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Volume 81(2);  January 2015

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Spotlight

Articles of Significant Interest Selected from This Issue by the Editors
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 463. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03789-14
PMCID:
PMC4277598

Minireview

Quaternary Ammonium Biocides: Efficacy in Application
Charles P. Gerba
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 464–469. Published online Oct 31, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02633-14
PMCID:
PMC4277564

Genetics and Molecular Biology

Immunoprecipitation of Native Botulinum Neurotoxin Complexes from Clostridium botulinum Subtype A Strains
Guangyun Lin, William H. Tepp, Marite Bradshaw, Chase M. Fredrick, Eric A. Johnson
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 481–491. Published online Oct 31, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02817-14
PMCID:
PMC4277567
Modulating Endoplasmic Reticulum-Golgi Cargo Receptors for Improving Secretion of Carrier-Fused Heterologous Proteins in the Filamentous Fungus Aspergillus oryzae
Huy-Dung Hoang, Jun-ichi Maruyama, Katsuhiko Kitamoto
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 533–543. Published online Oct 31, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02133-14
PMCID:
PMC4277578
Glutamate Decarboxylase-Dependent Acid Resistance in Brucella spp.: Distribution and Contribution to Fitness under Extremely Acidic Conditions
Maria Alessandra Damiano, Daniela Bastianelli, Sascha Al Dahouk, Stephan Köhler, Axel Cloeckaert, Daniela De Biase, Alessandra Occhialini
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 578–586. Published online Nov 7, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02928-14
PMCID:
PMC4277594
Molecular Toolbox for Genetic Manipulation of the Stalked Budding Bacterium Hyphomonas neptunium
Alexandra Jung, Sabrina Eisheuer, Emöke Cserti, Oliver Leicht, Wolfgang Strobel, Andrea Möll, Susan Schlimpert, Juliane Kühn, Martin Thanbichler
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 736–744. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03104-14
PMCID:
PMC4277588
MomL, a Novel Marine-Derived N-Acyl Homoserine Lactonase from Muricauda olearia
Kaihao Tang, Ying Su, Gilles Brackman, Fangyuan Cui, Yunhui Zhang, Xiaochong Shi, Tom Coenye, Xiao-Hua Zhang
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 774–782. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02805-14
PMCID:
PMC4277582
Propionyl Coenzyme A (Propionyl-CoA) Carboxylase in Haloferax mediterranei: Indispensability for Propionyl-CoA Assimilation and Impacts on Global Metabolism
Jing Hou, Hua Xiang, Jing Han
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 794–804. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03167-14
PMCID:
PMC4277572

Biotechnology

Engineering Neurospora crassa for Improved Cellobiose and Cellobionate Production
Amanda Hildebrand, Edyta Szewczyk, Hui Lin, Takao Kasuga, Zhiliang Fan
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 597–603. Published online Nov 7, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02885-14
PMCID:
PMC4277563
Synthesis and Succinylation of Subtilin-Like Lantibiotics Are Strongly Influenced by Glucose and Transition State Regulator AbrB
Sophie M. Bochmann, Tobias Spieß, Peter Kötter, Karl-Dieter Entian
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 614–622. Published online Nov 7, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02579-14
PMCID:
PMC4277571
Autotransporter-Based Antigen Display in Bacterial Ghosts
Anna Hjelm, Bill Söderström, David Vikström, Wouter S. P. Jong, Joen Luirink, Jan-Willem de Gier
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 726–735. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02733-14
PMCID:
PMC4277592

Biodegradation

Dehalococcoides mccartyi Strain DCMB5 Respires a Broad Spectrum of Chlorinated Aromatic Compounds
Marlén Pöritz, Christian L. Schiffmann, Gerd Hause, Ulrike Heinemann, Jana Seifert, Nico Jehmlich, Martin von Bergen, Ivonne Nijenhuis, Ute Lechner
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 587–596. Published online Nov 7, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02597-14
PMCID:
PMC4277595
Association of Biodiversity with the Rates of Micropollutant Biotransformations among Full-Scale Wastewater Treatment Plant Communities
David R. Johnson, Damian E. Helbling, Tae Kwon Lee, Joonhong Park, Kathrin Fenner, Hans-Peter E. Kohler, Martin Ackermann
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 666–675. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03286-14
PMCID:
PMC4277575

Enzymology and Protein Engineering

X-Ray Structure of the Amidase Domain of AtzF, the Allophanate Hydrolase from the Cyanuric Acid-Mineralizing Multienzyme Complex
Sahil Balotra, Janet Newman, Nathan P. Cowieson, Nigel G. French, Peter M. Campbell, Lyndall J. Briggs, Andrew C. Warden, Christopher J. Easton, Thomas S. Peat, Colin Scott
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 470–480. Published online Oct 31, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02783-14
PMCID:
PMC4277574

