FEMS Microbiology Letters

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Edited By: Jeff Cole

Impact Factor: 2.049

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 71/116 (Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1574-6968

Associated Title(s): Pathogens and Disease, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, FEMS Yeast Research

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  1. Research Letters

    1. Potential application of algicidal bacteria for improved lipid recovery with specific algae

      Eric M. Lenneman, Ping Wang and Brett M. Barney

      Article first published online: 17 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12436

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      The application of algicidal bacteria to lipid extraction of algae was investigated, and two bacteria strains improving lipid isolation with a mild solvent extraction were identified.

    2. Development of a neutralizing mouse–pig chimeric antibody with therapeutic potential against Haemophilus parasuis in Pichia pastoris

      Zheng Chai, Fang Fu, Fucheng Jiang, Huabin Tian, Zhuo Wang, Nan Zheng, Xueyun Zhang, Xiangling Wang and Xi Li

      Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12437

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      New therapeutic candidate to prevent the Haemophilus parasuis infection and control the prevalence of disease.

    3. Genomic analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA96, the host of carbapenem resistance plasmid pOZ176

      Maxime Déraspe, David C. Alexander, Jianhui Xiong, Jennifer H. Ma, Donald E. Low, Frances B. Jamieson and Paul H. Roy

      Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12435

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      The PA96 genome from a clinical strain is similar to that of the environmental strain M18; the clinical strain caries an additional element conferring multiple antibiotic resistance.

    4. Identification of novel sRNAs in Brucella abortus 2308

      Hao Dong, Xiaowei Peng, Ning Wang and Qingmin Wu

      Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12433

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      We predicted small RNAs of Brucella abortus 2308 by a genome-wide computational prediction method and verified the results using RT-PCR.

    5. Isolation and characterization of an obligately chemolithoautotrophic Halothiobacillus strain capable of growth on thiocyanate as an energy source

      Dimitry Y. Sorokin, Ben Abbas, Erik van Zessen and Gerard Muyzer

      Article first published online: 11 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12432

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      A halophilic bacterium belonging to the genus Halothiobacillus able to grow with thiocyanate as energy source was discovered in a bioreactor.

    6. Cold shock protein A plays an important role in the stress adaptation and virulence of Brucella melitensis

      Zhen Wang, Shuangshan Wang and Qingmin Wu

      Article first published online: 11 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12430

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      Our results suggest that the Brucella cspA gene makes an essential contribution to virulence in vitro and in vivo, most likely by allowing brucellae to adapt appropriately to the harsh environmental conditions encountered within host macrophages.

    7. Antibacterial enzymes from the functional screening of metagenomic libraries hosted in Ralstonia metallidurans

      Hala A. Iqbal, Jeffrey W. Craig and Sean F. Brady

      Article first published online: 10 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12431

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      Antibacterial proteases, lipases, and cell wall lytic enzymes were found in a functional screen of a soil metagenomic library hosted in Ralstonia metallidurans.

    8. Analysis of a Lys-specific serine endopeptidase secreted via the type IX secretion system in Porphyromonas gingivalis

      Minako Nonaka, Mikio Shoji, Tomoko Kadowaki, Keiko Sato, Hideharu Yukitake, Mariko Naito and Koji Nakayama

      Article first published online: 10 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12426

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      A Lys-specific serine endopeptidase was found that is secreted via a novel secretion system, the type IX secretion system and is activated by Arg-gingipain protease. Bars: 1, KDP129 (kgp); 2, KDP601 (kgp pepK); 3, KDP981 (kgp rgpA rgpB); 4, co-culture of KDP601 and KDP981.

    9. Dehalogenimonas lykanthroporepellensBL-DC-9T simultaneously transcribes many rdhA genes during organohalide respiration with 1,2-DCA, 1,2-DCP, and 1,2,3-TCP as electron acceptors

      Kalpataru Mukherjee, Kimberly S. Bowman, Fred A. Rainey, Shivakumara Siddaramappa, Jean F. Challacombe and William M. Moe

      Article first published online: 10 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12434

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      Polychlorinated alkanes are widespread soil and groundwater pollutants. Genes transcribed by the type strain of the species Dehalogenimonas lykanthroporepellens during its anaerobic transformation of three polychlorinated alkanes were identified.

