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31257790

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In this research, Salmonella species were isolated from the animal, insect and human enteric sources in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. These species were characterized by different microbiological and molecular techniques including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) by amplification of the 16S rRNA gene. Furthermore, sequencing of the amplicons confirmed all ten isolates as Salmonella strains. The antigenic cross-reactivity was found maximum between the HB1 (strain isolated from honeybee) antiserum and its antigen with an antibody titer of 1:128, while the HB1 antiserum showed a cross-reactive titer range of 1:8 to 1:64. On the basis of the highest geometric mean titer (GMT) shown by the antiserum of the HB1 antigen, it was selected as the best candidate for a cross-reactive live Salmonella oral antigen. Moreover, the HB1 antigen was used a live oral antigen (1 × 1010 CFU/ml) in a safety test in rabbits and proved to be avirulent. During the animal trial, three different oral doses of the HB1 live oral antigen were evaluated in four different rabbits' groups (R1, R2, R3, and R4). The dose number 2 of 0.5 ml (two drops orally and repeated after one week) gave the best GMT measured by indirect hemagglutination (IHA) as compared to the other two doses, while R4 group was kept as control. Results of the challenge protection test also validated the efficacy of the double dose of the HB1 live vaccine, which gave the highest survival percentage. Results of this study lay the foundation for a potential cross-reactive live oral Salmonella vaccine that has proved to be immunogenic in rabbits.In this research, Salmonella species were isolated from the animal, insect and human enteric sources in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. These species were characterized by different microbiological and molecular techniques including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) by amplification of the 16S rRNA gene. Furthermore, sequencing of the amplicons confirmed all ten isolates as Salmonella strains. The antigenic cross-reactivity was found maximum between the HB1 (strain isolated from honeybee) antiserum and its antigen with an antibody titer of 1:128, while the HB1 antiserum showed a cross-reactive titer range of 1:8 to 1:64. On the basis of the highest geometric mean titer (GMT) shown by the antiserum of the HB1 antigen, it was selected as the best candidate for a cross-reactive live Salmonella oral antigen. Moreover, the HB1 antigen was used a live oral antigen (1 × 1010 CFU/ml) in a safety test in rabbits and proved to be avirulent. During the animal trial, three different oral doses of the HB1 live oral antigen were evaluated in four different rabbits' groups (R1, R2, R3, and R4). The dose number 2 of 0.5 ml (two drops orally and repeated after one week) gave the best GMT measured by indirect hemagglutination (IHA) as compared to the other two doses, while R4 group was kept as control. Results of the challenge protection test also validated the efficacy of the double dose of the HB1 live vaccine, which gave the highest survival percentage. Results of this study lay the foundation for a potential cross-reactive live oral Salmonella vaccine that has proved to be immunogenic in rabbits.


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Antígenos de Bactérias/imunologia , Abelhas/microbiologia , Salmonelose Animal/prevenção & controle , Salmonella typhimurium/imunologia , Salmonella typhimurium/isolamento & purificação , Vacinas Tíficas-Paratíficas/imunologia , Animais , Antígenos de Bactérias/administração & dosagem , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Fezes/microbiologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Coelhos , Salmonelose Animal/microbiologia , Salmonella typhimurium/classificação
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Gene ; 715: 144008, 2019 Oct 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31362038

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Deinococcus radiodurans is a model microorganism used for studies on DNA repair and antioxidation due to its extraordinary tolerance to ionizing radiation and other DNA-damaging agents. Various transcriptome analyses have revealed that hundreds of genes are induced and that many other genes are repressed during recovery of D. radiodurans following irradiation, suggesting that gene regulation is of great importance for the extreme resistance of this microorganism to ionizing radiation. In this article, we focus on some reported strategies that are employed by D. radiodurans to regulate the genes implicated in its extreme tolerance to ionizing radiation for a comprehensive understanding of the reasons this bacterium can survive such extraordinary stress. We expect this review to shed light on potential radioprotective agents and applications for use in a range of fields.


