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Volume 80(24);  December 2014

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Editorial

Acknowledgment of Reviewers
Harold L. Drake
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7445–7452. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03377-14
PMCID:
PMC4249219

Spotlight

Articles of Significant Interest Selected from This Issue by the Editors
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7453. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03347-14
PMCID:
PMC4249239

Minireview

Factors Affecting the Uptake and Retention of Vibrio vulnificus in Oysters
Brett A. Froelich, Rachel T. Noble
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7454–7459. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02042-14
PMCID:
PMC4249221

Genetics and Molecular Biology

Operon for Biosynthesis of Lipstatin, the Beta-Lactone Inhibitor of Human Pancreatic Lipase
Tingli Bai, Daozhong Zhang, Shuangjun Lin, Qingshan Long, Yemin Wang, Hongyu Ou, Qianjin Kang, Zixin Deng, Wen Liu, Meifeng Tao
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7473–7483. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01765-14
PMCID:
PMC4249243

Biotechnology

Metabolic Engineering of a Glycerol-Oxidative Pathway in Lactobacillus panis PM1 for Utilization of Bioethanol Thin Stillage: Potential To Produce Platform Chemicals from Glycerol
Tae Sun Kang, Darren R. Korber, Takuji Tanaka
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7631–7639. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01454-14
PMCID:
PMC4249216
Construction of a Quadruple Auxotrophic Mutant of an Industrial Polyploid Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strain by Using RNA-Guided Cas9 Nuclease
Guo-Chang Zhang, In Iok Kong, Heejin Kim, Jing-Jing Liu, Jamie H. D. Cate, Yong-Su Jin
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7694–7701. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02310-14
PMCID:
PMC4249234
Impact of Ralstonia eutropha's Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) Depolymerases and Phasins on PHB Storage in Recombinant Escherichia coli
Jessica Eggers, Alexander Steinbüchel
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7702–7709. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02666-14
PMCID:
PMC4249218

Biodegradation

A Highly Diastereoselective Oxidant Contributes to Ligninolysis by the White Rot Basidiomycete Ceriporiopsis subvermispora
Daniel J. Yelle, Alexander N. Kapich, Carl J. Houtman, Fachuang Lu, Vitaliy I. Timokhin, Raymond C. Fort, Jr., John Ralph, Kenneth E. Hammel
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7536–7544. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02111-14
PMCID:
PMC4249248
Aerobic Biodegradation of 2,4-Dinitroanisole by Nocardioides sp. Strain JS1661
Tekle Tafese Fida, Shannu Palamuru, Gunjan Pandey, Jim C. Spain
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7725–7731. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02752-14
PMCID:
PMC4249229

Enzymology and Protein Engineering

The Vanadium Iodoperoxidase from the Marine Flavobacteriaceae Species Zobellia galactanivorans Reveals Novel Molecular and Evolutionary Features of Halide Specificity in the Vanadium Haloperoxidase Enzyme Family
Jean-Baptiste Fournier, Etienne Rebuffet, Ludovic Delage, Romain Grijol, Laurence Meslet-Cladière, Justyna Rzonca, Philippe Potin, Gurvan Michel, Mirjam Czjzek, Catherine Leblanc
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7561–7573. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02430-14
PMCID:
PMC4249250

