- Microbial diversity in the deep sea and the underexplored "rare biosphere"
Mitchell L Sogin
Josephine Bay Paul Center, Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:12115-20. 2006
..Members of the rare biosphere are highly divergent from each other and, at different times in earth's history, may have had a profound impact on shaping planetary processes...
- The uncultured microbial majority
Michael S Rappé
Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
Annu Rev Microbiol 57:369-94. 2003
..Genome sequence information that would allow ribosomal RNA gene trees to be related to broader patterns in microbial genome evolution is scant, and therefore microbial diversity remains largely unexplored territory...
- Genomic and functional adaptation in surface ocean planktonic prokaryotes
J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
Nature 468:60-6. 2010
..Their genomic features also lead us to propose that one method used to avoid predation by viruses and/or bacterivores is by means of slow growth and the maintenance of low biomass...
- Estimating prokaryotic diversity and its limits
Thomas P Curtis
Department of Civil Engineering, Centre for Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:10494-9. 2002
..Nevertheless, it is evident that local and global prokaryotic diversity can be understood through species abundance curves and purely experimental approaches to solving this conundrum will be fruitless...
- The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling expedition: northwest Atlantic through eastern tropical Pacific
Douglas B Rusch
J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
PLoS Biol 5:e77. 2007
..Specific functional adaptations can be identified both within individual ribotypes and across the entire community, including proteorhodopsin spectral tuning and the presence or absence of the phosphate-binding gene PstS...
- Community genomics among stratified microbial assemblages in the ocean's interior
Edward F DeLong
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Science 311:496-503. 2006
..Comparative genomic analyses of stratified microbial communities have the potential to provide significant insight into higher-order community organization and dynamics...
- The association between extreme precipitation and waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States, 1948-1994
F C Curriero
Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Am J Public Health 91:1194-9. 2001
..CONCLUSIONS: The statistically significant association found between rainfall and disease in the United States is important for water managers, public health officials, and risk assessors of future climate change...
- Environmental genome shotgun sequencing of the Sargasso Sea
J Craig Venter
Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives, 1901 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Science 304:66-74. 2004
..2 million previously unknown genes represented in these samples, including more than 782 new rhodopsin-like photoreceptors. Variation in species present and stoichiometry suggests substantial oceanic microbial diversity...
- Effects of global climate on infectious disease: the cholera model
Erin K Lipp
Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, USA
Clin Microbiol Rev 15:757-70. 2002
..The cholera model provides a template for future research on climate-sensitive diseases, allowing definition of critical parameters and offering a means of developing more sophisticated methods for prediction of disease outbreaks...
- Shifts in microbial community structure along an ecological gradient of hypersaline soils and sediments
Emily B Hollister
Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 2474, USA
ISME J 4:829-38. 2010
..The results of this study provide new information regarding a previously uncharacterized ecosystem and show the value of high-throughput sequencing in the study of complex ecosystems...
- Microbial community transcriptomes reveal microbes and metabolic pathways associated with dissolved organic matter turnover in the sea
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:16420-7. 2010
..These findings suggest that coordinated, cooperative activities of a variety of bacterial "specialists" may be critical in the cycling of marine DOM, emphasizing the importance of microbial community dynamics in the global carbon cycle...
- Metagenomic characterization of Chesapeake Bay virioplankton
Shellie R Bench
College of Marine and Earth Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19711, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 73:7629-41. 2007
..Furthermore, the low frequency of psbD homologs in the library supports the prediction that Chesapeake Bay cyanophage populations are dominated by Podoviridae...
- Municipal wastewater effluents as a source of listerial pathogens in the aquatic milieu of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa: a concern of public health importance
Emmanuel E O Odjadjare
Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice, South Africa
Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:2376-94. 2010
..The study demonstrates a potential negative impact of the wastewater effluent on the receiving environment and suggests a serious public health implication for those who depend on the receiving watershed for drinking and other purposes...
