bdellovibrio

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Summary: A genus of bacteria capable of developing within other bacteria.

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  1. Hobley L, King J, Sockett R. Bdellovibrio predation in the presence of decoys: Three-way bacterial interactions revealed by mathematical and experimental analyses. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006;72:6757-65 pubmed
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a small, gram-negative, motile bacterium that preys upon other gram-negative bacteria, including several known human pathogens. Its predation efficiency is usually studied in pure cultures containing solely B...
  2. Medina A, SHANKS R, Kadouri D. Development of a novel system for isolating genes involved in predator-prey interactions using host independent derivatives of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus 109J. BMC Microbiol. 2008;8:33 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a gram-negative bacterium that preys upon other gram-negative bacteria...
  3. Lambert C, Morehouse K, Chang C, Sockett R. Bdellovibrio: growth and development during the predatory cycle. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2006;9:639-44 pubmed
    Predatory Bdellovibrio enter the periplasm of other Gram-negative bacteria, growing within and consuming them...
  4. Flannagan R, Valvano M, Koval S. Downregulation of the motA gene delays the escape of the obligate predator Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus 109J from bdelloplasts of bacterial prey cells. Microbiology. 2004;150:649-56 pubmed
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a Gram-negative bacterium that preys on other Gram-negative bacteria. The lifecycle of B...
  5. Chen H, Athar R, Zheng G, Williams H. Prey bacteria shape the community structure of their predators. ISME J. 2011;5:1314-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Among the bacteria, the most studied obligate predators are the Bdellovibrio and like organisms (BALOs) that prey on many other bacteria...
  6. Davidov Y, Jurkevitch E. Diversity and evolution of Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALOs), reclassification of Bacteriovorax starrii as Peredibacter starrii gen. nov., comb. nov., and description of the Bacteriovorax-Peredibacter clade as Bacteriovoracaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2004;54:1439-52 pubmed
    A phylogenetic analysis of Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALOs) was performed...
  7. Chen H, Williams H. Sharing of prey: coinfection of a bacterium by a virus and a prokaryotic predator. MBio. 2012;3:e00051-12 pubmed publisher
    ..Two such predators are viruses and the predatory prokaryotes known as Bdellovibrio and like organisms...
  8. Roschanski N, Klages S, Reinhardt R, Linscheid M, Strauch E. Identification of genes essential for prey-independent growth of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100. J Bacteriol. 2011;193:1745-56 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100 is an obligate predatory bacterium that attacks and invades Gram-negative bacteria. The predator requires living bacteria to survive as growth and replication take place inside the bacterial prey...
  9. Lambert C, Till R, Hobley L, Sockett R. Mutagenesis of RpoE-like sigma factor genes in Bdellovibrio reveals differential control of groEL and two groES genes. BMC Microbiol. 2012;12:99 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100 must regulate genes in response to a variety of environmental conditions as it enters, preys upon and leaves other bacteria, or grows axenically without prey...

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  1. Pan A, Chanda I, Chakrabarti J. Analysis of the genome and proteome composition of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus: indication for recent prey-derived horizontal gene transfer. Genomics. 2011;98:213-22 pubmed publisher
    The genome/proteome composition of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, the predatory microorganism that preys on other Gram-negative bacteria, has been analyzed...
  2. Lerner T, Lovering A, Bui N, Uchida K, Aizawa S, Vollmer W, et al. Specialized peptidoglycan hydrolases sculpt the intra-bacterial niche of predatory Bdellovibrio and increase population fitness. PLoS Pathog. 2012;8:e1002524 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio are predatory bacteria that have evolved to invade virtually all gram-negative bacteria, including many prominent pathogens...
  3. Dori Bachash M, Dassa B, Peleg O, Pineiro S, Jurkevitch E, Pietrokovski S. Bacterial intein-like domains of predatory bacteria: a new domain type characterized in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. Funct Integr Genomics. 2009;9:153-66 pubmed publisher
    ..The Bd2400 protein of the obligate predator Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus includes a C-type BIL and a PPS-1 domains at its C-terminal part, and a signal peptide and two ..
  4. Karlin S, Brocchieri L, Mrazek J, Kaiser D. Distinguishing features of delta-proteobacterial genomes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:11352-7 pubmed
    ..b>Bdellovibrio replicates in the periplasm of prey cells...