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Reparo do DNA/efeitos da radiação , DNA Bacteriano/metabolismo , Deinococcus/metabolismo , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica/efeitos da radiação , Tolerância a Radiação , Radiação Ionizante , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Dano ao DNA , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Deinococcus/genética
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J Med Microbiol ; 68(7): 1003-1011, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31172912

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PURPOSE: The present study aimed to establish pretreatment protocols as well as real-time and droplet digital polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methodologies to detect and quantify Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (ER) DNA in blood samples from infected chickens, as tools for routine diagnostics and monitoring of experimental infections. Chicken blood is a problematic matrix for PCR analysis because nucleated erythrocytes contribute large amounts of host DNA that inhibit amplification. METHODOLOGY: Using artificially spiked samples of fresh chicken blood, as well as blood samples from three experimental infection studies, the performance of pretreatment protocols, including choice of blood stabilization agent, centrifugation speeds and Ficoll gradient separation, was evaluated. The results were compared with those from traditional culture-based protocols combined with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS).Results/Key findings. Simple preparations producing cell-free samples performed well on artificial spike-in samples, providing high sensitivity. However, performance was poor in clinical samples or artificial samples where the bacteria were incubated for 4 h or more in fresh blood prior to DNA extraction. In these samples, a Ficoll separation protocol that creates samples rich in lymphocytes, monocytes and thrombocytes prior to DNA extraction was far more effective. CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that ER bacteria undergo rapid phagocytosis in chicken blood and that analysis of a blood fraction enriched for phagocytic cells is necessary for reliable detection and quantification. The presented results explain the poor performance of PCR detection reported in previously published experimental ER infection studies, and the proposed solutions are likely to have broader implications for PCR-based veterinary diagnostics in non-mammalian host species such as poultry and fish.


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Galinhas/microbiologia , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Infecções por Erysipelothrix/microbiologia , Erysipelothrix/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/veterinária , Doenças das Aves Domésticas/microbiologia , Animais , Erysipelothrix/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Erysipelothrix/diagnóstico , Eritrócitos/citologia , Eritrócitos/microbiologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/métodos
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Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi ; 40(6): 676-681, 2019 Jun 10.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31238618

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Objective: To study the molecular-epidemiological characteristics of Brucella species isolated from different countries, using the multiple locus tandem-repeat (MLVA) analysis. Methods: Eleven variable-number tandem-repeat (VNTR) loci were selected. VNTR strains of Brucella isolated from 48 different countries in 1953-2013, were analyzed by using the BioNumerics software. Unweighted Paired Arithmetic Average method was used to cluster and draw phylogenetic tree as well as the minimum spannin. Results: The evolutionary relationship of Brucella phylogenetic tree was consistent with the classical biological typing method. However, the Brucella suis biovar 5 strains were different from the other Brucella suis biovars 1, 2, 3 and 4. Brucella ceti strains were divided into two parts and different from each other. Worldwide epidemics of brucellosis were emerged from 2005 to 2008 under the MLVA11 Orsay analysis. China has been a brucellosis-prone regions, with Brucella melitensis as the main epidemic Brucella species, followed by Brucella abortus. Brucella suis was mainly identified in the southern provinces, but Brucella canis was mainly found in dogs. No human cases were found. Conclusion: Molecular-epidemiological characteristics of the Brucella strains were related to factors as time, region and hosts of isolation, which are important to setting up prevention and control programs on brucellosis.


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Brucella/genética , Brucella/isolamento & purificação , Brucelose/epidemiologia , Tipagem de Sequências Multilocus/métodos , Brucella/classificação , Brucelose/diagnóstico , Brucelose/microbiologia , China , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Loci Gênicos , Genótipo , Humanos , Repetições de Microssatélites/genética , Repetições Minissatélites/genética , Epidemiologia Molecular , Filogenia , Sequências de Repetição em Tandem
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Vet Microbiol ; 233: 47-51, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31176411

