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: 2.723

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 51/119 (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. Rapid and sensitive detection of Listeria monocytogenes by cross-priming amplification of lmo0733 gene

      Yi Wang, Yan Wang, Aijing Ma, Dongxun Li and Changyun Ye

      Article first published online: 23 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12610

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      Sensitivity of S-CPA (a1) and D-CPA (a2) for L. monocytogenes detection was monitored by real-time measurement of turbidity and the corresponding curves of concentrations of DNA were marked in the figure. The threshold value was 0.1 and the turbidity of >0.1 was considered to be positive. The LoD for S-CPA and D-CPAmethods were 2.5pg DNAper reaction. The S-CPA reaction required only 70-min incubation periods at LoD levels of genomic DNA, the D-CPA for 90-min.

    2. Nucleoid compaction by MrgAAsp56Ala/Glu60Ala does not contribute to staphylococcal cell survival against oxidative stress and phagocytic killing by macrophages

      Yuri Ushijima, Ryosuke L. Ohniwa, Atsushi Maruyama, Shinji Saito, Yoshikazu Tanaka and Kazuya Morikawa

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12598

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      In Staphylococcus aureus, nucleoid compaction by itself is insufficient for oxidative stress resistance, and Asp56 and Glu60 constitute essential molecular site in MrgA for oxidative stress resistance.

  2. MiniReviews

    1. Crucial components of mycobacterium type II fatty acid biosynthesis (Fas-II) and their inhibitors

      Xiangke Duan, Xiaohong Xiang and Jianping Xie

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12597

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      This review summarizes the crucial components of mycobacterial Type II Fatty Acid biosynthesis (Fas-II) and their inhibitors.

  3. Research Letters

    1. Homologues of insecticidal toxin complex genes within a genomic island in the marine bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus

      Kathy F.J. Tang and Donald V. Lightner

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12609

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      Three insecticidal toxin complex-like genes were identified in a marine bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

    2. Onion yellow phytoplasma P38 protein plays a role in adhesion to the hosts

      Yutaro Neriya, Kensaku Maejima, Takamichi Nijo, Tatsuya Tomomitsu, Akira Yusa, Misako Himeno, Osamu Netsu, Hiroshi Hamamoto, Kenro Oshima and Shigetou Namba

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12620

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      Phytoplasmas are insect-transmissible plant pathogenic bacteria and we identified a phytoplasmal adhesin-like membrane protein, P38, which interacts with the hosts in a ‘Mollicutes adhesin motif’ dependent manner.

    3. Small heat shock proteins (HSP12, HSP20 and HSP30) play a role in Ustilago maydis pathogenesis

      Anupama Ghosh

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12605

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      Role of small heat shock proteins in pathogenesis of Ustilago maydis.

    4. Functional role of tlyC1 encoding a hemolysin-like protein from Bifidobacterium longum BBMN68 in bile tolerance

      Ying Liu, Haoran An, Jingsheng Zhang, Hui Zhou, Fazheng Ren and Yanling Hao

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12601

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      This work represents the first study on the non-transporter membrane protein involving in a new likely bile protection system in the genus Bifidobacterium.

    5. Utilization of organophosphate:phosphate antiporter for isotope-labeling experiments in E. coli

      Christoph Albermann, Michael Weiner, Julia Tröndle, Dirk Weuster-Botz and Georg A. Sprenger

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12612

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      The described work demonstrates the possibility of a direct incorporation of exogenously applicated glycolysis intermediates into E. coli cells for labeling or perturbation experiments.

    6. Involvement of a novel fermentative bacterium in acidification in a thermophilic anaerobic digester

      Tomoyuki Hori, Masateru Akuzawa, Shin Haruta, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Atsushi Ogata, Masaharu Ishii and Yasuo Igarashi

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12611

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      rRNA-based stable isotope probing clarified that a novel lineage within the genus Thermoanaerobacterium (i.e. OTU S1) exclusively fermented the simple carbohydrate glucose, thereby playing key roles in acidification, one of the most serious problems inducing process failure, in thermophilic anaerobic digesters.

  4. MiniReviews

    1. Bacillus thuringiensis membrane-damaging toxins acting on mammalian cells

      Francesco Celandroni, Sara Salvetti, Sonia Senesi and Emilia Ghelardi

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12615

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      This review summarizes data regarding B. thuringiensis toxins responsible for most of the pathogenic properties this microorganism may exert in non-gastrointestinal infections in mammals.