- Comparative metagenomics of microbial traits within oceanic viral communities
Faculty of Biology, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
ISME J 5:1178-90. 2011
- Avian influenza virus in water: infectivity is dependent on pH, salinity and temperature
Justin D Brown
Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Vet Microbiol 136:20-6. 2009
..Furthermore, these results provide insight into chemical and physical properties of water that could enhance or restrict AI virus transmission on an aquatic bird habitat...
- Phylogenetic relationships of Thiomicrospira species and their identification in deep-sea hydrothermal vent samples by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis of 16S rDNA fragments
Molecular Ecology Unit, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Fahrenheitstrasse 1, D 28359 Bremen, Germany
Arch Microbiol 164:165-72. 1995
..The third 'phylotype' was identified as a Desulfovibrio, indicating that sulfate-reducing bacteria, as sources of sulfide, may complement sulfur- and sulfide-oxidizing bacteria ecologically in these sulfide-producing hydrothermal vents...
- Dynamics of bacterial community composition and activity during a mesocosm diatom bloom
Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0202, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 66:578-87. 2000
..Rate measurements as well as bacterial population dynamics were almost identical among the mesocosms indicating that the observed bacterial community dynamics were systematic and repeatable responses to the manipulated conditions...
- Antibiotic-resistance profile in environmental bacteria isolated from penicillin production wastewater treatment plant and the receiving river
State Key Laboratory of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry, Research Center for Eco Environmental Sciences, Beijing 100085, China
Environ Microbiol 11:1506-17. 2009
..The unexpectedly high levels of multiple antibiotic resistance in strains from wastewater and downstream river were speculated to be mainly due to multidrug efflux systems...
- Abundance and diversity of microbial life in ocean crust
Cara M Santelli
MIT WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Ocean Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA
Nature 453:653-6. 2008
- It's all relative: ranking the diversity of aquatic bacterial communities
Allison K Shaw
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
Environ Microbiol 10:2200-10. 2008
..Finally, a subsampling analysis suggests that further sequencing from these particular clone libraries would not have substantially changed the richness rankings of the samples...
- Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis profiles of 16S rRNA-defined populations inhabiting a hot spring microbial mat community
M J Ferris
Department of Microbiology, Montana State University, Bozeman 59717, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 62:340-6. 1996
- Resistance, resilience and recovery: aquatic bacterial dynamics after water column disturbance
Microbiology Doctoral Training Program, Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Environ Microbiol 13:2752-67. 2011
..These results imply that aquatic bacterial assemblages are generally stable in the face of disturbance...
- Antibiotic resistance characteristics of environmental bacteria from an oxytetracycline production wastewater treatment plant and the receiving river
State Key Laboratory of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry, Research Center for Eco Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Appl Environ Microbiol 76:3444-51. 2010
- Spatial variability overwhelms seasonal patterns in bacterioplankton communities across a river to ocean gradient
Caroline S Fortunato
Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD 21613, USA
ISME J 6:554-63. 2012
..Determining both the spatial and temporal variability of bacterioplankton communities provides a framework for modeling these communities across environmental gradients from river to deep ocean...
- Water microbiology. Bacterial pathogens and water
João P S Cabral
Center for Interdisciplinary Marine and Environmental Research C I I M A R, Faculty of Sciences, Oporto University, Rua do Campo Alegre, 4169 007 Oporto, Portugal
Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:3657-703. 2010
..Financial resources should be devoted to a better understanding of the ecology and behavior of human and animal fecal bacteria in environmental waters...
- Genomics of IncP-1 antibiotic resistance plasmids isolated from wastewater treatment plants provides evidence for a widely accessible drug resistance gene pool
Fakultat fur Biologie, Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Universitat Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
FEMS Microbiol Rev 31:449-77. 2007
- Presence of pathogens and indicator microbes at a non-point source subtropical recreational marine beach
Amir M Abdelzaher
University of Miami, NSF NIEHS Oceans and Human Health Center, Miami, Florida 331491, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 76:724-32. 2010
- Occurrence of adenovirus and other enteric viruses in limited-contact freshwater recreational areas and bathing waters
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 13 Natural Resources, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
J Appl Microbiol 111:1250-61. 2011
..Additionally, we evaluated associations between point sources of human faecal pollution and enterovirus and adenovirus presence and concentrations...
