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Genomics of Actinobacteria: Tracing the Evolutionary History of an Ancient Phylum
- M. Ventura, C. Canchaya, D. van Sinderen
- BiologyMicrobiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
- 1 September 2007
An account of the recent explosion of actinobacterial genomics data is provided and an attempt to place this in a biological and evolutionary context.
Complete Genome Sequence of the Prototype Lactic Acid Bacterium Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris MG1363
The availability of the L. lactis MG1363 genome sequence will reinforce its status as the prototype among lactic acid bacteria through facilitation of further applied and fundamental research.
The First Microbial Colonizers of the Human Gut: Composition, Activities, and Health Implications of the Infant Gut Microbiota
- C. Milani, S. Duranti, M. Ventura
- Biology, MedicineMicrobiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
- 8 November 2017
The infant microbiota, the mechanisms that drive its establishment and composition, and how microbial consortia may be molded by natural or artificial interventions are described and the relevance of key microbial players of the infant gut microbiota, in particular bifidobacteria, with respect to their role in health and disease are discussed.
Bacteria as vitamin suppliers to their host: a gut microbiota perspective.
Mother-to-Infant Microbial Transmission from Different Body Sites Shapes the Developing Infant Gut Microbiome
Diversity of Bifidobacteria within the Infant Gut Microbiota
An analysis of pyrosequencing data of PCR amplicons derived from two hypervariable regions of the 16 S rRNA gene revealed a predominance of bifidobacteria in the infant gut as well as a profile of co-occurrence of b ifidobacterial species in the infants’s intestine.
Intestinal Dysbiosis Associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
This is the first report describing an SLE-associated intestinal dysbiosis, and it contributes to the understanding of the interplay between the intestinal microbiota and the host in autoimmune disorders.
Stress Physiology of Lactic Acid Bacteria
The state of the art for LAB stress behavior is presented, and the stress defense mechanisms that have been reported to date are concentrated on, grouping them according to their direct participation in preserving cell energy, defending macromolecules, and protecting the cell envelope.
Genome analysis of Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010 reveals metabolic pathways for host-derived glycan foraging
- F. Turroni, F. Bottacini, M. Ventura
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 25 October 2010
Analysis of the 2,214,650-bp genome of Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010, a strain isolated from infant stool, revealed a nutrient-acquisition strategy that targets host-derived glycans, such as those present in mucin, which supports the notion that host- derived glycan catabolism is an important colonization factor for B. b ifidum with concomitant impact on intestinal microbiota ecology.
Genome-scale analyses of health-promoting bacteria: probiogenomics
The application of probiogenomics in the elucidation of the molecular basis of probiosis is discussed using the well-recognized model probiotic bacteria genera Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus as examples.