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A Highly Polymorphic Receptor Governs Many Distinct Self-Recognition Types within the Myxococcales Order
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A widespread greenbeard locus is revealed that mediates the diversity of self-recognition across the order Myxococcales, and sequence analyses and functional characterization of traAB loci suggest that OME is well maintained among diverse myxobacterial taxonomic groups.
A bacterial cytolinker couples positioning of magnetic organelles to cell shape control
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The structural protein CcfM is described, which functions as an interconnector (cytolinker) between the magnetoskeleton and cytoskeleton, and promotes motility and magnetic alignment in structured environments, and thus likely confers a selective advantage in natural habitats of magnetotactic bacteria, such as aquatic sediments.
Vitiosangium cumulatum gen. nov., sp. nov. and Vitiosangium subalbum sp. nov., soil myxobacteria, and emended descriptions of the genera Archangium and Angiococcus, and of the family Cystobacteraceae.
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Polyphasic taxonomic characterization suggested that strains MCy10943T andMCy10944T represent two distinct species of a new genus, for which the names Vitiosangium cumulatum gen. nov., sp.
Aggregicoccus edonensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an unusually aggregating myxobacterium isolated from a soil sample.
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A novel genus and species is proposed, Aggregicoccus edonensis gen. nov., for strains MCy1366(T) and MCy10622, which showed a chemoheterotrophic mode of nutrition and some morphological features like fruiting-body-like aggregates were barely reproducible in the type strain.
Racemicystis crocea gen. nov., sp. nov., a soil myxobacterium in the family Polyangiaceae.
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Polyphasic taxonomic characterization suggests that the strain MSr9521T represents a novel species of a new genus in the family Polyangiaceae, for which the name Racemicystis crocea gen. nov., sp.
Racemicystis persica sp. nov., a myxobacterium from soil.
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A novel myxobacterium was isolated in 2015 from a soil sample collected form Kish Island beach, Persian Gulf, Iran and phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences and matrix-assisted laser-desorption/ionization time-of-flight spectroscopy data supports a novel species of the family Polyangiaceae and the genus Racemicystis.
Genome-Wide Identification of Essential and Auxiliary Gene Sets for Magnetosome Biosynthesis in Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense
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The full gene complement required for magnetosome production in the alphaproteobacterium Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense is delineated using a systematic genome-wide transposon mutagenesis approach, aiming at systematic identification of auxiliary genes necessary to support magnetosom formation in addition to key genes harbored in the magnetosomes island (MAI).
The novel shapeshifting bacterial phylum Saltatorellota
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The discovery of the novel bacterial phylum Saltatorellota is reported, that challenges this concept of a bacterial cell and can change their shape, are capable of amoeba-like locomotion and trunk-formation through the creation of extensive pseudopodia-like structures.
Hidden Talents: Silent Gene Clusters Encoding Magnetic Organelle Biosynthesis in a Non-Magnetotactic Phototrophic Bacterium
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The first discovery of a horizontally inherited gene cluster encoding biosynthesis of magnetosomes, the organelles used by magnetotactic bacteria for navigation, in a non-magnetotactic phototrophic bacterium Rhodovastum atsumiense is reported.
Sesbanimide R, a novel cytotoxic polyketide produced by magnetotactic bacteria
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Sesbanimide R represents the first natural product isolated from magnetotactic bacteria and identifies this highly diverse group as a so far untapped source for the future discovery of novel secondary metabolites.
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