Experts and Doctors on bacteria in Australia


Locale: Australia
Topic: bacteria

Top Publications

  1. Shah V, Dunstan R, Geary P, Coombes P, Roberts T, Rothkirch T. Comparisons of water quality parameters from diverse catchments during dry periods and following rain events. Water Res. 2007;41:3655-66 pubmed
    ..It was clear that each land use type of catchment could be characterized by biochemical, bacteriological and elemental parameters. ..
  2. Martinac B. Bacterial mechanosensitive channels as a paradigm for mechanosensory transduction. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2011;28:1051-60 pubmed publisher
    ..This review summarizes briefly the major experimental and conceptual advancements, which helped in establishing MscL and MscS as a major paradigm of mechanosensory transduction in living cells. ..
  3. Tran N, Urase T, Ngo H, Hu J, Ong S. Insight into metabolic and cometabolic activities of autotrophic and heterotrophic microorganisms in the biodegradation of emerging trace organic contaminants. Bioresour Technol. 2013;146:721-731 pubmed publisher
    ..The presence of a growth substrate promotes cometabolic biodegradation of EOCs. Potential strategies for enhancing the biodegradation of EOCs were also proposed in this review. ..
  4. O Malley M, Koonin E. How stands the Tree of Life a century and a half after The Origin?. Biol Direct. 2011;6:32 pubmed publisher
    ..The original TOL hypothesis has failed but a new "statistical TOL hypothesis" is promising. The TOL heuristic usefully organizes data without positing fundamental evolutionary truth. ..
  5. Capon R. Microbial biodiscovery: back to the future. Curr Top Med Chem. 2012;12:1471-8 pubmed
    ..The need is great and the time is right to re-plumb microbial biodiscovery back into the drug discovery pipeline. ..
  6. Ferenci T. Trade-off Mechanisms Shaping the Diversity of Bacteria. Trends Microbiol. 2016;24:209-223 pubmed publisher
    ..This review further discusses why these trade-off mechanisms are important in the establishment of models capable of predicting bacterial competition, coexistence, and sources of diversity. ..
  7. Meyer R, Risgaard Petersen N, Allen D. Correlation between anammox activity and microscale distribution of nitrite in a subtropical mangrove sediment. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005;71:6142-9 pubmed
    ..This finding suggests that denitrification, though using NO2- as a substrate, also provides a substrate for the anammox process, which has been suggested in previous studies where microscale NO2- profiles were not measured. ..
  8. Ma C, Yang X, Lewis P. Bacterial Transcription as a Target for Antibacterial Drug Development. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2016;80:139-60 pubmed publisher
  9. McOrist A, Abell G, Cooke C, Nyland K. Bacterial population dynamics and faecal short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) concentrations in healthy humans. Br J Nutr. 2008;100:138-46 pubmed publisher
    ..001, R > or = 0.99) The exact relationship of these SCFA values to the overall bacterial profiles and SCFA-producer bacterial groups was not direct nor linear. ..

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  1. Martínez Sanz M, Gidley M, Gilbert E. Hierarchical architecture of bacterial cellulose and composite plant cell wall polysaccharide hydrogels using small angle neutron scattering. Soft Matter. 2016;12:1534-49 pubmed publisher
  2. Burow L, Kong Y, Nielsen J, Blackall L, Nielsen P. Abundance and ecophysiology of Defluviicoccus spp., glycogen-accumulating organisms in full-scale wastewater treatment processes. Microbiology. 2007;153:178-85 pubmed
    ..Thus Cluster 2 Defluviicoccus can be relatively abundant and could be carbon competitors of PAOs and other GAOs in EBPR plants. ..
  3. Francis A, Tanaka M. Evolution of variation in presence and absence of genes in bacterial pathways. BMC Evol Biol. 2012;12:55 pubmed publisher
    ..In the context of pathway variation the role of horizontal gene transfer is probably the initial introduction of a complete novel pathway rather than in building up the variation in a genome without the pathway. ..
