FEMS Microbiology Letters

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April 2014

Volume 353, Issue 1

Pages i–iii, 1–84

  1. Issue Information

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

      Article first published online: 3 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12255

  2. MiniReview

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. MiniReview
    4. Research Letters
    1. Versatile roles of the chaperonin GroEL in microorganism–insect interactions (pages 1–10)

      Maria Kupper, Shishir K. Gupta, Heike Feldhaar and Roy Gross

      Article first published online: 13 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12390

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      Recent investigations revealed interesting functions of the bacterial GroEL chaperonin for microorganism–insect interactions which in part are independent of its chaperone function.

  3. Research Letters

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. MiniReview
    4. Research Letters
    1. Construction and application of novel feedback-resistant 3-deoxy-d-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate synthases by engineering the N-terminal domain for l-phenylalanine synthesis (pages 11–18)

      Chuanzhi Zhang, Zhen Kang, Junli Zhang, Guocheng Du, Jian Chen and Xiaobin Yu

      Article first published online: 5 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12397

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      Construction of novel feedback-resistant 3-deoxy-d-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate synthases for metabolic engineering.

    2. Differential accumulation of Phytophthora cambivora cox II gene transcripts in infected chestnut tissue (pages 19–25)

      Andrea Vannini, Alessia Tomassini, Natalia Bruni and Anna M. Vettraino

      Article first published online: 3 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12398

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      A report on a novel detection method of Phytophthoras in environmental samples based on induced accumulation of specific transcripts, providing at the same time high sensitivity and proof of vitality of the pathogen.

    3. Phenotypic investigations of the depletion of EngA in Escherichia coli are consistent with a role in ribosome biogenesis (pages 26–32)

      Amrita Bharat and Eric D. Brown

      Article first published online: 10 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12403

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      EngA, an essential GTPase that is conserved in bacteria, appears to be important for ribosome biogenesis.

    4. Atypical stress response to temperature and NaOCl exposure leading to septation defect during cell division in Cupriavidus metallidurans CH34 (pages 33–39)

      Boussad Arroua, Xavier Bellanger, Hélène Guilloteau, Laurence Mathieu and Christophe Merlin

      Article first published online: 19 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12399

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      Mutagenesis and mortality processes start with a septation defect.

    5. Mechanisms of fluoroquinolone monoresistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (pages 40–48)

      Jie Lu, Min Liu, Yufeng Wang, Yu Pang and Zhuo Zhao

      Article first published online: 14 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12401

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      The contribution of gyrase mutations and efflux pumps to fluoroquinolones resistance among clinical fluoroquinolones mono-resistant strains.

    6. Enhanced rhizosphere colonization of beneficial Bacillus amyloliquefaciens SQR9 by pathogen infection (pages 49–56)

      Yunpeng Liu, Nan Zhang, Meihua Qiu, Haichao Feng, Jorge M. Vivanco, Qirong Shen and Ruifu Zhang

      Article first published online: 19 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12406

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      Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cucumerinum J. H. Owen (FOC)-infection on cucumber induced enhanced colonization of a PGPR strain Bacillus amyloliquefaciens on cucumber root through root exudates modification.

    7. Antibacterial activity of lichen secondary metabolite usnic acid is primarily caused by inhibition of RNA and DNA synthesis (pages 57–62)

      Monika Maciąg-Dorszyńska, Grzegorz Węgrzyn and Beata Guzow-Krzemińska

      Article first published online: 17 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12409

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      Antimicrobial action of usnic acid that is one of the most widely studied lichen secondary metabolite is caused by rapid and strong inhibition of RNA and DNA synthesis in Gram-positive bacteria.

    8. Impact of the cell life-cycle on bacteriophage T4 infection (pages 63–68)

      Zachary J. Storms, Tobin Brown, David G. Cooper, Dominic Sauvageau and Richard L. Leask

      Article first published online: 19 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12402

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      A detailed analysis of the effect of the Escherichia coli cell cycle on the outcome of phage T4 infection, both in terms of the rate of phage replication and of the successful production of progeny itself.

    9. ATP/ADP alteration as a sign of the oxidative stress development in Escherichia coli cells under antibiotic treatment (pages 69–76)

      Anna V. Akhova and Alexander G. Tkachenko

      Article first published online: 17 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12405

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      Description of antibiotic-induced ROS production as a special case of a general trend supposing endogenous oxidative stress as the inevitable result of external stresses and the possible ATP/ADP role in the process.

    10. The influence of culture conditions on the identification of Mycobacterium species by MALDI-TOF MS profiling (pages 77–84)

      Tereza Balážová, Jitka Makovcová, Ondrej Šedo, Michal Slaný, Martin Faldyna and Zbyněk Zdráhal

      Article first published online: 17 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12408

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      Sample preparation and growth conditions have species-specific influence on MALDI-TOF MS profiling outputs of mycobacteria and thus should be optimized individually to obtain accurate identification.

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