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Reinstatement of Dermacentor tricuspis (Schulze, 1933) n. comb., n. stat. (Acari: Ixodidae) as a valid species, synonymization of D. atrosignatus Neumann, 1906 and description of a new species from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

Syst Parasitol 2021 Jun 23;98(3):207-230. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Re-examination of the holotype of Dermacentor atrosignatus Neumann, 1906 (Acari: Ixodidae) stored in the Natural History Museum (London, UK) revealed that this taxon is identical with D. auratus Supino, 1897 and should be treated as a junior synonym of the latter species. A correct name for the distinct species previously identified as D. Read More

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Spirombandakamine A and Cyclombandakamines A and A, Polycyclic Naphthylisoquinoline Dimers, with Antiprotozoal Activity, from a Congolese Plant.

J Nat Prod 2021 04 12;84(4):1335-1344. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, D-97074 Würzburg, Germany.

Spirombandakamine A () is only the third known naphthylisoquinoline dimer with a spiro-fused novel molecular framework and the first such representative to possess a relative -configuration at the two chiral centers in both tetrahydroisoquinoline subunits. It was found in the leaves of a botanically as yet unidentified Congolese plant, which is morphologically closely related to the Central African taxon . Likewise isolated were the new cyclombandakamines A () and A (), which belong to another most recently discovered type of unusual oxygen-bridged naphthylisoquinoline dimers and two previously described "open-chain" analogues, mbandakamines C () and D (). Read More

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Molecular Systematics of the Firefly Genus (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae) with the Description of a New Species from Singapore.

Animals (Basel) 2021 Mar 4;11(3). Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117377, Singapore.

The firefly genus sensu McDermott contains 282 species that are distributed across major parts of Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Pacific islands. Due to phenotypic similarities, species identification using external morphological characters can be unreliable for this group. Consequently, decades of piecemeal taxonomic treatments have resulted in numerous erroneous and contentious classifications. Read More

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Aquiflexum lacus sp. nov., isolated from a lake sediment sample.

Arch Microbiol 2021 Mar 24. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

State Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, 830011, People's Republic of China.

A novel Gram-staining negative, crescent-like or rod-shaped, non-motile bacterium, designated strain CUG 91378, was isolated from a sediment sample of Qinghai Lake, Qinghai Province, China. The strain was red-colored, and catalase- and oxidase-positive. Strain CUG 91378 was able to grow at 15-37 °C (optimum, 28 °C), pH 7-9 (pH 7. Read More

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A new species in the Mycosphaerellaceae from Cecidomyiidae leaf galls on Avicennia marina in South Africa.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2021 May 28;114(5):515-526. Epub 2021 Feb 28.

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB), Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

During studies to investigate the health of mangrove trees in South Africa, high numbers of Avicennia marina were found with leaf galls caused by unidentified adults and larvae of midges (Cecidomyiidae). Fungal fruiting structures were commonly observed on the abaxial areas of the galls. To determine the identity of the fungi associated with the gall midges, phylogenetic analyses using multigene sequence data were used. Read More

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(s.str.) , new species (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae) along with further records of spp. from Durmitor National Park, Montenegro and comments on the DNA barcoding problem with the genus.

Biodivers Data J 2021 12;9:e59892. Epub 2021 Jan 12.

Taxon Expeditions, Rembrandtstraat 20, Leiden, Netherlands Taxon Expeditions, Rembrandtstraat 20 Leiden Netherlands.

Background: Long-palped Water Beetles were collected during a taxon expedition in Montenegro which involved citizen scientists, students and taxonomists. The material was collected from springs, brooks, fens and the Tara River, at altitudes between 600 m and 1450 m above sea level, using fine-meshed hand-nets and by manual checking of submerged substrates. The morphological species delimitation was supplemented and congruent with mtDNA sequences mainly obtained in the field using the newly-developed MinION-based pipeline. Read More

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January 2021

Investigation of Phlebotominae (Diptera: Psychodidae) Fauna, Seasonal Dynamics, and Natural Leishmania spp. Infection in Muğla, Southwest of Turkey.

Acta Trop 2021 Apr 9;216:105827. Epub 2021 Jan 9.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.

Due to its geographical location, Muğla province is one of the most frequently used places by refugees. Although leishmaniasis have been previously reported in this region, there is a lack of information on the etiological agent and possible vectors. The main objectives of this study were; i) to investigate the sand fly fauna, ii) to reveal the natural Leishmania spp. Read More

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Potential use of molecular and structural characterization of the gut bacterial community for postmortem interval estimation in Sprague Dawley rats.

Sci Rep 2021 01 8;11(1):225. Epub 2021 Jan 8.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, 710061, China.