- Long-term study on tenacity of avian influenza viruses in water (distilled water, normal saline, and surface water) at different temperatures
Institute of Environmental and Animal Hygiene, Hohenheim University, Garbenstrasse 30, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany
Avian Dis 54:720-4. 2010
..The virus-inoculated surface water remained infective for a few days at 30 and 20 C, a few weeks at 10 C, and for months at 0 and -10 C...
- Environmental genomics reveals a single-species ecosystem deep within Earth
Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Science 322:275-8. 2008
- Plant carbohydrate scavenging through tonB-dependent receptors: a feature shared by phytopathogenic and aquatic bacteria
Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes Microorganismes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique INRA UMR2594 441, Castanet Tolosan, France
PLoS ONE 2:e224. 2007
- Biogeography of the ubiquitous marine bacterium Alteromonas macleodii determined by multilocus sequence analysis
Division de Microbiologia, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Campus de San Juan, 03550 Alicante, Spain
Mol Ecol 17:4092-106. 2008
..It can thus achieve intraspecific identification to the level of genotypes and, by comparison with relevant environmental data, ecotypes...
- The power of species sorting: local factors drive bacterial community composition over a wide range of spatial scales
Katleen Van der Gucht
Section of Protistology and Aquatic Ecology, Department of Biology WE11, Universiteit Gent, Krijgslaan 281 S8, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:20404-9. 2007
..We suggest that the fast population growth rates of bacteria facilitate efficient species sorting along environmental gradients in bacterial communities over a very broad range of dispersal rates...
- Vibrio cholerae and cholera: out of the water and into the host
Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Universitat Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
FEMS Microbiol Rev 26:125-39. 2002
..More recently, researchers have been elucidating the environmental lifestyle of V. cholerae. This review provides an overview of the current knowledge of both the host- and environment-specific physiological attributes of V. cholerae...
- Genetic diversity among food-borne and waterborne norovirus strains causing outbreaks in Sweden
Department of Virology, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden
J Clin Microbiol 47:2411-8. 2009
..The high degree of genetic diversity found among norovirus strains causing food-borne and waterborne infections stresses the importance of the use of broad reaction detection methods when such outbreaks are investigated...
- Genetic diversity of archaea in deep-sea hydrothermal vent environments
Deep Sea Microorganisms Research Group, Japan Marine Science and Technology Center, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
Genetics 152:1285-97. 1999
..These findings expand our view of the genetic diversity of archaea in deep-sea hydrothermal vent environments and of the phylogenetic organization of archaea...
- Phylogenetic analysis of particle-attached and free-living bacterial communities in the Columbia river, its estuary, and the adjacent coastal ocean
B C Crump
School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 65:3192-204. 1999
..The high degree of diversity in the estuary is the result of the mixing of bacterial communities from the river, estuary, and coastal ocean...
- Marine microorganisms and global nutrient cycles
Kevin R Arrigo
Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 2215, USA
Nature 437:349-55. 2005
..What is emerging is an appreciation of the previously unknown degree of complexity within the marine microbial community...
- Causes of outbreaks associated with drinking water in the United States from 1971 to 2006
Gunther F Craun
Gunther F Craun and Associates, Staunton, Virginia, USA
Clin Microbiol Rev 23:507-28. 2010
..Additional resources for waterborne disease surveillance and outbreak detection are essential to improve our ability to monitor, detect, and prevent waterborne disease in the United States...
- Surveillance of adenoviruses and noroviruses in European recreational waters
A Peter Wyn-Jones
IGES, University of Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DB, UK
Water Res 45:1025-38. 2011
..These studies support the case for considering adenoviruses as an indicator of bathing water quality...
