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CONTENTS Environmental Microbiology, Geomicrobiology, Soil
Current Research, Technology and Education Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology
A. Méndez-Vilas (Ed.)
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CONTENTS
VOL. 1
Introduction............................................................................................................................. XVII
Environmental Microbiology, Geomicrobiology,
Soil Microbiology, Biocontrol
Waterborne transmission of Cryptosporidium and Giardia: detection, surveillance and
implications for public health
D. Carmena................................................................................................................................ 3-14
Purification of enzymes related to host penetration and pathogenesis from
entomopathogenic fungi
S. Ali, S.X. Ren, Z. Huang and J.H. Wu................................................................................... 15-22
Polyamines in cyanobacteria: biosynthesis, transport and abiotic stress response
Aran Incharoensakdi, Saowarath Jantaro, Wuttinun Raksajit, and Pirkko Mäenpää................ 23-32
Adaptation to oxidative stress by Gram-positive bacteria: the redox sensing system
HbpS-SenS-SenR from Streptomyces reticuli
Matthew R. Groves, and Darío Ortiz de Orué Lucana.............................................................. 33-42
Pioneer communities in the forefields of retreating glaciers: how microbes adapt to a
challenging environment
Lazzaro A, Franchini AG, Brankatschk R, Zeyer J................................................................... 43-52
Molecular Microbial Ecology of Marmara Sea Sediments
O. Ince, M. Kolukirik and B.K. Ince......................................................................................... 53-63
Sludge oomph: harnessing the power of sediment microbiota
Alexandra S. Alves, Bruno M. Fonseca and Ricardo O. Louro................................................ 64-73
Comparative analysis of two phytohormone and siderophores rhizobacteria producers
isolated from heavy metal contaminated soil and their effect on Lens esculenta growth
and tolerance to heavy metals
M.O. Franco-Hernández, S. Montes-Villafàn, M. Ramírez-Melo, A. Rodríguez-Dorantes,
A. Rodriguez- Tovar, A.N. Ruíz-Flores, M.S. Vásquez-Murrieta and
A. Ponce-Mendoza.................................................................................................................... 74-80
Capturing the potential of Haloalkaliphilic bacteria from the saline habitats through
culture dependent and metagenomic approaches
S. P. Singh, M. K. Purohit, V.H. Raval, S. Pandey, V. G. Akbari and C. M. Rawal................ 81-87
Characteristics of Extremophylic Fungi from Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
Т. Belozerskaya, K. Aslanidi, А. Ivanova, N. Gessler, A. Egorova, Yu. Karpenko, and S.
Olishevskaya............................................................................................................................. 88-94
Induction of secondary symbiosis between the ciliate Paramecium and the green alga
Chlorella
Y. Kodama, and M. Fujishima.................................................................................................. 95-102
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Isolation and characterization of bioluminescent bacteria from marine environments
of Puerto Rico
J. Malave-Orengo, Eva N. Rubio-Marrero and C. Rios-Velazquez......................................... 103-108
Isolation and characterization of purple non-sulfur anoxyphototropic bacteria from
two microecosystems: tropical hypersaline microbial mats and bromeliads
phytotelmata
K. Soto-Feliciano, M. De Jesús, J. Vega- Sepúlveda and C. Ríos-Velázquez.......................... 109-116
Characterization of blue pigmented bacteria isolated from Puerto Rico
V. Cardona-Cardona, David Arroyo, J. Scellekens and C. Rios-Velazquez............................. 117-123
Bacterial Extracellular Enzymatic Activity in Globally Changing Aquatic Ecosystems
A. Cunha, A. Almeida, F.J.R.C. Coelho, N. C. M. Gomes, V. Oliveira, and A. L. Santos...... 124-135
Bacteria in molluscs: good and bad guys
J.L. Romalde, and J.L. Barja..................................................................................................... 136-147
Antioxidative defense systems of anaerobic sulfate-reducing microorganisms
A. Brioukhanov, L. Pieulle and A. Dolla.................................................................................. 148-159
Evaluation of sol-gel silica matrices as inoculant carriers for Mesorhizobium spp. cells
G. S. Alvarez, F. L. Pieckenstain, M. F. Desimone, M. J. Estrella, O. A. Ruiz and L. E.
Díaz........................................................................................................................................... 160-167
Biological fertilization
Mohammad Miransari............................................................................................................... 168-176
Metabolic strategies deployed by Pseudomonas fluorescens to combat metal
pollutants: Biotechnological prospects
Joseph Lemire, Christopher Auger, Adam Bignucolo, Varun P. Appanna, and Vasu D.
