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Volume 80(14);  July 2014

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Spotlight

Articles of Significant Interest Selected from This Issue by the Editors
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4073. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01591-14
PMCID:
PMC4068691

Genetics and Molecular Biology

Involvement of the Global Regulator GlxR in 3-Hydroxybenzoate and Gentisate Utilization by Corynebacterium glutamicum
Hongjun Chao, Ning-Yi Zhou
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4215–4225. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00290-14
PMCID:
PMC4068664
Abiotic Stress Resistance, a Novel Moonlighting Function of Ribosomal Protein RPL44 in the Halophilic Fungus Aspergillus glaucus
Xiao-Dan Liu, Lixia Xie, Yi Wei, Xiaoyang Zhou, Baolei Jia, Jinliang Liu, Shihong Zhang
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4294–4300. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00292-14
PMCID:
PMC4068663
A Tailored galK Counterselection System for Efficient Markerless Gene Deletion and Chromosomal Tagging in Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense
Oliver Raschdorf, Jürgen M. Plitzko, Dirk Schüler, Frank D. Müller
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4323–4330. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00588-14
PMCID:
PMC4068681
The Plasmid Complement of Lactococcus lactis UC509.9 Encodes Multiple Bacteriophage Resistance Systems
Stuart Ainsworth, Jennifer Mahony, Douwe van Sinderen
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4341–4349. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01070-14
PMCID:
PMC4068662
Metabolism of Sialic Acid by Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003
Muireann Egan, Mary O'Connell Motherway, Marco Ventura, Douwe van Sinderen
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4414–4426. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01114-14
PMCID:
PMC4068672

Biotechnology

Discovery of Ethanol-Responsive Small RNAs in Zymomonas mobilis
Seung Hee Cho, Roy Lei, Trey D. Henninger, Lydia M. Contreras
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4189–4198. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00429-14
PMCID:
PMC4068693

Biodegradation

Metatranscriptome of an Anaerobic Benzene-Degrading, Nitrate-Reducing Enrichment Culture Reveals Involvement of Carboxylation in Benzene Ring Activation
Fei Luo, Roya Gitiafroz, Cheryl E. Devine, Yunchen Gong, Laura A. Hug, Lutgarde Raskin, Elizabeth A. Edwards
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4095–4107. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00717-14
PMCID:
PMC4068673

Enzymology and Protein Engineering

Development of a Functional Antibody by Using a Green Fluorescent Protein Frame as the Template
Rongzhi Wang, Shuangshuang Xiang, Yonghui Zhang, Qiuyu Chen, Yanfang Zhong, Shihua Wang
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4126–4137. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00936-14
PMCID:
PMC4068687