- Relationships between bacterial diversity and environmental variables in a tropical marine environment, Rio de Janeiro
Ricardo P Vieira
Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Environ Microbiol 10:189-99. 2008
..Furthermore, correspondence analyses showed that some taxa are related to specific abiotic, trophic and microbiological parameters in Guanabara Bay estuarine system...
- How microbial community composition regulates coral disease development
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
PLoS Biol 8:e1000345. 2010
- Inadequately treated wastewater as a source of human enteric viruses in the environment
Anthony I Okoh
Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:2620-37. 2010
..This paper reviews the major genera of pathogenic human enteric viruses, their pathogenicity and epidemiology, as well as the role of wastewater effluents in their transmission...
- Bacterial community shifts in taxa and diversity in response to localized organic loading in the deep sea
Shana K Goffredi
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
Environ Microbiol 12:344-63. 2010
..The response of the sedimentary microbial community to large pulses of organic carbon is complex, likely affected by increased animal bioturbation, and may be sustained over time periods that span years to perhaps even decades...
- First report of anatoxin-a-producing cyanobacterium Aphanizomenon issatschenkoi in northeastern Germany
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Department of Limnology of Stratified Lakes, Alte Fischerhütte 2, 16775 Stechlin, Germany
Toxicon 56:964-71. 2010
..Anabaena spp. and Anabaenopsis spp. strains from lakes Stolpsee, Langersee, Melangsee, and Scharmützelsee. This study is the first confirming A. issatschenkoi as an ATX producer in German water bodies...
- Culture-dependent and culture-independent characterization of microbial assemblages associated with high-temperature petroleum reservoirs
V J Orphan
Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 66:700-11. 2000
- Function-specific response to depletion of microbial diversity
Department of Limnology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
ISME J 5:351-61. 2011
..The response of chitin and cellulose degradation rates depended on the presence of a single phylotype. We suggest that species identity and community composition rather than richness matters for specific microbial processes...
- Cluster randomized controlled trial of the plastic BioSand Water filter in Cambodia
C E Stauber
Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, P O Box 3995, Atlanta, Georgia 30302 3995, United States
Environ Sci Technol 46:722-8. 2012
..The study suggests the plastic BSF may play an important role in scaling up the distribution/implementation of the BSF, potentially improving water quality and health in the region...
- Risk factors for antibiotic-resistant E. coli in children in a rural area
J C Seidman
Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Epidemiol Infect 137:879-88. 2009
..Frequent, low-cost surveillance of commensal resistance can guide development of locally appropriate treatment guidelines. School-based hygiene programmes should be considered as means of limiting the spread of antibiotic resistance...
- Microbial community structure analysis of produced water from a high-temperature North Sea oil-field
Department of Biology and Centre for Geobiology, University of Bergen, P O Box 7800, Bergen, 5020, Norway
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 93:37-49. 2008
..This was confirmed by the isolation of a number of mesophilic and moderately thermophilic organisms that were unable to grow at reservoir temperature...
- Ecophysiology of "Halarsenatibacter silvermanii" strain SLAS-1T, gen. nov., sp. nov., a facultative chemoautotrophic arsenate respirer from salt-saturated Searles Lake, California
Jodi Switzer Blum
U S Geological Survey, ms 480, 345 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 75:1950-60. 2009
- Dynamic viral populations in hypersaline systems as revealed by metagenomic assembly
Joanne B Emerson
Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 78:6309-20. 2012
..This study provides high-resolution insight into viral biogeography and dynamics and it places "snapshot" viral metagenomes, collected at a single time and location, in context...
- Quantification of human polyomaviruses JC Virus and BK Virus by TaqMan quantitative PCR and comparison to other water quality indicators in water and fecal samples
Shannon M McQuaig
Department of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, 33620, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 75:3379-88. 2009
- Resistance of Legionella pneumophila serotype 1 biofilms to chlorine-based disinfection
I R Cooper
School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
J Hosp Infect 74:152-9. 2010
..This research provides an insight into the resistance afforded to L. pneumophila against high levels of chlorine by the formation of biofilms and has implications for the delivery of potable water...