  4. Reiter B, Bürgmann H, Burg K, Sessitsch A. Endophytic nifH gene diversity in African sweet potato. Can J Microbiol. 2003;49:549-55 pubmed
    ..This suggests that these bacterial species preferentially colonize African sweet potato as endophytes and that the diazotrophic, endophytic microflora is determined only to a low degree by the plant genotype or the soil microflora. ..
  5. Ng J, Morlet N, Pearman J, Constable I, McAllister I, Kennedy C, et al. Management and outcomes of postoperative endophthalmitis since the endophthalmitis vitrectomy study: the Endophthalmitis Population Study of Western Australia (EPSWA)'s fifth report. Ophthalmology. 2005;112:1199-206 pubmed
    ..Our finding that treatment with oral antibiotics may be associated with a better visual outcome warrants further investigation. ..
  6. Yung P, Burke C, Lewis M, Egan S, Kjelleberg S, Thomas T. Phylogenetic screening of a bacterial, metagenomic library using homing endonuclease restriction and marker insertion. Nucleic Acids Res. 2009;37:e144 pubmed publisher
    ..Our approach represents a valuable tool for the analysis of rapidly increasing, environmental DNA sequencing information. ..
  7. Mandal A, Biswas B, Sarkar B, Patra A, Naidu R. Surface tailored organobentonite enhances bacterial proliferation and phenanthrene biodegradation under cadmium co-contamination. Sci Total Environ. 2016;550:611-618 pubmed publisher
    ..Findings of this study provide new insights for designing clay modulated PAH bioremediation technologies in mixed-contaminated water and soil. ..
  8. Collignon P, Turnidge J. Fusidic acid in vitro activity. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 1999;12 Suppl 2:S45-58 pubmed
    ..Fusidic acid appears to inhibit the function of neutrophils and T-lymphocytes at clinically achieved concentrations. ..
  9. Willner D, Hugenholtz P. From deep sequencing to viral tagging: recent advances in viral metagenomics. Bioessays. 2013;35:436-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Within the next decade, as these technologies become widespread, we can expect to see a systematic expansion of our knowledge of viruses and their hosts. ..
  10. O Grady K, Grimwood K, Sloots T, Whiley D, Acworth J, Phillips N, et al. Prevalence, codetection and seasonal distribution of upper airway viruses and bacteria in children with acute respiratory illnesses with cough as a symptom. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016;22:527-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Virus-H. influenzae interactions in ARI should be investigated further, especially as the contribution of nontypeable H. influenzae to acute and chronic respiratory diseases is being increasingly recognized. ..
  11. King T, Dykes G, Kristianti R. Comparative evaluation of methods commonly used to determine antimicrobial susceptibility to plant extracts and phenolic compounds. J AOAC Int. 2008;91:1423-9 pubmed
    ..When a relationship does not exist, antimicrobial activity should be determined by a quantitative dilution technique. ..
  12. Pradhan S, Fan L, Roddick F, Shahsavari E, Ball A. Impact of salinity on organic matter and nitrogen removal from a municipal wastewater RO concentrate using biologically activated carbon coupled with UV/H2O2. Water Res. 2016;94:103-110 pubmed publisher
    ..This has implications in understanding the effectiveness and robustness of the BAC system over the salinity range of the ROC and so would be useful for optimising the treatment efficiency of the BAC system. ..
  13. Nadkarni M, Simonian M, Harty D, Zoellner H, Jacques N, Hunter N. Lactobacilli are prominent in the initial stages of polymicrobial infection of dental pulp. J Clin Microbiol. 2010;48:1732-40 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings establish that invasion of the dental pulp can be associated with a pronounced selection from the complex microbial populations within carious dentin, suggesting specific pathogenicity. ..
  14. Post V, Hall R. Insertion sequences in the IS1111 family that target the attC recombination sites of integron-associated gene cassettes. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2009;290:182-7 pubmed publisher
    ..This region may determine an RNA used to guide the IS to its specific target. ..