  5. Tudor J, Davis J, Panichella M, Zwolak A. Isolation of predation-deficient mutants of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus by using transposon mutagenesis. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008;74:5436-43 pubmed publisher
    The availability of the complete genome sequence of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus provides an opportunity for investigating genes that play a significant role in predation...
  6. Davidov Y, Huchon D, Koval S, Jurkevitch E. A new alpha-proteobacterial clade of Bdellovibrio-like predators: implications for the mitochondrial endosymbiotic theory. Environ Microbiol. 2006;8:2179-88 pubmed
    b>Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALOs) are peculiar, ubiquitous, small-sized, highly motile Gram-negative bacteria that are obligatory predators of other bacteria...
  7. Dashiff A, Kadouri D. Predation of oral pathogens by Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus 109J. Mol Oral Microbiol. 2011;26:19-34 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a gram-negative bacterium that preys upon other gram-negative bacteria...
  8. Gallet R, Alizon S, Comte P, Gutierrez A, Depaulis F, van Baalen M, et al. Predation and disturbance interact to shape prey species diversity. Am Nat. 2007;170:143-54 pubmed
    ..influence diversification of Pseudomonas fluorescens by manipulating both predation (presence or absence of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus) and disturbance (frequency and intensity of disturbance)...
  9. Fenton A, Kanna M, Woods R, Aizawa S, Sockett R. Shadowing the actions of a predator: backlit fluorescent microscopy reveals synchronous nonbinary septation of predatory Bdellovibrio inside prey and exit through discrete bdelloplast pores. J Bacteriol. 2010;192:6329-35 pubmed publisher
    The Bdellovibrio are miniature "living antibiotic" predatory bacteria which invade, reseal, and digest other larger Gram-negative bacteria, including pathogens...
  10. Capeness M, Lambert C, Lovering A, Till R, Uchida K, Chaudhuri R, et al. Activity of Bdellovibrio hit locus proteins, Bd0108 and Bd0109, links Type IVa pilus extrusion/retraction status to prey-independent growth signalling. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e79759 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus are facultatively predatory bacteria that grow within gram-negative prey, using pili to invade their periplasmic niche. They also grow prey-independently on organic nutrients after undergoing a reversible switch...
  11. NUNEZ M, Martin M, Chan P, Spain E. Predation, death, and survival in a biofilm: Bdellovibrio investigated by atomic force microscopy. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2005;42:263-71 pubmed
    ..Here we use atomic force microscopy (AFM) to image the attack on Escherichia coli biofilms by Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus 109J...
  12. Kadouri D, O Toole G. Susceptibility of biofilms to Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus attack. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005;71:4044-51 pubmed
    ..The capability of the gram-negative predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus to control and reduce an existing Escherichia coli biofilm was evaluated in a static assay...
  13. Mahmoud K, Koval S. Characterization of type IV pili in the life cycle of the predator bacterium Bdellovibrio. Microbiology. 2010;156:1040-51 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio and like organisms (BALOs) are obligate prokaryotic predators of other Gram-negative bacteria. Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is the most studied organism among BALOs...
  14. Hobley L, Fung R, Lambert C, Harris M, Dabhi J, King S, et al. Discrete cyclic di-GMP-dependent control of bacterial predation versus axenic growth in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. PLoS Pathog. 2012;8:e1002493 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a Delta-proteobacterium that oscillates between free-living growth and predation on Gram-negative bacteria including important pathogens of man, animals and plants...
  15. Barel G, Jurkevitch E. Analysis of phenotypic diversity among host-independent mutants of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus 109J. Arch Microbiol. 2001;176:211-6 pubmed
    Host-independent (H-I) mutants of the obligate bacterial parasite Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus were isolated from wild-type strain 109J...
  16. Schwudke D, Linscheid M, Strauch E, Appel B, Zahringer U, Moll H, et al. The obligate predatory Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus possesses a neutral lipid A containing alpha-D-Mannoses that replace phosphate residues: similarities and differences between the lipid As and the lipopolysaccharides of the wild type strain B. bacter. J Biol Chem. 2003;278:27502-12 pubmed
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus are predatory bacteria that penetrate Gram-negative bacteria and grow intraperiplasmically at the expense of the prey. It was suggested that B...
  17. Rogosky A, Moak P, Emmert E. Differential predation by Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus 109J. Curr Microbiol. 2006;52:81-5 pubmed
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a predatory bacterium that can replicate only inside Gram-negative bacteria. We incubated B...