- Waterborne adenovirus
Kristina D Mena
University of Texas, Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
Rev Environ Contam Toxicol 198:133-67. 2009
..2). More data are needed regarding effectiveness of water treatment against adenovirus and the human-virus dose-response relationship to fully understand the role of adenovirus as a waterborne public health threat...
- Coastal bacterioplankton community diversity along a latitudinal gradient in Latin America by means of V6 tag pyrosequencing
Fabiano L Thompson
Departments of Genetics, Institute of Biology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arch Microbiol 193:105-14. 2011
..Conserved taxa corresponded to aprox. 52% of all sequences. This study suggests that human-contaminated environments may influence bacterioplankton diversity...
- Compositions of microbial communities associated with oil and water in a mesothermic oil field
Petroleum Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB, Canada
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 101:493-506. 2012
..Hence, oil attachment was seen for genera acting on substrates found primarily in the oil phase...
- Survival of Burkholderia pseudomallei in distilled water for 16 years
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, 420 6 Rajvithi Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 105:598-600. 2011
..Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis of AvrII DNA restriction fragments revealed six different but related banding patterns, which may represent genomic rearrangement...
- Water quality parameters associated with prevalence of Legionella in hot spring facility water bodies
Shih Wei Huang
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, National Chung Cheng University, 168 University Road, Minhsiung Township, Chiayi County 62102, Taiwan, ROC
Water Res 44:4805-11. 2010
..Therefore, a long-term investigation of the health of workers at hot spring recreational areas and the occurrence of Legionella in hot spring recreational areas throughout Taiwan are needed...
- Viruses in the sea
Curtis A Suttle
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley and the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
Nature 437:356-61. 2005
..Our understanding of the effect of viruses on global systems and processes continues to unfold, overthrowing the idea that viruses and virus-mediated processes are sidebars to global processes...
- Association of the melioidosis agent Burkholderia pseudomallei with water parameters in rural water supplies in Northern Australia
A D K Draper
Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Appl Environ Microbiol 76:5305-7. 2010
..B. pseudomallei was associated with soft, acidic bore water of low salinity but high iron levels. This finding aids in identifying water supplies at risk of contamination with this pathogenic bacterium...
- Partitioning of bacterial communities between seawater and healthy, black band diseased, and dead coral surfaces
Department of Geology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 68:2214-28. 2002
..Arcobacter spp., Campylobacter spp., Cytophaga fermentans, Cytophaga columnaris, and Trichodesmium tenue...
- Indirect evidence of transposon-mediated selection of antibiotic resistance genes in aquatic systems at low-level oxytetracycline exposures
Charles W Knapp
Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
Environ Sci Technol 42:5348-53. 2008
..701, p = 0.05), and there were similar selection patterns of tetR and Tn916/1545 genes relative to the OTC level, suggesting a possible mechanism for retention of specific resistance genes within the systems...
- Archaeal dominance in the mesopelagic zone of the Pacific Ocean
M B Karner
University of Hawaii, Department of Oceanography, Honolulu 96822, USA
Nature 409:507-10. 2001
..3 x 10(28) archaeal cells, and 3.1 x 10(28) bacterial cells. Our data suggest that pelagic crenarchaeota represent one of the ocean's single most abundant cell types...
- Viruses in recreational water-borne disease outbreaks: a review
R G Sinclair
Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85706, USA
J Appl Microbiol 107:1769-80. 2009
..A lack of required reporting and nonuniform water quality and chlorination/disinfection standards continues to contribute to water-borne recreational disease outbreaks...
- Metagenomic signatures of the Peru Margin subseafloor biosphere show a genetically distinct environment
Jennifer F Biddle
Astrobiology Research Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:10583-8. 2008
..These findings show that the marine subsurface is a distinct microbial habitat and is different from environments studied by metagenomics, especially because of the predominance of uncultivated archaeal groups...
