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- Shi T, Ge Y, Zhao N, Hu X, Yuan Z. Polyphosphate kinase of Lysinibacillus sphaericus and its effects on accumulation of polyphosphate and bacterial growth. Microbiol Res. 2015;172:41-7 pubmed publisher..These results suggested that PPK plays a role in polyP accumulation and expression of genes involved in BCAAs biosynthesis, providing a hint for further understanding of the role of PPK in nutritional limitation in L. sphaericus. ..
- Zhao N, Ge Y, Shi T, Hu X, Yuan Z. Collagen-like glycoprotein BclS is involved in the formation of filamentous structures of the Lysinibacillus sphaericus exosporium. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2014;80:6656-63 pubmed publisher..These results suggested novel roles of collagen-like protein in exosporium assembly and spore germination, providing a hint for a further understanding of the genetic basis of the high level of persistence of Bin toxins in nature. ..
- Hu Y, Cai Q, Tian S, Ge Y, Yuan Z, Hu X. Regulator DegU is required for multicellular behavior in Lysinibacillus sphaericus. Res Microbiol. 2018;169:177-187 pubmed publisher..It was concluded that DegU is a global transcriptional regulator on cell swarming motility, biofilm formation, sporulation and virulence in L. sphaericus. ..
- Xia H, Wang Y, Shi C, Atoni E, Zhao L, Yuan Z. Comparative Metagenomic Profiling of Viromes Associated with Four Common Mosquito Species in China. Virol Sin. 2018;33:59-66 pubmed publisher..This investigation provides a basis for a comprehensive knowledge on the mosquito virome status in China. ..
- Xu K, Yuan Z, Rayner S, Hu X. Genome comparison provides molecular insights into the phylogeny of the reassigned new genus Lysinibacillus. BMC Genomics. 2015;16:140 pubmed publisher..sphaericus toxin genes were acquired by horizontal gene transfer (HGT), and (2) capture and loss of plasmids occurs in the population, which plays an important role in the transmission of binA/binB. ..
- Atoni E, Wang Y, Karungu S, Waruhiu C, Zohaib A, Obanda V, et al. Metagenomic Virome Analysis of Culex Mosquitoes from Kenya and China. Viruses. 2018;10: pubmed publisher..Our study is preliminary but contributes to growing and much needed knowledge, as mosquito viromes could be manipulated to prevent and control pathogenic arboviruses. ..
- Zhao L, Xia H, Wang Y, Evans A, Zhang Y, Yuan Z. Complete Genome Sequence of a New Strain of Tanay Virus, Isolate YN15_103_01, from Yunnan, China. Genome Announc. 2018;6: pubmed publisher..Sequence analysis showed that it shares a 79% nucleotide sequence identity with the only other previously reported strains of Tanay virus, which were isolated from the Philippines. ..
- Geng P, Hu Y, Zhou G, Yuan Z, Hu X. Characterization of three autolysins with activity against cereulide-producing Bacillus isolates in food matrices. Int J Food Microbiol. 2017;241:291-297 pubmed publisher..All the results revealed that the three autolysins might be potential candidates to control emetic B. cereus strains in different applications. ..
- Wang Y, Xia H, Zhang B, Liu X, Yuan Z. Isolation and characterization of a novel mesonivirus from Culex mosquitoes in China. Virus Res. 2017;240:130-139 pubmed publisher..Based on the phylogenetic and pairwise evolutionary distance analyses, the Yichang virus should be considered a new species belonging to a currently unassigned genus within the family Mesoniviridae. ..
- Deng C, Liu S, Zhou D, Xu L, Li X, Zhang P, et al. Development of Neutralization Assay Using an eGFP Chikungunya Virus. Viruses. 2016;8: pubmed publisher..Importantly, we developed a novel and reliable eGFP-CHIKV reporter virus-based neutralization assay that could be used for rapid screening neutralizing antibodies against CHIKV. ..