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Multiple Rescue Factors Within a Wolbachia Strain
Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) is expressed when infected males are crossed with either uninfected females or females infected with Wolbachia of different CI specificity. InExpand
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First description of giant Archaea (Thaumarchaeota) associated with putative bacterial ectosymbionts in a sulfidic marine habitat.
Archaea may be involved in global energy cycles, and are known for their ability to interact with eukaryotic species (sponges, corals and ascidians) or as archaeal-bacterial consortia. The recentlyExpand
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The Meningococcal Minor Pilin PilX Is Responsible for Type IV Pilus Conformational Changes Associated with Signaling to Endothelial Cells
ABSTRACT Neisseria meningitidis crosses the blood-brain barrier (BBB) following the activation of the β2-adrenergic receptor by the type IV pili (TFP). Two components of the type IV pili recruit theExpand
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Lucinidae/sulfur-oxidizing bacteria: ancestral heritage or opportunistic association? Further insights from the Bohol Sea (the Philippines).
The first studies of the 16S rRNA gene diversity of the bacterial symbionts found in lucinid clams did not clarify how symbiotic associations had evolved in this group. Indeed, althoughExpand
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Lack of endosymbiont release by two Lucinidae (Bivalvia) of the genus Codakia: consequences for symbiotic relationships.
Associations between marine invertebrates and chemoautotrophic bacteria constitute a wide field for the study of symbiotic associations. In these interactions, symbiont transmission must representExpand
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The Hypervariable Region of Meningococcal Major Pilin PilE Controls the Host Cell Response via Antigenic Variation
ABSTRACT Type IV pili (Tfp) are expressed by many Gram-negative bacteria to promote aggregation, adhesion, internalization, twitching motility, or natural transformation. Tfp of NeisseriaExpand
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Cell Invasion and Pyruvate Oxidase-Derived H2O2 Are Critical for Streptococcus pneumoniae-Mediated Cardiomyocyte Killing
ABSTRACT Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is the leading cause of community-acquired pneumonia and is now recognized to be a direct contributor to adverse acute cardiac events. DuringExpand
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Gluconeogenesis, an essential metabolic pathway for pathogenic Francisella
Intracellular multiplication and dissemination of the infectious bacterial pathogen Francisella tularensis implies the utilization of multiple host‐derived nutrients. Here, we demonstrate thatExpand
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Severity and properties of cardiac damage caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae are strain dependent
Streptococcus pneumoniae is an opportunistic Gram-positive pathogen that can cause invasive disease. Recent studies have shown that S. pneumoniae is able to invade the myocardium and killExpand
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Unexpected structured intraspecific diversity of thioautotrophic bacterial gill endosymbionts within the Lucinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia)
In chemoautotrophic associations, sequence comparison of 16S rRNA has been the method of choice to study bacterial diversity in the context of host/symbiont coevolution. However, the relative lowExpand
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