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Volume 81(7);  2015 Apr

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Articles of Significant Interest Selected from This Issue by the Editors
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2255. Published online 2015 Mar 12. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00380-15
PMCID:
PMC4357949

Biotechnology

Improved Production of Propionic Acid in Propionibacterium jensenii via Combinational Overexpression of Glycerol Dehydrogenase and Malate Dehydrogenase from Klebsiella pneumoniae
Long Liu, Xin Zhuge, Hyun-dong Shin, Rachel R. Chen, Jianghua Li, Guocheng Du, Jian Chen
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2256–2264. Published online 2015 Jan 16. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03572-14
PMCID:
PMC4357950
Effective Trapping of Fruit Flies with Cultures of Metabolically Modified Acetic Acid Bacteria
Yuri Ishii, Naoki Akasaka, Itsuko Goda, Hisao Sakoda, Shinsuke Fujiwara
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2265–2273. Published online 2015 Jan 16. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03678-14
PMCID:
PMC4357926
Reassessment of the Transhydrogenase/Malate Shunt Pathway in Clostridium thermocellum ATCC 27405 through Kinetic Characterization of Malic Enzyme and Malate Dehydrogenase
M. Taillefer, T. Rydzak, D. B. Levin, I. J. Oresnik, R. Sparling
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2423–2432. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03360-14
PMCID:
PMC4357940
Nitric Oxide Treatment for the Control of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Biofouling
Robert J. Barnes, Jiun Hui Low, Ratnaharika R. Bandi, Martin Tay, Felicia Chua, Theingi Aung, Anthony G. Fane, Staffan Kjelleberg, Scott A. Rice
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2515–2524. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03404-14
PMCID:
PMC4357936

Enzymology and Protein Engineering

Evolutionary Expansion of the Amidohydrolase Superfamily in Bacteria in Response to the Synthetic Compounds Molinate and Diuron
Elena Sugrue, Nicholas J. Fraser, Davis H. Hopkins, Paul D. Carr, Jeevan L. Khurana, John G. Oakeshott, Colin Scott, Colin J. Jackson
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2612–2624. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.04016-14
PMCID:
PMC4357960
Luca Rossoni, Stephen J. Hall, Graham Eastham, Peter Licence, Gill Stephens
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2625–2634. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.04033-14
PMCID:
PMC4357925

Environmental Microbiology

Navid Bazghaleh, Chantal Hamel, Yantai Gan, Bunyamin Tar'an, Joan Diane Knight
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2368–2377. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03692-14
PMCID:
PMC4357931
Large-Scale 13C Flux Profiling Reveals Conservation of the Entner-Doudoroff Pathway as a Glycolytic Strategy among Marine Bacteria That Use Glucose
Arne Klingner, Annekathrin Bartsch, Marco Dogs, Irene Wagner-Döbler, Dieter Jahn, Meinhard Simon, Thorsten Brinkhoff, Judith Becker, Christoph Wittmann
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2408–2422. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03157-14
PMCID:
PMC4357956
Methanobactin from Methylocystis sp. Strain SB2 Affects Gene Expression and Methane Monooxygenase Activity in Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b
Muhammad Farhan Ul-Haque, Bhagyalakshmi Kalidass, Alexey Vorobev, Bipin S. Baral, Alan A. DiSpirito, Jeremy D. Semrau
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2466–2473. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03981-14
PMCID:
PMC4357959
Sediment and Vegetation as Reservoirs of Vibrio vulnificus in the Tampa Bay Estuary and Gulf of Mexico
Eva Chase, Suzanne Young, Valerie J. Harwood
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2489–2494. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03243-14
PMCID:
PMC4357930
Molecular Gene Profiling of Clostridium botulinum Group III and Its Detection in Naturally Contaminated Samples Originating from Various European Countries
Cedric Woudstra, Caroline Le Maréchal, Rozenn Souillard, Marie-Hélène Bayon-Auboyer, Fabrizio Anniballi, Bruna Auricchio, Dario De Medici, Luca Bano, Miriam Koene, Marie-Hélène Sansonetti, Denise Desoutter, Eva-Maria Hansbauer, Martin B. Dorner, Brigitte G. Dorner, Patrick Fach
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2495–2505. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03915-14
PMCID:
PMC4357958
Natural Hot Spots for Gain of Multiple Resistances: Arsenic and Antibiotic Resistances in Heterotrophic, Aerobic Bacteria from Marine Hydrothermal Vent Fields
Pedro Farias, Christophe Espírito Santo, Rita Branco, Romeu Francisco, Susana Santos, Lars Hansen, Soren Sorensen, Paula V. Morais
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2534–2543. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03240-14
PMCID:
PMC4357944
Genome-Wide Transcriptional Responses to Carbon Starvation in Nongrowing Lactococcus lactis
Onur Ercan, Michiel Wels, Eddy J. Smid, Michiel Kleerebezem
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2554–2561. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03748-14
PMCID:
PMC4357953