  18. Iida Y, Hobley L, Lambert C, Fenton A, Sockett R, Aizawa S. Roles of multiple flagellins in flagellar formation and flagellar growth post bdelloplast lysis in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. J Mol Biol. 2009;394:1011-21 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus cells have a single polar flagellum whose helical pitch and diameter characteristically change near the midpoint, resulting in a tapered wave. There are six flagellin genes in the genome: fliC1 to fliC6...
  19. Markelova N. Predacious bacteria, Bdellovibrio with potential for biocontrol. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2010;213:428-31 pubmed publisher
    Bacteria of the genus of Bdellovibrio are highly motile Gram-negative predators of other Gram-negative bacteria causing lysis of their prey...
  20. Koval S, Hynes S, Flannagan R, Pasternak Z, Davidov Y, Jurkevitch E. Bdellovibrio exovorus sp. nov., a novel predator of Caulobacter crescentus. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2013;63:146-51 pubmed publisher
    The life cycle, prey range and taxonomic status of a Bdellovibrio-like organism, strain JSS(T), were studied. Strain JSS(T) was isolated from sewage in London, Ontario, Canada, in enrichment culture with Caulobacter crescentus prey cells...
  21. Ikushiro H, Islam M, Tojo H, Hayashi H. Molecular characterization of membrane-associated soluble serine palmitoyltransferases from Sphingobacterium multivorum and Bdellovibrio stolpii. J Bacteriol. 2007;189:5749-61 pubmed
    ..We have now isolated three novel SPT genes from Sphingobacterium multivorum, Sphingobacterium spiritivorum, and Bdellovibrio stolpii, respectively...
  22. Rendulic S, Jagtap P, Rosinus A, Eppinger M, Baar C, Lanz C, et al. A predator unmasked: life cycle of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus from a genomic perspective. Science. 2004;303:689-92 pubmed
    ..Here we report the complete genome of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100, a predatory Gram-negative bacterium that invades and consumes other Gram-negative bacteria...
  23. Dashiff A, Keeling T, Kadouri D. Inhibition of predation by Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus and Micavibrio aeruginosavorus via host cell metabolic activity in the presence of carbohydrates. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011;77:2224-31 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus and Micavibrio aeruginosavorus are highly motile Gram-negative predatory bacteria with the potential of being used as biocontrol agents or living antibiotics...
  24. Chauhan A, Williams H. Biostimulation of estuarine microbiota on substrate coated agar slides: a novel approach to study diversity of autochthonous Bdellovibrio- and like organisms. Microb Ecol. 2008;55:640-50 pubmed
    Characterization of Bdellovibrio- and like organisms (BALOs) from environmental samples involves growing them in the presence of Gram-negative prey bacteria and isolation of BALO plaques...
  25. Chauhan A, Williams H. Response of Bdellovibrio and like organisms (BALOs) to the migration of naturally occurring bacteria to chemoattractants. Curr Microbiol. 2006;53:516-22 pubmed
    ..and Vibrio spp., with their numbers inversely proportional to the numbers of predators-i.e., Bdellovibrio spp. and Bacteriovorax spp-in the chemotaxis bands...
  26. Hobley L, Lerner T, Williams L, Lambert C, Till R, Milner D, et al. Genome analysis of a simultaneously predatory and prey-independent, novel Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus from the River Tiber, supports in silico predictions of both ancient and recent lateral gene transfer from diverse bacteria. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:670 pubmed publisher
    Evolution equipped Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus predatory bacteria to invade other bacteria, digesting and replicating, sealed within them thus preventing nutrient-sharing with organisms in the surrounding environment...
  27. Fenton A, Hobley L, Butan C, Subramaniam S, Sockett R. A coiled-coil-repeat protein 'Ccrp' in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus prevents cellular indentation, but is not essential for vibroid cell morphology. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2010;313:89-95 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus are small, vibroid, predatory bacteria that grow within the periplasmic space of a host Gram-negative bacterium...
  28. Baer M, Ravel J, Chun J, Hill R, Williams H. A proposal for the reclassification of Bdellovibrio stolpii and Bdellovibrio starrii into a new genus, Bacteriovorax gen. nov. as Bacteriovorax stolpii comb. nov. and Bacteriovorax starrii comb. nov., respectively. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2000;50 Pt 1:219-24 pubmed
    ..Micro-organisms exhibiting this trait have been included in the genus Bdellovibrio despite their isolation from diverse habitats and relatively unstudied taxonomic relatedness...