Once the body dies, the indigenous microbes of the host begin to break down the body from the inside and play a key role thereafter. This study aimed to investigate the probable shift in the composition of the rectal microbiota at different time intervals up to 15 days after death and to explore bacterial taxa important for estimating the time since death. At the phylum level, Proteobacteria and Firmicutes showed major shifts when checked at 11 different intervals and emerged at most of the postmortem intervals. Read More

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January 2021

A new species of Indonemoura fujianensis complex (Plecoptera: Nemouridae) from Central China, with female association of I. auriformis Li Yang, 2008.

Zootaxa 2020 Oct 28;4868(3):zootaxa.4868.3.8. Epub 2020 Oct 28.

College of Forestry, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, Henan 471023, China..

A new species of the Indonemoura fujianensis complex of in the genus Indonemoura Baumann 1975 (Plecoptera: Nemouridae), I. wangae sp. nov. Read More

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October 2020

gen. nov., sp. nov., a UV-resistant bacterium isolated from desert soil.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020 Dec;70(12):6338-6347

Key Laboratory of Desert and Desertification, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, PR China.

A Gram-stain-positive, aerobic, rod-shaped, non-motile, endospore-forming and UV-resistant bacterial strain, designated strain TKL69, was isolated from sandy soil sampled in the Taklimakan Desert. The strain grew at 20-50 °C, pH 6-9 and with 0-12 % (w/v) NaCl. The major fatty acids were anteiso-C, iso-C and C. Read More

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December 2020

sp. nov., a moderate halophile isolated from saline soil in Northwest China.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020 Jun 15;70(6):3701-3710. Epub 2020 May 15.

Key Laboratory of Leather Chemistry and Engineering (Sichuan University), Ministry of Education, Chengdu 610065, PR China.

A moderately halophilic strain, designated SCU50, was recovered from a saline soil sample and characterized by a polyphasic approach. The 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that strain SCU50 belonged to the genus and was most closely related to TP2-8 (98.1 % similarity) and XH-63 (97. Read More

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gen. nov., sp. nov., the Representative of a Novel Wide-Ranging Predatory Taxon in .

Front Microbiol 2020 22;11:698. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

Marine College, Shandong University, Weihai, China.

A novel bacterial strain, designated YN101, was isolated from a marine solar saltern in the coast of Weihai, Shandong Province, China. Strain YN101 was Gram-stain negative, facultatively anaerobic, oxidase and catalase negative bacterium with the ability to prey on other microbes. A cross-streaking culture method was utilized to analyze the predatory activity of strain YN101. Read More

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sp. nov., a New Inhabitant of a Marine Solar Saltern.

Microorganisms 2020 Apr 21;8(4). Epub 2020 Apr 21.

Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sevilla, 41012 Sevilla, Spain.

A halophilic archaeon, strain F20-122, was isolated from a marine saltern of Isla Bacuta (Huelva, Spain). Cells were Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, and coccoid in morphology. It grew at 25-50 °C (optimum 37 °C), pH 6. Read More

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Anthracnose Disease of Carpetgrass () Caused by sp. nov.

Plant Dis 2020 Jun 14;104(6):1744-1750. Epub 2020 Apr 14.

School of Life Science and Technology, Lingnan Normal University, Zhanjiang 524048, China.

Carpetgrass () is a creeping, stoloniferous, perennial warm-season grass that is adapted to humid tropical and subtropical climates. Recently, outbreaks of anthracnose disease of caused by an unidentified sp. were observed in the Hainan and Guangdong provinces in southern China. Read More

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Decoding diversity in a coral reef fish species complex with restricted range using metagenomic sequencing of gut contents.

Ecol Evol 2020 Apr 10;10(7):3413-3423. Epub 2020 Mar 10.

Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California San Diego CA USA.

Aim: Identification of the processes that generate and maintain species diversity within the same region can provide insight into biogeographic patterns at broader spatiotemporal scales. Hawkfishes in the genus are a unique taxon to explore with respect to niche differentiation, exhibiting diagnostic differences in coloration, and an apparent center of distribution outside of the Indo-Malay-Philippine (IMP) biodiversity hotspot for coral reef fishes. Our aim is to use next-generation sequencing methods to leverage samples of a taxon at their center of maximum diversity to explore phylogenetic relationships and a possible mechanism of coexistence. Read More

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sp. nov., a moderate halophile isolated from non-saline farm soil.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020 Feb;70(2):1139-1144

National & Local United Engineering Laboratory of Integrative Utilization Technology of Eucommia ulmoides, College of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Jishou University, Jishou, Hunan 416000, PR China.

