Yuki Muramatsu

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The taxonomic positions of two bacterial strains, MBIC01146(T) and MBIC01099, isolated from marine environments of Japan and Palau, respectively, were determined by using a polyphasic approach. The bacteria were aerobic, motile, Gram-negative rods and formed star-shaped aggregations. The G+C content of the genomic DNA ranged from 58.5 to 58.7 mol%. The(More)
The genus Gluconacetobacter Yamada et al. 1998 (Gluconoacetobacter [sic]) was introduced as the type species of Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens (Asai 1935) Yamada et al. 1998 by the elevation of the subgenus Gluconacetobacter (ex Asai 1935) Yamada and Kondo 1985 (Yamada et al., 1997, 1998). To date, 17 species have been accommodated to the genus (Yamada et(More)
We analyzed perfluorinated surfactants (PFSs) in 20 river samples and 5 wastewater secondary effluent samples in Japan to reveal their occurrence and sources. Nine PFS species were determined: perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctane sulfonamide (FOSA), perfluoroheptanoate (PFHpA), perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), perfluorononanoate (PFNA),(More)
A novel bacterium, designated strain OX-01(T), was isolated from acidic soil, taxonomically investigated and identified as an agent that catabolizes (+)-catechin into taxifolin. Strain OX-01(T) is a Gram-reaction-negative, aerobic, non-sporulating, non-motile and rod-shaped bacterium. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis identified this strain as a member of the(More)
A polyphasic study was performed to determine the taxonomic position of strain EK05(T) isolated from a root-outgrowth of Entada koshunensis, a legume available in Okinawa, Japan. Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene showed that the strain belongs to the genus Bradyrhizobium. Subsequent multilocus sequence analysis with ITS, glnII, recA, gyrB, and atpD(More)
While the occurrence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in groundwater has typically been reported in bank filtration sites, irrigated fields, septic tanks, and sewage disposal practices, fewer studies have been conducted in highly urbanized areas, where infiltration of treated or untreated sewage is not supposed to be a source of(More)
Two aerobic, Gram-negative, orange pigmented and irregular rod-shaped bacteria, designated S1-05 and S1-08T, were isolated from seawater from the Pacific Ocean. Phylogenetic analysis based on their 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that the novel isolates could be affiliated with the genus Nonlabens of the family Flavobacteriaceae. The strains S1-05 and(More)
Surgical-site infection (SSI) is a major contributor to patient mortality rates and health care costs. Due to the high risk of bacterial contamination, colorectal surgery is associated with a particularly high risk of postoperative infection. The surveillance reported here was conducted at Aichi Medical University Hospital on 304 patients who underwent(More)
By immunoblotting with anti-human integrin β polyclonal antibodies (β1, β3 or β5), a single distinct band of about 60 kDa was detected in total protein extracts from mature leaves of the seagrass Zostera marina L., but no band was detected in total protein extracts from immature seagrass leaves, freshwater grass leaves or Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.(More)
Plasma membrane (PM) H(+)-ATPase and H(+) transport activity were detected in PM fractions prepared from Zostera marina (a seagrass), Vallisneria gigantea (a freshwater grass) and Oryza sativa (rice, a terrestrial plant). The properties of Z. marina PM H(+)-ATPase, specifically, the optimal pH for ATPase activity and the result of trypsin treatment, were(More)