  29. Peng Z, Cai J, Wu B, Yuan E. [Isolation and characterization of Bdellovibrio strains from the ocean]. Wei Sheng Wu Xue Bao. 2008;48:1425-31 pubmed
    To isolate and identify the new Bdellovibrio strains from the sea mud of Shenzhen bay and to preliminarily study their biological characteristics.
  30. Lambert C, Chang C, Capeness M, Sockett R. The first bite--profiling the predatosome in the bacterial pathogen Bdellovibrio. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e8599 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a Gram-negative bacterium that is a pathogen of other Gram-negative bacteria, including many bacteria which are pathogens of humans, animals and plants...
  31. Sockett R. Predatory lifestyle of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2009;63:523-39 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio species are naturally predatory, small, motile, Deltaproteobacteria that invade the periplasm of other larger gram-negative bacteria, killing and digesting them...
  32. Wurtzel O, Dori Bachash M, Pietrokovski S, Jurkevitch E, Sorek R. Mutation detection with next-generation resequencing through a mediator genome. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e15628 pubmed publisher
    ..To validate this approach we sequenced the genome of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus 109J, an obligatory bacterial predator, and its prey-independent mutant, and compared both to the ..
  33. Crossman L, Chen H, Cerdeño Tárraga A, Brooks K, Quail M, Pineiro S, et al. A small predatory core genome in the divergent marine Bacteriovorax marinus SJ and the terrestrial Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. ISME J. 2013;7:148-60 pubmed publisher
    ..genome sequence of this strain provides an interesting contrast to that of the terrestrial predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100...
  34. Steyert S, Messing S, Amzel L, Gabelli S, Pineiro S. Identification of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100 Bd0714 as a Nudix dGTPase. J Bacteriol. 2008;190:8215-9 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus bacteria are predatory organisms that attack other gram-negative bacteria. Here, we report that Bd0714 is a Nudix dGTPase from B...
  35. Roschanski N, Strauch E. Assessment of the mobilizable vector plasmids pSUP202 and pSUP404.2 as genetic tools for the predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. Curr Microbiol. 2011;62:589-96 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio and like organisms (BALOs) form the group of predatory bacteria which require Gram-negative bacteria as prey...
  36. Chang C, Hobley L, Till R, Capeness M, Kanna M, Burtt W, et al. The Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus twin-arginine transport system has roles in predatory and prey-independent growth. Microbiology. 2011;157:3079-93 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus grows in one of two ways: either (i) predatorily [in a host-dependent (HD) manner], when it invades the periplasm of another Gram-negative bacterium, exporting into the prey co-ordinated waves of soluble enzymes ..
  37. Watanabe Y, Nakajima M, Hoshino T, Jayasimhulu K, Brooks E, Kaneshiro E. A novel sphingophosphonolipid head group 1-hydroxy-2-aminoethyl phosphonate in Bdellovibrio stolpii. Lipids. 2001;36:513-9 pubmed
    Members of the bacterial genus Bdellovibrio include strains that are free-living, whereas others are known to invade and parasitize larger Gram-negative bacteria...
  38. Wen C, Lai X, Xue M, Huang Y, Li H, Zhou S. Molecular typing and identification of Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms isolated from seawater shrimp ponds and adjacent coastal waters. J Appl Microbiol. 2009;106:1154-62 pubmed publisher
    To apply and compare two PCR-based methods for typing saltwater Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALOs) and to understand ecological and phylogenetic aspects of the BALOs isolated from shrimp mariculture systems.
  39. Martin M. Predatory prokaryotes: an emerging research opportunity. J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol. 2002;4:467-77 pubmed
    ..Only one genus of predatory bacterium, Bdellovibrio, has been extensively described and studied, though several other examples have been reported in the literature...
  40. Snyder A, Williams H, Baer M, Walker K, Stine O. 16S rDNA sequence analysis of environmental Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALO) reveals extensive diversity. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2002;52:2089-94 pubmed
    b>Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALO) are Gram-negative, predatory bacteria that inhabit terrestrial, freshwater and salt-water environments...