Environmental Microbiology

Structural Insights into 2,2′-Azino-Bis(3-Ethylbenzothiazoline-6-Sulfonic Acid) (ABTS)-Mediated Degradation of Reactive Blue 21 by Engineered Cyathus bulleri Laccase and Characterization of Degradation Products
T. Kenzom, P. Srivastava, S. Mishra
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7484–7495. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02665-14
PMCID:
PMC4249244
Bacilysin from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 Has Specific Bactericidal Activity against Harmful Algal Bloom Species
Liming Wu, Huijun Wu, Lina Chen, Shanshan Xie, Haoyu Zang, Rainer Borriss, Xuewen Gao
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7512–7520. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02605-14
PMCID:
PMC4249228
Ciprofloxacin Residues in Municipal Biosolid Compost Do Not Selectively Enrich Populations of Resistant Bacteria
Caitlin P. Youngquist, Jinxin Liu, Lisa H. Orfe, Stephen S. Jones, Douglas R. Call
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7521–7526. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02899-14
PMCID:
PMC4249217
Impact of Photocatalysis on Fungal Cells: Depiction of Cellular and Molecular Effects on Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Sana Thabet, France Simonet, Marc Lemaire, Chantal Guillard, Pascale Cotton
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7527–7535. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02416-14
PMCID:
PMC4249241
Shared Binding Sites for the Bacillus thuringiensis Proteins Cry3Bb, Cry3Ca, and Cry7Aa in the African Sweet Potato Pest Cylas puncticollis (Brentidae)
Patricia Hernández-Martínez, Natalia Mara Vera-Velasco, María Martínez-Solís, Marc Ghislain, Juan Ferré, Baltasar Escriche
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7545–7550. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02514-14
PMCID:
PMC4249225
Anaerobic Activation of p-Cymene in Denitrifying Betaproteobacteria: Methyl Group Hydroxylation versus Addition to Fumarate
Annemieke Strijkstra, Kathleen Trautwein, René Jarling, Lars Wöhlbrand, Marvin Dörries, Richard Reinhardt, Marta Drozdowska, Bernard T. Golding, Heinz Wilkes, Ralf Rabus
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7592–7603. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02385-14
PMCID:
PMC4249252
Evidence for the Cooccurrence of Nitrite-Dependent Anaerobic Ammonium and Methane Oxidation Processes in a Flooded Paddy Field
Li-dong Shen, Shuai Liu, Qian Huang, Xu Lian, Zhan-fei He, Sha Geng, Ren-cun Jin, Yun-feng He, Li-ping Lou, Xiang-yang Xu, Ping Zheng, Bao-lan Hu
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7611–7619. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02379-14
PMCID:
PMC4249227
A Hidden Pitfall in the Preparation of Agar Media Undermines Microorganism Cultivability
Tomohiro Tanaka, Kosei Kawasaki, Serina Daimon, Wataru Kitagawa, Kyosuke Yamamoto, Hideyuki Tamaki, Michiko Tanaka, Cindy H. Nakatsu, Yoichi Kamagata
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7659–7666. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02741-14
PMCID:
PMC4249246
Phosphotransferase System-Dependent Extracellular Growth of Listeria monocytogenes Is Regulated by Alternative Sigma Factors σL and σH
Siyun Wang, Renato H. Orsi, Silin Tang, Wei Zhang, Martin Wiedmann, Kathryn J. Boor
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7673–7682. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02530-14
PMCID:
PMC4249247
Molecular Epidemiology of Cases of Mycoplasma californicum Infection in Japan
Eiji Hata, Kan-ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Hanyu, Megumi Itoh, Hidetoshi Higuchi, Hideki Kobayashi
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7717–7724. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02488-14
PMCID:
PMC4249231
Extracellular Polymeric Substance Architecture Influences Natural Genetic Transformation of Acinetobacter baylyi in Biofilms
Robin T. Merod, Stefan Wuertz
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7752–7757. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01984-14
PMCID:
PMC4249220

Microbial Ecology

Dynamics of Gut Microbiota in Autoimmune Lupus
Husen Zhang, Xiaofeng Liao, Joshua B. Sparks, Xin M. Luo
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7551–7560. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02676-14
PMCID:
PMC4249226
Influence of Lysogeny of Tectiviruses GIL01 and GIL16 on Bacillus thuringiensis Growth, Biofilm Formation, and Swarming Motility
Annika Gillis, Jacques Mahillon
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7620–7630. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01869-14
PMCID:
PMC4249251
Genetic Diversity of Picocyanobacteria in Tibetan Lakes: Assessing the Endemic and Universal Distributions
Sijun Huang, Yongqin Liu, Anyi Hu, Xiaobo Liu, Feng Chen, Tandong Yao, Nianzhi Jiao
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7640–7650. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02611-14
PMCID:
PMC4249238
Detection and Quantification of Flavobacterium psychrophilum-Specific Bacteriophages In Vivo in Rainbow Trout upon Oral Administration: Implications for Disease Control in Aquaculture
Rói Hammershaimb Christiansen, Inger Dalsgaard, Mathias Middelboe, Anne H. Lauritsen, Lone Madsen
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7683–7693. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02386-14
PMCID:
PMC4249249
Molecular Epidemiology of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. in Mussels (Mytilus californianus) and California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus) from Central California
A. D. Adell, W. A. Smith, K. Shapiro, A. Melli, P. A. Conrad
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7732–7740. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02922-14
PMCID:
PMC4249232

