Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

The Research Publications track research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. The most recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal Title, Subject, USDA Grant Funding Agencies or FDA Grant Funding Agencies. The research publications are tracked across five subject areas: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, and Viruses.

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 02:02
Larvae of Hermetia illucens, commonly known as black soldier fly, efficiently convert organic waste into nutrient-rich supplements for different applications. Here we performed a preliminary experiment to investigate the dynamics of the H. illucens gut microbiota and changes in the composition of the bacterial community in the residue of the larval feed during rearing. We furthermore quantified...
Wed, 07/01/2020 - 02:02
Bacterial septicemia commonly occurs and usually cause huge losses in sericulture industry. Here, two pathogenic bacterial strains were isolated from dead silkworm and named as ZJ-1 and ZJ-2. Phenotypic and genotypic analysis results revealed that both of these two strains are closely related to Serratia marcescens (S. marcescens). The morphological as well as physiological and biochemical...
Tue, 06/30/2020 - 02:02
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) detection is a screening method for distinguishing and identifying Salmonella strains from other bacteria in the intestine. Incidences of H2S-negative Salmonella have recently been reported in different countries. Although a high resistance rate against antimicrobial agents has been reported for H2S-positive Salmonella in many regions of the world, there is increasing...
Tue, 05/19/2020 - 03:24
The ydcI gene has previously been shown to encode a DNA-binding protein involved with acid stress resistance and induced biofilm formation in a strain of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. In addition, characterisation of the ydcI gene in Escherichia coli and other bacteria demonstrated strikingly different tolerance for induced ydcI expression across Gram negative species. In this report,...
Mon, 03/23/2020 - 03:17
An aerobic, Gram-stain-negative, motile and rod-shaped bacterial strain, designated as Z1-4T, was isolated from the phycosphere microbiota of marine dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum that produces paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that the new isolate belongs to the genus Mesorhizobium, and it was closely related to Mesorhizobium...
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 03:26
Aquatic pathogen Aeromonas hydrophila produces an array of virulence factors, many of which are excreted proteins that causes infectious disease in fish, reptiles, and humans. Aerolysin, a haemolytic toxin, is the most well-known of the A. hydrophila virulence factors and is encoded by aerA. Although used as a virulence gene marker in several studies, recent whole-genome sequencing data suggest...
Tue, 11/26/2019 - 03:16
A novel Gram-negative, aerobic, motile and rod-shaped bacterium with the potential to biodegrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, was isolated from Khazar (Caspian) Sea. Strain TBZ2T grows in the absence of NaCl and tolerates up to 8.5% NaCl. Growth occurred at pH 3.0–10.0 (optimum, pH 6.0–7.0) and 10–45 °C (optimum, 30 °C). The major fatty acids are C18:1ω7C, C16:1ω7C/ C15:0 iso 2-OH, C16:0,...
Thu, 10/24/2019 - 03:20
Streptococcus suis (S. suis) is one of the most common swine pathogens in the swine industry and leads to great harm to the normal progress of the swine industry. S. suis can also infect humans and cause a variety of fatal diseases, such as meningitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, that pose a major threat to the safety of life and health of both humans and animals. In this paper, we...
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 03:19
Foodborne Enterobacteriaceae pathogens, especially Salmonella, still seriously threaten food safety. To establish a foundation for further developing phage- and endolysin-based methods combating these pathogens, in this study, the newly isolated Salmonella-virus-FelixO1 phage BPS15S6 for biocontrol purposes was characterised by genomic bioinformatic analysis, and then its endolysin LyS15S6 was...
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 03:14
Arthrobacter sp. are Gram-positive bacilli commonly obtained from soil and in the hospital environment. These species have been reported to cause several types of infection. Heavy metals are a threat to the ecological system due to their high-levels of toxicity and the fluoroquinolones are antimicrobials widely used for the treatment of different bacterial infections. The aim of this study was to...