Microbial Ecology

Syntrophic Growth of Desulfovibrio alaskensis Requires Genes for H2 and Formate Metabolism as Well as Those for Flagellum and Biofilm Formation
Lee R. Krumholz, Peter Bradstock, Cody S. Sheik, Yiwei Diao, Ozcan Gazioglu, Yuri Gorby, Michael J. McInerney
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2339–2348. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03358-14
PMCID:
PMC4357941
Extrahuman Epidemiology of Acinetobacter baumannii in Lebanon
Rayane Rafei, Monzer Hamze, Hélène Pailhoriès, Matthieu Eveillard, Laurent Marsollier, Marie-Laure Joly-Guillou, Fouad Dabboussi, Marie Kempf
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2359–2367. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03824-14
PMCID:
PMC4357923
Large Fractions of CO2-Fixing Microorganisms in Pristine Limestone Aquifers Appear To Be Involved in the Oxidation of Reduced Sulfur and Nitrogen Compounds
Martina Herrmann, Anna Rusznyák, Denise M. Akob, Isabel Schulze, Sebastian Opitz, Kai Uwe Totsche, Kirsten Küsel
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2384–2394. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03269-14
PMCID:
PMC4357952
Phylogeny of Intestinal Ciliates, Including Charonina ventriculi, and Comparison of Microscopy and 18S rRNA Gene Pyrosequencing for Rumen Ciliate Community Structure Analysis
Sandra Kittelmann, Savannah R. Devente, Michelle R. Kirk, Henning Seedorf, Burk A. Dehority, Peter H. Janssen
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2433–2444. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03697-14
PMCID:
PMC4357937
Fungal Communities Respond to Long-Term CO2 Elevation by Community Reassembly
Qichao Tu, Mengting Yuan, Zhili He, Ye Deng, Kai Xue, Liyou Wu, Sarah E. Hobbie, Peter B. Reich, Jizhong Zhou
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2445–2454. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.04040-14
PMCID:
PMC4357938

Food Microbiology

Bacteriophage PBC1 and Its Endolysin as an Antimicrobial Agent against Bacillus cereus
Minsuk Kong, Sangryeol Ryu
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2274–2283. Published online 2015 Jan 16. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03485-14
PMCID:
PMC4357929
Long-Term Study of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Prevalence and Distribution in New Zealand Shellfish
C. D. Cruz, D. Hedderley, G. C. Fletcher
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2320–2327. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.04020-14
PMCID:
PMC4357935
The Global Regulator CodY in Streptococcus thermophilus Controls the Metabolic Network for Escalating Growth in the Milk Environment
W. W. Lu, Y. Wang, T. Wang, J. Kong
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2349–2358. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03361-14
PMCID:
PMC4357943
The Growing Season, but Not the Farming System, Is a Food Safety Risk Determinant for Leafy Greens in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States
Sasha C. Marine, Sivaranjani Pagadala, Fei Wang, Donna M. Pahl, Meredith V. Melendez, Wesley L. Kline, Ruth A. Oni, Christopher S. Walsh, Kathryne L. Everts, Robert L. Buchanan, Shirley A. Micallef
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2395–2407. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00051-15
PMCID:
PMC4357962
In Vivo Selection To Identify Bacterial Strains with Enhanced Ecological Performance in Synbiotic Applications
Janina A. Krumbeck, María X. Maldonado-Gomez, Inés Martínez, Steven A. Frese, Thomas E. Burkey, Karuna Rasineni, Amanda E. Ramer-Tait, Edward N. Harris, Robert W. Hutkins, Jens Walter
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2455–2465. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03903-14
PMCID:
PMC4357922
Multilocus Sequence Typing of Leuconostoc gelidum subsp. gasicomitatum, a Psychrotrophic Lactic Acid Bacterium Causing Spoilage of Packaged Perishable Foods
Riitta Rahkila, Per Johansson, Elina Säde, Lars Paulin, Petri Auvinen, Johanna Björkroth
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2474–2480. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.04013-14
PMCID:
PMC4357932
Temporal and Spatial Differences in Microbial Composition during the Manufacture of a Continental-Type Cheese
Daniel J. O'Sullivan, Paul D. Cotter, Orla O'Sullivan, Linda Giblin, Paul L. H. McSweeney, Jeremiah J. Sheehan
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2525–2533. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.04054-14
PMCID:
PMC4357954
Microbial Safety and Sanitary Quality of Strawberry Primary Production in Belgium: Risk Factors for Salmonella and Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Contamination
Stefanie Delbeke, Siele Ceuppens, Claudia Titze Hessel, Irene Castro, Liesbeth Jacxsens, Lieven De Zutter, Mieke Uyttendaele
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2562–2570. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03930-14
PMCID:
PMC4357942
Multifactorial Effects of Ambient Temperature, Precipitation, Farm Management, and Environmental Factors Determine the Level of Generic Escherichia coli Contamination on Preharvested Spinach
Sangshin Park, Sarah Navratil, Ashley Gregory, Arin Bauer, Indumathi Srinath, Barbara Szonyi, Kendra Nightingale, Juan Anciso, Mikyoung Jun, Daikwon Han, Sara Lawhon, Renata Ivanek
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2635–2650. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03793-14
PMCID:
PMC4357951