A Gram-stain-positive, moderately halophilic, strictly aerobic, endospore-forming, rod-shaped bacterium, strain JSM 102062, was isolated from a non-saline farm soil sample collected from Dehang Canyon in Hunan, PR China. Growth occurred with 0.5-20 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum 4-7 %) at pH 5. Read More

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February 2020

Cryptic species diversity in ticks that transmit disease in Australia.

Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 2019 Dec 7;10:125-131. Epub 2019 Aug 7.

Department of Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences, School of Life Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC, 3083, Australia.

Ticks are important vectors of a broad range of pathogens in Australia. Many tick species are morphologically similar and are therefore difficult to identify using morphology alone, particularly when collected in the larval and nymphal life stages. We report here the application of molecular methods to examine the species diversity of ixodid ticks at two sites in southern New South Wales, Australia. Read More

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December 2019

sp. nov., a moderately halophilic bacterium isolated from shrimp paste ().

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019 Nov;69(11):3529-3536

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.

A Gram-stain-positive, aerobic, spore-forming, moderately halophilic bacterium, SSKP1-9, was isolated from traditional salted shrimp paste () produced in Samut Sakhon Province, Thailand. This strain grew optimally at 37-40 °C, pH 7.0 and in the presence of 8-16 % (w/v) NaCl. Read More

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November 2019

A xylan-degrading thermophilic and obligate anaerobe Xylanivirga thermophila gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from an anammox dominant wastewater treatment plant, and proposal of Xylanivirgaceae fam. nov.

Anaerobe 2020 Feb 18;61:102075. Epub 2019 Jul 18.

State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Plant Resources, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, PR China; Key Laboratory of Biogeography and Bioresource in Arid Land, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ürűmqi, 830011, PR China. Electronic address:

In our search for novel anaerobes with potential carbohydrate polymers degrading activity, we have isolated a xylan-degrading bacterial strain SYSU GA17129 from an anammox bacteria dominant wastewater treatment plant. Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated the strain SYSU GA17129 belong to the order Clostridiales and shared highest sequence identity with Caldicoprobacter faecalis DSM 20678 (89.9%). Read More

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February 2020

Molecular characterization of liver fluke intermediate host lymnaeids (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) snails from selected regions of Okavango Delta of Botswana, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 2019 08 26;17:100318. Epub 2019 Jun 26.

School of Life Sciences, College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Durban 4001, South Africa.

Lymnaeidae snail species are known to be intermediate hosts of human and livestock helminths parasites, especially Fasciola species. Identification of these species and their geographical distribution is important to better understand the epidemiology of the disease. Significant diversity has been observed in the shell morphology of snails from the Lymnaeidae family and the systematics within this family is still unclear, especially when the anatomical traits among various species have been found to be homogeneous. Read More

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Environmental DNA Collected from Snow Tracks is Useful for Identification of Mammalian Species.

Zoolog Sci 2019 06;36(3):198-207

Laboratory of Forest Biology Division of Forest & Biomaterials Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-oiwake, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan.

Noninvasive genetic analysis is being used increasingly in field surveys. However, detecting large and middle-sized mammals, such as Carnivora species, using noninvasive samples, such as scat or hair, is time- and labor-intensive due to their low densities and elusive behaviors. As snow tracks are the most frequently encountered natural signs of terrestrial mammals in winter, we employed several methods to recover environmental DNA (eDNA) from snow tracks. Read More

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Hydrocarboniclastica marina gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine hydrocarbonoclastic bacterium isolated from an in situ enriched hydrocarbon-degrading consortium in sea sediment.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019 Aug 11;69(8):2250-2257. Epub 2019 Jun 11.

Key Laboratory of Marine Genetic Resources, Third Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources of PR China, State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Marine Genetic Resources, Fujian Key Laboratory of Marine Genetic Resources, Xiamen 361005, PR China.

A Gram-stain-negative, motile, non-spore-forming, aerobic and rod-shaped bacterial strain, Soil36-7, was isolated from an in situ enriched hydrocarbon-degrading consortium in South China Sea sediment. Strain Soil36-7 grew at 4-40 °C (optimum 28-32 °C), at pH 5-10 (pH 7-8) and in the presence of 1-12 % (w/v) NaCl (3-6 %). Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences and a genome-based approach using UBCGs (up-to-date bacterial core genes) showed Soil36-7 formed a distinct branching lineage within the family Alteromonadaceae. Read More

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Paracoccus jeotgali sp. nov., isolated from Korean salted and fermented shrimp.

J Microbiol 2019 Jun 27;57(6):444-449. Epub 2019 May 27.