Appanna..................................................................................................................................... 177-187
Adsorptions of DNA molecules by soils and variable-charged soil constituents
K. Saeki and T. Kunito.............................................................................................................. 188-195
Mechanisms of infection used by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri in citrus canker
disease
N. Gottig, B.S. Garavaglia, C.G. Garofalo, T. Zimaro, G.G. Sgro, F.A. Ficarra, G. Dunger,
L.D. Daurelio, L. Thomas, C. Gehring, E.G. Orellano and J. Ottado....................................... 196-204
Proteomics of fungal plant pathogens: the case of Botrytis cinerea
R. González Fernández, and J.V. Jorrín Novo..................................... .................................... 205-217
The universe of basidiomycetous ground fungi
G. Gramss.................................................................................................................................. 218-229
Management of the Mycorrhizal Soil Infectivity to Improve Reforestation Program
Achievements in Sahelian Ecosystems
Arsene Sanon, Fatou Ndoye, Ezékiel Baudoin, Yves Prin, Antoine Galiana and Robin
Duponnois................................................................................................................................. 230-238
Phytophthora cinnamomi suppressive soils
B. Keen and T. Vancov............................................................................................................. 239-250
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Rhizospheric plant-microbe interactions that enhance the remediation of
contaminated soils
E. Amora-Lazcano, L.A. Guerrero-Zúñiga, A. Rodriguez-Tovar, A. Rodriguez-Dorantes
and M.S. Vasquez-Murrieta...................................................................................................... 251-256
Investigating the role of microorganisms in soil seed bank management
J. Chee-Sanford, and X. Fu....................................................................................................... 257-266
On the life of Ralstonia solanacearum, a destructive bacterial plant pathogen
Belén Álvarez, Elena G. Biosca, and María M. López............................................................. 267-279
Molecular diversity and enzymatic potential of salt-tolerant alkaliphilic actinomycetes
S. P. Singh, J.T. Thumar, S.D. Gohel, and M. K. Purohit........................................................ 280-286
Fate and environmental impact of the recently marketed herbicide Mesotrione:
coupling biological and chemical studies for a global overview
Isabelle Batisson, Martine Sancelme, Clarisse Mallet, and Pascale Besse-Hoggan................. 287-294
A challenge to mushroom growers: the green mould disease of cultivated champignons
L. Kredics, L. García Jimenez, S. Naeimi, D. Czifra, P. Urbán, L. Manczinger, C.
Vágvölgyi, and L. Hatvani........................................................................................................ 295-305
Nitrogen metabolism in ectomycorrhizal fungi: fHANT-AC gene regulation in
Laccaria bicolor
Minna J. Kemppainen and Alejandro G. Pardo......................................................................... 306-318
Biological soil quality indicators: a review
Martinez-Salgado M,M., Gutiérrez-Romero, V., Jannsens, M., Ortega-Blu, R........................ 319-328
Fungal weathering and implications in the solubilization of metals from soil and from
asbestos fibres
S. Daghino, E. Martino and S. Perotto...................................................................................... 329-338
Lecanicillium muscarium as microbial insecticide against whitefly and its interaction
with other natural enemies
S.X. Ren, S. Ali, Z. Huang and J.H. Wu................................................................................... 339-348
Novel Fermentation media for the production of mosquito pathogenic bacilli in
mosquito control
Subbiah POOPATHI................................................................................................................. 349-358
Antimicrobials, Susceptibility, Resistance,
Biosynthesis of antibiotics
Inorganic nano mental oxides used as anti-microorganism agents for pathogen control
Lu-E Shi, Liangying Xing, Baochao Hou, Hongjuan Ge, Xiaofeng Guo and Zhenxing
Tang........................................................................................................................................... 361-368
Antimicrobial efficacy and systematic use of disinfectants
K. Steinhauer............................................................................................................................. 369-376
Identification and bioactive properties of endophytic fungi isolated from phyllodes of
Acacia species
H.B.Q. Tran, J.M. McRae, F. Lynch, and E.A. Palombo.......................................................... 377-382
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“Weapons of a pathogen: Proteases and their role in virulence of Pseudomonas
aeruginosa”
