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FEMS Microbiology Letters

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February 2014

Volume 351, Issue 1

Pages i–ii, 1–112

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    3. MiniReview
    4. Perspective
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      Issue Information (pages i–ii)

      Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12251

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      Ab initio synthesis by DNA polymerases (pages 1–6)

      Nadezhda V. Zyrina, Valeriya N. Antipova and Lyudmila A. Zheleznaya

      Version of Record online: 27 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12326

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      Ab initio DNA synthesis is a highly efficient DNA synthesis taking place in the absence of any added DNA. Incontrovertible evidence was obtained in the last decade.

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      Clonal complexes of Staphylococcus aureus: all mixed and together (pages 7–8)

      Andrei N.G. Dabul and Ilana L.B.C. Camargo

      Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12358

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      Staphylococcus aureus MLST scheme gathers the most important pathogenic clones in only one clonal complex by eBURST and a new approach is necessary to discriminate them.

  4. Genome Announcement

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      Draft genomic DNA sequence of the facultatively methylotrophic bacterium Acidomonas methanolica type strain MB58 (pages 9–13)

      Norie Higashiura, Hiromi Hadano, Hideki Hirakawa, Minenosuke Matsutani, So Takebe, Kazunobu Matsushita and Yoshinao Azuma

      Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12357

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      The unique ability of Acidomonas methanolica to grow on methanol medium might be due to acquisition of genes by horizontal gene transfer from phylogenetically diverse bacteria such as Actinobacteria.

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      Antifreeze protein activity in Arctic cryoconite bacteria (pages 14–22)

      Purnima Singh, Yuichi Hanada, Shiv Mohan Singh and Sakae Tsuda

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12345

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      Cryoconite holes are a vital habitat for understanding the process of evolution and ecological behavior of microbes. Sequences of antifreeze proteins of Arctic Cryoconite bacteria belong to the family IBP-1, which is widely spread throughout the polar organisms.

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      Investigations on a hyper-proteolytic mutant of Beauveria bassiana: broad substrate specificity and high biotechnological potential of a serine protease (pages 23–31)

      Ines Borgi and Ali Gargouri

      Version of Record online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12339

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      A hyper producing strain for protease production to degrade proteins in agro-food wastes, blood stains, or feathers among others.

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      Taxonomic revision of the cellulose-degrading fungus Acremonium cellulolyticus nomen nudum to Talaromyces based on phylogenetic analysis (pages 32–41)

      Tatsuya Fujii, Tamotsu Hoshino, Hiroyuki Inoue and Shinichi Yano

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12352

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      We propose that the cellulose-degrading fungus Acremonium cellulolyticus nomen nudum is a new species, Talaromyces cellulolyticus, on the basis of morphology and molecular evidence.

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      Transcription factors spt3 and spt8 are associated with conidiation, mycelium growth, and pathogenicity in Fusarium graminearum (pages 42–50)

      Tao Gao, Zhitian Zheng, Yiping Hou and Mingguo Zhou

      Version of Record online: 19 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12350

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      The SAGA complex components Fgspt3 and Fgspt8 are essential genes in Fusarium graminearum.

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      Genomic structure of bacteriophage 6H and its distribution as prophage in Flavobacterium psychrophilum strains (pages 51–58)

      Daniel Castillo, Romilio Espejo and Mathias Middelboe

      Version of Record online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12342

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      This study demonstrates world wide distribution of prophages in the fish pathogen Flavobacterium psychrophilum, which has implications for the application of phage therapy in aquaculture

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      Oxygen distribution in proteins defines functional significance of the genome and proteome of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum 3D7 (pages 59–63)

      Balamurugan Palanisamy and Klaus Heese

      Version of Record online: 23 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12355

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      Identification of proteins encoded by chromosome-9 (Chr-9) with outstanding oxygen (O-) content by determining the relative O-content of all of the proteins encoded by Chr-9 of Plasmodium falciparum 3D7.

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      GES-5 among the β-lactamases detected in ubiquitous bacteria isolated from aquatic environment samples (pages 64–69)

      Vera Manageiro, Eugénia Ferreira, Manuela Caniça and Célia M. Manaia

      Version of Record online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12340

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      Azotobacter vinelandii siderophore can provide nitrogen to support the culture of the green algae Neochloris oleoabundans and Scenedesmus sp. BA032 (pages 70–77)

      Juan A. Villa, Erin E. Ray and Brett M. Barney

      Version of Record online: 9 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12347

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      Siderophores from the free-living diazotroph Azotobacter vinelandii are shown to support the growth of two green microalgae, Scenedesmus sp. BA032 and Neochloris oleoabundans as a source of nitrogen.

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      Plasmodium falciparum single-stranded DNA-binding protein (PfSSB) interacts with PfPrex helicase and modulates its activity (pages 78–87)

      Krishanu Bhowmick and Suman K. Dhar

      Version of Record online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12343

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      Plasmodium falciparum SSB interacts with PfPrex helicase and increases its helicase activity. Detailed domain mapping of PfSSB shows that N-terminal domain of PfSSB is involved in this interaction whereas C-terminal domain is regulating the PfPrex helicase activity.

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      Functional analysis of the N-terminal region of an essential histidine kinase, Hik2, in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 (pages 88–94)

      Tomonori Kotajima, Yoshihiro Shiraiwa and Iwane Suzuki

      Version of Record online: 16 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12346

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      The authors constructed a fusion sensor to investigate a signal perception mechanism of histidine kinase in cyanobacterium, Synechocystis. They characterized an essential histidine kinase, Hik2, as a chloride ion sensor.

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      Role of sortase A in the pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus-induced mastitis in mice (pages 95–103)

      Fuguang Chen, Bingrun Liu, Dacheng Wang, Lin Wang, Xuming Deng, Chongwei Bi, Ying Xiong, Qianchao Wu, Yiwen Cui, Yong Zhang, Xinlan Li, Ying Wang, Bo Liu and Yongguo Cao

      Version of Record online: 22 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12354

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      The deficiency of sortase A affected the attachment of S. aureus to host cells. Thereby the activation of the NF-κB and MAPK signaling pathways were attenuated and decreased the susceptibility to mastitis.

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      Mutation of FVS1, encoding a protein with a sterile alpha motif domain, affects asexual reproduction in the fungal plant pathogen Fusarium oxysporum (pages 104–112)

      Yuichiro Iida, Kazuki Fujiwara, Yosuke Yoshioka and Takashi Tsuge

      Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12356

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      This article reports that a novel protein with a sterile alpha motif is required for asexual reproduction in Fusarium oxysporum which produces three kinds of unique asexual spores.

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