  15. Barr J, Cook A, Bond P. Granule formation mechanisms within an aerobic wastewater system for phosphorus removal. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010;76:7588-97 pubmed publisher
    ..Further understanding and application of these mechanisms and the associated microbial ecology may provide conceptual information benefiting start-up procedures for full-scale granular-sludge reactors. ..
  16. Fan J, Zhang J, Guo W, Liang S, Wu H. Enhanced long-term organics and nitrogen removal and associated microbial community in intermittently aerated subsurface flow constructed wetlands. Bioresour Technol. 2016;214:871-875 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicated intermittent aeration CWs might be an effective and sustainable strategy for wastewater treatment in rural areas, but require further full-scale investigation in future. ..
  17. Irish J, Blair S, Carter D. The antibacterial activity of honey derived from Australian flora. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e18229 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that many Australian honeys have clinical potential, and that further studies into the composition and stability of their active constituents are warranted. ..
  18. Wegener K, Carver J, Bowie J. The solution structures and activity of caerin 1.1 and caerin 1.4 in aqueous trifluoroethanol and dodecylphosphocholine micelles. Biopolymers. 2003;69:42-59 pubmed
    ..The similarity of the structures calculated in aqueous trifluoroethanol and dodecylphosphocholine micelles suggests that, for caerin 1.1 and 1.4, these solvent systems are equally as good at representing a membrane environment. ..
  19. Spérandio M, Pocquet M, Guo L, Ni B, Vanrolleghem P, Yuan Z. Evaluation of different nitrous oxide production models with four continuous long-term wastewater treatment process data series. Bioprocess Biosyst Eng. 2016;39:493-510 pubmed publisher
    ..Indicating in which condition each single pathway model is likely to explain the experimental observations, this work will also facilitate future work on models in which the two main N2O pathways active in AOB are represented together. ..
  20. Berry I, Steele J, Padula M, Djordjevic S. The application of terminomics for the identification of protein start sites and proteoforms in bacteria. Proteomics. 2016;16:257-72 pubmed publisher
  21. Wilson B, Aeby G, Work T, Bourne D. Bacterial communities associated with healthy and Acropora white syndrome-affected corals from American Samoa. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2012;80:509-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Determining whether a microbial shift occurs prior to disease outbreaks will be a useful avenue of pursuit and could be helpful in detecting prodromal signs of coral disease prior to manifestation of lesions. ..
  22. Sherriff J, O Sullivan T, Properzi C, Oddo J, Adams L. Choline, Its Potential Role in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and the Case for Human and Bacterial Genes. Adv Nutr. 2016;7:5-13 pubmed publisher
  23. Christiansen K, Bell J, Turnidge J, Jones R. Antimicrobial activities of garenoxacin (BMS 284756) against Asia-Pacific region clinical isolates from the SENTRY program, 1999 to 2001. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2004;48:2049-55 pubmed
    ..In particular, it has good activity against S. aureus and S. pneumoniae, although there is evidence that low-level resistance is present in those organisms with ciprofloxacin resistance. ..
  24. Sohrabi M, Nair R, Samaranayake L, Zhang L, Zulfiker A, Ahmetagic A, et al. The yield and quality of cellular and bacterial DNA extracts from human oral rinse samples are variably affected by the cell lysis methodology. J Microbiol Methods. 2016;122:64-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Further, if Firmicutes levels are the focus of investigation in oral rinse microbiome analyses then the lysozyme-zirconium bead method would be the method of choice in preference to others. ..
  25. Short M, Abell G, Bodrossy L, van den Akker B. Application of a novel functional gene microarray to probe the functional ecology of ammonia oxidation in nitrifying activated sludge. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e77139 pubmed publisher
  26. Kang S, Denman S, Morrison M, Yu Z, Dore J, Leclerc M, et al. Dysbiosis of fecal microbiota in Crohn's disease patients as revealed by a custom phylogenetic microarray. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010;16:2034-42 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, the microarray showed that Enterococcus sp. was in higher abundance in the CD patients. This microarray should be another useful tool to examine the diversity and abundance of human intestinal microbiota. ..
