FEMS Microbiology Letters

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March 2014

Volume 352, Issue 2

Pages i–iii, 129–244

  1. Issue Information

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. MiniReviews
    4. Research Letters
    1. Issue Information (pages i–iii)

      Article first published online: 25 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12254

  2. MiniReviews

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. MiniReviews
    4. Research Letters
    1. Leptospiral extracellular matrix adhesins as mediators of pathogen–host interactions (pages 129–139)

      Monica L. Vieira, Luis G. Fernandes, Renan F. Domingos, Rosane Oliveira, Gabriela H. Siqueira, Natalie M. Souza, Aline R.F. Teixeira, Marina V. Atzingen and Ana L.T.O. Nascimento

      Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12349

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      Leptospiral surface antigens that mediate interactions with host extracellular matrix components are discussed in the context of colonisation and pathogenesis.

    2. Small animal models for the study of Clostridium difficile disease pathogenesis (pages 140–149)

      Melanie L. Hutton, Kate E. Mackin, Anjana Chakravorty and Dena Lyras

      Article first published online: 7 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12367

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      Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of bacterial antibiotic-associated diarrhoea in hospitals. This review summarises the small animal models used in C. difficile studies and highlights their advantages and disadvantages.

  3. Research Letters

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. MiniReviews
    4. Research Letters
    1. Genetic evidence of a high-affinity cyanuric acid transport system in Pseudomonas sp. ADP (pages 150–156)

      Ana I. Platero, Eduardo Santero and Fernando Govantes

      Article first published online: 17 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12392

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      A high-affinity ABC-type cyanuric acid transport system, encoded by atzTUVW, promotes Pseudomonas ADP growth at low cyanuric acid concentrations.

    2. Characteristics of Streptomyces griseus biofilms in continuous flow tubular reactors (pages 157–164)

      Michael Winn, Eoin Casey, Olivier Habimana and Cormac D. Murphy

      Article first published online: 30 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12378

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      This is the first study of Streptomyces griseus grown as a biofilm in a tubular bioreactor. Repeated detachment and re-growth was observed, and co-cultivation with Bacillus amyloliquefaciens improved stability.

    3. Mobile elements and mitochondrial genome expansion in the soil fungus and potato pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG-3 (pages 165–173)

      Liliana Losada, Suman B. Pakala, Natalie D. Fedorova, Vinita Joardar, Svetlana A. Shabalina, Jessica Hostetler, Suchitra M. Pakala, Nikhat Zafar, Elizabeth Thomas, Marianela Rodriguez-Carres, Ralph Dean, Rytas Vilgalys, William C. Nierman and Marc A. Cubeta

      Article first published online: 17 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12387

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      The unusually large mitochondrial genome of the agricultural pathogen Rhizoctonia solani is due to expansion of novel introns and repetitive genetic elements.

    4. Rapid and sensitive detection of Phytophthora colocasiae responsible for the taro leaf blight using conventional and real-time PCR assay (pages 174–183)

      Vishnu S. Nath, Vinayaka M. Hegde, Muthulekshmi L. Jeeva, Raj S. Misra, Syamala S. Veena, Mithun Raj, Suresh K. Unnikrishnan and Sree S. Darveekaran

      Article first published online: 24 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12395

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      The development and validation of conventional and real-time PCR assay for rapid detection of Phytophthora colocasiae causing leaf blight disease of taro.

    5. DsbM affects aminoglycoside resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa by the reduction of OxyR (pages 184–189)

      Mingxuan Li, Xinyu Guan, Xuehan Wang, Haijin Xu, Yanling Bai, Xiuming Zhang and Mingqiang Qiao

      Article first published online: 24 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12384

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      Our findings contribute to the understanding of the mechanisms underlying aminoglycoside resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

    6. Photo morphogenesis and photo response of the blue-light receptor gene Cmwc-1 in different strains of Cordyceps militaris (pages 190–197)

      Tao Yang and Caihong Dong

      Article first published online: 14 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12393

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      Light was essential for pigment production and development of Cordyceps militaris. The fungus perceived the light signal by Cmwc-1 whose expression level increased significantly after irradiation.

    7. Quorum vs. diffusion sensing: a quantitative analysis of the relevance of absorbing or reflecting boundaries (pages 198–203)

      Antonio Trovato, Flavio Seno, Marina Zanardo, Sara Alberghini, Alessandra Tondello and Andrea Squartini

      Article first published online: 19 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12394

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      The effects exerted by two types of boundary conditions (absorbing vs. reflecting) on bacterial quorum sensing were inspected and found to differ and to profoundly affect local N-Acyl homoserine lactone signal concentrations.

    8. Effects of carbon sources and amines on induction of trichothecene production by Fusarium asiaticum in liquid culture (pages 204–212)

      Akira Kawakami, Takashi Nakajima and Kazuyuki Hirayae

      Article first published online: 10 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12386

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      Trichothecene production by Fusarium asiaticum was induced by sucrose and accelerated by a specific amine, putrescine.

    9. Immunogenicity of IMS 1113 plus soluble subunit and chimeric proteins containing Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae P97 C-terminal repeat regions (pages 213–220)

      Abhijit K. Barate, Youngjae Cho, Quang Lam Truong and Tae-Wook Hahn

      Article first published online: 13 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12389

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      Recombinant proteins based on the repeat sequences of the Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae P97 adhesin, in combination with a Montanide adjuvant, represent promising subunit vaccine candidates against porcine enzootic pneumonia in pigs.

    10. Site-specific DNA double-strand break generated by I-SceI endonuclease enhances ectopic homologous recombination in Pyricularia oryzae (pages 221–229)

      Takayuki Arazoe, Tetsuya Younomaru, Shuichi Ohsato, Makoto Kimura, Tsutomu Arie and Shigeru Kuwata

      Article first published online: 26 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12396

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      High levels of ectopic homologous recombination events were detected by introduction of artificial DNA double-strand breaks in the genome of rice blast fungus, suggesting that ectopic homologous recombination is a key role of genome evolution and applicable for novel gene targeting.

    11. Halophytophthora fluviatilis sp. nov. from freshwater in Virginia (pages 230–237)

      Xiao Yang and Chuanxue Hong

      Article first published online: 13 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12391

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      Halophytophthora fluviatilis sp. nov. challenges the notion that the genus Halophytophthora is marine or brackish.

    12. Expression of the Escherichia coli ompW colicin S4 receptor gene is regulated by temperature and modulated by the H-NS and StpA nucleoid-associated proteins (pages 238–244)

      Luciano Brambilla, Jorgelina Morán-Barrio and Alejandro M. Viale

      Article first published online: 31 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12385

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      Escherichia coli K-12 outer membrane (OM) OmpW contents are drastically modified by changes in temperature compatible with the leap from the environment to warm-blooded hosts. Thus, while OmpW is present in the OMs of bacteria grown at 37 °C, it sharply disappears at 23 °C.

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