- Latitudinal trends of Crenarchaeota and Bacteria in the meso- and bathypelagic water masses of the Eastern North Atlantic
Marta M Varela
Department of Biological Oceanography, Royal Netherlands of Sea Research, 1790 AB Den Burg, The Netherlands
Environ Microbiol 10:110-24. 2008
- Haloquadratum walsbyi gen. nov., sp. nov., the square haloarchaeon of Walsby, isolated from saltern crystallizers in Australia and Spain
David G Burns
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:387-92. 2007
..nov., sp. nov. The type strain of Haloquadratum walsbyi is C23T (=JCM 12705T=DSM 16854T)...
- Unicellular cyanobacteria fix N2 in the subtropical North Pacific Ocean
J P Zehr
Department of Ocean Sciences and Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064, USA
Nature 412:635-8. 2001
..Here we show that there are unicellular cyanobacteria in the open ocean that are expressing nitrogenase, and are abundant enough to potentially have a significant role in N dynamics...
- Distribution of environmental mycobacteria in Karonga District, northern Malawi
Benson Z Chilima
Plant Pathogen Interactions Division, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, United Kingdom
Appl Environ Microbiol 72:2343-50. 2006
..This study revealed a complex pattern for the environmental mycobacterial flora but identified no clear differences between the northern and southern parts of Karonga District...
- Amino acid signatures of salinity on an environmental scale with a focus on the Dead Sea
Matthew E Rhodes
Penn State Astrobiology Research Center and Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Environ Microbiol 12:2613-23. 2010
- Sulfidogenesis under extremely haloalkaline conditions in soda lakes of Kulunda Steppe (Altai, Russia)
Dimitry Y Sorokin
Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 73:278-90. 2010
..In saturated soda brine, extremely natronophilic representatives of the order Halanaerobiales were responsible for the sulfur-dependent respiration...
- Survival & detection of the faecal indicator bacterium Enterococcus faecalis in water stored in traditional vessels
Division of Biomedical Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Indian J Med Res 125:557-66. 2007
- A new cytotoxic phenazine derivative from a deep sea bacterium Bacillus sp
Key Laboratory of Marine Drugs, Chinese Ministry of Education, Institute of Marine Drugs and Food, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, PR China
Arch Pharm Res 30:552-5. 2007
..The structures of these compounds were determined using spectroscopic methods. Their cytotoxic effects on P388 and K562 cell lines were preliminarily examined using the sulforhodamine-B (SRB) assay...
- Escherichia coli O157 can grow in natural freshwater at low carbon concentrations
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology EAWAG, 8600 Dubendorf, Switzerland
Environ Microbiol 10:2387-96. 2008
..coli O157. The results give new information on the behaviour of this common pathogen in the aquatic environment and contribute to microbial risk assessment in order to prevent spreading of water-borne diseases...
- Culture dependent and independent analyses of 16S rRNA and ATP citrate lyase genes: a comparison of microbial communities from different black smoker chimneys on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
James W Voordeckers
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8525, USA
Extremophiles 12:627-40. 2008
- Salinity constraints on subsurface archaeal diversity and methanogenesis in sedimentary rock rich in organic matter
Patricia J Waldron
Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 73:4171-9. 2007
- Use of propidium monoazide for live/dead distinction in microbial ecology
Montana State University, Center for Biofilm Engineering, 366 EPS Building, P O Box 173980, Bozeman, MT 59717 3980, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 73:5111-7. 2007
..The last two experiments suggest that PMA treatment can affect banding patterns in DGGE community profiles and their intensities, although the intrinsic limitations of end-point PCR have to be taken into consideration...
- Transfer of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium from contaminated irrigation water to parsley is dependent on curli and cellulose, the biofilm matrix components
Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
J Food Prot 72:618-23. 2009
..Deletion of the agfBA gene (for curli) was more effective than deletion of bcsA (for cellulose). Thus, curli and cellulose play a role in the transfer or survival of Salmonella Typhimurium in the plant, as they do for plant pathogens...