Environmental Microbiology

Molecular Method for Detection of Total Coliforms in Drinking Water Samples
Andrée F. Maheux, Dominique K. Boudreau, Marc-Antoine Bisson, Vanessa Dion-Dupont, Sébastien Bouchard, Martine Nkuranga, Michel G. Bergeron, Manuel J. Rodriguez
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4074–4084. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00546-14
PMCID:
PMC4068683
Pyruvate-Associated Acid Resistance in Bacteria
Jianting Wu, Yannan Li, Zhiming Cai, Ye Jin
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4108–4113. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01001-14
PMCID:
PMC4068671
Prevalence, Genetic Diversity, and Host Range of Tectiviruses among Members of the Bacillus cereus Group
Annika Gillis, Jacques Mahillon
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4138–4152. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00912-14
PMCID:
PMC4068676
Effects of pH and Lactate on Hydrogen Sulfide Production by Oral Veillonella spp.
Jumpei Washio, Yuko Shimada, Masakazu Yamada, Ryouichi Sakamaki, Nobuhiro Takahashi
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4184–4188. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00606-14
PMCID:
PMC4068660
Use of Cellulolytic Marine Bacteria for Enzymatic Pretreatment in Microalgal Biogas Production
Camilo Muñoz, Catalina Hidalgo, Manuel Zapata, David Jeison, Carlos Riquelme, Mariella Rivas
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4199–4206. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00827-14
PMCID:
PMC4068657
Comparative Biochemical Characterization of Three Exolytic Oligoalginate Lyases from Vibrio splendidus Reveals Complementary Substrate Scope, Temperature, and pH Adaptations
Sujit Sadashiv Jagtap, Jan-Hendrik Hehemann, Martin F. Polz, Jung-Kul Lee, Huimin Zhao
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4207–4214. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01285-14
PMCID:
PMC4068682
Eutrophication and Bacterial Pathogens as Risk Factors for Avian Botulism Outbreaks in Wetlands Receiving Effluents from Urban Wastewater Treatment Plants
Ibone Anza, Dolors Vidal, Celia Laguna, Sandra Díaz-Sánchez, Sergio Sánchez, Álvaro Chicote, Máximo Florín, Rafael Mateo
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4251–4259. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00949-14
PMCID:
PMC4068692
Bioaccumulation Efficiency, Tissue Distribution, and Environmental Occurrence of Hepatitis E Virus in Bivalve Shellfish from France
Marco Grodzki, Julien Schaeffer, Jean-Côme Piquet, Jean-Claude Le Saux, Julien Chevé, Joanna Ollivier, Jacques Le Pendu, Françoise S. Le Guyader
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4269–4276. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00978-14
PMCID:
PMC4068666
Functional Heterologous Production of Reductive Dehalogenases from Desulfitobacterium hafniense Strains
Anita Mac Nelly, Marco Kai, Aleš Svatoš, Gabriele Diekert, Torsten Schubert
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4313–4322. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00881-14
PMCID:
PMC4068680
Investigating Microbial Eukaryotic Diversity from a Global Census: Insights from a Comparison of Pyrotag and Full-Length Sequences of 18S rRNA Genes
Alle A. Y. Lie, Zhenfeng Liu, Sarah K. Hu, Adriane C. Jones, Diane Y. Kim, Peter D. Countway, Linda A. Amaral-Zettler, S. Craig Cary, Evelyn B. Sherr, Barry F. Sherr, Rebecca J. Gast, David A. Caron
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4363–4373. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00057-14
PMCID:
PMC4068655
Effect of Long-Term Starvation on the Survival, Recovery, and Carbon Utilization Profiles of a Bovine Escherichia coli O157:H7 Isolate from New Zealand
Ron N. Xavier, Hugh W. Morgan, Ian R. McDonald, Helen Withers
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4383–4390. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00045-14
PMCID:
PMC4068667
Wipes Coated with a Singlet-Oxygen-Producing Photosensitizer Are Effective against Human Influenza Virus but Not against Norovirus
Katharina Verhaelen, Martijn Bouwknegt, Saskia Rutjes, Ana Maria de Roda Husman, Erwin Duizer
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4391–4397. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01219-14
PMCID:
PMC4068670
Discovery of Bovine Digital Dermatitis-Associated Treponema spp. in the Dairy Herd Environment by a Targeted Deep-Sequencing Approach
Kirstine Klitgaard, Martin W. Nielsen, Hans-Christian Ingerslev, Mette Boye, Tim K. Jensen
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4427–4432. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00873-14
PMCID:
PMC4068665

Microbial Ecology

Temporal Dynamics of the Cecal Gut Microbiota of Juvenile Arctic Ground Squirrels: a Strong Litter Effect across the First Active Season
Timothy J. Stevenson, C. Loren Buck, Khrystyne N. Duddleston
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4260–4268. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00737-14
PMCID:
PMC4068674
Modeling the Infection Dynamics of Bacteriophages in Enteric Escherichia coli: Estimating the Contribution of Transduction to Antimicrobial Gene Spread
Victoriya V. Volkova, Zhao Lu, Thomas Besser, Yrjö T. Gröhn
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4350–4362. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00446-14
PMCID:
PMC4068684
Atmospheric N Deposition Increases Bacterial Laccase-Like Multicopper Oxidases: Implications for Organic Matter Decay
Zachary Freedman, Donald R. Zak
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4460–4468. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01224-14
PMCID:
PMC4068658

Food Microbiology

Causal Relationship between Microbial Ecology Dynamics and Proteolysis during Manufacture and Ripening of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Cheese Canestrato Pugliese
Ilaria De Pasquale, Maria Calasso, Leonardo Mancini, Danilo Ercolini, Antonietta La Storia, Maria De Angelis, Raffaella Di Cagno, Marco Gobbetti
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4085–4094. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00757-14
PMCID:
PMC4068669
The Transcriptional Response of Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis DSM 20451T and Its tcyB Mutant Lacking a Functional Cystine Transporter to Diamide Stress
Mandy Stetina, Jürgen Behr, Rudi F. Vogel
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4114–4125. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00367-14
PMCID:
PMC4068661
Beyond the Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization (MALDI) Biotyping Workflow: in Search of Microorganism-Specific Tryptic Peptides Enabling Discrimination of Subspecies
Maria-Theresia Gekenidis, Patrick Studer, Simone Wüthrich, René Brunisholz, David Drissner
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4234–4241. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00740-14
PMCID:
PMC4068689
Assessing Genetic Diversity among Brettanomyces Yeasts by DNA Fingerprinting and Whole-Genome Sequencing
Sam Crauwels, Bo Zhu, Jan Steensels, Pieter Busschaert, Gorik De Samblanx, Kathleen Marchal, Kris A. Willems, Kevin J. Verstrepen, Bart Lievens
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4398–4413. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00601-14
PMCID:
PMC4068659
Starter Culture Selection for Making Chinese Sesame-Flavored Liquor Based on Microbial Metabolic Activity in Mixed-Culture Fermentation
Qun Wu, Jie Ling, Yan Xu
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4450–4459. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00905-14
PMCID:
PMC4068675