Food Microbiology

Lactobacillus acidophilus ATCC 4356 Prevents Atherosclerosis via Inhibition of Intestinal Cholesterol Absorption in Apolipoprotein E-Knockout Mice
Ying Huang, Jinfeng Wang, Guihua Quan, Xiaojun Wang, Longfei Yang, Lili Zhong
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7496–7504. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02926-14
PMCID:
PMC4249224
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profiles and Molecular Typing of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli Isolates from Ducks in South Korea
Bai Wei, Se-Yeoun Cha, Min Kang, Jae-Hee Roh, Hye-Suk Seo, Ran-Hee Yoon, Hyung-Kwan Jang
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7604–7610. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02469-14
PMCID:
PMC4249223
Positive Regulation of Botulinum Neurotoxin Gene Expression by CodY in Clostridium botulinum ATCC 3502
Zhen Zhang, Elias Dahlsten, Hannu Korkeala, Miia Lindström
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7651–7658. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02838-14
PMCID:
PMC4249235
Abundance of Vibrio cholerae, V. vulnificus, and V. parahaemolyticus in Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and Clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) from Long Island Sound
Jessica L. Jones, Catharina H. M. Lüdeke, John C. Bowers, Kristin DeRosia-Banick, David H. Carey, William Hastback
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7667–7672. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02820-14
PMCID:
PMC4249230
Microarray-Based Detection of Salmonella enterica Serovar Enteritidis Genes Involved in Chicken Reproductive Tract Colonization
R. Raspoet, C. Appia-Ayme, N. Shearer, A. Martel, F. Pasmans, F. Haesebrouck, R. Ducatelle, A. Thompson, F. Van Immerseel
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7710–7716. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02867-14
PMCID:
PMC4249237
Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci Favor Conversion of Arginine into Ornithine despite a Widespread Genetic Potential for Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity
María Sánchez Mainar, Stefan Weckx, Frédéric Leroy
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7741–7751. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02298-14
PMCID:
PMC4249236
The Antimicrobial Mechanism of Action of Epsilon-Poly-l-Lysine
Morten Hyldgaard, Tina Mygind, Brian S. Vad, Marcel Stenvang, Daniel E. Otzen, Rikke L. Meyer
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7758–7770. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02204-14
PMCID:
PMC4249222

Physiology

Hydroxycinnamic Acids Used as External Acceptors of Electrons: an Energetic Advantage for Strictly Heterofermentative Lactic Acid Bacteria
Pasquale Filannino, Marco Gobbetti, Maria De Angelis, Raffaella Di Cagno
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7574–7582. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02413-14
PMCID:
PMC4249242

Invertebrate Microbiology

Origin and Effect of Alpha 2.2 Acetobacteraceae in Honey Bee Larvae and Description of Parasaccharibacter apium gen. nov., sp. nov.
Vanessa Corby-Harris, Lucy A. Snyder, Melissa R. Schwan, Patrick Maes, Quinn S. McFrederick, Kirk E. Anderson
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7460–7472. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02043-14
PMCID:
PMC4249245

Methods

Performance Comparison of Illumina and Ion Torrent Next-Generation Sequencing Platforms for 16S rRNA-Based Bacterial Community Profiling
Stephen J. Salipante, Toana Kawashima, Christopher Rosenthal, Daniel R. Hoogestraat, Lisa A. Cummings, Dhruba J. Sengupta, Timothy T. Harkins, Brad T. Cookson, Noah G. Hoffman
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7583–7591. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02206-14
PMCID:
PMC4249215

Public and Environmental Health Microbiology

Microfluidic Quantitative PCR for Simultaneous Quantification of Multiple Viruses in Environmental Water Samples
Satoshi Ishii, Gaku Kitamura, Takahiro Segawa, Ayano Kobayashi, Takayuki Miura, Daisuke Sano, Satoshi Okabe
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): 7505–7511. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02578-14
PMCID:
PMC4249240

Masthead

Editorial Board
Appl Environ Microbiol. Dec 2014; 80(24): A1–A2. doi: 10.1128/AEM.masthead.80-24
PMCID:
PMC4249233

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