- Microbial diversity in the deep sea and the underexplored "rare biosphere"
Mitchell L Sogin
Josephine Bay Paul Center, Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:12115-20. 2006
..Members of the rare biosphere are highly divergent from each other and, at different times in earth's history, may have had a profound impact on shaping planetary processes...
- Community genomics among stratified microbial assemblages in the ocean's interior
Edward F DeLong
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Science 311:496-503. 2006
..Comparative genomic analyses of stratified microbial communities have the potential to provide significant insight into higher-order community organization and dynamics...
- Environmental genome shotgun sequencing of the Sargasso Sea
J Craig Venter
Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives, 1901 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Science 304:66-74. 2004
..2 million previously unknown genes represented in these samples, including more than 782 new rhodopsin-like photoreceptors. Variation in species present and stoichiometry suggests substantial oceanic microbial diversity...
- The uncultured microbial majority
Michael S Rappé
Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
Annu Rev Microbiol 57:369-94. 2003
..Genome sequence information that would allow ribosomal RNA gene trees to be related to broader patterns in microbial genome evolution is scant, and therefore microbial diversity remains largely unexplored territory...
- The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling expedition: northwest Atlantic through eastern tropical Pacific
Douglas B Rusch
J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
PLoS Biol 5:e77. 2007
..Specific functional adaptations can be identified both within individual ribotypes and across the entire community, including proteorhodopsin spectral tuning and the presence or absence of the phosphate-binding gene PstS...
- The association between extreme precipitation and waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States, 1948-1994
F C Curriero
Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Am J Public Health 91:1194-9. 2001
..CONCLUSIONS: The statistically significant association found between rainfall and disease in the United States is important for water managers, public health officials, and risk assessors of future climate change...
- Effects of global climate on infectious disease: the cholera model
Erin K Lipp
Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, USA
Clin Microbiol Rev 15:757-70. 2002
..The cholera model provides a template for future research on climate-sensitive diseases, allowing definition of critical parameters and offering a means of developing more sophisticated methods for prediction of disease outbreaks...
- Archaeal dominance in the mesopelagic zone of the Pacific Ocean
M B Karner
University of Hawaii, Department of Oceanography, Honolulu 96822, USA
Nature 409:507-10. 2001
..3 x 10(28) archaeal cells, and 3.1 x 10(28) bacterial cells. Our data suggest that pelagic crenarchaeota represent one of the ocean's single most abundant cell types...
- Genomic and functional adaptation in surface ocean planktonic prokaryotes
J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
Nature 468:60-6. 2010
..Their genomic features also lead us to propose that one method used to avoid predation by viruses and/or bacterivores is by means of slow growth and the maintenance of low biomass...
- Interventions to improve water quality for preventing diarrhoea: systematic review and meta-analysis
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
BMJ 334:782. 2007
..To assess the effectiveness of interventions to improve the microbial quality of drinking water for preventing diarrhoea...
- Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in water environments
Department of Microbiology, Ramon y Cajal University Hospital, CIBER ESP, Spain
Curr Opin Biotechnol 19:260-5. 2008
..A policy for preventing mixing human-originated and animal-originated bacteria with environmental organisms seems advisable...
- Pyrosequencing of antibiotic-contaminated river sediments reveals high levels of resistance and gene transfer elements
Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden
PLoS ONE 6:e17038. 2011
..The entire life-cycle of antibiotic substances, both before, under and after usage, should therefore be considered to fully evaluate their role in the promotion of resistance...
- Household drinking water in developing countries: a systematic review of microbiological contamination between source and point-of-use
Water and Environmental Management Research Centre, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Trop Med Int Health 9:106-17. 2004
..To assess the extent and causes of microbiological contamination of household drinking water between source and point-of-use in developing countries...
- Heavy use of prophylactic antibiotics in aquaculture: a growing problem for human and animal health and for the environment
Felipe C Cabello
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA
Environ Microbiol 8:1137-44. 2006
- The power of species sorting: local factors drive bacterial community composition over a wide range of spatial scales
Katleen Van der Gucht
Section of Protistology and Aquatic Ecology, Department of Biology WE11, Universiteit Gent, Krijgslaan 281 S8, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:20404-9. 2007
..We suggest that the fast population growth rates of bacteria facilitate efficient species sorting along environmental gradients in bacterial communities over a very broad range of dispersal rates...
- Ecology of the rare microbial biosphere of the Arctic Ocean
Pierre E Galand
Department of Continental Ecology Limnology, Centre d Estudis Avançats de Blanes CSIC, Blanes, Spain
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:22427-32. 2009
..We conclude that the rare biosphere has a biogeography and that its tremendous diversity is most likely subjected to ecological processes such as selection, speciation, and extinction...
- Shifts in microbial community structure along an ecological gradient of hypersaline soils and sediments
Emily B Hollister
Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 2474, USA
ISME J 4:829-38. 2010
..The results of this study provide new information regarding a previously uncharacterized ecosystem and show the value of high-throughput sequencing in the study of complex ecosystems...
- Metagenomic characterization of Chesapeake Bay virioplankton
Shellie R Bench
College of Marine and Earth Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19711, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 73:7629-41. 2007
..Furthermore, the low frequency of psbD homologs in the library supports the prediction that Chesapeake Bay cyanophage populations are dominated by Podoviridae...
