FEMS Microbiology Letters

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July 2014

Volume 356, Issue 1

Pages i–ii, 1–140

  1. Issue Information

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. Commentary
    4. MiniReview
    5. Perspective
    6. Research Letters
    1. Issue Information (pages i–ii)

      Article first published online: 7 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12261

  2. Commentary

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    2. Issue Information
    3. Commentary
    4. MiniReview
    5. Perspective
    6. Research Letters
    1. Visualising microorganisms from molecules to cells (pages 1–7)

      David S. Goodsell and Dieter Haas

      Article first published online: 7 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12485

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      10 images from FEMS articles have been selected to show the diversity of visualisation used in microbiology.

  3. MiniReview

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    3. Commentary
    4. MiniReview
    5. Perspective
    6. Research Letters
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      Role of environmental survival in transmission of Campylobacter jejuni (pages 8–19)

      Christina Bronowski, Chloe E. James and Craig Winstanley

      Article first published online: 19 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12488

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      Campylobacter species, especially C. jejuni, are the most common cause of bacterial gastroenteritis. The authors review the role of environmental survival in the transmission of this pathogen to humans.

  4. Perspective

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    3. Commentary
    4. MiniReview
    5. Perspective
    6. Research Letters
    1. Using sound for microbial eradication – light at the end of the tunnel? (pages 20–22)

      Frederick Harris, Sarah R. Dennison and David A. Phoenix

      Article first published online: 12 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12484

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      Sonophotodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy has the potential to kill microorganism by the activation of molecules using sound and light and may form a new weapon in the global fight against microbial infections.

  5. Research Letters

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    2. Issue Information
    3. Commentary
    4. MiniReview
    5. Perspective
    6. Research Letters
    1. Photorhabdus luminescens PirAB-fusion protein exhibits both cytotoxicity and insecticidal activity (pages 23–31)

      Yusheng Li, Xiaofeng Hu, Xu Zhang, Zhengqiang Liu, Xuezhi Ding, Liqiu Xia and Shengbiao Hu

      Article first published online: 16 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12474

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      PirAB-fusion protein exhibits cytotoxicity against insect midgut CF-203 cells and injectable insecticidal activity against Spodoptera exigua larvae.

    2. Effect of preservation method on the assessment of bacterial community structure in soil and water samples (pages 32–38)

      Valeria Tatangelo, Andrea Franzetti, Isabella Gandolfi, Giuseppina Bestetti and Roberto Ambrosini

      Article first published online: 6 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12475

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      Investigation on whether and how the preservation strategies affect the structure of bacterial community as described by molecular methods.

    3. Analysis of the chemotactic behaviour of Leptospira using microscopic agar-drop assay (pages 39–44)

      Md. Shafiqul Islam, Kyosuke Takabe, Seishi Kudo and Shuichi Nakamura

      Article first published online: 23 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12495

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      Positive and negative chemotactic behaviours, and dynamic changes in the swimming pattern of the spirochete Leptospira were quantitatively analyzed by a novel chemotaxis assay, microscopic agar-drop assay.

    4. Role of protease maturation lipoprotein in osmoadaptation of Streptococcus mutans (pages 45–52)

      Maiko Kunii, Takafumi Arimoto, Tokuji Hasegawa, Hirotaka Kuwata and Takeshi Igarashi

      Article first published online: 26 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12477

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      A putative lipoprotein PrtM plays a critical role in osmoadaptation using K+ in Streptococcus mutans.

    5. CpaA a novel protease from Acinetobacter baumannii clinical isolates deregulates blood coagulation (pages 53–61)

      Derek Tilley, Robert Law, Sarah Warren, John A. Samis and Ayush Kumar

      Article first published online: 23 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12496

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      Acinetobacter baumannii releases a protein, CpaA, which is capable of deregulating the human coagulation system, promoting infection.

    6. Deinococcus radiodurans can interfere with quorum sensing by producing an AHL-acylase and an AHL-lactonase (pages 62–70)

      Gudrun Koch, Pol Nadal-Jimenez, Robbert H. Cool and Wim J. Quax

      Article first published online: 26 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12479

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      The quorum-quenching activity in Deinococcus radiodurans R1 is performed by an acylase and a lactonase.