R. Hoge, A. Pelzer, F. Rosenau, S. Wilhelm............................................................................. 383-395
Antimicrobial activity of secondary metabolites and lectins from plants
P.M.G. Paiva, F.S. Gomes, T.H. Napoleão, R.A. Sá, M.T.S. Correia and
L.C.B.B. Coelho........................................................................................................................ 396-406
Nanobiotechnology: A new strategy to develop non-toxic antimicrobial textiles
Isabel C. Gouveia...................................................................................................................... 407-414
Pitfalls of antimicrobial susceptibility testing of enterococci isolated from farming
broilers by the disk diffusion method
Manuela Oliveira, Verónica Santos, Amélia Fernandes, Sandro Filipe Nunes, Fernando
Bernardo, and Cristina Lobo Vilela.......................................................................................... 415-418
Multi-functions of photodynamic pigments in ciliated protozoans
T. Matsuoka, H. Kotsuki and Y. Muto...................................................................................... 419-426
Blueberries: Genotype-dependent variation in antioxidant, free-radical scavenging,
and prebiotic activities
A.L. Molan, M. A. Lila and G. Ravindran................................................................................ 427-434
Microbial superoxide dismutase enzyme as therapeutic agent and future gene therapy
Hatem M. El Shafey, Saleh A. Bahashwan, Abdulaziz A. Alghaithy
and Samah Ghanem................................................................................................................... 435-443
Fruit and vegetable peels – strong natural source of antimicrobics
S. Chanda, Baravalia Y, Kaneria M and Rakholiya K.............................................................. 444-450
Novel leads from herbal drugs for infectious skin diseases
S. Chanda and Y. Baravalia....................................................................................................... 451-456
Inhibitory Effect of Green Onion on the Growth of Aspergillus parasiticus
Jong-Gyu Kim........................................................................................................................... 457-462
Peptidoglycan hydrolases as novel tool for anti-enterococcal therapy
Lenka Maliničová, Mária Piknová, Peter Pristaš, and Peter Javorský.................................... 463-472
Seaweeds: A novel, untapped source of drugs from sea to combat Infectious diseases
S. Chanda, Dave R, Kaneria M and Nagani K.......................................................................... 473-480
How do bees prevent hive infections? The antimicrobial properties of propolis
H. Fokt, A. Pereira, A. M. Ferreira, A. Cunha, and C. Aguiar.................................................. 481-493
Novel Scientific Research in the College Classroom: Identification of Antibiotic
Resistant Pseudomonas Species from a Wastewater Treatment Plant
K. F. Picardo and D. W. Giroux................................................................................................ 494-500
Comparative analysis of 16S rRNA methyltransferases conferring resistance to
aminoglycoside antibiotics in producing strains
S. Vojnović, T. Ilić-Tomić, M. Savić, S. Bajkić, I. Morić, and B. Vasiljević.......................... 501-508
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Antibiotic resistance dissemination and sewage treatment plants
K.L. Jury, T. Vancov, R.M. Stuetz, S.J. Khan.......................................................................... 509-519
Analysis of plasmids as genetic support of the class D carbapenemase OXA-40 in
multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates
L. Gallego.................................................................................................................................. 520-528
Global resistance trends and the potential impact of Methicillin Resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and its solutions
S. Chanda, B.R.M. Vyas, Y. Vaghasiya, H. Patel..................................................................... 529-536
Bacillus spp. thermal resistance and validation in soups
A. Rodríguez-Lozano, M. Campagnoli, K. Jewel, F. Monadjemi and J.E. Gaze..................... 537-544
All Stressed Out: Mycobacterial Responses to Stress
Beatrice Saviola......................................................................................................................... 545-549
Defensin-like antifungal proteins secreted by filamentous fungi
L. Galgóczy, L. Kovács and Cs. Vágvölgyi.............................................................................. 550-559
Streptomyces developmental cycle and secondary metabolite production
A. Manteca and J. Sanchez........................................................................................................ 560-566
Endophytic fungi for producing bioactive compounds originally from their host plants
J. Zhao, L. Zhou, J. Wang, T. Shan, L. Zhong, X. Liu, and X. Gao......................................... 567-576
Evolution of fungal β-lactam biosynthesis gene clusters
