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Volume 81(5);  2015 Mar

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Articles of Significant Interest Selected from This Issue by the Editors
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1541. Published online 2015 Feb 10. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00074-15
PMCID:
PMC4325152

Genetics and Molecular Biology

A Vector System for ABC Transporter-Mediated Secretion and Purification of Recombinant Proteins in Pseudomonas Species
Jaewook Ryu, Ukjin Lee, Jiye Park, Do-Hyun Yoo, Jung Hoon Ahn
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1744–1753. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03514-14
PMCID:
PMC4325144
Transcriptional Analysis of Deinococcus radiodurans Reveals Novel Small RNAs That Are Differentially Expressed under Ionizing Radiation
Chen-Hsun Tsai, Rick Liao, Brendan Chou, Lydia M. Contreras
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1754–1764. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03709-14
PMCID:
PMC4325154
The Mannitol Utilization System of the Marine Bacterium Zobellia galactanivorans
Agnès Groisillier, Aurore Labourel, Gurvan Michel, Thierry Tonon
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1799–1812. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02808-14
PMCID:
PMC4325148

Biotechnology

Engineering of Glarea lozoyensis for Exclusive Production of the Pneumocandin B0 Precursor of the Antifungal Drug Caspofungin Acetate
Li Chen, Qun Yue, Yan Li, Xuemei Niu, Meichun Xiang, Wenzhao Wang, Gerald F. Bills, Xingzhong Liu, Zhiqiang An
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1550–1558. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03256-14
PMCID:
PMC4325176
Deletion of PHO13, Encoding Haloacid Dehalogenase Type IIA Phosphatase, Results in Upregulation of the Pentose Phosphate Pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Soo Rin Kim, Haiqing Xu, Anastashia Lesmana, Uros Kuzmanovic, Matthew Au, Clarissa Florencia, Eun Joong Oh, Guochang Zhang, Kyoung Heon Kim, Yong-Su Jin
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1601–1609. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03474-14
PMCID:
PMC4325158
Using a Genome-Scale Metabolic Model of Enterococcus faecalis V583 To Assess Amino Acid Uptake and Its Impact on Central Metabolism
Nadine Veith, Margrete Solheim, Koen W. A. van Grinsven, Brett G. Olivier, Jennifer Levering, Ruth Grosseholz, Jeroen Hugenholtz, Helge Holo, Ingolf Nes, Bas Teusink, Ursula Kummer
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1622–1633. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03279-14
PMCID:
PMC4325170
Genetic Tools for the Industrially Promising Methanotroph Methylomicrobium buryatense
Aaron W. Puri, Sarah Owen, Frances Chu, Ted Chavkin, David A. C. Beck, Marina G. Kalyuzhnaya, Mary E. Lidstrom
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1775–1781. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03795-14
PMCID:
PMC4325140
Isolation and Screening of Thermophilic Bacilli from Compost for Electrotransformation and Fermentation: Characterization of Bacillus smithii ET 138 as a New Biocatalyst
Elleke F. Bosma, Antonius H. P. van de Weijer, Martinus J. A. Daas, John van der Oost, Willem M. de Vos, Richard van Kranenburg
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1874–1883. Published online 2015 Jan 2. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03640-14
PMCID:
PMC4325177

Enzymology and Protein Engineering

Phosphoryl Transfer from α-d-Glucose 1-Phosphate Catalyzed by Escherichia coli Sugar-Phosphate Phosphatases of Two Protein Superfamily Types
Patricia Wildberger, Martin Pfeiffer, Lothar Brecker, Gerald N. Rechberger, Ruth Birner-Gruenberger, Bernd Nidetzky
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1559–1572. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03314-14
PMCID:
PMC4325146
Genetic Engineering Activates Biosynthesis of Aromatic Fumaric Acid Amides in the Human Pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus
Daniel Kalb, Thorsten Heinekamp, Gerald Lackner, Daniel H. Scharf, Hans-Martin Dahse, Axel A. Brakhage, Dirk Hoffmeister
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1594–1600. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03268-14
PMCID:
PMC4325157
Improved Antimicrobial Activities of Synthetic-Hybrid Bacteriocins Designed from Enterocin E50-52 and Pediocin PA-1
Santosh Kumar Tiwari, Katia Sutyak Noll, Veronica L. Cavera, Michael L. Chikindas
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1661–1667. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03477-14
PMCID:
PMC4325174
Malonic Semialdehyde Reductase from the Archaeon Nitrosopumilus maritimus Is Involved in the Autotrophic 3-Hydroxypropionate/4-Hydroxybutyrate Cycle
Julia Otte, Achim Mall, Daniel M. Schubert, Martin Könneke, Ivan A. Berg
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1700–1707. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03390-14
PMCID:
PMC4325172
Alginate Lyases from Alginate-Degrading Vibrio splendidus 12B01 Are Endolytic
Ahmet H. Badur, Sujit Sadashiv Jagtap, Geethika Yalamanchili, Jung-Kul Lee, Huimin Zhao, Christopher V. Rao
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1865–1873. Published online 2015 Jan 2. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03460-14
PMCID:
PMC4325137

