Frontiers in Microbiology


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Phylogenomic discernments into Anaerolineaceae thermal adaptations and the proposal of a candidate genus Mesolinea

Citation
Bedoya-Urrego, Alzate (2024). Frontiers in Microbiology 15
Names
“Mesolinea colombiensis”
Abstract
This study delves into the evolutionary history of Anaerolineaceae, a diverse bacterial family within the Chloroflexota phylum. Employing a multi-faceted approach, including phylogenetic analyses, genomic comparisons, and exploration of adaptive features, the research unveils novel insights into the family’s taxonomy and evolutionary dynamics. The investigation employs metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs), emphasizing their prevalence in anaerobic environments. Notably, a novel mesophilic lineage

Genome analysis of “Candidatus Aschnera chinzeii,” the bacterial endosymbiont of the blood-sucking bat fly Penicillidia jenynsii (Insecta: Diptera: Nycteribiidae)

Citation
Koga et al. (2024). Frontiers in Microbiology 14
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“Aschnera chinzeii”
Abstract
Insect–microbe endosymbiotic associations are omnipresent in nature, wherein the symbiotic microbes often play pivotal biological roles for their host insects. In particular, insects utilizing nutritionally imbalanced food sources are dependent on specific microbial symbionts to compensate for the nutritional deficiency via provisioning of B vitamins in blood-feeding insects, such as tsetse flies, lice, and bedbugs. Bat flies of the family Nycteribiidae (Diptera) are blood-sucking ectoparasites

Diversity and taxonomic revision of methanogens and other archaea in the intestinal tract of terrestrial arthropods

Citation
Protasov et al. (2023). Frontiers in Microbiology 14
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“Methanogranum gryphiswaldense” “Methanogranum” Bathycorpusculaceae Methanimicrococcus labiotermitis Methanoplasma cognatum Methanofrustulum fimipullorum Ts Methanofilum Methanolapillus Methanomicula Methanomicula labiotermitis Ts Bathycorpusculum acetigenes Ts Bathycorpusculum acidaminoxidans Bathycorpusculum grumuli Bathycorpusculum terrae Methanolapillus millepedarum Ts Methanolapillus africanus Methanimicrococcus stummii Methanimicrococcus odontotermitis Methanimicrococcus hongohii Methanimicrococcus hacksteinii Methanoplasma reticulitermitis Methanoplasma porotermitis Methanoplasma glyptotermitis Methanofrustulum Bathycorpusculum fermentans Bathycorpusculum termitum Methanorbis Methanorbis rubei Methanorbis furvi Ts Methanorbis basalitermitum Methanacia Methanacia filiformis Ts Methanarmilla Bathycorpusculum Bathycorpusculum soli Methanofilum arcanum Ts Methanocatella Methanocatella smithii Ts Methanocatella gottschalkii Methanocatella millerae Methanocatella oralis Methanocatella thaueri Methanocatella woesei Methanarmilla wolinii Ts Methanarmilla boviskoreani Methanobinarius Methanobinarius arboriphilus Ts Methanobinarius endosymbioticus Methanobaculum Methanobaculum cuticulare Ts Methanoflexus Methanoflexus curvatus Ts Methanoflexus mossambicus Methanorudis Methanovirga Methanovirga aequatorialis Methanovirga australis Methanovirga basalitermitum Ts Methanovirga meridionalis Methanovirga procula Methanolapillus ohkumae Bathycorpusculum hydrogenotrophicum Methanorudis spinitermitis Ts Methanomethylophilus alvi T
Abstract
Methane emission by terrestrial invertebrates is restricted to millipedes, termites, cockroaches, and scarab beetles. The arthropod-associated archaea known to date belong to the orders Methanobacteriales, Methanomassiliicoccales, Methanomicrobiales, and Methanosarcinales, and in a few cases also to non-methanogenic Nitrososphaerales and Bathyarchaeales. However, all major host groups are severely undersampled, and the taxonomy of existing lineages is not well developed. Full-length 16S rRNA gen

Genomic delineation and description of species and within-species lineages in the genus Pantoea

Citation
Crosby et al. (2023). Frontiers in Microbiology 14
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Pantoea alvi Pantoea multigeneris Pantoea floridensis Pantoea haifensis Pantoea varia Pantoea rara Pantoea gossypiicola Pantoea bituminis Pantoea deserta Pantoea formicae Pantoea soli Pantoea astica Pantoea borealis Pantoea superficialis Pantoea symbiotica Pantoea communis
Abstract
As the name of the genus Pantoea (“of all sorts and sources”) suggests, this genus includes bacteria with a wide range of provenances, including plants, animals, soils, components of the water cycle, and humans. Some members of the genus are pathogenic to plants, and some are suspected to be opportunistic human pathogens; while others are used as microbial pesticides or show promise in biotechnological applications. During its taxonomic history, the genus and its species have seen many revisions