Carlos García-Estrada, Francisco Fierro, and Juan-Francisco Martín...................................... 577-588
Medical & Veterinary Microbiology
Medical Genetics, Viruses
Microbes at the host surface
Sara K Linden and Michael A McGuckin................................................................................. 591-596
Chikungunya fever: A review of a re-emerging mosquito-borne infectious disease and
the current status
Po-Ying Chia, Mary Mah-Lee Ng and Justin Jang Hann Chu.................................................. 597-606
Cortactin, an oncoprotein targeted by pathogens during infection
E. Nieto-Pelegrín, E. Meiler, and N. Martínez-Quiles.............................................................. 607-614
Apparent impact of enteric pathogens in drinking water and implications for the
relentless saga of HIV/AIDS in South Africa
MNB Momba, E Madoroba and CL Obi................................................................................... 615-625
Campylobacter concisus: an emerging pathogen of the gastrointestinal tract
Taghrid Istivan, Peter Ward and Peter Coloe............................................................................ 626-634
Regulation of the LEE-pathogenicity island in attaching and effacing bacteria
C. Lara-Ochoa, R. Oropeza and A. Huerta-Saquero................................................................. 635-645
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The genomes of Group B Streptococcus and the relationship to pathogenesis of disease
H. H. L. Ma and M. Ip............................................................................................................... 646-657
Incidence of fungalysin and subtilisin virulence genes in dermatophytes
A. Lemsaddek, L. Chambel and R. Tenreiro............................................................................. 658-665
Bacteria and yeast normal microbiota from respiratory tract and genital area of
bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
R. Avalos-Téllez, F. Suárez-Güemes, E. M. Carrillo-Casas, and R. Hernández-Castro.......... 666-673
Lactobacilli and other lactic acid-related bacteria in the mucosal proximal
gastrointestinal tract of pigs: a review of ecology for two derivative approaches for
isolation of novel species
Mareike Kraatz.......................................................................................................................... 674-686
Leptospirosis: an important zoonotic diseasesis
Angeliki R. Burriel.................................................................................................................... 687-693
Experiences in Mexico of the vaccination in bovines and goats, with Brucella abortus
RB51 strain
E. Herrera-López , F. Suárez-Güemes, B. Arellano Reynoso, E.G. Palomares-Resendiz,
R. Hernández-Castro, and E. Díaz Aparicio............................................................................. 694-699
Bacterial biofilms: Importance in animal diseases
F. Aguilar-Romero, N.A. Pérez-Romero, E.Díaz-Aparicio and R. Hernández-Castro........... 700-703
Identification and Characterization of Novel Adhesins in Leptospira
M. V. Atzingen, G. M. Cerqueira, M. L. Vieira, R. Oliveira, T. R. Oliveira, R. F.
Domingos, A. T. Barros, R. S. Mendes and Ana L. T. O. Nascimento.................................... 704-713
The role of viruses in encephalitides of unknown origin in dogs
A. M. Amude, A. F. Alfieri, A. A. Alfieri..............................................................................
714-722
Clinical courses and neurological signs of canine distemper virus infection in dogs
A. M. Amude, A. F. Alfieri, A. A. Alfieri................................................................................ 723-728
Non-conventional neuropathological manifestations of canine distemper virus
infection in dogs
A. M. Amude, A. F. Alfieri, A. A. Alfieri................................................................................ 729-736
Canine distemper virus and multiple sclerosis: A real or an anecdotal association?
A. M. Amude, A. F. Alfieri, A. A. Alfieri................................................................................ 737-745
Deciphering the infection biology of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli: role of
experimental infection models
Francis Dziva............................................................................................................................. 746-753
Vibrio parahaemolyticus Strain ATCC 17802 Contains Two Transcriptionally Active
16S rRNA Genes and neither degrades preferentially in starvation
N. González-Escalona, C.X. Moreno, J. Romero and R.T. Espejo........................................... 754-757
Differentiation and typing of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and V. vulnificus strains by
variability in their 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer regions
Narjol González-Escalona......................................................................................................... 758-766
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Aichi virus in Alberta, Canada: a one year examination of human diarrheic stool
