FEMS Microbiology Ecology
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Microbial survey of the mummies from the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy: biodeterioration risk and contamination of the indoor air.
We witnessed that the different degradation phenomena observed on the variety of materials located at the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo are biological in origin. Molecular techniques showed the dominance of halophilic species of the domains Bacteria and Archaea on the walls and - as a result of salt...
Mineral composition and charcoal determine the bacterial community structure in artificial soils.
To study the influence of the clay minerals montmorillonite (M) and illite (I), the metal oxides ferrihydrite (F) and aluminum hydroxide (A), and charcoal (C) on soil bacterial communities, seven artificial soils with identical texture provided by quartz (Q) were mixed with sterilized manure as orga...
Pyrosequencing of environmental soil samples reveals biodiversity of the Phytophthora resident community in chestnut forests.
Pyrosequencing analysis was performed on soils from Italian chestnut groves to evaluate the diversity of the resident Phytophthora community. Sequences analysed with a custom database discriminated 15 pathogenic Phytophthoras including species common to chestnut soils, while a total of nine species...
Phosphate limitation induces the intergeneric inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Serratia marcescens isolated from paper machines.
We isolated 13 adhesive bacteria from paper machine aggregates. Intergeneric inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa WW5 by Serratia marcescens WW4 was identified under phosphate-limited conditions, but not in Luria-Bertani medium or M9 minimal medium. The viable numbers of the pure S. marcescens WW4 c...
Biogeography of bacterioplankton in the tropical seawaters of Singapore.
We observed clear spatial variations of bacterioplankton diversity within the small area of the Singapore seas. Water samples collected from the Singapore Strait (south) throughout the year were dominated by DNA sequences affiliated with Cyanobacteria and Alphaproteobacteria that were believed to be...
Flow cytometric identification of Mamiellales clade II in the Southern Atlantic Ocean.
We identified a conspicuous group of red autofluorescent picoplankton in surface waters of the South Atlantic Ocean. Using catalysed reporter deposition fluorescence in situ hybridization, virtually, all cells sorted from that group were affiliated with the Mamiellales clade II (84 ± 4%, division Ch...
Shifts in composition of microbial communities of subtidal sandy sediments maximise retention of nutrients.
The density and composition of microbial communities of subtidal sandy sediments determines their role in the cycling of nutrients in coastal waters. It has previously been found that sediments disturbed by waves and currents have reduced biomass, greater productivity to respiration (P/R) ratios and...
Combination of high throughput cultivation and dsrA sequencing for assessment of sulfate-reducing bacteria diversity in sediments.
Improving the knowledge on sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) diversity and ecophysiology will permit a better understanding on their key roles in aquatic ecosystems. Therefore, their diversity was evaluated in estuarine sediments by a polyphasic approach including dsrA gene cloning and sequencing (156...
Virulence genes and pathogenicity islands in environmental Vibrio strains nonpathogenic to humans.
We screened a collection of marine nonpathogenic Vibrio strains isolated in the area of the Venetian Lagoon for the presence of virulence and fitness genes usually present in Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus clinical isolates. More than one-third of the strains tested positive for the pre...
A comparison of the microbiome and the metabolome of different regions of the equine hindgut.
The microbiome and associated metabolome of faecal samples were compared to those from the caecum and right dorsal colon of horses and ponies euthanised for nonresearch purposes by investigating the microbial population community structure as well as their functional metabolic products. Through the...