Phenotypic and genomic characterization of the first alkaliphilic aceticlastic methanogens and proposal of a novel genus Methanocrinis gen.nov. within the family Methanotrichaceae

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Khomyakova et al. (2023). Frontiers in Microbiology 14
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Methanocrinis alkalitolerans Methanocrinis natronophilus Methanocrinis harundinaceus Ts Methanocrinis
Abstract
Highly purified cultures of alkaliphilic aceticlastic methanogens were collected for the first time using methanogenic enrichments with acetate from a soda lake and a terrestrial mud volcano. The cells of two strains were non-motile rods forming filaments. The mud volcano strain M04Ac was alkalitolerant, with the pH range for growth from 7.5 to 10.0 (optimum at 9.0), while the soda lake strain Mx was an obligate alkaliphile growing in the pH range 7.7–10.2 (optimum 9.3–9.5) in the presence of op

Complete genome sequence of “Candidatus Phytoplasma sacchari” obtained using a filter-based DNA enrichment method and Nanopore sequencing

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Zhang et al. (2023). Frontiers in Microbiology 14
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Ca. Phytoplasma sacchari
Abstract
Phytoplasmas are phloem-limited plant pathogens, such as sugarcane white leaf (SCWL) phytoplasma, which are responsible for heavy economic losses to the sugarcane industry. Characterization of phytoplasmas has been limited because they cannot be cultured in vitro. However, with the advent of genome sequencing, different aspects of phytoplasmas are being investigated. In this study, we developed a DNA enrichment method for sugarcane white leaf (SCWL) phytoplasma, evaluated the effect of DNA enric

Metabolic versatility of Caldarchaeales from geothermal features of Hawai’i and Chile as revealed by five metagenome-assembled genomes

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Balbay et al. (2023). Frontiers in Microbiology 14
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Calditenuis Pelearchaeum Pelearchaeum maunauluense Ts Calditenuis fumarioli Ts Calditenuaceae “Geothermarchaeota”
Abstract
Members of the archaeal order Caldarchaeales (previously the phylum Aigarchaeota) are poorly sampled and are represented in public databases by relatively few genomes. Additional representative genomes will help resolve their placement among all known members of Archaea and provide insights into their roles in the environment. In this study, we analyzed 16S rRNA gene amplicons belonging to the Caldarchaeales that are available in public databases, which demonstrated that archaea of the order Cal

Phenotypic and genomic characterization of Bathyarchaeum tardum gen. nov., sp. nov., a cultivated representative of the archaeal class Bathyarchaeia

Citation
Khomyakova et al. (2023). Frontiers in Microbiology 14
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Bathyarchaeum tardum Ts Bathyarchaeum Bathyarchaeia Bathyarchaeales Bathyarchaeaceae Methanocrinis Methanocrinis harundinaceus Ts Methanocrinis alkalitolerans Methanocrinis natronophilus
Abstract
Bathyarchaeia are widespread in various anoxic ecosystems and are considered one of the most abundant microbial groups on the earth. There are only a few reports of laboratory cultivation of Bathyarchaeia, and none of the representatives of this class has been isolated in pure culture. Here, we report a sustainable cultivation of the Bathyarchaeia archaeon (strain M17CTs) enriched from anaerobic sediment of a coastal lake. The cells of strain M17CTs were small non-motile cocci, 0.4–0.7 μm in dia

Coraliomargarita parva sp. nov., isolated from mangrove sediment and genome-based analysis of the class Opitutae revealed five novel families: Coraliomargaritaceae fam. nov., Pelagicoccaceae fam. nov., Cerasicoccaeae fam. nov., Oceanipulchritudinaceae fam. nov., and Alterococcaeae fam. nov

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Min et al. (2023). Frontiers in Microbiology 14
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Alterococcaceae Cerasicoccaceae Coraliomargaritaceae Pelagicoccaceae
Abstract
Members of the class Opitutae are widely distributed in various environments such as rice paddy soil, freshwater lakes, seawater, marine sediment, and invertebrate digestive tracts. The class currently consists of two orders, Opitutales and Puniceicoccales, represented by the families Opitutaceae and Puniceicoccaceae, respectively, which are primarily delineated on the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequences and limited phenotypic characterizations of a few type strains. The scarcity of 16S rRNA gene a

A biotroph sets the stage for a necrotroph to play: ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ infection of sugar beet facilitated Macrophomina phaseolina root rot

Citation
Duduk et al. (2023). Frontiers in Microbiology 14
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Ca. Phytoplasma solani
Abstract
‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ (stolbur phytoplasma) is associated with rubbery taproot disease (RTD) of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.), while Macrophomina phaseolina is considered the most important root rot pathogen of this plant in Serbia. The high prevalence of M. phaseolina root rot reported on sugar beet in Serbia, unmatched elsewhere in the world, coupled with the notorious tendency of RTD-affected sugar beet to rot, has prompted research into the relationship between the two diseases. Th