samples by RT-PCR
A. Houde, E. Poitras, D. Leblanc, P. Ward, G.D. Inglis, V.F. Boras, F. Loisy-Hamon and B.
Lebeau....................................................................................................................................... 767-772
Preferential Assortment of Rearranged NSP3 Gene in the Genetic Background of
Simian Rotavirus SA11
Mohammed Mahbub Alam, Nobumichi Kobayashi, Masaho Ishino, and Souvik Ghosh........ 773-778
Laboratory surveillance of co-circulating respiratory viruses and enteroviruses during
the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic
J. Tan, and M.P. Carlos............................................................................................................. 779-788
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Biofilms, Quorum Sensing
Manipulating bacterial cell fate: key role of surface-sensing and signal transduction
C. Dorel..................................................................................................................................... 791-800
Sugarcane and Grapevine Endophytic Bacteria: Isolation, Detection of Quorum
Sensing Signals and Identification by 16S v3 rDNA Sequence Analysis
A. O. Hudson, N. H. Ahmad, R. Van Buren, and M. A. Savka................................................ 801-806
Microbial biofilms: case reviews of bacterial and fungal pathogens persisting on
biomaterials and environmental substrata
Ian R. Cooper............................................................................................................................ 807-817
Multiple approaches to control dental unit water line biofilm contamination
Iram Liaqat and Anjum Nasim Sabri........................................................................................ 818-826
A Lactobacillus-derived biosurfactant inhibits biofilm formation of human pathogenic
Candida albicans biofilm producers
L. Fracchia, M. Cavallo, G. Allegrone, and M.G. Martinotti................................................... 827-837
The Perfect Adhesive
Stephen A. Klotz and Peter N. Lipke........................................................................................ 838-844
Advances in industrial biofilm control with micro-nanotechnology
Ferreira C., Pereira A. M., Melo L. F, Simões M..................................................................... 845-854
Biofilms: An Evolving and Universal Evasive Strategy of Bacterial Pathogens
S.Sekhar, M.Ohri, A.Chakraborti.............................................................................................. 855-859
Atomic force microscopy and optical microscopy: suitable tools for the study of the
initial stages of biofilm formation
Patricia Schilardi, Carolina Diaz, Constanza Flores, Florencia Alvarez, and Mónica
Fernández Lorenzo de Mele...................................................................................................... 860-869
Industrial & Food Microbiology, Biodegradation,
Production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals
Optimization of cell mass production of the probiotic strain Lactococcus lactis in batch
and fed-bach culture in pilot scale levels
N. Elmarzugi, H. El Enshasy, R. Abd Malek, Z. Othman, M. R. Sarmidi, and R. Abdel
Aziz........................................................................................................................................... 873-879
Current trends of ß-galactosidase research and application
S. Sheik Asraf and P. Gunasekaran........................................................................................... 880-890
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Characteristics and potential use of b-glucosidases from Zygomycetes
Judit Krisch, Miklós Takó, Tamás Papp, Csaba Vágvölgyi...................................................... 891-896
Lignocellulose as raw material in fermentation processes
S. I. Mussatto, and J. A. Teixeira.............................................................................................. 897-907
Improvement of wine organoleptic characteristics by non-Saccharomyces yeasts
L. Mendoza and M.E. Farías..................................................................................................... 908-919
Strategies for the enhancement of malolactic fermentation in the new climate
conditions
J.Vila-Crespo, J.M. Rodriguez-Nogales, E. Fernández-Fernández, and M.C. HernanzMoral......................................................................................................................................... 920-929
Yarrowia lipolytica: an industrial workhorse
M.A.Z. Coelho, P.F.F. Amaral and I. Belo............................................................................... 930-944
Characterization of a thermostable α-glucosidase from Geobacillus thermodenitrificans
F84a
A. C. Cihan, B. Ozcan, N. Tekin, and C. Cokmus.................................................................... 945-955
Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) - a novel source of energy for new millennium
L. Veeranjaneya Reddy, S. Pradeep Kumar Young-Jung Wee................................................. 956-964
Botulinum neurotoxin: a deadly protease with applications to human medicine
K.M. Land and L.W. Cheng...................................................................................................... 965-971
Progresses on the knowledge about the ecological function and structure of the
protists community in activated sludge wastewater treatment plants
L. Arregui, B. Pérez-Uz, H. Salvadó and S. Serrano................................................................ 972-979
Decisionmaking in the development of a biocatalytic route for resolution of Snaproxen – from screening to scale-up
LH Steenkamp and D Brady..................................................................................................... 980-987
Microbial ecology of anaerobic reactors for treatment of alcohol industry
wastewaters: a review
B.K. Đnce, N. Ayman-Öz, G. Türker, Ş. Çelikkol, O. Đnce....................................................... 988-999
Biocatalytic potential of thermophilic bacteria and actinomycetes
B.A. Kikani, R.J. Shukla, and S.P. Singh.................................................................................. 1000-1007
Nitroreductases: Enzymes with Environmental, Biotechnological and Clinical
Importance
Iuri Marques de Oliveira, Diego Bonatto and João Antonio Pêgas Henriques......................... 1008-1019
Strain and process development for citric acid production from glycerol-containing
waste of biodiesel manufacture
S.V. Kamzolova, S.G. Anastassiadis, A.R. Fatyhkova, N.P. Golovchenko, and I.G.