  41. Sockett R, Lambert C. Bdellovibrio as therapeutic agents: a predatory renaissance?. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2004;2:669-75 pubmed
  42. Baer M, Ravel J, Pineiro S, Guether Borg D, Williams H. Reclassification of salt-water Bdellovibrio sp. as Bacteriovorax marinus sp. nov. and Bacteriovorax litoralis sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2004;54:1011-6 pubmed
    ..Until recently, all bacteria that exhibited these traits were included in the genus Bdellovibrio. However, analysis of 16S rDNA sequences and other studies have demonstrated substantial genotypic, phenotypic ..
  43. Gophna U, Charlebois R, Doolittle W. Ancient lateral gene transfer in the evolution of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. Trends Microbiol. 2006;14:64-9 pubmed
    The recently sequenced genome of the predatory delta-proteobacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus provides many insights into its metabolism and evolution. Because its genes are reasonably uniform in G+C content, it was suggested that B...
  44. Lambert C, Evans K, Till R, Hobley L, Capeness M, Rendulic S, et al. Characterizing the flagellar filament and the role of motility in bacterial prey-penetration by Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. Mol Microbiol. 2006;60:274-86 pubmed
    The predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus swims rapidly by rotation of a single, polar flagellum comprised of a helical filament of flagellin monomers, contained within a membrane sheath and powered by a basal motor complex...
  45. Koval S, Bayer M. Bacterial capsules: no barrier against Bdellovibrio. Microbiology. 1997;143 ( Pt 3):749-53 pubmed
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus 109J attached to both capsulated and non-capsulated Escherichia coli K29 cells...
  46. Karunker I, Rotem O, Dori Bachash M, Jurkevitch E, Sorek R. A global transcriptional switch between the attack and growth forms of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e61850 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is an obligate predator of bacteria ubiquitously found in the environment...
  47. Schwudke D, Strauch E, Krueger M, Appel B. Taxonomic studies of predatory bdellovibrios based on 16S rRNA analysis, ribotyping and the hit locus and characterization of isolates from the gut of animals. Syst Appl Microbiol. 2001;24:385-94 pubmed
    The aim of our study was to obtain data for the molecular characterization of bdellovibrio bacteria, which were recently split into the genus Bdellovibrio and the newly designated genus Bacteriovorax...
  48. Dwidar M, Monnappa A, Mitchell R. The dual probiotic and antibiotic nature of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. BMB Rep. 2012;45:71-8 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a predatory bacterium which attacks and consumes other bacterial strains, including the well known pathogens E. coli O157 : H7, Salmonella typhimurium and Helicobacter pylori...
  49. Atterbury R, Hobley L, Till R, Lambert C, Capeness M, Lerner T, et al. Effects of orally administered Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus on the well-being and Salmonella colonization of young chicks. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011;77:5794-803 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a bacterium which preys upon and kills Gram-negative bacteria, including the zoonotic pathogens Escherichia coli and Salmonella...
  50. Barabote R, Rendulic S, Schuster S, Saier M. Comprehensive analysis of transport proteins encoded within the genome of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. Genomics. 2007;90:424-46 pubmed
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a bacterial parasite with an unusual lifestyle. It grows and reproduces in the periplasm of a host prey bacterium. The complete genome sequence of B. bacteriovorus has recently been reported...
  51. Lambert C, Ivanov P, Sockett R. A transcriptional "Scream" early response of E. coli prey to predatory invasion by Bdellovibrio. Curr Microbiol. 2010;60:419-27 pubmed publisher
    ..coli prey cells when predatorily attacked by Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus just prior to prey cell killing...
  52. Chu W, Zhu W. Isolation of Bdellovibrio as biological therapeutic agents used for the treatment of Aeromonas hydrophila infection in fish. Zoonoses Public Health. 2010;57:258-64 pubmed publisher
    Fourteen strains of Bdellovibrio-like organisms were isolated from cultured fish ponds using Aeromonas hydrophila J-1 as host, one of them formed large plaques after 48 h of incubation at 28 degrees C on a double layer plate, designated ..
  53. Medina A, Kadouri D. Biofilm formation of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus host-independent derivatives. Res Microbiol. 2009;160:224-31 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, host-independent (HI) variants of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus 109J were isolated...
  54. Cotter T, Thomashow M. Identification of a Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus genetic locus, hit, associated with the host-independent phenotype. J Bacteriol. 1992;174:6018-24 pubmed
    ..Possible explanations for this result and potential roles for the hit locus are discussed...
