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Bacteria of the genus Asaia stably associate with Anopheles stephensi, an Asian malarial mosquito vector
Here, we show that an α-proteobacterium of the genus Asaia is stably associated with larvae and adults of Anopheles stephensi, an important mosquito vector of Plasmodium vivax, a main malaria agentExpand
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Implication of an Outer Surface Lipoprotein in Adhesion of Bifidobacterium bifidum to Caco-2 Cells
ABSTRACT We found that the human intestinal isolate Bifidobacterium bifidum MIMBb75 strongly adhered to Caco-2 cells. Proteinase K and lithium chloride treatments showed that proteins play a key roleExpand
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Bifidobacteria exhibit social behavior through carbohydrate resource sharing in the gut
Bifidobacteria are common and frequently dominant members of the gut microbiota of many animals, including mammals and insects. Carbohydrates are considered key carbon sources for the gut microbiota,Expand
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Genetic diversity and technological properties of Streptococcus thermophilus strains isolated from dairy products
Aims: To evaluate the genetic diversity and the technological properties of 44 strains of Streptococcus thermophilus isolated from dairy products. 
Methods and Results: Strains were analysed for someExpand
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Molecular analysis of artisanal Italian cheeses reveals Enterococcus italicus sp. nov.
The taxonomic positions of seven atypical Enterococcus strains, isolated from artisanal Italian cheeses, were investigated in a polyphasic study. By using 16S rRNA gene sequencing, DNA-DNAExpand
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Ureibacillus gen. nov., a new genus to accommodate Bacillus thermosphaericus (Andersson et al. 1995), emendation of Ureibacillus thermosphaericus and description of Ureibacillus terrenus sp. nov.
A polyphasic taxonomic study was performed on the type strain of Bacillus thermosphaericus DSM 10633T and three related soil isolates. On the basis of phenotypic characteristics, chemotaxonomicExpand
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Nature of Polymorphisms in 16S-23S rRNA Gene Intergenic Transcribed Spacer Fingerprinting of Bacillus and Related Genera
ABSTRACT The intergenic transcribed spacers (ITS) between the 16S and 23S rRNA genetic loci are frequently used in PCR fingerprinting to discriminate bacterial strains at the species and intraspeciesExpand
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Characterization of urease genes cluster of Streptococcus thermophilus
Aims:  The milk acidification rate of Streptococcus thermophilus strains can be affected by several factors, one of which is the hydrolysis of urea by the urease complex. To evaluate theExpand
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Reclassification of Saccharococcus caldoxylosilyticus as Geobacillus caldoxylosilyticus (Ahmad et al. 2000) comb. nov.
A polyphasic study was performed on five thermophilic strains belonging to the genus Bacillus, isolated from soil of different geographical areas. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis placed theseExpand
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Isolation of Elaeagnus-compatible Frankia from soils collected in Tunisia.
The occurrence and diversity of Frankia nodulating Elaeagnus angustifolia in Tunisia were evaluated in 30 soils from different regions by a Frankia-capturing assay. Despite the absence ofExpand
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