FEMS Microbiology Letters

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April 2014

Volume 353, Issue 2

Pages i–ii, 85–164

  1. Issue Information

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. Letter to the Editor
    4. Response
    5. MiniReview
    6. Research Letters
    1. Issue Information (pages i–ii)

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12256

  2. Letter to the Editor

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. Letter to the Editor
    4. Response
    5. MiniReview
    6. Research Letters
  3. Response

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. Letter to the Editor
    4. Response
    5. MiniReview
    6. Research Letters
    1. Data on ancient microorganisms causes skepticism (pages 87–88)

      Raul J. Cano, Gary A. Toranzos, Tasha M. Santiago-Rodriguez, Ana R. Patricio and Jessica I. Rivera

      Article first published online: 26 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12414

  4. MiniReview

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. Letter to the Editor
    4. Response
    5. MiniReview
    6. Research Letters
    1. Nature and biosynthesis of galacto-oligosaccharides related to oligosaccharides in human breast milk (pages 89–97)

      Montira Intanon, Sheryl Lozel Arreola, Ngoc Hung Pham, Wolfgang Kneifel, Dietmar Haltrich and Thu-Ha Nguyen

      Article first published online: 19 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12407

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      Highlights of the emerging trends in the biosynthesis of novel sugars, which are structurally closely related to oligosaccharides in human breast milk.

  5. Research Letters

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. Letter to the Editor
    4. Response
    5. MiniReview
    6. Research Letters
    1. The pqqC gene is essential for antifungal activity of Pseudomonas kilonensis JX22 against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici (pages 98–105)

      Jianhong Xu, Peng Deng, Kurt C. Showmaker, Hui Wang, Sonya M. Baird and Shi-En Lu

      Article first published online: 11 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12411

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      The pqqC gene, which is widely distributed in many bacteria and encodes pyrroloquinoline quinine (PQQ), is essential for antifungal activity of Pseudomonas kilonensis JX22 against Fusarium oxysporum.

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      Minocycline resistance in an oral Streptococcus infantis isolate is encoded by tet(S) on a novel small, low copy number plasmid (pages 106–115)

      Lena Ciric, Michael S. M. Brouwer, Peter Mullany and Adam P. Roberts

      Article first published online: 19 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12410

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      Minocycline resistance in an oral bacteria, Streptococcus infantis, is mediated by a plasmid-encoded tet(S) gene which can excise from the plasmid with an IS element.

    3. Conditional silencing of topoisomerase I gene of Mycobacterium tuberculosis validates its essentiality for cell survival (pages 116–123)

      Wareed Ahmed, Shruti Menon, Adwait Anand Godbole, Pullela V.D.N.B. Karthik and Valakunja Nagaraja

      Article first published online: 3 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12412

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      Validation of the role of TopoI for Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth and cell survival by knockdown approach thus opening up avenues for targeting the enzyme for anti-TB therapy.

    4. Diversity of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns of cereulide-producing isolates of Bacillus cereus and Bacillus weihenstephanensis (pages 124–131)

      Virginie Castiaux, Elise N'Guessan, Izabela Swiecicka, Laurence Delbrassinne, Katelijne Dierick and Jacques Mahillon

      Article first published online: 31 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12423

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      How diverse and ubiquitous are the cereulide-producing strains of Bacillus cereus and B. weihenstephanensis?

    5. Eha, a transcriptional regulator of hemolytic activity of Edwardsiella tarda (pages 132–140)

      Daqing Gao, Jing Cheng, Enjin Zheng, Yuhong Li, Zeye Shao, Zeyan Xu and Chengping Lu

      Article first published online: 10 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12420

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      Description of a transcriptional regulator of hemolytic activity in Edwardseilla tarda, a gram negative bacterium that is an important fish pathogen.

    6. Identification of VPA0451 as the specific chaperone for the Vibrio parahaemolyticus chromosome 1 type III-secreted effector VPA0450 (pages 141–150)

      Barbara Waddell, Carolyn M. Southward, Neil McKenna and Rebekah DeVinney

      Article first published online: 24 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12416

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      The Vibrio parahaemolyticus protein VPA0451 was identified as the chaperone for the type III-secreted effector VPA0450.

    7. Influence of isolate origin and presence of various genes on biofilm formation by Enterococcus faecium (pages 151–156)

      Sam Almohamad, Sudha R. Somarajan, Kavindra V. Singh, Sreedhar R. Nallapareddy and Barbara E. Murray

      Article first published online: 24 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12418

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      The occurrence and amount of biofilm formation Enterococcus faecium isolates are significantly greater in clinical isolates than fecal isolates from community volunteers.

    8. Fibronectin-binding proteins are required for biofilm formation by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain LAC (pages 157–164)

      Jennifer McCourt, Dara P. O'Halloran, Hannah McCarthy, James P. O'Gara and Joan A. Geoghegan

      Article first published online: 10 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12424

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      Key role for fibronectin-binding proteins in biofilm formation by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain LAC.

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