Environmental Microbiology

Transcriptomics-Aided Dissection of the Intracellular and Extracellular Roles of Microcystin in Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7806
A. Katharina Makower, J. Merijn Schuurmans, Detlef Groth, Yvonne Zilliges, Hans C. P. Matthijs, Elke Dittmann
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 544–554. Published online Nov 7, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02601-14
PMCID:
PMC4277579
Pyrosequencing of mcrA and Archaeal 16S rRNA Genes Reveals Diversity and Substrate Preferences of Methanogen Communities in Anaerobic Digesters
David Wilkins, Xiao-Ying Lu, Zhiyong Shen, Jiapeng Chen, Patrick K. H. Lee
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 604–613. Published online Nov 7, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02566-14
PMCID:
PMC4277577
Exposure to Synthetic Gray Water Inhibits Amoeba Encystation and Alters Expression of Legionella pneumophila Virulence Genes
Helen Y. Buse, Jingrang Lu, Nicholas J. Ashbolt
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 630–639. Published online Nov 7, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03394-14
PMCID:
PMC4277573
Plasmid-Mediated Resistance to Cephalosporins and Fluoroquinolones in Various Escherichia coli Sequence Types Isolated from Rooks Wintering in Europe
Ivana Jamborova, Monika Dolejska, Jiri Vojtech, Sebastian Guenther, Raluca Uricariu, Joanna Drozdowska, Ivo Papousek, Katerina Pasekova, Wlodzimierz Meissner, Jozef Hordowski, Alois Cizek, Ivan Literak
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 648–657. Published online Nov 7, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02459-14
PMCID:
PMC4277596
Entericidin Is Required for a Probiotic Treatment (Enterobacter sp. Strain C6-6) To Protect Trout from Cold-Water Disease Challenge
Carla B. Schubiger, Lisa H. Orfe, Ponnerassery S. Sudheesh, Kenneth D. Cain, Devendra H. Shah, Douglas R. Call
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 658–665. Published online Nov 7, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02965-14
PMCID:
PMC4277587
A Previously Uncharacterized, Nonphotosynthetic Member of the Chromatiaceae Is the Primary CO2-Fixing Constituent in a Self-Regenerating Biocathode
Zheng Wang, Dagmar H. Leary, Anthony P. Malanoski, Robert W. Li, W. Judson Hervey, IV, Brian J. Eddie, Gabrielle S. Tender, Shelley G. Yanosky, Gary J. Vora, Leonard M. Tender, Baochuan Lin, Sarah M. Strycharz-Glaven
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 699–712. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02947-14
PMCID:
PMC4277585

Microbial Ecology

Vegetation-Associated Impacts on Arctic Tundra Bacterial and Microeukaryotic Communities
Yu Shi, Xingjia Xiang, Congcong Shen, Haiyan Chu, Josh D. Neufeld, Virginia K. Walker, Paul Grogan
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 492–501. Published online Oct 31, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03229-14
PMCID:
PMC4277566
Bartonella chomelii Is the Most Frequent Species Infecting Cattle Grazing in Communal Mountain Pastures in Spain
M. L. Antequera-Gómez, L. Lozano-Almendral, J. F. Barandika, R. M. González-Martín-Niño, I. Rodríguez-Moreno, A. L. García-Pérez, H. Gil
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 623–629. Published online Nov 7, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03159-14
PMCID:
PMC4277576
Sean M. Gibbons, Tara Schwartz, Jennifer Fouquier, Michelle Mitchell, Naseer Sangwan, Jack A. Gilbert, Scott T. Kelley
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 765–773. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03117-14
PMCID:
PMC4277569
Dysbiosis and Alterations in Predicted Functions of the Subgingival Microbiome in Chronic Periodontitis
Mariana E. Kirst, Eric C. Li, Barnett Alfant, Yueh-Yun Chi, Clay Walker, Ingvar Magnusson, Gary P. Wang
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 783–793. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02712-14
PMCID:
PMC4277562