Morgunov.................................................................................................................................. 1020-1028
Design and Development of Microbial Fuel cells
Sourish Karmakar, Kanika Kundu and Subir Kundu............................................................... 1029-1034
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Competition Between Spontaneous And Commercial Yeasts In Winemaking: Study
Of Possible Factors Involved
N. Barrajón, M. Arévalo-Villena, J. Úbeda, and A. Briones.................................................... 1035-1041
Exploring the biodiversity of a wine region: Saccharomyces yeasts associated with
wineries and vineyards
L. Mercado, M. Combina.......................................................................................................... 1042-1053
Chitin deacetylase: A comprehensive account on its role in nature and its
biotechnological applications
V. Ghormade, S. Kulkarni, N. Doiphode, P.R. Rajamohanan and M.V. Deshpande............... 1054-1066
Microbial diversity within the phyllosphere of different vegetable species
Baoguo Zhang, Zhihui Bai, Daniel Hoefel, Xiaoyi Wang, Ling Zhang and Zuming Li.......... 1067-1077
Microbiological Control of Mycotoxins: Present Status and Future Concerns
K.R.N. Reddy, N.I. Farhana, B. Salleh and C.A.F. Oliveira..................................................... 1078-1086
Are consumers aware of the risks related to Biogenic Amines in food?
P. Russo, G. Spano, M.P. Arena, V. Capozzi, D. Fiocco, F. Grieco and L. Beneduce............. 1087-1095
Biology of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in human health and food safety with emphasis
on sublethal injury and detection
Amanda L. Robinson and John L. McKillip............................................................................. 1096-1105
Molecular Mechanisms of Stress Resistance in Lactococcus lactis
William M. Smith, Gary A. Dykes, Aijaz H. Soomro and Mark S. Turner.............................. 1106-1118
Dualistic aspects of Enterococcus spp. in foods
Bruna Carrer Gomes, Bernadette Dora Gombossy de Melo Franco and Elaine Cristina
Pereira De Martinis................................................................................................................... 1119-1125
Nutritional potential of biomass and metabolites from filamentous fungi
J.A. Takahashi and S.A. Carvalho............................................................................................ 1126-1135
Potential for manipulating the polysaccharide content of shiitake mushrooms
D. Brauer, T.E. Kimmons, M. Phillips, and D.E. Brauer........................................................
1136-1142
Fresh-cut fruits preservation: current status and emerging technologies
M.R. Corbo, B. Speranza, D. Campaniello, D. D’Amato, and M. Sinigaglia........................... 1143-1154
Functional nutrition and psycho-intellectual possibilities of man: things in common
E.I. Tkachenko, Yu.P. Uspenskiy, Yu.A. Fominykh................................................................ 1155-1159
Advantages of traditional lactic acid bacteria fermentation of food in Africa
PK Chelule, MP Mokoena and N Gqaleni................................................................................ 1160-1167
Update in bread fermentation by lactic acid bacteria
G. Rollán, C.L. Gerez, A. M. Dallagnol, M.I. Torino and G. Font........................................... 1168-1174
Coliform bacteria in fresh vegetables: from cultivated lands to consumers
M.P. Falomir, D. Gozalbo, and H. Rico.................................................................................... 1175-1181
The problem of Listeriosis and ready-to-eat products: prevalence and persistence
V. Garrido, A.I.Vitas and I. García-Jalón................................................................................. 1182-1189
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Potential links between irrigation water quality and microbiological quality of food in
subsistence farming in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Megan E. Gemmell and Stefan Schmidt................................................................................... 1190-1195
Production of Lactobacillus salivarius, a new probiotic strain isolated from human
breast milk, in semi-industrial scale and studies on its functional characterization
Roslinda Abd Malek, Sallehhuddin bin Hamdan, Hesham A. El Enshasy Nor Zalina
Othman, Noor Azwani Zainol, Mohamad R. Sarmidi, Ramlan, A. Aziz.................................. 1196-1204
Microbial safety of raw milk cheeses traditionally made at a pH below 4.7 and with
other hurdles limiting pathogens growth
F. Perez Pacheco, and A. Bucio Galindo.................................................................................. 1205-1216
Effect of modified atmosphere packaging on the growth/survival of Yersinia
enterocolitica and natural flora on fresh poultry sausage
C.A. Conte-Junior, B.T. Macedo, M.M. Lopes, R.M. Franco, M.Q. Freitas, M. Fernandez
and S.B. Mano........................................................................................................................... 1217-1223
S-layers in lactobacilli: structural characteristics and putative role in surface and
probiotic properties of whole bacteria
P. Mobili, E. Gerbino, E. E. Tymczyszyn, and A. Gómez-Zavaglia........................................ 1224-1234
Enhanced biodegradation of 4-chlorophenol using biosurfactant in an activated sludge
A. Uysal and A. Turkman......................................................................................................... 1235-1240
Removal of Ca2+ impurities from brine by marine cyanobacteria from Gujarat coast
of India for the production of Industrial grade salt
S Mishra, PK Ghosh, MR Gandhi, AM Bhatt and SA Chauhan............................................... 1241-1248
Preliminary characterization of an estuarine, benzoate-utilizing Vibrio sp. isolated
from Durban Harbour, South Africa
Karis Moxley and Stefan Schmidt............................................................................................. 1249-1254
Microorganisms capable to degrade organochlorine pesticides
María S. Fuentes, Claudia S. Benimeli, Sergio A. Cuozzo, Juliana M. Saez and María J.