- Killing of enteric bacteria in drinking water by a copper device for use in the home: laboratory evidence
V B Preethi Sudha
Centre for Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutics, Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions FRLHT, 74 2, Jarakabande kaval, Yelahanka via Attur, Karnataka, India
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 103:819-22. 2009
..It has the potential to be used as a household water purification method for removing enteric bacteria, especially in developing countries...
- Imaging and quantifying virus fluorescence signals on aquatic aggregates: a new method and its implication for aquatic microbial ecology
Department of Freshwater Ecology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 68:372-80. 2009
..We discuss the problems associated with different methods such as sonication or directly counting viruses on aggregates, both combined with epifluorescence microscopy and CLSM, to quantify viruses on suspended particles...
- Bacterial diversity and activity along a salinity gradient in soda lakes of the Kulunda Steppe (Altai, Russia)
Mirjam J Foti
Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 67, 2628 BC Delft, The Netherlands
Extremophiles 12:133-45. 2008
..Furthermore, the increase of sodium carbonate/bicarbonate seemed to affect the composition of the microbial community in soda lakes, but not the rate of sulfate reduction...
- Paracoccus haeundaensis sp. nov., a Gram-negative, halophilic, astaxanthin-producing bacterium
Jae Hyung Lee
Department of Microbiology, Pukyong National University, Busan 608 737, Korea
Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:1699-702. 2004
..Based on the results of these analyses, it is proposed that strain BC74171T represents a novel species, Paracoccus haeundaensis sp. nov. The type strain is BC74171T (= KCCM 10460T = LMG P-21903T)...
- The Beta Poisson dose-response model is not a single-hit model
P F Teunis
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Risk Anal 20:513-20. 2000
..This maximum possible response curve is important for uncertainty analysis, and for risk assessment of pathogens with unknown properties...
- Coaggregation between freshwater bacteria within biofilm and planktonic communities
A H Rickard
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manchester University, Coupland III Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
FEMS Microbiol Lett 220:133-40. 2003
..Therefore, compared to the planktonic population, a greater proportion of the biofilm strains coaggregated. It is proposed that coaggregation influences biofilm formation and species diversity in freshwater under high shear...
- Isolation and cultivation of Walsby's square archaeon
Department of Microbial Ecology, Centre of Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Kerklaan 30, 9751 NN Haren, The Netherlands
Environ Microbiol 6:1287-91. 2004
..The genome was estimated to contain approximately three million basepairs...
- Seasonal and substrate preferences of fungi colonizing leaves in streams: traditional versus molecular evidence
Liliya G Nikolcheva
63B York Street, Department of Biology, Mt Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 1G7, Canada
Environ Microbiol 7:270-80. 2005
..Biomasses of the various taxa (based on DGGE band intensities) were related to substrate type...
- Water contamination in urban south India: household storage practices and their implications for water safety and enteric infections
Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Int J Hyg Environ Health 207:473-80. 2004
..The implementation of locally appropriate point-of-use disinfection and safe household storage practices in developing countries is an urgent need to ensure a safe, reliable year-round supply in areas where clean water is not available...
- Formation of nonculturable Escherichia coli in drinking water
L A Bjergbaek
Section of Environmental Engineering, Department of Life Sciences, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
J Appl Microbiol 99:1090-8. 2005
..To examine whether incubation of Escherichia coli in nondisinfected drinking water result in development of cells that are not detectable using standard procedures but maintain a potential for metabolic activity and cell division...
- Mesophilic Crenarchaeota: proposal for a third archaeal phylum, the Thaumarchaeota
Universite de Provence, Aix Marseille I, CNRS, UPR 9043, Laboratoire de Chimie Bacterienne, Institut de Biologie Structurale et de Microbiologie, 13402 Marseille, France
Nat Rev Microbiol 6:245-52. 2008
..Our results indicate that C. symbiosum and its relatives are not Crenarchaeota, but should be considered as a third archaeal phylum, which we propose to name Thaumarchaeota (from the Greek 'thaumas', meaning wonder)...