    10. Subcellular localization of an ATPase in anammox bacteria using proteomics and immunogold electron microscopy

      Roger Karlsson, Anders Karlsson, Ola Bäckman, Bengt R. Johansson and Stefan Hulth

      Article first published online: 7 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12425

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      A lipid-based protein immobilization technique was used to identify proteins essential for the anammox reaction in anammox bacteria, and the results were used to select linear epitopes for antibodies specifically targeted against an identified ATPase.

    11. Capsule loss or death: The position of mutations among capsule genes sways the destiny of Streptococcus suis

      Nattakan Lakkitjaroen, Daisuke Takamatsu, Masatoshi Okura, Masumi Sato, Makoto Osaki and Tsutomu Sekizaki

      Article first published online: 3 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12428

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      Mutations in the capsule genes of Streptococcus suis may result in either the loss of the capsule or death, depending on the position of the mutations.

    12. A PCR-based assay for the detection of anaerobic naphthalene degradation

      Brandon E.L. Morris, Alexander Gissibl, Steffen Kümmel, Hans-Hermann Richnow and Matthias Boll

      Article first published online: 3 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12429

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      A PCR-based assay targeting a key enzyme of anaerobic naphthalene degradation has been developed.

    13. Trichokonins from Trichoderma pseudokoningii SMF2 induce resistance against Gram-negative Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum in Chinese cabbage

      Hai-Yun Li, Yan Luo, Xiu-Sheng Zhang, Wei-Ling Shi, Zhi-Ting Gong, Mei Shi, Lei-Lei Chen, Xiu-Lan Chen, Yu-Zhong Zhang and Xiao-Yan Song

      Article first published online: 2 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12427

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      Trichokonins induce resistance in Chinese cabbage against Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum infection through the activation of salicylic acid signaling pathway.

    14. Interactions of three soil bacteria species with phyllosilicate surfaces in hybrid silica gels

      Djihad Oulkadi, Clarisse Balland-Bolou-Bi, Patrick Billard, Geraldine Kitzinger, Damien Parrello, Christian Mustin and Sylvie Banon

      Article first published online: 2 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12421

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      Hybrid silica gel doped with two phyllosilicates was used as a novel way of separating bacteria cells from a colloidal mineral source in order to study clay dissolution.

    15. Insertion sequence ISPst4 activates pUC plasmid replication in Pseudomonas stutzeri

      Nicholas V. Coleman, Jodie Richardson-Harris, Neil L. Wilson and Andrew J. Holmes

      Article first published online: 26 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12417

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      A previously unknown interaction between plasmids and insertion sequences (IS) is described. The IS activates the plasmid replication origin, leading to an expansion of its host range.

  2. MiniReviews

    1. Bacterial self-defence: how Escherichia coli evades serum killing

      Helen Miajlovic and Stephen G. Smith

      Article first published online: 24 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12419

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      Some Escherichia coli isolates can survive in the bloodstream as they possess factors that evade killing by serum proteins.

  3. Research Letters

    1. New insights into the role of indole-3-acetic acid in the virulence of Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. savastanoi

      Isabel M. Aragón, Isabel Pérez-Martínez, Alba Moreno-Pérez, Miguel Cerezo and Cayo Ramos

      Article first published online: 24 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12413

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      Effect of the endogenous and exogenous IAA in the pathogenesis of Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. savastanoi.

    2. The pWW0 plasmid imposes a stochastic expression regime to the chromosomal ortho pathway for benzoate metabolism in Pseudomonas putida

      Rafael Silva-Rocha and Victor de Lorenzo

      Article first published online: 10 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12400

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      The acquisition of a catabolic plasmid by a recipient bacterium brings about a series of mutual genetic and biochemical adjustments, which includes changing the dynamic characteristics of the promoters at stake in single cells.

    3. Discovery of new regulatory genes of lipopeptide biosynthesis in Pseudomonas fluorescens

      Chunxu Song, Kumar Aundy, Judith van de Mortel and Jos M. Raaijmakers

      Article first published online: 7 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12404

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      Novel insight into the complex regulation of the biosynthesis of lipopeptides, which are surface-active compounds with natural functions in biofilm formation, swarming motility and antimicrobial activity.

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