Physiology

Anthranilate Deteriorates the Structure of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms and Antagonizes the Biofilm-Enhancing Indole Effect
Soo-Kyoung Kim, Ha-Young Park, Joon-Hee Lee
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2328–2338. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03551-14
PMCID:
PMC4357933
Novel Functions of (p)ppGpp and Cyclic di-GMP in Mycobacterial Physiology Revealed by Phenotype Microarray Analysis of Wild-Type and Isogenic Strains of Mycobacterium smegmatis
Kuldeepkumar Ramnaresh Gupta, Sanjay Kasetty, Dipankar Chatterji
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2571–2578. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03999-14
PMCID:
PMC4357947

Plant Microbiology

Novel Hypovirulence-Associated RNA Mycovirus in the Plant-Pathogenic Fungus Botrytis cinerea: Molecular and Biological Characterization
Lin Yu, Wen Sang, Ming-De Wu, Jing Zhang, Long Yang, Ying-Jun Zhou, Wei-Dong Chen, Guo-Qing Li
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2299–2310. Published online 2015 Jan 16. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03992-14
PMCID:
PMC4357927
Decreasing Global Transcript Levels over Time Suggest that Phytoplasma Cells Enter Stationary Phase during Plant and Insect Colonization
D. Pacifico, L. Galetto, M. Rashidi, S. Abbà, S. Palmano, G. Firrao, D. Bosco, C. Marzachì
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2591–2602. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03096-14
PMCID:
PMC4357924

Invertebrate Microbiology

Female-Specific Specialization of a Posterior End Region of the Midgut Symbiotic Organ in Plautia splendens and Allied Stinkbugs
Toshinari Hayashi, Takahiro Hosokawa, Xian-Ying Meng, Ryuichi Koga, Takema Fukatsu
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2603–2611. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.04057-14
PMCID:
PMC4357921

Methods

Transfer of Plasmid DNA to Clinical Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcal Pathogens by Using a Unique Bacteriophage
Volker Winstel, Petra Kühner, Bernhard Krismer, Andreas Peschel, Holger Rohde
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2481–2488. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.04190-14
PMCID:
PMC4357934
Multigene Editing in the Escherichia coli Genome via the CRISPR-Cas9 System
Yu Jiang, Biao Chen, Chunlan Duan, Bingbing Sun, Junjie Yang, Sheng Yang
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2506–2514. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.04023-14
PMCID:
PMC4357945
Hideki Kobayashi
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2544–2553. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03708-14
PMCID:
PMC4357939

Public and Environmental Health Microbiology

Elucidation of Echovirus 30's Origin and Transmission during the 2012 Aseptic Meningitis Outbreak in Guangdong, China, through Continuing Environmental Surveillance
Jing Lu, Huanying Zheng, Xue Guo, Yong Zhang, Hui Li, Leng Liu, Hanri Zeng, Ling Fang, Yanling Mo, Hiromu Yoshida, Lina Yi, Tao Liu, Shannon Rutherford, Wenbo Xu, Changwen Ke
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2311–2319. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03200-14
PMCID:
PMC4357961
Anna Gillman, Shaman Muradrasoli, Hanna Söderström, Fredrik Holmberg, Neus Latorre-Margalef, Conny Tolf, Jonas Waldenström, Gunnar Gunnarsson, Björn Olsen, Josef D. Järhult
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2378–2383. Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.04034-14
PMCID:
PMC4357928
Type III Secretion System and Virulence Markers Highlight Similarities and Differences between Human- and Plant-Associated Pseudomonads Related to Pseudomonas fluorescens and P. putida
Sylvie Mazurier, Annabelle Merieau, Dorian Bergeau, Victorien Decoin, Daniel Sperandio, Alexandre Crépin, Corinne Barbey, Katy Jeannot, Maïté Vicré-Gibouin, Patrick Plésiat, Philippe Lemanceau, Xavier Latour
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2579–2590. Published online 2015 Jan 30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.04160-14
PMCID:
PMC4357948

Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

Thermal and Solvent Stress Cross-Tolerance Conferred to Corynebacterium glutamicum by Adaptive Laboratory Evolution
Shinichi Oide, Wataru Gunji, Yasuhiro Moteki, Shogo Yamamoto, Masako Suda, Toru Jojima, Hideaki Yukawa, Masayuki Inui
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): 2284–2298. Published online 2015 Jan 16. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03973-14
PMCID:
PMC4357955

Masthead

Editorial Board
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr; 81(7): A1–A2. Published online 2015 Mar 12. doi: 10.1128/AEM.masthead.81-7
PMCID:
PMC4357946

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