Amoroso.................................................................................................................................... 1255-1264
Microbial cold-active α-amylases: From fundamentals to recent developments
Mohammed Kuddus, and Roohi................................................................................................ 1265-1276
Microbial biodegradation potential of hydrocarbons evaluated by colorimetric
technique: a case study
E. D. Bidoia, R. N. Montagnolli and P. R. M. Lopes................................................................ 1277-1288
Current Research Trends of Microbiological Leaching for Metal Recovery from
Industrial Wastes
Debaraj Mishra, Young-Ha Rhee.............................................................................................. 1289-1296
Adaptative response and degradation of quaternary ammonium compounds by
Pseudomonas putida A ATCC 12633
Gloria I. Lucchesi, Andrés S. Liffourrena, Paola S. Boeris and Mario A. Salvano.................. 1297-1303
Microbiological reduction of hexavalent molybdenum to molybdenum blue
Shukor M.Y. and M.A Syed...................................................................................................... 1304-1310
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Comparison of marine and terrestrial carbazole-degrading bacteria
Rintaro Maeda, Yoshihiko Ito, Kenichi Iwata and Toshio Omori............................................ 1311-1321
Green bean coffee as nutrient source for pesticide degrading-bacteria
B.E. Barragán-Huerta, and R. Rodríguez-Vázquez.................................................................. 1322-1327
Removal of organic load from wastewater by using Datura innoxia Mill.
N. Vaillant-Gaveau, F. Monnet, H. Sallanon, A. Coudret, and A. Hitmi................................. 1328-1336
The impact of different carbon and nitrogen sources on antibiotic production by
Streptomyces hygroscopicus CH-7
Slavica Ilić, Sandra Konstantinović, Vlada B. Veljković, Dragiša S. Savić and Gordana Đ.
Gojgić-Cvijović......................................................................................................................... 1337-1342
Mycofabrication, mechanistic aspect and Multifunctionality of Metal Nanoparticles Where are we? And where should we go?
Mahendra Rai, Alka Yadav, Aniket Gade................................................................................. 1343-1354
Third generation biofuels from microalgae
Giuliano Dragone, Bruno Fernandes, António A. Vicente, and José A. Teixeira.................... 1355-1366
Biosurfactants from marine bacterial isolates
R.Thavasi, S. Jayalakshmi and I.M. Banat................................................................................ 1367-1373
Citric acid production by yeasts: Fermentation conditions, process optimization and
strain improvement
Seda Karasu Yalcin, M. Tijen Bozdemir, Z. Yesim Ozbas....................................................... 1374-1382
Advances in butanol production by clostridia
Y. Tashiro, and K. Sonomoto.................................................................................................... 1383-1394
Bacterially Produced Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA): Converting Renewable Resources
into Bioplastics
Jiun-Yee Chee, Sugama-Salim Yoga, Nyok-Sean Lau, Siew-Chen Ling, Raeid M. M. Abed
and Kumar Sudesh..................................................................................................................... 1395-1404
Microbial production of biodegradable polymers and their role in cardiac stent
development
P. Basnett and I. Roy................................................................................................................. 1405-1415
Methods and Techniques
Design of experiments: a powerful tool in food microbiology
A. Bevilacqua, M.R. Corbo and M. Sinigaglia......................................................................... 1419-1429
Specific and Sensitive Multiplex PCR Method for Detecting Salmonellae and Shigellae
in Mayonnaise
E. Villalobo............................................................................................................................... 1430-1436
Introduction of PapilloCheck®, a microarray-based assay for the detection and
genotyping of HPV, into the clinical laboratory
D.A. Pilger, T.T. Moreira, D.M. Leinberger, and V.V. Cantarelli............................................ 1437-1442
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Sequencing a bacterial genome: an overview
J. Duan, J.J. Heikkila, B.R. Glick.............................................................................................. 1443-1451
Predictive microbiology and table olives
F.N. Arroyo-López, J. Bautista-Gallego, F. Rodríguez-Gómez,
and A. Garrido-Fernández......................................................................................................... 1452-1461
Disposable electrochemical biosensors in microbiology
