Rainer Follador

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Streptococcus infantarius subsp. infantarius (Sii) belongs to the Streptococcus bovis/Streptococcus equinus complex associated with several human and animal infections. Sii is a predominant bacterium in spontaneously fermented milk products in Africa. The genome sequence of Sii strain CJ18 was compared with that of other Streptococcus species to identify(More)
Extracytoplasmic function (ECF) σ factors control the transcription of genes involved in different cellular functions, such as stress responses, metal homeostasis, virulence-related traits, and cell envelope structure. The genome of Bradyrhizobium japonicum, the nitrogen-fixing soybean endosymbiont, encodes 17 putative ECF σ factors belonging to nine(More)
Bifidobacterium thermophilum RBL67, an isolate from infant feces, exhibits bacteriocin-like antimicrobial activity against Listeria spp. and Salmonella spp. and protects HT29-MTX cells against Salmonella infection. Here, the complete genome sequence of the probiotic B. thermophilum strain RBL67 is presented.
Streptococcus infantarius subsp. infantarius, a member of the Streptococcus bovis/Streptococcus equinus complex, is highly prevalent in artisanal dairy fermentations in Africa. Here the complete genome sequence of the dairy-adapted S. infantarius subsp. infantarius CJ18 strain--a strain predominant in traditionally fermented camel milk (suusac) from(More)
Oligosaccharides, compounds that are composed of 2-10 monosaccharide residues, are major carbohydrate sources in habitats populated by lactobacilli. Moreover, oligosaccharide metabolism is essential for ecological fitness of lactobacilli. Disaccharide metabolism by lactobacilli is well understood; however, few data on the metabolism of higher(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of iron (Fe) availability on butyrate production in the complex bacterial ecosystem of the human gut. Hence, different Fe availabilities were mimicked in an in vitro colonic fermentation model (the polyfermenter intestinal model called PolyFermS) inoculated with immobilized gut microbiota from a(More)
The Mallory-Weiss syndrome is a more common cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding than that previously recognised. Personal experience is reported of twelve cases of Mallory-Weiss tear, constituting 6.4% of all cases of upper gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage observed in the three year period from 1984 to 1986. History of alcoholism was present in 50%(More)
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