Microbiology and Functionality Research Group, World Institute of Kimchi, Gwangju, 61755, Republic of Korea.

A Gram-stain-negative and facultatively aerobic bacterium, designated as strain CBA4604, was isolated from a traditional Korean salted and fermented shrimp food (saeu-jeot). Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain CBA4604 formed a clearly distinct phyletic lineage from closely related species within the genus Paracoccus. Strain CBA4604 was the most closely related to P. Read More

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Planomicrobium iranicum sp. nov., a novel slightly halophilic bacterium isolated from a hypersaline wetland.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019 May 12;69(5):1433-1437. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

5​Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sevilla, 41012 Sevilla, Spain.

A novel strain, designated as MX6 was isolated from Meighan wetland, in the centre of Iran. The cells were Gram-stain-positive, motile, coccoid to rod-shaped, oxidase- and catalase-positive. The strain grew optimally at 35 °C, 3 % (w/v) NaCl and pH 7-7. Read More

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Bacterial Community of the Digestive Tract of the European Medicinal Leech (Hirudo verbana) from the Danube River.

Microb Ecol 2019 May 26;77(4):1082-1090. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA.

The digestive tract of medicinal leeches from commercial suppliers has been investigated previously and comprises of a relatively simple bacterial community. However, the microbiome of medicinal leeches collected directly from the natural habitat has not been examined. In this study, we characterized the bacterial community in the digestive tract (anterior crop, posterior crop, and intestine) of the European medicinal leech, Hirudo verbana, collected from the Danube river using culture-independent and culture-dependent approaches. Read More

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Sinorhodobacter populi sp. nov., isolated from the symptomatic bark tissue of Populus × euramericana canker.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019 Apr 20;69(4):1220-1224. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

The Key Laboratory of State Forestry Administration on Forest Protection, Research Institute of Forest Ecology Environment and Protection, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing 100091, PR China.

We isolated five novel bacterial strains from symptomatic bark tissue of Populus × euramericana canker that were Gram-stain-negative, non-motile, aerobic oxidase-negative and catalase-positive. Growth occurred at 10-41 °C and at pH 5.0-7. Read More

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Flaviflagellibacter deserti gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel member of the order Rhizobiales isolated from a desert soil.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2019 Jun 14;112(6):947-954. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Plant Resources, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, People's Republic of China.

A motile, rod-shaped and yellow coloured proteobacterium, designated strain SYSU D60017, was isolated from a desert soil sample. The bacterium was found to be an obligately aerobic, mesophilic and neutrophilic chemo-heterotroph. Cells were observed to be Gram-stain negative, catalase positive and oxidase positive. Read More

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Reclassification of Bisgaard taxon 37 and taxon 44 as Psittacicella melopsittaci gen. nov., sp. nov., Psittacicella hinzii sp. nov. and Psittacicella gerlachiana sp. nov. within Psittacicellaceae fam. nov. of the order Pasteurellales.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019 Feb 13;69(2):350-355. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

4​Department of Veterinary Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Stigbøjlen 4, 1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark.

Bacteria isolated from lesions as well as apparently normal tissues of psittacine birds have previously been reported as taxon 37 and taxon 44 of Bisgaard. 16S rRNA gene sequence comparisons revealed a distant relationship to members of Pasteurellaceae at the species, genus and family levels. The polar lipid profile consisted of the major components phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylglycerol. Read More

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February 2019

Isolation and Identification of Fungal Species from the Insect Pest in Rice Processing Complexes in Korea.

Plant Pathol J 2018 Oct 1;34(5):356-366. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Plant Medicine, College of Life Science and Natural Resources, Sunchon National University, Suncheon 57922, Korea.

The red flour beetle, , is one of the most common and economically important pests of stored cereal products worldwide. Furthermore, these beetles can act as vectors for several fungal post-harvest diseases. In this study, we collected from 49 rice processing complexes (RPCs) nationwide during 2016-2017 and identified contaminating fungal species on the surface of the beetles. Read More

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October 2018

Desertimonas flava gen. nov., sp. nov. isolated from a desert soil, and proposal of Ilumatobacteraceae fam. nov.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018 Nov 4;68(11):3593-3599. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

4​Key Laboratory of Biogeography and Bioresource in Arid Land, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Űrűmqi, 830011, PR China.

A non-motile, coccobacilli-shaped and yellow-coloured bacterium, designated strain SYSU D60003, was isolated from a desert soil sample. Cells were Gram-stain-positive, catalase-negative and oxidase-positive. The whole cell hydrolysates contained ll-diaminopimelic acid as the diagnostic amino acid. Read More

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November 2018