Food Microbiology

rpoS-Regulated Core Genes Involved in the Competitive Fitness of Salmonella enterica Serovar Kentucky in the Intestines of Chickens
Ying Cheng, Adriana Ayres Pedroso, Steffen Porwollik, Michael McClelland, Margie D. Lee, Tiffany Kwan, Katherine Zamperini, Vivek Soni, Holly S. Sellers, Scott M. Russell, John J. Maurer
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 502–514. Published online Oct 31, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03219-14
PMCID:
PMC4277580
Evaluation of the Porcine Gastric Mucin Binding Assay for High-Pressure-Inactivation Studies Using Murine Norovirus and Tulane Virus
Xinhui Li, Haiqiang Chen
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 515–521. Published online Oct 31, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02971-14
PMCID:
PMC4277584
Modeling the Recovery of Heat-Treated Bacillus licheniformis Ad978 and Bacillus weihenstephanensis KBAB4 Spores at Suboptimal Temperature and pH Using Growth Limits
C. Trunet, N. Mtimet, A.-G. Mathot, F. Postollec, I. Leguerinel, D. Sohier, O. Couvert, F. Carlin, L. Coroller
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 562–568. Published online Nov 7, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02520-14
PMCID:
PMC4277591
Genomic Diversity and Virulence Profiles of Historical Escherichia coli O157 Strains Isolated from Clinical and Environmental Sources
Lydia V. Rump, Narjol Gonzalez-Escalona, Wenting Ju, Fei Wang, Guojie Cao, Sean Meng, Jianghong Meng
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 569–577. Published online Nov 7, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02616-14
PMCID:
PMC4277581
Application of Chitosan Microparticles for Reduction of Vibrio Species in Seawater and Live Oysters (Crassostrea virginica)
Lei Fang, Bernhard Wolmarans, Minyoung Kang, Kwang C. Jeong, Anita C. Wright
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 640–647. Published online Nov 7, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02856-14
PMCID:
PMC4277561
Occurrence of Antimicrobial-Resistant Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica in the Beef Cattle Production and Processing Continuum
John W. Schmidt, Getahun E. Agga, Joseph M. Bosilevac, Dayna M. Brichta-Harhay, Steven D. Shackelford, Rong Wang, Tommy L. Wheeler, Terrance M. Arthur
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 713–725. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03079-14
PMCID:
PMC4277590

Physiology

Comparison of Oxidation Kinetics of Nitrite-Oxidizing Bacteria: Nitrite Availability as a Key Factor in Niche Differentiation
Boris Nowka, Holger Daims, Eva Spieck
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 745–753. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02734-14
PMCID:
PMC4277589

Plant Microbiology

Phyllosphere Bacterial Community of Floating Macrophytes in Paddy Soil Environments as Revealed by Illumina High-Throughput Sequencing
Wan-Ying Xie, Jian-Qiang Su, Yong-Guan Zhu
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 522–532. Published online Oct 31, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03191-14
PMCID:
PMC4277568

Invertebrate Microbiology

Role of Secondary Metabolites in Establishment of the Mutualistic Partnership between Xenorhabdus nematophila and the Entomopathogenic Nematode Steinernema carpocapsae
Swati Singh, David Orr, Emmanuel Divinagracia, Joseph McGraw, Kellen Dorff, Steven Forst
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 754–764. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02650-14
PMCID:
PMC4277586

Methods

New Multilocus Variable-Number Tandem-Repeat Analysis Tool for Surveillance and Local Epidemiology of Bacterial Leaf Blight and Bacterial Leaf Streak of Rice Caused by Xanthomonas oryzae
L. Poulin, P. Grygiel, M. Magne, L. Gagnevin, L. M. Rodriguez-R, N. Forero Serna, S. Zhao, M. El Rafii, S. Dao, C. Tekete, I. Wonni, O. Koita, O. Pruvost, V. Verdier, C. Vernière, R. Koebnik
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 688–698. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02768-14
PMCID:
PMC4277570

Public and Environmental Health Microbiology

Aerosolization of Respirable Droplets from a Domestic Spa Pool and the Use of MS-2 Coliphage and Pseudomonas aeruginosa as Markers for Legionella pneumophila
Ginny Moore, Matthew Hewitt, David Stevenson, Jimmy T. Walker, Allan M. Bennett
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 555–561. Published online Nov 7, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02912-14
PMCID:
PMC4277565

Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

Highly Dynamic Genomic Loci Drive the Synthesis of Two Types of Capsular or Secreted Polysaccharides within the Mycoplasma mycoides Cluster
Clothilde Bertin, Corinne Pau-Roblot, Josiane Courtois, Lucía Manso-Silván, Florence Tardy, François Poumarat, Christine Citti, Pascal Sirand-Pugnet, Patrice Gaurivaud, François Thiaucourt
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): 676–687. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02892-14
PMCID:
PMC4277593

Masthead

Editorial Board
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 2015; 81(2): A1–A2. doi: 10.1128/AEM.masthead.81-2
PMCID:
PMC4277583

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