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A 23-year-old male Thoroughbred horse at the Korean Military Academy appeared thin with visible rib bones and presented clinical signs of fever, anorexia, lethargy, and severe dehydration. To determine the presence of various febrile disease-causing agents, the 23 cohabiting horses at the academy, including this horse, were subjected to hematology, blood chemistry, and molecular analysis using whole blood samples collected during regular medical check-ups. On the basis of clinical history, physical examination, hematology, blood chemistry, and fecal examination, differential diagnosis using molecular analyses was performed for various febrile disease-causing agents, including Lyme borreliae, Coxiella, piroplasms (Babesia and Theileria), Rickettsiales (Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia), equine herpesvirus, equine infectious anemia virus, and equine arteritis virus. While other pathogens were not detected, PCR and phylogenetic analysis targeting the Anaplasma 16S rRNA gene revealed that the horse was infected with Anaplasma bovis. Although PCR targeting the groEL and gltA genes of A. bovis was not successful, the restriction enzyme fragment length polymorphism assay for differential diagnosis and determination of coinfectivity between Anaplasma phagocytophilum and A. bovis confirmed the pathogen as A. bovis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first clinical report of A. bovis infection in a horse, suggesting a new reservoir host.


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Anaplasma/genética , Anaplasmose/diagnóstico , Doenças dos Cavalos/microbiologia , Cavalos/microbiologia , Anaplasma/isolamento & purificação , Anaplasma phagocytophilum/genética , Animais , Chaperonina 60/genética , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Reservatórios de Doenças/microbiologia , Reservatórios de Doenças/veterinária , Masculino , Filogenia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Polimorfismo de Fragmento de Restrição , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , República da Coreia , Análise de Sequência de DNA
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(7): 102, 2019 Jun 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31236715

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Preparation of curd vary worldwide due to which its taste, texture and impact on human health also differ. In Assam, curd prepared from raw milk (RMC) is preferred over curd prepared from boiled milk (BMC), a tradition believed to have originated from the Mongoloid customs. Microbial diversity of raw milk (RM), boiled milk (BM), RMC and BMC collected from three farms were investigated by culture dependent and independent techniques. Additionally, metabolite profiles of RMC and BMC were studied by gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy. A total of 59 bacterial isolates were identified from the four different dairy products. In RM, lactic acid bacteria such as Lactococcus, Enterococcus, Lactobacillus and Leuconostoc were obtained along with the environmental bacteria like Bacillus, Staphylococcus, Acetobacter, Chryseobacterium, Streptococcus, Acinetobacter, Kocuria, Klebsiella and Macrococcus. Additionally, Prevotella, Oscillospira, Phascolarctobacterium and Akkermansia were also detected in BM by culture independent technique. In RMC and BMC, Lactococcus, Leuconostoc and Lactobacillus were prevalent. RM and RMC shared Enterococcus, Lactococcus, Streptococcus and Acinetobacter as common bacterial genera. However, no bacterial genus was common in BM and BMC. The correlation analysis revealed that Lactobacillus was negatively correlated to other bacterial genera. Oligotyping analysis revealed that Lactobacillus brevis and L.fermentum were abundant in RMC and BMC, respectively. In metabolomic study, ascorbic acid, dodecanoic acid and hexadecanoic acid were found to be significantly higher in RMC. Presence of different types of probiotics in these curds samples opens a new avenue to understand their effects on human health.


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Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Biodiversidade , Fermentação , Leite/microbiologia , Animais , Bactérias/metabolismo , DNA Bacteriano/genética , DNA Bacteriano/isolamento & purificação , Enterococcus/isolamento & purificação , Enterococcus/metabolismo , Manipulação de Alimentos , Microbiologia de Alimentos , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Lactobacillales , Lactobacillus/isolamento & purificação , Lactobacillus/metabolismo , Lactococcus/isolamento & purificação , Lactococcus/metabolismo , Leuconostoc/isolamento & purificação , Leuconostoc/metabolismo , Metagenômica , Análise Multivariada , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , RNA Ribossômico 16S/isolamento & purificação
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Semin Ophthalmol ; 34(4): 223-231, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31170015

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Purpose: To review the value of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in identifying the pathogens which cause ocular infections, thereby facilitating prompt initiation of treatment with an optimal anti-microbial regimen. Both contemporary and futuristic approaches to identifying pathogens in ocular infections are covered in this brief overview. Methods: Review of the peer reviewed literature on conventional and advanced methods as applied to the diagnosis of infectious diseases of the eye. Conclusion: NGS is a novel technology for identifying the pathogens responsible for ocular infections with the potential to improve the accuracy and speed of diagnosis and hastening the selection of the best therapy.


