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Comparative genomic analysis of the gut bacterium Bifidobacterium longum reveals loci susceptible to deletion during pure culture growth
BackgroundBifidobacteria are frequently proposed to be associated with good intestinal health primarily because of their overriding dominance in the feces of breast fed infants. However, clinicalExpand
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A suggested new bacteriophage genus: “Viunalikevirus”
We suggest a bacteriophage genus, “Viunalikevirus”, as a new genus within the family Myoviridae. To date, this genus includes seven sequenced members: Salmonella phages ViI, SFP10 and ΦSH19;Expand
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Genomic Insights into Bifidobacteria
SUMMARY Since the discovery in 1899 of bifidobacteria as numerically dominant microbes in the feces of breast-fed infants, there have been numerous studies addressing their role in modulating gutExpand
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Sequence Analysis of Two Cryptic Plasmids from Bifidobacterium longum DJO10A and Construction of a Shuttle Cloning Vector
ABSTRACT Bifidobacterium longum DJO10A is a recent human isolate with probiotic characteristics and contains two plasmids, designated pDOJH10L and pDOJH10S. The complete sequences of both theseExpand
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Transcription Analysis of a Lantibiotic Gene Cluster from Bifidobacterium longum DJO10A
ABSTRACT Bifidobacterium longum DJO10A was previously demonstrated to produce a lantibiotic, but only during growth on agar media. To evaluate the feasibility of production of this lantibiotic inExpand
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Receptor Diversity and Host Interaction of Bacteriophages Infecting Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium
Background Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Typhimurium is a Gram-negative pathogen causing salmonellosis. Salmonella Typhimurium-targeting bacteriophages have been proposed as anExpand
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Expression of the cationic antimicrobial peptide lactoferricin fused with the anionic peptide in Escherichia coli
Direct expression of lactoferricin, an antimicrobial peptide, is lethal to Escherichia coli. For the efficient production of lactoferricin in E. coli, we developed an expression system in which theExpand
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Complete Genome Sequence of Salmonella Bacteriophage SPN3US
ABSTRACT Salmonella bacteriophage SPN3US was isolated from a chicken fecal sample. It is a virulent phage belonging to the Myoviridae family and showing effective inhibition of Salmonella entericaExpand
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Deciphering Diversity Indices for a Better Understanding of Microbial Communities.
The past decades have been a golden era during which great tasks were accomplished in the field of microbiology, including food microbiology. In the past, culture-dependent methods have been theExpand
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Genomic Investigation of Lysogen Formation and Host Lysis Systems of the Salmonella Temperate Bacteriophage SPN9CC
ABSTRACT To understand phage infection and host cell lysis mechanisms in pathogenic Salmonella, a novel Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium-targeting bacteriophage, SPN9CC, belonging to theExpand
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