Antibiotic resistance determinants are frequently associated with plasmids and other mobile genetic elements, which simplifies their horizontal transmission. Several groups of plasmids (including replicons of the IncL/M incompatibility group) were found to play an important role in the dissemination of resistance genes encoding β-lactamases. The IncL/M… (More)
In recent years, glacial surfaces have received much attention as microbial habitats of diverse photoautotrophic and heterotrophic cells. Supraglacial ecosystems are annually covered and uncovered by snow. The aim of this study is to investigate the microbial community response to changing environmental conditions in a transect following the receding snow… (More)
OmpR is a transcriptional regulator implicated in the control of various cellular processes and functions in Enterobacteriaceae. This study was undertaken to identify genes comprising the OmpR regulon in the human gastrointestinal pathogen Yersinia enterocolitica. Derivatives of an ompR-negative strain with random transposon insertions creating… (More)
1. New ways to combat pathogenic bacteria – bacteriophage lytic enzymes as an alternative to antibiotic therapy 2. From sewage-treatment plants to phage therapy: step-by-step phage analysis and application Piotr Golec 3. Staphylococcal Twort-like phages encode a homolog of bacterial virulence determinants. Can we use these phages for therapeutic purposes?