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The complete genome sequence of the Gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis
Bacillus subtilis is the best-characterized member of the Gram-positive bacteria, indicating that bacteriophage infection has played an important evolutionary role in horizontal gene transfer, in particular in the propagation of bacterial pathogenesis.
Functional classification of the microbial feruloyl esterases
The proposed sub-classification scheme is discussed in terms of the evolutionary relationships existing between carbohydrate esterases, and four sub-classes have been characterised and termed type-A, B, C and D.
Bacteriophage Therapy To Reduce Campylobacter jejuni Colonization of Broiler Chickens
The selection of appropriate phage and their dose optimization are key elements for the success of phage therapy to reduce campylobacters in broiler chickens.
Enumeration and Diversity of Campylobacters and Bacteriophages Isolated during the Rearing Cycles of Free-Range and Organic Chickens
ABSTRACT Campylobacters and Campylobacter-specific bacteriophages were isolated and enumerated during the rearing cycle of free-range (56 days) and organic chickens (73 days) at 3-day intervals from
Application of Host-Specific Bacteriophages to the Surface of Chicken Skin Leads to a Reduction in Recovery of Campylobacter jejuni
The efficacy of bacteriophage in reducing the number of recoverable Campylobacter jejuni cells on artificially contaminated chicken skin is reported.
Isolation and Characterization of Campylobacter Bacteriophages from Retail Poultry
It is demonstrated that Campylobacter bacteriophages, along with their hosts, can survive commercial poultry processing procedures and that the phages exhibited a wide range of recovery rates from chicken skin stored at 4°C.
Binding of intimin from enteropathogenic Escherichia coli to Tir and to host cells
Using the yeast two‐hybrid system and gel overlays, it is shown that intimin can bind both Tir and Tir‐M even when the lectin‐like domain is disrupted, and strong evidence that intim in interacts not only with Tir but also in a lectin-like manner with a host cell intimin receptor is provided.
A non-modular type B feruloyl esterase from Neurospora crassa exhibits concentration-dependent substrate inhibition.
It is shown that Neurospora crassa has the ability to produce multiple ferulic acid esterase activities depending upon the length of fermentation with either sugar beet pulp or wheat bran substrates and the kinetic behaviour of the non-modular enzyme is discussed.