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Microorganisms, Vol. 8, Pages 1211: Correlation between Exogenous Compounds and the Horizontal Transfer of Plasmid-Borne Antibiotic Resistance Genes

August 8, 2020 0

Summary: Abstract: The global spread of antibiotic resistance has posed a serious threat to public healthcare and undermined decades of progress made in the fight against bacterial infections. It has been demonstrated that the lack of novel effective antibiotics and rapid spread of antibiotic resistance genes via horizontal transfer in […]

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Microorganisms, Vol. 8, Pages 1208: Genomic Analysis of Three Cheese-Borne Pseudomonas lactis with Biofilm and Spoilage-Associated Behavior

August 8, 2020 0

Summary: Psychrotrophic pseudomonads cause spoilage of cold fresh cheeses and their shelf-life reduction. Three cheese-borne Pseudomonas sp., ITEM 17295, ITEM 17298, and ITEM 17299 strains, previously isolated from mozzarella cheese, revealed distinctive spoilage traits based on molecular determinants requiring further investigations. Genomic indexes (ANI, isDDH), MLST-based phylogeny of four housekeeping […]

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Microorganisms, Vol. 8, Pages 1209: Comparative Study of the Proteins Involved in the Fermentation-Derived Compounds in Two Strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae during Sparkling Wine Second Fermentation

August 8, 2020 0

Summary: Sparkling wine is a distinctive wine. Saccharomyces cerevisiae flor yeasts is innovative and ideal for the sparkling wine industry due to the yeasts’ resistance to high ethanol concentrations, surface adhesion properties that ease wine clarification, and the ability to provide a characteristic volatilome and odorant profile. The objective of […]

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Microorganisms, Vol. 8, Pages 1200: Marine Plastics from Norwegian West Coast Carry Potentially Virulent Fish Pathogens and Opportunistic Human Pathogens Harboring New Variants of Antibiotic Resistance Genes

August 7, 2020 0

Summary: To our best knowledge this is the first study characterizing fish pathogens isolated from marine plastics from the West coast of Norway for their potential for pathogenicity using whole genome sequencing. Marine plastic polymers identified as polyethylene, polyethylene/ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer and polypropylene, yielded a total of 37 bacterial […]

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Microorganisms, Vol. 8, Pages 1203: Iron-Uptake Systems of Chicken-Associated Salmonella Serovars and their Role in Colonizing the Avian Host

August 7, 2020 0

Summary: Iron is an essential micronutrient for most bacteria. Salmonella enterica strains, representing human and animal pathogens, have adopted several mechanisms to sequester iron from the environment depending on availability and source. Chickens act as a major reservoir for Salmonella enterica strains which can lead to outbreaks of human salmonellosis. […]

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Microorganisms, Vol. 8, Pages 1202: Microbial Communities in Permafrost Soils of Larsemann Hills, Eastern Antarctica: Environmental Controls and Effect of Human Impact

August 7, 2020 0

Summary: Although ice-free areas cover only about 0.1% of Antarctica and are characterized by harsh environmental conditions, these regions provide quite diverse conditions for the soil-forming process, having various physical and geochemical properties, and also assuring different conditions for living organisms. This study is aimed to determine existing soil microbial […]

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Microorganisms, Vol. 8, Pages 1204: Does Biological Denitrification Inhibition (BDI) in the Field Induce an Increase in Plant Growth and Nutrition in Apium graveolens L. Grown for a Long Period?

August 7, 2020 0

Summary: Intensive agriculture uses a lot of nitrogen fertilizers to increase crop productivity. These crops are in competition with soil-denitrifying microorganisms that assimilate nitrogen in the form of nitrate and transform it into N2O, a greenhouse gas, or N2. However, certain plant species exude secondary metabolites, called procyanidins, which inhibit […]

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Microorganisms, Vol. 8, Pages 1205: Differential miRNA-Gene Expression in M Cells in Response to Crohn’s Disease-Associated AIEC

August 7, 2020 0

Summary: Adherent-invasive Escherichia coli (AIEC), which abnormally colonize the ileal mucosa of Crohn’s disease (CD) patients, are able to invade intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) and translocate through M cells overlying Peyer’s patches. The levels of microRNA (miRNA) and gene expression in IECs and M cells upon AIEC infection have not […]