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Infecções Oculares/diagnóstico , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala/métodos , Análise de Sequência de DNA/métodos , Análise de Sequência de RNA/métodos , DNA Bacteriano/genética , DNA Fúngico/genética , DNA Ribossômico/genética , Humanos , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase
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Syst Appl Microbiol ; 42(4): 488-494, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31204142

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Four endophytic bacterial strains were isolated from root, stem and leaf of maize planted in different regions of northern China. The four strains possessed almost identical 16S rRNA gene sequences. However, REP-PCR fingerprint patterns discriminated that they were not from one clonal origin. Furthermore, the average nucleotide identity (ANI) values among them were higher than 95%, suggesting they all belong to one species. Based on 16S rRNA gene phylogeny, the four strains were clustered together with Pantoea rodasii LMG 26273T and Pantoea rwandensis LMG 26275T, but on a separate branch. Multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) indicated that the four strains form a novel Pantoea species. Authenticity of the novel species was confirmed by ANI comparisons between strain 596T and its closest relatives, since obtained values were considerably below the proposed thresholds for the species delineation. The genome size of 596T was 5.1Mbp, comprising 4896 predicted genes with DNA G+C content of 57.8mol%. The respiratory quinone was ubiquinone-8 (Q-8) and the polar lipid profile consisted of phosphatidylethanolamin, diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, unidentified aminophospholipid and unidentified phospholipid. The major fatty acids of strain 596T were C16:0, summed feature 2 (C12:0 aldehyde), summed feature 3 (C16:1ω7c and/or C16:1ω6c) and summed feature 8 (C18:1ω7c and/or C18:1ω6c). Based on phylogenetic, genomic, phenotypic and chemotaxonomic data, the four isolates are considered to represent a novel species of the genus Pantoea, for which the name Pantoea endophytica sp. nov., is proposed, with 596T (=DSM 100,785T=CGMCC 1.15280T) as type strain.


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Pantoea/classificação , Pantoea/fisiologia , Filogenia , Zea mays/microbiologia , China , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Endófitos , Ácidos Graxos/química , Genes Bacterianos/genética , Genes Essenciais/genética , Genoma Bacteriano/genética , Pantoea/química , Pantoea/genética , Fenótipo , Fosfolipídeos/química , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Especificidade da Espécie , Ubiquinona/química
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Syst Appl Microbiol ; 42(4): 481-487, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31153679

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Biogas plants achieve its highest yield on plant biomass only with the most efficient hydrolysis of cellulose. This is driven by highly specialized hydrolytic microorganisms, which we have analyzed by investigating enrichment strategies for the isolation of cellulolytic bacteria out of a lab-scale biogas fermenter. We compared three different cultivation media as well as two different inoculation materials: Enrichment on filter paper in nylon bags (in sacco) or raw digestate. Next generation sequencing of the V3/V4 region of the bacterial 16S rRNA of metagenomic DNA from six different enrichment cultures, each in biological triplicates, revealed an average richness of 48 different OTU's with an average evenness of 0.3 in each sample. ß-Diversity of the bacterial community revealed significant differences between the two sampling techniques or the different media used. The isolation attempt of single cellulolytic organisms resulted in several clonal pure cultures. Regardless which medium or inoculation material, well-known cellulolytic key players such as Clostridium cellulosi, Herbinix hemicellulosilytica and Hungateiclostridium thermocellum were among the isolates. The inoculation material as well as the cultivation conditions are crucial to cultivate the representative cellulolytic organisms. Taking raw digestate as inoculation material and using the same material, filtered and sterilized, for supplementing media allowed to imitate the natural habitat. Pre-enrichment of cellulolytic organisms directly in their natural habitat led to significant advantages concerning high diversity and high abundance of unknown cellulolytic organisms, which is a key factor for the isolation of hitherto unknown species.


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Biocombustíveis/microbiologia , Celulose/metabolismo , Microbiologia Industrial/métodos , Microbiota , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Bactérias/metabolismo , Biodiversidade , Biomassa , Reatores Biológicos/microbiologia , Meios de Cultura , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Metagenoma , Microbiota/genética , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Análise de Sequência de DNA
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