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Volume 80(17);  September 2014

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Spotlight

Articles of Significant Interest Selected from This Issue by the Editors
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5153. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02188-14
PMCID:
PMC4136096

Minireview

Does Campylobacter jejuni Form Biofilms in Food-Related Environments?
Amy Huei Teen Teh, Sui Mae Lee, Gary A. Dykes
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5154–5160. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01493-14
PMCID:
PMC4136081

Genetics and Molecular Biology

TgaA, a VirB1-Like Component Belonging to a Putative Type IV Secretion System of Bifidobacterium bifidum MIMBb75
Simone Guglielmetti, Silvia Balzaretti, Valentina Taverniti, Matteo Miriani, Christian Milani, Alessio Scarafoni, Silvia Corona, Alessandro Ciranna, Stefania Arioli, Ville Santala, Stefania Iametti, Francesco Bonomi, Marco Ventura, Diego Mora, Matti Karp
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5161–5169. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01413-14
PMCID:
PMC4136095
Murein Lytic Enzyme TgaA of Bifidobacterium bifidum MIMBb75 Modulates Dendritic Cell Maturation through Its Cysteine- and Histidine-Dependent Amidohydrolase/Peptidase (CHAP) Amidase Domain
Simone Guglielmetti, Ivan Zanoni, Silvia Balzaretti, Matteo Miriani, Valentina Taverniti, Ivano De Noni, Ilaria Presti, Milda Stuknyte, Alessio Scarafoni, Stefania Arioli, Stefania Iametti, Francesco Bonomi, Diego Mora, Matti Karp, Francesca Granucci
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5170–5177. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00761-14
PMCID:
PMC4136110
Christian Beck, Stefanie Hertel, Anne Rediger, Robert Lehmann, Anika Wiegard, Adrian Kölsch, Beate Heilmann, Jens Georg, Wolfgang R. Hess, Ilka M. Axmann
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5195–5206. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01086-14
PMCID:
PMC4136122
Sporadic Distribution and Distinctive Variations of Cylindrospermopsin Genes in Cyanobacterial Strains and Environmental Samples from Chinese Freshwater Bodies
Yongguang Jiang, Peng Xiao, Gongliang Yu, Jihai Shao, Deming Liu, Sandra M. F. O. Azevedo, Renhui Li
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5219–5230. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00551-14
PMCID:
PMC4136083
LacR Is a Repressor of lacABCD and LacT Is an Activator of lacTFEG, Constituting the lac Gene Cluster in Streptococcus pneumoniae
Muhammad Afzal, Sulman Shafeeq, Oscar P. Kuipers
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5349–5358. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01370-14
PMCID:
PMC4136080
The pH-Dependent Expression of the Urease Operon in Streptococcus salivarius Is Mediated by CodY
Szu-Chuan Huang, Robert A. Burne, Yi-Ywan M. Chen
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5386–5393. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00755-14
PMCID:
PMC4136106
Role of Bacillus subtilis Error Prevention Oxidized Guanine System in Counteracting Hexavalent Chromium-Promoted Oxidative DNA Damage
Fernando Santos-Escobar, J. Félix Gutiérrez-Corona, Mario Pedraza-Reyes
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5493–5502. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01665-14
PMCID:
PMC4136107
Hilde Hansen, Ane Mohn Bjelland, Maria Ronessen, Espen Robertsen, Nils Peder Willassen
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5530–5541. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01239-14
PMCID:
PMC4136084

Biotechnology

Improved Production of a Heterologous Amylase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Inverse Metabolic Engineering
Zihe Liu, Lifang Liu, Tobias Österlund, Jin Hou, Mingtao Huang, Linn Fagerberg, Dina Petranovic, Mathias Uhlén, Jens Nielsen
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5542–5550. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00712-14
PMCID:
PMC4136093

Biodegradation

Latex Clearing Protein—an Oxygenase Cleaving Poly(cis-1,4-Isoprene) Rubber at the cis Double Bonds
Sebastian Hiessl, Dietrich Böse, Sylvia Oetermann, Jessica Eggers, Jörg Pietruszka, Alexander Steinbüchel
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5231–5240. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01502-14
PMCID:
PMC4136117
A Pseudomonas putida Strain Genetically Engineered for 1,2,3-Trichloropropane Bioremediation
Ghufrana Samin, Martina Pavlova, M. Irfan Arif, Christiaan P. Postema, Jiri Damborsky, Dick B. Janssen
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5467–5476. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01620-14
PMCID:
PMC4136109

Enzymology and Protein Engineering

Elucidation of the Molecular Basis for Arabinoxylan-Debranching Activity of a Thermostable Family GH62 α-l-Arabinofuranosidase from Streptomyces thermoviolaceus
Weijun Wang, Galina Mai-Gisondi, Peter J. Stogios, Amrit Kaur, Xiaohui Xu, Hong Cui, Ossi Turunen, Alexei Savchenko, Emma R. Master
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5317–5329. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00685-14
PMCID:
PMC4136092

