FEMS Microbiology Letters

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June 2014

Volume 355, Issue 2

Pages i–iii, 93–200

  1. Issue Information

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    2. Issue Information
    3. Research Letters
    1. Issue Information (pages i–iii)

      Article first published online: 19 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12260

  2. Research Letters

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    2. Issue Information
    3. Research Letters
    1. Involvement of cAMP-CRP in transcription activation and repression of the pck gene encoding PEP carboxykinase, the key enzyme of gluconeogenesis (pages 93–99)

      Masahiro Nakano, Hiroshi Ogasawara, Tomohiro Shimada, Kaneyoshi Yamamoto and Akira Ishihama

      Article first published online: 27 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12466

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      The Escherichia coli pck promoter provides a novel model of CRP action, high-affinity box-1 (−90.5) playing as an activator but box-2 (+13.5) playing as a repressor at high CRP concentrations.

    2. Order of arrival shifts endophyte–pathogen interactions in bean from resistance induction to disease facilitation (pages 100–107)

      Rosa-María Adame-Álvarez, Jaime Mendiola-Soto and Martin Heil

      Article first published online: 3 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12454

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      The temporal order at which lima bean plants are inoculated with fungal endophytes and bacterial pathogens shifts the effects on the pathogen from endophyte-mediated resistance to disease facilitation.

    3. Characterization and comparison of Metarhizium strains isolated from Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (pages 108–115)

      Annarita Cito, Giuseppe Mazza, Agostino Strangi, Claudia Benvenuti, Gian P. Barzanti, Elena Dreassi, Tullio Turchetti, Valeria Francardi and Pio F. Roversi

      Article first published online: 6 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12470

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      First discovery of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium pingshaense associated to Red Palm Weevil in the native area.

    4. Enzymatic cocktails produced by Fusarium graminearum under submerged fermentation using different lignocellulosic biomasses (pages 116–123)

      Philippe Debeire, Francois Delalande, Olivier Habrylo, Jean-Marc Jeltsch, Alain Van Dorsselaer and Vincent Phalip

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12467

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      Fusarium graminearum when grown on different biomasses produced different enzymatic cocktails varying in the proportion of cell wall-degrading enzymes and in enzymatic activities.

    5. In vitro antimicrobial activity of hydroxypyridinone hexadentate-based dendrimeric chelators alone and in combination with norfloxacin (pages 124–130)

      Ying-Jun Zhou, Ming-Xia Zhang, Robert C. Hider and Tao Zhou

      Article first published online: 3 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12465

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      The combination treatment of 3-hydroxypyridin-4-one hexadentate-based dendrimeric chelator with norfloxacin against Staphyloccocus aureus and Escherichia coli showed a dramatic synergistic bactericidal effect.

    6. Temperature- and nitrogen source-dependent regulation of GlnR target genes in Listeria monocytogenes (pages 131–141)

      Daniela Kaspar, Franziska Auer, Jakob Schardt, Franziska Schindele, Alberto Ospina, Claudia Held, Armin Ehrenreich, Siegfried Scherer and Stefanie Müller-Herbst

      Article first published online: 6 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12458

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      In the present study, the impact of temperature on nitrogen metabolism in the pathogenic bacterium Listeria monocytogenes was investigated.

    7. Analysis of the defence-related mechanism in cucumber seedlings in relation to root colonization by nonpathogenic Fusarium oxysporum CS-20 (pages 142–151)

      Xiaoming Pu, Bingyan Xie, Peiqian Li, Zhenchuan Mao, Jian Ling, Huifang Shen, Jingxin Zhang, Ning Huang and Birun Lin

      Article first published online: 22 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12461

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      Results of this research demonstrate that the defence response induced by CS-20 can be controlled by multiple genes in the cucumber plant.

    8. Evidence for horizontal gene transfer, gene duplication and genetic variation as driving forces of the diversity of haemolytic phenotypes in Photobacterium damselae subsp. damselae (pages 152–162)

      Amable J. Rivas, Alejandro M. Labella, Juan J. Borrego, Manuel L. Lemos and Carlos R. Osorio

      Article first published online: 4 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12464

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      Diversity of hemolysin genes in Photobacterium damselae subsp. damselae, a pathogen of marine fish with zoonotic potential.

    9. A novel approach to eliminate Wolbachia infections in Nasonia vitripennis revealed different antibiotic resistance between two bacterial strains (pages 163–169)

      Hai-Yang Liu, Yan-Kun Wang, Cong-Cong Zhi, Jin-Hua Xiao and Da-Wei Huang

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12471

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      A novel and fast approach to eliminate Wolbachia from Nasonia by providing the wasps with antibiotic-treated housefly pupae instead of sugar water-containing antibiotics.

    10. Involvement of both PKS and NRPS in antibacterial activity in Lysobacter enzymogenes OH11 (pages 170–176)

      Juan Zhang, Liangcheng Du, Fengquan Liu, Feifei Xu, Baishi Hu, Vittorio Venturi and Guoliang Qian

      Article first published online: 3 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12457

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      An unusual role of PKS and NRPS genes was discovered by genome mining in Lysobacter enzymogenes.

    11. Engineering the lactococcal mevalonate pathway for increased sesquiterpene production (pages 177–184)

      Adelene A. Song, Janna Ong Abdullah, Mohd. P. Abdullah, Norazizah Shafee, Roohaida Othman, Normah Mohd. Noor and Raha A. Rahim

      Article first published online: 4 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12469

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      Lactococcus lactis, a probiotic bacterium is engineered to produce isoprenoids, plant metabolites with valuable flavour, fragrance and therapeutic properties.

    12. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli OmpT regulates outer membrane vesicle biogenesis (pages 185–192)

      Veena Premjani, Derek Tilley, Samantha Gruenheid, Hervé Le Moual and John A. Samis

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12463

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      Description of how the gene expression of outer membrane protease OmpT impacts outer membrane vesicle biogenesis.

    13. Rapid degradation of Pseudomonas fluorescens 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid deaminase proteins expressed in transgenic Arabidopsis (pages 193–200)

      Kangmin Kim, Sung-Hee Park, Jong-Chan Chae, Byoung Yul Soh and Kui-Jae Lee

      Article first published online: 6 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12456

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      This study showed that in transgenic Arabidopsis plants, Pseudomonas fluorescens ACC deaminase (PfAcdS) was rapidly degraded within host plant cells, which was likely modulated by plant 26S proteasome-mediated protein recycling systems.

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