  27. Conlon M, Bird A. Interactive and individual effects of dietary non-digestible carbohydrates and oils on DNA damage, SCFA and bacteria in the large bowel of rats. Br J Nutr. 2009;101:1171-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The present results demonstrate that the effects of NDC and oils, particularly on colonic DNA damage, can depend on how they are combined within the diet. ..
  28. Dinger M, Gascoigne D, Mattick J. The evolution of RNAs with multiple functions. Biochimie. 2011;93:2013-8 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, we posit that many eukaryotic loci have evolved the capacity to transact a multitude of overlapping and potentially independent functions as both regulatory and protein-coding RNAs. ..
  29. Tyrer P, Bean E, Ruth Foxwell A, Pavli P. Effects of bacterial products on enterocyte-macrophage interactions in vitro. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2011;413:336-41 pubmed publisher
    ..This model may be useful in providing insights into the interaction between monocytes, epithelial cells and intestinal bacteria in health and disease. ..
  30. Bird A, Conlon M, Christophersen C, Topping D. Resistant starch, large bowel fermentation and a broader perspective of prebiotics and probiotics. Benef Microbes. 2010;1:423-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Current efforts to improve public health through increasing RS consumption could be facilitated by greater recognition of its prebiotic role. ..
  31. Le Minh N, Khan S, Drewes J, Stuetz R. Fate of antibiotics during municipal water recycling treatment processes. Water Res. 2010;44:4295-323 pubmed publisher
  32. Daniel H, Gholami A, Berry D, Desmarchelier C, Hahne H, Loh G, et al. High-fat diet alters gut microbiota physiology in mice. ISME J. 2014;8:295-308 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that a HF diet markedly affects the gut bacterial ecosystem at the functional level. ..
  33. Pozo G, Lu Y, Pongy S, Keller J, Ledezma P, Freguia S. Selective cathodic microbial biofilm retention allows a high current-to-sulfide efficiency in sulfate-reducing microbial electrolysis cells. Bioelectrochemistry. 2017;118:62-69 pubmed publisher
    ..2%) on CG electrodes. Surprisingly, our results show that CG can achieve higher current-to-sulfide efficiencies at lower power consumption than the nano-modified three-dimensional MWCNT-RVC. ..
  34. Harry E. Bacterial cell division: regulating Z-ring formation. Mol Microbiol. 2001;40:795-803 pubmed
  35. Hutton C, Southwood T, Turner J. Inhibitors of lysine biosynthesis as antibacterial agents. Mini Rev Med Chem. 2003;3:115-27 pubmed
    ..Recent studies of the enzymes of the lysine biosynthetic pathway, development of inhibitors and investigations of their antibacterial properties are discussed. ..
  36. Krause D, Smith W, McSweeney C. Use of community genome arrays (CGAs) to assess the effects of Acacia angustissima on rumen ecology. Microbiology. 2004;150:2899-909 pubmed
    ..This implies that there are specific molecular mechanisms at play that are independent of the phylogenetic position of the organism...
  37. Gagen E, Mosoni P, Denman S, Al Jassim R, McSweeney C, Forano E. Methanogen colonisation does not significantly alter acetogen diversity in lambs isolated 17 h after birth and raised aseptically. Microb Ecol. 2012;64:628-40 pubmed
    ..The establishment of Mbb. sp. 87.7 (1,000-fold increase in methanogens) did not substantially affect acetogen diversity. ..
  38. Hood J, Cavanagh H, Wilkinson J. Effect of essential oil concentration on the pH of nutrient and Iso-sensitest broth. Phytother Res. 2004;18:947-9 pubmed
    ..The addition of B. citriodora essential oil to nutrient broth resulted in a fall in pH from 7.29 +/- 0.02 (no oil) to 5.2 +/- 0.03 (10% oil). This effect was not observed in the Iso-sensitest broth...