    7. Identification and characterization of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Derby isolates carrying a new aadA26 gene cassette in a class 1 integron obtained at pig slaughterhouses (pages 71–78)

      Graciela Volz Lopes, Geovana Brenner Michael, Marisa Cardoso and Stefan Schwarz

      Article first published online: 6 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12473

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      Chromosome-located class 1 integron carrying a new aadA26 gene cassette identified in Salmonella Derby isolates obtained from apparently healthy pigs in Southern Brazil.

    8. The Cyclic AMP-Binding Protein CbpB in Brucella melitensis and its role in cell envelope integrity, resistance to detergent and virulence (pages 79–88)

      Wen-juan Liu, Hao Dong, Xiao-wei Peng and Qing-min Wu

      Article first published online: 26 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12472

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      CbpB is involved in cell envelope integrity, resistance to detergent and virulence in Brucella melitensis.

    9. A new high phenyl lactic acid-yielding Lactobacillus plantarum IMAU10124 and a comparative analysis of lactate dehydrogenase gene (pages 89–96)

      Xiqing Zhang, Shuli Zhang, Yan Shi, Fadi Shen and Haikuan Wang

      Article first published online: 23 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12483

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      A highest PLA producing LAB strain was screened and four mutational sites was analyzed by comparison of LDH gene of two strains.

    10. Reliable reference gene selection for Cordyceps militaris gene expression studies under different developmental stages and media (pages 97–104)

      Tiantian Lian, Tao Yang, Guijun Liu, Junde Sun and Caihong Dong

      Article first published online: 25 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12492

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      The most reliable reference gene for accurate and widespread use in RT-qPCR of Cordyceps militaris has been identified from a variety of different media and developmental stages.

    11. ArsH from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 reduces chromate and ferric iron (pages 105–112)

      Xi-Mei Xue, Yu Yan, Hui-Juan Xu, Ning Wang, Xiao Zhang and Jun Ye

      Article first published online: 16 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12481

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      ArsH from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 reduces chromate and ferric iron, in vivo and in vitro.

    12. Application of ΦSP-1 and ΦSP-3 as a therapeutic strategy against Salmonella Enteritidis infection using Caenorhabditis elegans as model organism (pages 113–117)

      Jeena Augustine, Mridula V. Gopalakrishnan and Sarita G. Bhat

      Article first published online: 25 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12493

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      In vitro and in vivo evaluation of bacteriophages as a therapeutic agent in model organism Caenorhabditis elegans.

    13. Distribution and diversity of Prochlorococcus ecotypes in the Red Sea (pages 118–126)

      Ahmed A. Shibl, Luke R. Thompson, David K. Ngugi and Ulrich Stingl

      Article first published online: 19 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12490

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      This study investigates the diversity of the most abundant primary producer in the under-explored Red Sea. While we found diverse Prochlorococcus lineages, no novel ecotypes were identified in the northern and central Red Sea, despite the relatively harsh conditions.

    14. Evaluation of viable Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in milk using peptide-mediated separation and Propidium Monoazide qPCR (pages 127–133)

      Matteo Ricchi, Caterina De Cicco, Petr Kralik, Vladimir Babak, Maria B. Boniotti, Roberto Savi, Giulia Cerutti, Giuliana Cammi, Chiara Garbarino and Norma Arrigoni

      Article first published online: 9 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12480

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      Two rapid techniques, magnetic bead separation and Propidium Monoazide treatment followed by qPCR, were merged to directly establish the viable status of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in milk.

    15. Validation of reference genes for normalization of qPCR mRNA expression levels in Staphylococcus aureus exposed to osmotic and lactic acid stress conditions encountered during food production and preservation (pages 134–140)

      Henna-Maria Sihto, Taurai Tasara, Roger Stephan and Sophia Johler

      Article first published online: 19 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12491

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      Identification of reference genes that can be used to normalize qPCR mRNA expression levels during growth of Staphylococcus aureus in food-related osmotic or lactic acid stress adaptation models.

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