PDA J Pharm Sci Technol 2015 May-Jun;69(3):451-60
Future Microbiol 2021 Aug 3. Epub 2021 Aug 3.
State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, Shandong University, Qingdao, 266237, China.
Developing efficient methods for monitoring the complex microbial community to rapidly assess the health status. The qPCR-based method was developed, verified and applied in fecal samples. Six primer pairs with high specificity were designed to perform qPCR assays under a unified reaction condition within 2. Read More
Vaccine 2021 Jul 30. Epub 2021 Jul 30.
Virus Vaccine Group, BIKEN Innovative Vaccine Research Alliance Laboratories, Institute for Open and Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan; The Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases of Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan; Virus Vaccine Group, BIKEN Innovative Vaccine Research Alliance Laboratories, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan. Electronic address:
Background: Parvovirus B19 (B19) is a well-known cause of fifth disease in children, but infection during pregnancy may cause hydrops fetalis and stillbirth. The receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the VP1 unique capsid plays a pivotal role in infection. Here, we aimed to improve the immunogenicity of an RBD-based vaccine by genetically fusing it with Streptococcus pneumoniae surface protein A (PspA). Read More
Chemosphere 2021 Jul 24;286(Pt 2):131637. Epub 2021 Jul 24.
CEB - Centre of Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057, Braga, Portugal. Electronic address:
Quantitative image analysis (QIA) was used for monitoring the morphology of activated sludge (AS) during a granulation process and, thus, to define and quantify, unequivocally, structural changes in microbial aggregates correlated with the sludge properties and granulation rates. Two sequencing batch reactors fed with acetate at organic loading rates of 1.1 ± 0. Read More
Sci Total Environ 2021 Jul 27;798:149266. Epub 2021 Jul 27.
Department of Biology and Geology, University of Almeria (UAL), 04120 Almería, Spain; Andalusian Centre for the Evaluation and Monitoring of Global Change, CAESCG, Almería, Spain.
Anthropogenic impacts on freshwater ecosystems cause critical losses of biodiversity that can in turn impair key processes such as decomposition and nutrient cycling. Forest streams are mainly subsidized by terrestrial organic detritus, so their functioning and conservation status can be altered by changes in forest biodiversity and composition, particularly if these changes involve the replacement of functional groups or the loss of key species. We examined this issue using a microcosm experiment where we manipulated plant functional diversity (FD) (monocultures and low-FD and high-FD mixtures, resulting from different combinations of deciduous and evergreen Quercus species) and the presence of a key species (Alnus glutinosa), all in presence and absence of detritivores, and assessed effects on litter decomposition, nutrient cycling, and fungal and detritivore biomass. Read More
Front Microbiol 2021 15;12:665664. Epub 2021 Jul 15.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States.
Water clarity is often the primary guiding factor in determining whether a prefiltration step is needed to increase volumes processed for a range of microbial endpoints. In this study, we evaluate the effect of filter pore size on the bacterial communities detected by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and incidence of two host-specific microbial source tracking (MST) markers in a range of coastal waters from southern Lake Michigan, using two independent data sets collected in 2015 (bacterial communities) and 2016-2017 (MST markers). Water samples were collected from river, shoreline, and offshore areas. Read More