  39. Chhour K, Nadkarni M, Byun R, Martin F, Jacques N, Hunter N. Molecular analysis of microbial diversity in advanced caries. J Clin Microbiol. 2005;43:843-9 pubmed
    ..Propionibacterium sp., and Pseudoramibacter alactolyticus. The mechanisms by which such diverse patterns of bacteria extend carious lesions, including the aspect of infection of the vital dental pulp, remain unclear. ..
  40. Bisset L, Cossart Y, Selby W, West R, Catterson D, O Hara K, et al. A prospective study of the efficacy of routine decontamination for gastrointestinal endoscopes and the risk factors for failure. Am J Infect Control. 2006;34:274-80 pubmed
    ..Patient-ready endoscopes were monitored over an 80-week period to determine the efficacy of decontamination procedures in a busy endoscopy center. Decontamination failure was related to patient and procedural parameters...
  41. Davis C, Denman S, Sly L, McSweeney C. Development of a colorimetric colony-screening assay for detection of defluorination by micro-organisms. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2011;53:417-23 pubmed publisher
    ..To develop a colorimetric colony-screening assay to facilitate the isolation of micro-organisms capable of defluorination...
  42. Payne M, Hall M, Sly L, Bourne D. Microbial diversity within early-stage cultured Panulirus ornatus phyllosomas. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2007;73:1940-51 pubmed cause larval mortalities...
  43. Chopra B, Bhat S, Mikheenko I, Xu Z, Yang Y, Luo X, et al. The characteristics of rhizosphere microbes associated with plants in arsenic-contaminated soils from cattle dip sites. Sci Total Environ. 2007;378:331-42 pubmed
    ..These findings show the importance of understanding plant-soil microbe interactions for developing future strategies aimed at a phytoremediation-based approach to removing arsenic from soil at dip sites. ..
  44. Jayaswal V, Robinson J, Jermiin L. Estimation of phylogeny and invariant sites under the general Markov model of nucleotide sequence evolution. Syst Biol. 2007;56:155-62 pubmed
    ..We also show that estimates of invariant sites obtained using our method are fairly accurate when applied to data simulated under the general Markov model. ..
  45. Kappler U. Bacterial sulfite-oxidizing enzymes. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2011;1807:1-10 pubmed publisher
  46. Pope P, Denman S, Jones M, Tringe S, Barry K, Malfatti S, et al. Adaptation to herbivory by the Tammar wallaby includes bacterial and glycoside hydrolase profiles different from other herbivores. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107:14793-8 pubmed publisher
  47. de Jong E, Strunk T, Burgner D, Lavoie P, Currie A. The phenotype and function of preterm infant monocytes: implications for susceptibility to infection. J Leukoc Biol. 2017;102:645-656 pubmed publisher
    ..In this review, we present an integrated view of human studies focused on monocyte functions in preterm infants. We discuss how a developmental immaturity of these cells may contribute to preterm infants' susceptibility to infections. ..
  48. Paulsen I, Skurray R. Topology, structure and evolution of two families of proteins involved in antibiotic and antiseptic resistance in eukaryotes and prokaryotes--an analysis. Gene. 1993;124:1-11 pubmed
    ..The conservation of these motifs suggested that they may be essential for the function of these proteins. Phylogenetic and structural analysis revealed that the two families may have evolved from a common ancestor with six TMS. ..
  49. Khazandi M, Deo P, Ferro S, Venter H, Pi H, Crabb S, et al. Efficacy evaluation of a new water sanitizer for increasing the shelf life of Southern Australian King George Whiting and Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon fillets. Food Microbiol. 2017;68:51-60 pubmed publisher
  50. Zhang L, Ravipati A, Koyyalamudi S, Jeong S, Reddy N, Bartlett J, et al. Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial activities of ethanol extracts of selected traditional Chinese medicinal herbs. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2013;6:673-81 pubmed publisher
    ..This in turn is expected to lead the way to the discovery of novel antimicrobial agents for therapeutic use. ..