Environmental Microbiology

Mechanisms of Methods for Hepatitis C Virus Inactivation
Stephanie Pfaender, Janine Brinkmann, Daniel Todt, Nina Riebesehl, Joerg Steinmann, Jochen Steinmann, Thomas Pietschmann, Eike Steinmann
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1616–1621. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03580-14
PMCID:
PMC4325173
Clearance of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infection in Calves by Rectal Administration of Bovine Lactoferrin
E. Kieckens, J. Rybarczyk, L. De Zutter, L. Duchateau, D. Vanrompay, E. Cox
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1644–1651. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03724-14
PMCID:
PMC4325167
A Chlorogenic Acid Esterase with a Unique Substrate Specificity from Ustilago maydis
Annabel Nieter, Paul Haase-Aschoff, Sebastian Kelle, Diana Linke, Ulrich Krings, Lutz Popper, Ralf G. Berger
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1679–1688. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02911-14
PMCID:
PMC4325150
The Bacillus cereus Group Is an Excellent Reservoir of Novel Lanthipeptides
Bingyue Xin, Jinshui Zheng, Ziya Xu, Xiaoling Song, Lifang Ruan, Donghai Peng, Ming Sun
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1765–1774. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03758-14
PMCID:
PMC4325169
Impact of the Use of β-Lactam Antimicrobials on the Emergence of Escherichia coli Isolates Resistant to Cephalosporins under Standard Pig-Rearing Conditions
Karla Cameron-Veas, Marc Solà-Ginés, Miguel A. Moreno, Lorenzo Fraile, Lourdes Migura-Garcia
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1782–1787. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03916-14
PMCID:
PMC4325139
Accumulation of Reserve Carbohydrate by Rumen Protozoa and Bacteria in Competition for Glucose
Bethany L. Denton, Leanne E. Diese, Jeffrey L. Firkins, Timothy J. Hackmann
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1832–1838. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03736-14
PMCID:
PMC4325151
Iron Corrosion Induced by Nonhydrogenotrophic Nitrate-Reducing Prolixibacter sp. Strain MIC1-1
Takao Iino, Kimio Ito, Satoshi Wakai, Hirohito Tsurumaru, Moriya Ohkuma, Shigeaki Harayama
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1839–1846. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03741-14
PMCID:
PMC4325155

Microbial Ecology

Community Structure and Biogeochemical Impacts of Microbial Life on Floating Pumice
J. J. Elser, M. Bastidas Navarro, J. R. Corman, H. Emick, M. Kellom, C. Laspoumaderes, Z. M. Lee, A. T. Poret-Peterson, E. Balseiro, B. Modenutti
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1542–1549. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03160-14
PMCID:
PMC4325165
In Situ Prebiotics for Weaning Piglets: In Vitro Production and Fermentation of Potato Galacto-Rhamnogalacturonan
Mikael Lenz Strube, Helle Christine Ravn, Hans-Christian Ingerslev, Anne Strunge Meyer, Mette Boye
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1668–1678. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03582-14
PMCID:
PMC4325168
Bacterial Diversity in the South Adriatic Sea during a Strong, Deep Winter Convection Year
M. Korlević, P. Pop Ristova, R. Garić, R. Amann, S. Orlić
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1715–1726. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03410-14
PMCID:
PMC4325156

Food Microbiology

Evaluating the Occurrence of Escherichia albertii in Chicken Carcass Rinses by PCR, Vitek Analysis, and Sequencing of the rpoB Gene
Rebecca L. Lindsey, Paula J. Fedorka-Cray, Melanie Abley, Jennifer B. Turpin, Richard J. Meinersmann
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1727–1734. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03681-14
PMCID:
PMC4325149
Exploring the Diversity of Listeria monocytogenes Biofilm Architecture by High-Throughput Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy and the Predominance of the Honeycomb-Like Morphotype
Morgan Guilbaud, Pascal Piveteau, Mickaël Desvaux, Sylvain Brisse, Romain Briandet
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1813–1819. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03173-14
PMCID:
PMC4325147