    2. Multiple invasion mechanisms and different intracellular Behaviors: a new vision of Salmonella–host cell interaction

      Zineb Boumart, Philippe Velge and Agnès Wiedemann

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12614

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      This review summarizes the evolution of Salmonella serotypes to invade and proliferate into eukaryotic cells.

  5. Research Letters

    1. Putrescine controls the formation of Escherichia coli persister cells tolerant to aminoglycoside netilmicin

      Alexander G. Tkachenko, Natalya M. Kashevarova, Elena A. Karavaeva and Mikhail S. Shumkov

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12613

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      The formation of E. coli persisters tolerant to netilmicin is highly upregulated by putrescine, which effect is mediated by stimulation of rpoS expression.

    2. Sodium chloride-induced filamentation and alternative gene expression of fts, murZ, and gnd in Listeria monocytogenes 08-5923 on vacuum-packaged ham

      Xiaoji Liu, Petr Miller, Urmila Basu and Lynn M. McMullen

      Article first published online: 14 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12599

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      Filamentation of Listeria monocytogenes can occur on the surface of ready-to-eat meats in response to sodium concentration.

  6. Genome Announcement

    1. Draft genome sequence of Xanthomonas axonopodis pathovar vasculorum NCPPB 900

      James Harrison and David J. Studholme

      Article first published online: 13 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12607

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      We present the genome sequence of a bacterial agent of gumming disease of sugarcane.

  7. Research Letters

    1. Experimental Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in the Chinese tree shrew

      Lingjun Zhan, Hairong Ding, Shuzhu Lin, Jun Tang, Wei Deng, Yanfeng Xu, Yuhuan Xu and Chuan Qin

      Article first published online: 13 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12524

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      New tuberculosis model in Chinese tree shrew for tuberculosis mechanism research.

  8. MiniReviews

    1. The chicken gastrointestinal microbiome

      Brian B. Oakley, Hyun S. Lillehoj, Michael H. Kogut, Woo K. Kim, John J. Maurer, Adriana Pedroso, Margie D. Lee, Stephen R. Collett, Timothy J. Johnson and Nelson A. Cox

      Article first published online: 13 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12608

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      In this mini-review, we provide an overview of the current state of knowledge of the chicken gastrointestinal microbiome focusing on spatial and temporal variability, the presence and importance of human pathogens, the influence of the microbiota on the immune system, and the importance of the microbiome for poultry nutrition.

  9. Research Letters

    1. Production of carotenoids by Arthrobacter arilaitensis strains isolated from smear-ripened cheeses

      Nuthathai Sutthiwong and Laurent Dufossé

      Article first published online: 2 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12603

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      Surface bacteria contribute to the overall color of smear-ripened cheeses and to consumer's purchasing decision. Yellow carotenoids production is described for the new player Arthrobacter arilaitensis depending on strains, culture media, light exposure, and growth kinetics.

  10. MiniReviews

    1. Bacterial differentiation, development, and disease: mechanisms for survival

      Sheryl S. Justice, Alistair Harrison, Brian Becknell and Kevin M. Mason

      Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12602

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      There is increasing evidence that many bacteria respond to stressful environments through transient changes in morphology that, in turn, provide protection against the stressors encountered in those environments.

  11. Research Letters

    1. Differential distribution and abundance of diazotrophic bacterial communities across different soil niches using a gene-targeted clone library approach

      Basit Yousuf, Raghawendra Kumar, Avinash Mishra and Bhavanath Jha

      Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12593

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      Present study has advanced our understanding of the nitrogen-cycling in distinctive environmental niches and revealing novel lineages of important functional diazotrophic microbial groups, specifically from saline and agriculture/rhizospheric soil ecosystems.

    2. Health- and disease-associated species clusters in complex natural biofilms determine the innate immune response in oral epithelial cells during biofilm maturation

      Daniela Langfeldt, Sven C. Neulinger, Meike Stiesch, Nico Stumpp, Corinna Bang, Ruth A. Schmitz and Jörg Eberhard

      Article first published online: 29 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12596

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      Health- and disease-associated bacterial clusters induce antibacterial or immunomodulatory reactions in oral epithelial cells during early stages of bacteria-host interactions.

    3. Functional role of antibodies generated in heifers through immunization with Staphylococcus aureus vaccines in invasion and phagocytosis assays

      María S. Renna, Elizabet A.L. Pereyra, Celina Baravalle, Cecilia M. Camussone, Bibiana E. Dallard, Ivan S. Marcipar and Luis F. Calvinho

      Article first published online: 26 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12588

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      This work provide an insight on the potential mechanisms by which whole-cells and lysate vaccines adjuvanted with IscomMatrix can afford protection to the mammary gland against Staphylococcus aureus intramammary infection.