- Links between phytoplankton and bacterial community dynamics in a coastal marine environment
J N Rooney-Varga
Center for Complex Environmental Systems, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
Microb Ecol 49:163-75. 2005
..These results suggest that there are specific interactions between phytoplankton and the bacteria attached to them, and that these interactions influence the composition of both communities...
- Global impact of Vibrio cholerae interactions with chitin
Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita di Genova, Corso Europa 26, 16132 Genova, Italy
Environ Microbiol 10:1400-10. 2008
..cholerae interactions with chitin represent a useful model for examination of the role of primary habitat selection in the development of traits that have been identified as virulence factors in human disease...
- Abundances and distributions of the dominant nifH phylotypes in the Northern Atlantic Ocean
Rebecca J Langlois
Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences, Duesternbrooker Weg 20, 24105 Kiel, Germany
Appl Environ Microbiol 74:1922-31. 2008
..The uncultured cluster III phylotype was uncommon (0.4%) and was associated with mean water temperatures of 18 degrees C. Diazotroph abundance was highest in regions where modeled average dust deposition was between 1 and 2 g/m(2)/year...
- Prevalence of and risk factors for Salmonella in water offered to weaned dairy calves in California, USA
Veterinary Medicine Extension, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, 18830 Road 112, Tulare, CA 93274, USA
Prev Vet Med 54:169-78. 2002
..Primary risk factors associated with the increased prevalence of Salmonella in water offered to weaned dairy calves were a continuous water tank-filling method compared to a valve (an "on-demand" procedure) and a water pH>8...
- Microbial diversity in water and sediment of Lake Chaka, an athalassohaline lake in northwestern China
Department of Geology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 72:3832-45. 2006
..5%) to the sediments (approximately 4%). Across the interface, the redox state also changed from oxic to anoxic and may also have contributed to the observed shift in the microbial community...
- Geographical isolation in hot spring cyanobacteria
R Thane Papke
Department of Microbiology, 109 Lewis Hall, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
Environ Microbiol 5:650-9. 2003
..Thus, geographical isolation (i.e. genetic drift) must in part be responsible for driving the observed evolutionary divergences. Geographical isolation may be an important underestimated aspect of microbial evolution...
- Microbial ecology of drinking water distribution systems
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109 2125, USA
Curr Opin Biotechnol 17:297-302. 2006
..An understanding of the microbial ecology of distribution systems is necessary to design innovative and effective control strategies that will ensure safe and high-quality drinking water...
- Biofilms in water, its role and impact in human disease transmission
University of Maryland, Maryland Pathogen Research Institute, 3132 Bioscience Research, Building 413, College Park, MD 20742, United States
Curr Opin Biotechnol 19:244-7. 2008
..For this reason discovery and investigation of this important bacterial ecological niche in the environment were impeded...
- Quantitative microbial faecal source tracking with sampling guided by hydrological catchment dynamics
G H Reischer
Institute of Chemical Engineering, Gene Technology Group, Vienna University of Technology, Getreidemarkt 9 166 5 2, A 1060 Vienna, Austria
Environ Microbiol 10:2598-608. 2008
..This study demonstrates the applicability of quantitative microbial source tracking methods and highlights the prerequisite of considering hydrological catchment dynamics in source tracking study design...
- Propionate and butyrate dependent bacterial sulfate reduction at extremely haloalkaline conditions and description of Desulfobotulus alkaliphilus sp. nov
D Y Sorokin
Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Prospect 60 let Octyabrya 7 2, 117811, Moscow, Russia
Extremophiles 14:71-7. 2010
..The strain represents the first haloalkaliphilic representative of the family Desulfobacteraceae and is described as Desulfobotulus alkaliphilus sp. nov...
- New tools for the study and direct surveillance of viral pathogens in water
Enteric Virus Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, University of Barcelona, Spain
Curr Opin Biotechnol 19:295-301. 2008
..However, new tools are nowadays available for the study and direct surveillance of viral pathogens in water that may contribute to fulfil these requirements...