Physiology

A Novel CO-Responsive Transcriptional Regulator and Enhanced H2 Production by an Engineered Thermococcus onnurineus NA1 Strain
Min-Sik Kim, Ae Ran Choi, Seong Hyuk Lee, Hae-Chang Jung, Seung Seob Bae, Tae-Jun Yang, Jeong Ho Jeon, Jae Kyu Lim, Hwan Youn, Tae Wan Kim, Hyun Sook Lee, Sung Gyun Kang
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1708–1714. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03019-14
PMCID:
PMC4325145
Comparative Proteome Analysis Reveals Four Novel Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) Granule-Associated Proteins in Ralstonia eutropha H16
Anna Sznajder, Daniel Pfeiffer, Dieter Jendrossek
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1847–1858. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03791-14
PMCID:
PMC4325142

Invertebrate Microbiology

Field and Experimental Evidence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus as the Causative Agent of Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease of Cultured Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) in Northwestern Mexico
Sonia A. Soto-Rodriguez, Bruno Gomez-Gil, Rodolfo Lozano-Olvera, Miguel Betancourt-Lozano, Maria Soledad Morales-Covarrubias
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1689–1699. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03610-14
PMCID:
PMC4325143
Resistance of Trichoplusia ni Populations Selected by Bacillus thuringiensis Sprays to Cotton Plants Expressing Pyramided Bacillus thuringiensis Toxins Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab
Wendy Kain, Xiaozhao Song, Alida F. Janmaat, Jian-Zhou Zhao, Judith Myers, Anthony M. Shelton, Ping Wang
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1884–1890. Published online 2014 Dec 5. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03382-14
PMCID:
PMC4325153

Methods

CATCh, an Ensemble Classifier for Chimera Detection in 16S rRNA Sequencing Studies
Mohamed Mysara, Yvan Saeys, Natalie Leys, Jeroen Raes, Pieter Monsieurs
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1573–1584. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02896-14
PMCID:
PMC4325141
Organic Substances Interfere with Reverse Transcription-Quantitative PCR-Based Virus Detection in Water Samples
Akihiko Hata, Hiroyuki Katayama, Hiroaki Furumai
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1585–1593. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03082-14
PMCID:
PMC4325162
Rapid Method Using Two Microbial Enzymes for Detection of l-Abrine in Food as a Marker for the Toxic Protein Abrin
Anthony G. Dodge, Kelvin Carrasquillo, Luis Rivera, Lei Xu, Lawrence P. Wackett, Michael J. Sadowsky
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1610–1615. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03492-14
PMCID:
PMC4325171
Use of mCherry Red Fluorescent Protein for Studies of Protein Localization and Gene Expression in Clostridium difficile
Eric M. Ransom, Craig D. Ellermeier, David S. Weiss
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1652–1660. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03446-14
PMCID:
PMC4325159

Public and Environmental Health Microbiology

Genotypic and Phenotypic Characterization of Escherichia coli Isolates from Feces, Hands, and Soils in Rural Bangladesh via the Colilert Quanti-Tray System
Timothy R. Julian, M. Aminul Islam, Amy J. Pickering, Subarna Roy, Erica R. Fuhrmeister, Ayse Ercumen, Angela Harris, Jason Bishai, Kellogg J. Schwab
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1735–1743. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03214-14
PMCID:
PMC4325160
Pathogenic Potential, Genetic Diversity, and Population Structure of Escherichia coli Strains Isolated from a Forest-Dominated Watershed (Comox Lake) in British Columbia, Canada
Abhirosh Chandran, Asit Mazumder
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1788–1798. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03738-14
PMCID:
PMC4325175
Tomofumi Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Hamasaki, Hideaki Yoshitomi, Tetsuya Ishibashi, Chiharu Yoshiyama, Eriko Maeda, Nobuyuki Sera, Hiromu Yoshida
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1859–1864. Published online 2015 Jan 2. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03575-14
PMCID:
PMC4325164

Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

Integrative Conjugative Elements Are Widespread in Field Isolates of Mycoplasma Species Pathogenic for Ruminants
Florence Tardy, Virginie Mick, Emilie Dordet-Frisoni, Marc Serge Marenda, Pascal Sirand-Pugnet, Alain Blanchard, Christine Citti
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1634–1643. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03723-14
PMCID:
PMC4325163
Population Biology of Intestinal Enterococcus Isolates from Hospitalized and Nonhospitalized Individuals in Different Age Groups
Ana P. Tedim, Patricia Ruiz-Garbajosa, Jukka Corander, Concepción M. Rodríguez, Rafael Cantón, Rob J. Willems, Fernando Baquero, Teresa M. Coque
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): 1820–1831. Published online 2014 Dec 29. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03661-14
PMCID:
PMC4325138

Masthead

Editorial Board
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 81(5): A1–A2. Published online 2015 Feb 10. doi: 10.1128/AEM.masthead.81-5
PMCID:
PMC4325161

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