  51. Ma C, Yang X, Kandemir H, Mielczarek M, Johnston E, Griffith R, et al. Inhibitors of bacterial transcription initiation complex formation. ACS Chem Biol. 2013;8:1972-80 pubmed publisher
    ..This compound has activity against both Gram-positive and -negative organisms, including a community acquired methicillin-resistant strain of the major pathogen Staphylococcus aureus. ..
  52. Hall R. Integrons and gene cassettes: hotspots of diversity in bacterial genomes. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2012;1267:71-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, integrons contribute to generation of diversity in bacterial, plasmid, and transposon genomes and facilitate extensive sharing of information among bacteria. ..
  53. Franzolin R, St Pierre B, Northwood K, Wright A. Analysis of rumen methanogen diversity in water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) under three different diets. Microb Ecol. 2012;64:131-9 pubmed publisher
  54. Lukman A, Gong B, Marjo C, Roessner U, Harris A. Facile synthesis, stabilization, and anti-bacterial performance of discrete Ag nanoparticles using Medicago sativa seed exudates. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2011;353:433-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Stabilized films of exudate synthesized Ag nanoparticles were effective anti-bacterial agents...
  55. Lauro F, McDougald D, Thomas T, Williams T, Egan S, Rice S, et al. The genomic basis of trophic strategy in marine bacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:15527-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Using our model, it is now possible to define the types of bacteria that specific ocean niches are capable of sustaining...
  56. Sando L, Pearson R, Gray C, Parker P, Hawken R, Thomson P, et al. Bovine Muc1 is a highly polymorphic gene encoding an extensively glycosylated mucin that binds bacteria. J Dairy Sci. 2009;92:5276-91 pubmed publisher
  57. Stringer A, Gibson R, Logan R, Bowen J, Yeoh A, Hamilton J, et al. Gastrointestinal microflora and mucins may play a critical role in the development of 5-Fluorouracil-induced gastrointestinal mucositis. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2009;234:430-41 pubmed publisher
    ..These changes could result in systemic effects and, in particular, may contribute to the development of chemotherapy-induced mucositis. ..
  58. Kang S, Denman S, Morrison M, Yu Z, McSweeney C. An efficient RNA extraction method for estimating gut microbial diversity by polymerase chain reaction. Curr Microbiol. 2009;58:464-71 pubmed publisher
  59. Hernandez J, Scott P, Shephard R, Al Jassim R. The characterization of lactic acid producing bacteria from the rumen of dairy cattle grazing on improved pasture supplemented with wheat and barley grain. J Appl Microbiol. 2008;104:1754-63 pubmed publisher
    ..This study shows that lactic acid production is caused, not only by various thoroughly researched types of bacteria, but also by others previously identified in the rumen but not further characterized. ..
  60. Martinac B. Mechanosensitive channels in prokaryotes. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2001;11:61-76 pubmed
    ..Therefore, throughout this review prokaryotic MS ion channels are referred to as MS channels rather than MS ion channels. ..
  61. Keeling P, Fast N, McFadden G. Evolutionary relationship between translation initiation factor eIF-2gamma and selenocysteine-specific elongation factor SELB: change of function in translation factors. J Mol Evol. 1998;47:649-55 pubmed
    ..The overall topology of the GTPase tree further suggests that the eIF-2gamma/SELB group may represent an ancient subfamily of GTPases that diverged prior to the last common ancestor of extant life. ..
  62. Schenk G, Layfield R, Candy J, Duggleby R, Nixon P. Molecular evolutionary analysis of the thiamine-diphosphate-dependent enzyme, transketolase. J Mol Evol. 1997;44:552-72 pubmed
    ..Transketolase appears to be an ancient enzyme that has evolved slowly and might serve as a model for a molecular clock, at least within the mammalian clade. ..