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Microbial metabolomic analysis is essential for understanding responses of microorganisms to heat stress. To understand the comprehensive metabolic responses of Escherichia coli to continuous heat stress, we characterized the metabolomic variations induced by heat stress using NMR spectroscopy in combination with multivariate data analysis. We detected 15(More)
Exposure to aflatoxins causes liver fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma posing a significant health risk for human populations and livestock. To understand the mammalian systems responses to aflatoxin-B1 (AFB1) exposure, we analyzed the AFB1-induced metabonomic changes in multiple biological matrices (plasma, urine, and liver) of rats using (1)H NMR(More)
To contribute to a better understanding of the factors affecting meat quality, we investigated the influence of age on the chemical composition of duck meat. Aging probably affects the quality of meat through changes in metabolism. Therefore, we studied the metabolic composition of duck meat using (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.(More)
Nicotine can cause oxidative damage to organisms; however, some bacteria, for example Pseudomonas sp. HF-1, are resistant to such oxidative stress. In the present study, we analyzed the concentration-dependent metabolic response of Pseudomonas sp. HF-1 to nicotine stress using ¹H NMR spectroscopy coupled with multivariate data analysis. We found that the(More)
The bacterial community structure associated with filter materials in the recirculating aquaculture system of Scortum barcoo was investigated using the 16S rRNA gene clone library method. Preliminary results showed that the clone library constructed from the initial operation condition was characterized by 31 taxa of bacteria belonging to eight phyla(More)
The influences of C/N ratio on the extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) and physicochemical properties of the activated sludge flocs were investigated using laboratory-scale sequencing batch reactors (SBRs). Flocs sizes decreased when C/N ratio increased from 20 to 100 and decreased from 20 to 4. The amount of total EPS, TB-EPS, and the carbohydrate and(More)
Based on the growing concern for global warming, changes in the lipid profile of the red alga Pyropia haitanensis were examined under different high temperatures. Lipidomes of P. haitanensis cultured at 20 °C as the control group, and 25, 28, and 35 °C as the high-temperature group, were systematically characterized using ultra-performance liquid(More)
Colored mutants of Porphyra haitanensis have superior production and quality characteristics, with two mutants, Shengfu 1 (SF-1) and Shengfu 2 (SF-2), having good high-temperature tolerances. To understand the molecular aspects of high-temperature tolerance, this study comprehensively investigated the metabolic differences between the high-temperature(More)
The denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) method was applied to determine the relative genetic complexity of microbial communities in flooded paddy soil treated with herbicide quinclorac (3,7-dichloro-8-quinoline-carboylic acid). The results obtained showed a significant effect of quinclorac on the development of bacterial populations in soils(More)
The potential effect of herbicide quinclorac on culturable microorganisms was investigated in a flooded paddy soil added with 0.33, 0.67, 1.00, 1.33, and 2.00 microg quinclorac x g(-1) dried soil, by a 10-fold serial dilution plate technique for total soil aerobic bacteria, actinomycetes and fungi, by three-tube anaerobic most-probable-number (MPN) method(More)