O. Domínguez-Renedo, M.A. Alonso-Lomillo, M.J. Arcos-Martínez..................................... 1462-1470
Unraveling activities by functional-based approaches using metagenomic libraries
from dry and rain forest soils in Puerto Rico
José M. Cruz, Manuel A. Ortega, Jean C. Cruz, Pedro Ondina, Rossivette Santiago, and
Carlos Ríos-Velázquez.............................................................................................................. 1471-1478
Comparison of methods for the extraction of bacterial DNA from human faecal
samples for analysis by real-time PCR
E.A Nelson, E.A Palombo, and S.R Knowles........................................................................... 1479-1485
Ca-alginate hydrogel rheological changes caused by yeast cell growth dynamics
I. Pajic-Lijakovic, M. Plavsic, V. Nedovic, B. Bugarski........................................................ 1486-1493
The development of a robust industrial crystallography program for the bacterial 50S
ribosomal subunit
B.A. Maguire............................................................................................................................. 1494-1501
Tracking down microbial communities via fatty acids analysis: analytical strategy for
solid organic samples
M. Lores M. Gómez-Brandón and J. Domínguez..................................................................... 1502-1508
Application of Amplicon Length Polymorphism to differentiate amongst closely
related strains of bacteria
W. C. Rice................................................................................................................................. 1509-1516
Genetic tools for desiccation- and radiation-tolerant cyanobacteria of the genus
Chroococcidiopsis
D. Billi....................................................................................................................................... 1517-1521
PCR on slide: advantages in environmental and clinical microbiology
J.-C. Avarre, E. Masseret, M. Alunni-Fabbroni, P. Hartmann, W. Mann, N. Häfner, M.
Dürst, C. Woudstra, P. Fach, G. Cerovic, M. Rattier, A. Le bras, R. Melizzi, J.-L. Grabias
and C. Weisbuch........................................................................................................................ 1522-1532
Preparation and analysis of environmental DNA: optimisation of techniques for
phylogenetic analysis of ATAD sludge
A.V. Piterina and J.T. Pembroke............................................................................................... 1533-1538
Use of immunohistochemistry and molecular assays such as RT-PCR for precise post
mortem diagnosis of distemper-related encephalitis
A. M. Amude, A. F. Alfieri, A. A. Alfieri................................................................................ 1539-1545
Microbial Biodiversity Investigation techniques
S. Saman, P. Slattery and S. Saman.......................................................................................... 1546-1550
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Challenges in Environmental Monitoring of Pathogens: Case Study in Mycobacterium
avium
N. Radomski, R. Moilleron, F. S. Lucas, and J. O. Falkinham III............................................
1551-1561
A modified cell extraction method to access microbial community structure in soil
samples by phospholipid fatty acid analysis
J. Malave-Orengo, S. E. Borglin, T. C. Hazen and C. Rios-Velazquez.................................. 1562-1568
Generation of large insert metagenomic libraries using indirect DNA extraction
methods from benthic and ephemeral tropical hypersaline microbial mats
I. Torres-Zapata, A. Gonzalez-Montalvo, C. Castro-Ruiz and C. Rios-Velazquez.................. 1569-1575
Protein- protein interaction mutants to study structure and assembly of cellular
machineries: its application to the prokaryotic divisome
L. Grenga................................................................................................................................... 1576-1581
Fourier tansform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy: A rapid tool for detection and
analysis of foodborne pathogenic bacteria
R. Davis and L.J. Mauer............................................................................................................ 1582-1594
UVA-LED Air Disinfection
M. Gadelmoula, K. Mawatari, M. Yamato, M. Akutagawa, Y. Kinouchi, and Akira
Takahashi................................................................................................................................... 1595-1600
Electron microscopy techniques and energy dispersive X-ray applied to determine the
sorption of lead in Paracoccus sp. DE2007
Massimiliano Baratelli, Juan Maldonado, Isabel Esteve, Antoni Solé and Elia Diestra........... 1601-1608
Others
Transport of dicarboxylates in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
D.A. Aliverdieva, D.M. Mamaev, L.S. Lagutina, and D.I. Bondarenko.................................. 1611-1620
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