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      Production of 2-butanol through meso-2,3-butanediol consumption in lactic acid bacteria

      Payam Ghiaci, Francisca Lameiras, Joakim Norbeck and Christer Larsson

      Article first published online: 22 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12590

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      Lactobacillus brevis possesses a diol dehydratase, the expression of which is substrate- and medium-dependent.

    5. Development of a two-step high-resolution melting (HRM) analysis for screening sequence variants associated with resistance to the QoIs, benzimidazoles and dicarboximides in airborne inoculum of Botrytis cinerea

      Michael Chatzidimopoulos, Ioannis Ganopoulos, Evangelos Vellios, Panagiotis Madesis, Athanasios Tsaftaris and Athanassios C. Pappas

      Article first published online: 22 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12594

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      HRM analysis is a very sensitive method allowing to detect mutation-based fungicide resistance.

  12. Genome Announcement

    1. The genome of a clinical Klebsiella variicola strain reveals virulence-associated traits and a pl9-like plasmid

      Bruno Gabriel N. Andrade, Nilceia de Veiga Ramos, Michel F. Abanto Marin, Erica L. Fonseca and Ana Carolina P. Vicente

      Article first published online: 22 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12583

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      This manuscript reports the genome sequence of a clinical Klebsiella variicola isolate, and its comparison to other completely sequenced Klebsiella species.

  13. Research Letters

    1. No exception to the rule: Candidatus Portiera aleyrodidarum cell wall revisited

      Diego Santos-Garcia, Francisco J. Silva, Andrés Moya and Amparo Latorre

      Article first published online: 19 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12595

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      This is the first report of a three-membrane system in ‘Ca. Portiera aleyrodidarum’ endosymbiont, indicating a canonical endosymbiotic three-membrane organization in gram-negative derived primary endosymbionts from insects.

  14. Genome Announcement

    1. Draft genome sequence of an aromatic compound-degrading bacterium, Desulfobacula sp. TS, belonging to the Deltaproteobacteria

      So-Jeong Kim, Soo-Je Park, Man-Young Jung, Jong-Geol Kim, Ui-Gi Min, Hee-Ji Hong and Sung-Keun Rhee

      Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12591

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      Draft genome sequence of Desulfobacula sp. TS.

  15. Research Letters

    1. Dual investigation of methanogenic processes by quantitative PCR and quantitative microscopic fingerprinting

      Yong Sung Kim, Maria Westerholm and Paul Scherer

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12592

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      A rapid microscopic technique for quantification and classification of microbes by image analysis is presented to monitor performance of anaerobic digesters, providing a deep insight in combination with qPCR.

    2. High abundance and diversity of nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane-oxidizing bacteria in a paddy field profile

      Leiliu Zhou, Yu Wang, Xi-En Long, Jianhua Guo and Guibing Zhu

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12567

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      The high abundance and diversity of n-damo bacteria indicated the soil/groundwater ecotone of the Jiangyin paddy field was a favorable environment for the growth of n-damo bacteria.

    3. Identification and characterization of d-xylulokinase from the d-xylose-fermenting fungus, Mucor circinelloides

      Hidenobu Komeda, Shino Yamasaki-Yashiki, Kazuhiro Hoshino and Yasuhisa Asano

      Article first published online: 11 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12589

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      This is the first study to identify and characterize d-xylulokinase from zygomycetous fungi.

    4. A surface with a biomimetic micropattern reduces colonization of Mycobacterium abscessus

      Eun Kim, William H. Kinney, Alida R. Ovrutsky, Danthy Vo, Xiyuan Bai, Jennifer R. Honda, Grace Marx, Emily Peck, Leslie Lindberg, Joseph O. Falkinham III, Rhea M. May and Edward D. Chan

      Article first published online: 9 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12587

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      A surface with a biomimetic micropattern reduces colonization of Mycobacterium abscessus.

    5. Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus replication associated protein (Rep) triggers transposition of IS426 in Agrobacterium

      Thulasi R. Resmi, Sivarajan Nivedhitha, Chockalingam Karthikeyan and Karuppannan Veluthambi

      Article first published online: 9 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12584

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      Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus (SLCMV) replication associated protein (Rep) triggered transposition of Agrobacterium IS426 to an extent that all 15 Agrobacterium transconjugants which we analysed displayed transposition.

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