Physiology

Mannosylglycerate and Di-myo-Inositol Phosphate Have Interchangeable Roles during Adaptation of Pyrococcus furiosus to Heat Stress
Ana M. Esteves, Sanjeev K. Chandrayan, Patrick M. McTernan, Nuno Borges, Michael W. W. Adams, Helena Santos
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4226–4233. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00559-14
PMCID:
PMC4068688
Going Wireless: Fe(III) Oxide Reduction without Pili by Geobacter sulfurreducens Strain JS-1
Jessica A. Smith, Pier-Luc Tremblay, Pravin Malla Shrestha, Oona L. Snoeyenbos-West, Ashley E. Franks, Kelly P. Nevin, Derek R. Lovley
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4331–4340. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01122-14
PMCID:
PMC4068678
Physiological and Transcriptional Responses of Anaerobic Chemostat Cultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Subjected to Diurnal Temperature Cycles
Marit Hebly, Dick de Ridder, Erik A. F. de Hulster, Pilar de la Torre Cortes, Jack T. Pronk, Pascale Daran-Lapujade
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4433–4449. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00785-14
PMCID:
PMC4068694

Plant Microbiology

Modulation of Endogenous Indole-3-Acetic Acid Biosynthesis in Bacteroids within Medicago sativa Nodules
C. Bianco, B. Senatore, S. Arbucci, G. Pieraccini, R. Defez
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4286–4293. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00597-14
PMCID:
PMC4068685

Invertebrate Microbiology

Microbial Population Dynamics in the Hemolymph of Manduca sexta Infected with Xenorhabdus nematophila and the Entomopathogenic Nematode Steinernema carpocapsae
Swati Singh, Jordan M. Reese, Ángel M. Casanova-Torres, Heidi Goodrich-Blair, Steven Forst
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4277–4285. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00768-14
PMCID:
PMC4068695
Analysis of Multiple Tsetse Fly Populations in Uganda Reveals Limited Diversity and Species-Specific Gut Microbiota
Emre Aksoy, Erich L. Telleria, Richard Echodu, Yineng Wu, Loyce M. Okedi, Brian L. Weiss, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4301–4312. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00079-14
PMCID:
PMC4068677
Purine Biosynthesis, Biofilm Formation, and Persistence of an Insect-Microbe Gut Symbiosis
Jiyeun Kate Kim, Jeong Yun Kwon, Soo Kyoung Kim, Sang Heum Han, Yeo Jin Won, Joon Hee Lee, Chan-Hee Kim, Takema Fukatsu, Bok Luel Lee
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4374–4382. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00739-14
PMCID:
PMC4068690

Methods

Targeted and Highly Multiplexed Detection of Microorganisms by Employing an Ensemble of Molecular Probes
Weihong Xu, Sujatha Krishnakumar, Molly Miranda, Michael A. Jensen, Marilyn Fukushima, Curtis Palm, Eula Fung, Ronald W. Davis, Robert P. St.Onge, Richard W. Hyman
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4153–4161. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00666-14
PMCID:
PMC4068679

Public and Environmental Health Microbiology

Functional Genomic Characterization of Virulence Factors from Necrotizing Fasciitis-Causing Strains of Aeromonas hydrophila
Christopher J. Grim, Elena V. Kozlova, Duraisamy Ponnusamy, Eric C. Fitts, Jian Sha, Michelle L. Kirtley, Christina J. van Lier, Bethany L. Tiner, Tatiana E. Erova, Sandeep J. Joseph, Timothy D. Read, Joshua R. Shak, Sam W. Joseph, Ed Singletary, Tracy Felland, Wallace B. Baze, Amy J. Horneman, Ashok K. Chopra
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4162–4183. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00486-14
PMCID:
PMC4068668
Comparison of Five Bacteriophages as Models for Viral Aerosol Studies
Nathalie Turgeon, Marie-Josée Toulouse, Bruno Martel, Sylvain Moineau, Caroline Duchaine
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): 4242–4250. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00767-14
PMCID:
PMC4068686

Masthead

Editorial Board
Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 2014; 80(14): A1–A2. doi: 10.1128/AEM.masthead.80-14
PMCID:
PMC4068696

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