  55. Lu F, Cai J. The protective effect of Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALO) on tilapia fish fillets against Salmonella enterica ssp. enterica serovar Typhimurium. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2010;51:625-31 pubmed publisher
    To characterize freshwater Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALO) isolated in China and examine their potential in controlling growth of Salmonella enterica ssp. enterica serovar Typhimurium on tilapia fillets.
  56. Shemesh Y, Jurkevitch E. Plastic phenotypic resistance to predation by Bdellovibrio and like organisms in bacterial prey. Environ Microbiol. 2004;6:12-8 pubmed
    ..The interaction of Bdellovibrio and Bacteriovorax (Bdellovibrio and like organisms, BLOs), a group of obligate, ubiquitous predatory bacteria, ..
  57. Fenton A, Lambert C, Wagstaff P, Sockett R. Manipulating each MreB of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus gives diverse morphological and predatory phenotypes. J Bacteriol. 2010;192:1299-311 pubmed publisher
    We studied the two mreB genes, encoding actinlike cytoskeletal elements, in the predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus...
  58. Brentlinger K, Hafenstein S, Novak C, Fane B, Borgon R, McKenna R, et al. Microviridae, a family divided: isolation, characterization, and genome sequence of phiMH2K, a bacteriophage of the obligate intracellular parasitic bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. J Bacteriol. 2002;184:1089-94 pubmed
    A novel single-stranded DNA phage, phiMH2K, of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus was isolated, characterized, and sequenced. This phage is a member of the Microviridae, a family typified by bacteriophage phiX174. Although B...
  59. Lambert C, Hobley L, Chang C, Fenton A, Capeness M, Sockett L. A predatory patchwork: membrane and surface structures of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. Adv Microb Physiol. 2009;54:313-61 pubmed publisher
    Predatory Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus bacteria are remarkable in that they attach to, penetrate and digest other Gram-negative bacteria, living and replicating within them until all resources are exhausted, when they escape the prey ghost ..
  60. Dori Bachash M, Dassa B, Pietrokovski S, Jurkevitch E. Proteome-based comparative analyses of growth stages reveal new cell cycle-dependent functions in the predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008;74:7152-62 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio and like organisms are obligate predators of bacteria that are ubiquitously found in the environment...
  61. Dashiff A, Junka R, Libera M, Kadouri D. Predation of human pathogens by the predatory bacteria Micavibrio aeruginosavorus and Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. J Appl Microbiol. 2011;110:431-44 pubmed publisher
    The focus of this study was to evaluate the potential use of the predatory bacteria Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus and Micavibrio aeruginosavorus to control the pathogens associated with human infection.
  62. Morehouse K, Hobley L, Capeness M, Sockett R. Three motAB stator gene products in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus contribute to motility of a single flagellum during predatory and prey-independent growth. J Bacteriol. 2011;193:932-43 pubmed publisher
    The predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus uses flagellar motility to locate regions rich in Gram-negative prey bacteria, colliding and attaching to prey and then ceasing flagellar motility...
  63. Lambert C, Fenton A, Hobley L, Sockett R. Predatory Bdellovibrio bacteria use gliding motility to scout for prey on surfaces. J Bacteriol. 2011;193:3139-41 pubmed publisher
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a famously fast, flagellate predatory bacterium, preying upon Gram-negative bacteria in liquids; how it interacts with prey on surfaces such as in medical biofilms is unknown...
  64. Evans K, Lambert C, Sockett R. Predation by Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100 requires type IV pili. J Bacteriol. 2007;189:4850-9 pubmed
    Early electron microscopy and more recent studies in our laboratory of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus cells indicated the presence of narrow fibers at the nonflagellar pole of this unusual predatory bacterium. Analysis of the B...
  65. Schwudke D, Bernhardt A, Beck S, Madela K, Linscheid M, Appel B, et al. Transcriptional activity of the host-interaction locus and a putative pilin gene of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus in the predatory life cycle. Curr Microbiol. 2005;51:310-6 pubmed
    b>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a predatory bacterium that grows and replicates within the periplasm of a large variety of Gram-negative bacteria...
  66. Strauch E, Schwudke D, Linscheid M. Predatory mechanisms of Bdellovibrio and like organisms. Future Microbiol. 2007;2:63-73 pubmed
    b>Bdellovibrio and like organisms (BALOs) are predatory, Gram-negative delta-proteobacteria with a complex developmental lifecycle. In the free-living attack phase they are highly motile and seek out prey bacteria that they invade...