Environmental Microbiology

Inhibition of Biofilm Formation by T7 Bacteriophages Producing Quorum-Quenching Enzymes
Ruoting Pei, Gisella R. Lamas-Samanamud
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5340–5348. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01434-14
PMCID:
PMC4136088
Analysis of Strains Lacking Known Osmolyte Accumulation Mechanisms Reveals Contributions of Osmolytes and Transporters to Protection against Abiotic Stress
Lindsay Murdock, Tangi Burke, Chelsea Coumoundouros, Doreen E. Culham, Charles E. Deutch, James Ellinger, Craig H. Kerr, Samantha M. Plater, Eric To, Geordie Wright, Janet M. Wood
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5366–5378. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01138-14
PMCID:
PMC4136119
Modularity Reveals the Tendency of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi To Interact Differently with Generalist and Specialist Plant Species in Gypsum Soils
Emma Torrecillas, Maria del Mar Alguacil, Antonio Roldán, Gisela Díaz, Alicia Montesinos-Navarro, Maria Pilar Torres
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5457–5466. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01358-14
PMCID:
PMC4136098
Multilocus Sequence Analysis of the Marine Bacterial Genus Tenacibaculum Suggests Parallel Evolution of Fish Pathogenicity and Endemic Colonization of Aquaculture Systems
Christophe Habib, Armel Houel, Aurélie Lunazzi, Jean-François Bernardet, Anne Berit Olsen, Hanne Nilsen, Alicia E. Toranzo, Nuria Castro, Pierre Nicolas, Eric Duchaud
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5503–5514. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01177-14
PMCID:
PMC4136090

Microbial Ecology

Ether- and Ester-Bound iso-Diabolic Acid and Other Lipids in Members of Acidobacteria Subdivision 4
Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté, W. Irene C. Rijpstra, Ellen C. Hopmans, Bärbel U. Foesel, Pia K. Wüst, Jörg Overmann, Marcus Tank, Donald A. Bryant, Peter F. Dunfield, Karen Houghton, Matthew B. Stott
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5207–5218. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01066-14
PMCID:
PMC4136120
Wastewater Irrigation Increases the Abundance of Potentially Harmful Gammaproteobacteria in Soils in Mezquital Valley, Mexico
Melanie Broszat, Heiko Nacke, Ronja Blasi, Christina Siebe, Johannes Huebner, Rolf Daniel, Elisabeth Grohmann
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5282–5291. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01295-14
PMCID:
PMC4136100
Abundance and Diversity of Soybean-Nodulating Rhizobia in Black Soil Are Impacted by Land Use and Crop Management
Jun Yan, Xiao Zeng Han, Zhao Jun Ji, Yan Li, En Tao Wang, Zhi Hong Xie, Wen Feng Chen
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5394–5402. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01135-14
PMCID:
PMC4136101
Wild Bird Surveillance for Avian Paramyxoviruses in the Azov-Black Sea Region of Ukraine (2006 to 2011) Reveals Epidemiological Connections with Europe and Africa
Denys Muzyka, Mary Pantin-Jackwood, Borys Stegniy, Oleksandr Rula, Vitaliy Bolotin, Anton Stegniy, Anton Gerilovych, Pavlo Shutchenko, Maryna Stegniy, Vasyl Koshelev, Klavdii Maiorova, Semen Tkachenko, Nataliia Muzyka, Larysa Usova, Claudio L. Afonso
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5427–5438. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00733-14
PMCID:
PMC4136112

Food Microbiology

Microbial Successions Are Associated with Changes in Chemical Profiles of a Model Refrigerated Fresh Pork Sausage during an 80-Day Shelf Life Study
Andrew K. Benson, Jairus R. D. David, Stefanie Evans Gilbreth, Gordon Smith, Joseph Nietfeldt, Ryan Legge, Jaehyoung Kim, Rohita Sinha, Christopher E. Duncan, Junjie Ma, Indarpal Singh
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5178–5194. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00774-14
PMCID:
PMC4136103
Modeling Bacterial Population Growth from Stochastic Single-Cell Dynamics
Antonio A. Alonso, Ignacio Molina, Constantinos Theodoropoulos
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5241–5253. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01423-14
PMCID:
PMC4136116
Effect of Microstructure on Population Growth Parameters of Escherichia coli in Gelatin-Dextran Systems
Kathleen Boons, Estefanía Noriega, Rob Van den Broeck, Charlotte C. David, Johan Hofkens, Jan F. Van Impe
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5330–5339. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00817-14
PMCID:
PMC4136113
Genetic Characterization of Plasmid-Associated Triphenylmethane Reductase in Listeria monocytogenes
Vikrant Dutta, Driss Elhanafi, Jason Osborne, Mira Rakic Martinez, Sophia Kathariou
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5379–5385. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01398-14
PMCID:
PMC4136114
Norovirus Transmission between Hands, Gloves, Utensils, and Fresh Produce during Simulated Food Handling
M. Rönnqvist, E. Aho, A. Mikkelä, J. Ranta, P. Tuominen, M. Rättö, L. Maunula
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5403–5410. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01162-14
PMCID:
PMC4136105
Indigenous Bacteria and Fungi Drive Traditional Kimoto Sake Fermentations
Nicholas A. Bokulich, Moe Ohta, Morgan Lee, David A. Mills
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5522–5529. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00663-14
PMCID:
PMC4136118

Physiology

The Functional Structure of Central Carbon Metabolism in Pseudomonas putida KT2440
Suresh Sudarsan, Sarah Dethlefsen, Lars M. Blank, Martin Siemann-Herzberg, Andreas Schmid
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5292–5303. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01643-14
PMCID:
PMC4136102
Iron Triggers λSo Prophage Induction and Release of Extracellular DNA in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms
Lucas Binnenkade, Laura Teichmann, Kai M. Thormann
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5304–5316. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01480-14
PMCID:
PMC4136115

Plant Microbiology

Transcriptional Regulator LsrB of Sinorhizobium meliloti Positively Regulates the Expression of Genes Involved in Lipopolysaccharide Biosynthesis
Guirong Tang, Ying Wang, Li Luo
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5265–5273. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01393-14
PMCID:
PMC4136089
Barbara Reithner, Astrid R. Mach-Aigner, Alfredo Herrera-Estrella, Robert L. Mach
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5274–5281. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00930-14
PMCID:
PMC4136121

Invertebrate Microbiology

Insect Gut Bacterial Diversity Determined by Environmental Habitat, Diet, Developmental Stage, and Phylogeny of Host
Ji-Hyun Yun, Seong Woon Roh, Tae Woong Whon, Mi-Ja Jung, Min-Soo Kim, Doo-Sang Park, Changmann Yoon, Young-Do Nam, Yun-Ji Kim, Jung-Hye Choi, Joon-Yong Kim, Na-Ri Shin, Sung-Hee Kim, Won-Jae Lee, Jin-Woo Bae
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5254–5264. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01226-14
PMCID:
PMC4136111
S. Anaid Diaz, Olivier Restif
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5411–5418. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01037-14
PMCID:
PMC4136108
Ostreid Herpesvirus 1 Infection among Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) Spat: Relevance of Water Temperature to Virus Replication and Circulation Prior to the Onset of Mortality
Tristan Renault, Anne Lise Bouquet, Julien-Thomas Maurice, Coralie Lupo, Philippe Blachier
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5419–5426. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00484-14
PMCID:
PMC4136091
Transmission and Retention of Salmonella enterica by Phytophagous Hemipteran Insects
José Pablo Soto-Arias, Russell L. Groves, Jeri D. Barak
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5447–5456. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01444-14
PMCID:
PMC4136094
Identification of Different Bartonella Species in the Cattle Tail Louse (Haematopinus quadripertusus) and in Cattle Blood
Ricardo Gutiérrez, Liron Cohen, Danny Morick, Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, Shimon Harrus, Yuval Gottlieb
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5477–5483. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01409-14
PMCID:
PMC4136086

Methods

Optimization of Multilocus Sequence Analysis for Identification of Species in the Genus Vibrio
Michael W. Gabriel, George Y. Matsui, Robert Friedman, Charles R. Lovell
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5359–5365. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01206-14
PMCID:
PMC4136104
Flow Cytometry and Real-Time Quantitative PCR as Tools for Assessing Plasmid Persistence
Wesley Loftie-Eaton, Allison Tucker, Ann Norton, Eva M. Top
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5439–5446. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00793-14
PMCID:
PMC4136099
Design and Validation of Four New Primers for Next-Generation Sequencing To Target the 18S rRNA Genes of Gastrointestinal Ciliate Protozoa
Suzanne L. Ishaq, André-Denis G. Wright
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5515–5521. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01644-14
PMCID:
PMC4136085

Public and Environmental Health Microbiology

Suicin 90-1330 from a Nonvirulent Strain of Streptococcus suis: a Nisin-Related Lantibiotic Active on Gram-Positive Swine Pathogens
Geneviève LeBel, Katy Vaillancourt, Michel Frenette, Marcelo Gottschalk, Daniel Grenier
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): 5484–5492. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01055-14
PMCID:
PMC4136082

Masthead

Editorial Board
Appl Environ Microbiol. Sep 2014; 80(17): A1–A2. doi: 10.1128/AEM.masthead.80-17
PMCID:
PMC4136097

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