- Mesophilic Crenarchaeota: proposal for a third archaeal phylum, the Thaumarchaeota
Universite de Provence, Aix Marseille I, CNRS, UPR 9043, Laboratoire de Chimie Bacterienne, Institut de Biologie Structurale et de Microbiologie, 13402 Marseille, France
Nat Rev Microbiol 6:245-52. 2008
..Our results indicate that C. symbiosum and its relatives are not Crenarchaeota, but should be considered as a third archaeal phylum, which we propose to name Thaumarchaeota (from the Greek 'thaumas', meaning wonder)...
- Avian influenza virus in water: infectivity is dependent on pH, salinity and temperature
Justin D Brown
Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Vet Microbiol 136:20-6. 2009
..Furthermore, these results provide insight into chemical and physical properties of water that could enhance or restrict AI virus transmission on an aquatic bird habitat...
- Genomics of IncP-1 antibiotic resistance plasmids isolated from wastewater treatment plants provides evidence for a widely accessible drug resistance gene pool
Fakultat fur Biologie, Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Universitat Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
FEMS Microbiol Rev 31:449-77. 2007
- Anaerobic sulfur oxidation in the absence of nitrate dominates microbial chemoautotrophy beneath the pelagic chemocline of the eastern Gotland Basin, Baltic Sea
Department of Biological Oceanography, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Rostock Warnemünde, Germany
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 71:226-36. 2010
..A mechanism of coupled activity of sulfur-oxidizing and sulfur-reducing microorganisms is proposed...
- Marine microorganisms and global nutrient cycles
Kevin R Arrigo
Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 2215, USA
Nature 437:349-55. 2005
..What is emerging is an appreciation of the previously unknown degree of complexity within the marine microbial community...
- Microbial community transcriptomes reveal microbes and metabolic pathways associated with dissolved organic matter turnover in the sea
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:16420-7. 2010
..These findings suggest that coordinated, cooperative activities of a variety of bacterial "specialists" may be critical in the cycling of marine DOM, emphasizing the importance of microbial community dynamics in the global carbon cycle...
- Partitioning of bacterial communities between seawater and healthy, black band diseased, and dead coral surfaces
Department of Geology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 68:2214-28. 2002
..Arcobacter spp., Campylobacter spp., Cytophaga fermentans, Cytophaga columnaris, and Trichodesmium tenue...
- Estimating prokaryotic diversity and its limits
Thomas P Curtis
Department of Civil Engineering, Centre for Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:10494-9. 2002
..Nevertheless, it is evident that local and global prokaryotic diversity can be understood through species abundance curves and purely experimental approaches to solving this conundrum will be fruitless...
- Surveillance of adenoviruses and noroviruses in European recreational waters
A Peter Wyn-Jones
IGES, University of Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DB, UK
Water Res 45:1025-38. 2011
..These studies support the case for considering adenoviruses as an indicator of bathing water quality...
- Municipal wastewater effluents as a source of listerial pathogens in the aquatic milieu of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa: a concern of public health importance
Emmanuel E O Odjadjare
Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice, South Africa
Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:2376-94. 2010
..The study demonstrates a potential negative impact of the wastewater effluent on the receiving environment and suggests a serious public health implication for those who depend on the receiving watershed for drinking and other purposes...
- Dynamics of bacterial community composition and activity during a mesocosm diatom bloom
Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0202, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 66:578-87. 2000
..Rate measurements as well as bacterial population dynamics were almost identical among the mesocosms indicating that the observed bacterial community dynamics were systematic and repeatable responses to the manipulated conditions...
- Use of propidium monoazide for live/dead distinction in microbial ecology
Montana State University, Center for Biofilm Engineering, 366 EPS Building, P O Box 173980, Bozeman, MT 59717 3980, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 73:5111-7. 2007
..The last two experiments suggest that PMA treatment can affect banding patterns in DGGE community profiles and their intensities, although the intrinsic limitations of end-point PCR have to be taken into consideration...
- Microbial structuring of marine ecosystems
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
Nat Rev Microbiol 5:782-91. 2007
..This approach to microbial oceanography is not only helpful, but is in fact indispensable...
- Detection of Legionella spp. and some of their amoeba hosts in floating biofilms from anthropogenic and natural aquatic environments
Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Department of Biology, Zoological Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Charles Deberiotstraat 32, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Water Res 41:3159-67. 2007
..Acanthamoeba spp. isolates appeared to be naturally infected with L. pneumophila bacteria as proved by fluorescent in situ hybridization...
- Effect of river landscape on the sediment concentrations of antibiotics and corresponding antibiotic resistance genes (ARG)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1372 Campus Mail, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 80523, USA
Water Res 40:2427-35. 2006
..To the knowledge of the authors, this study is the first to demonstrate a relationship between urban and agricultural activity and microbial resistance in river sediments using quantitative molecular tools...
- Comparative metagenomics of microbial traits within oceanic viral communities
Faculty of Biology, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
ISME J 5:1178-90. 2011
- Antibiotic-resistance profile in environmental bacteria isolated from penicillin production wastewater treatment plant and the receiving river
State Key Laboratory of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry, Research Center for Eco Environmental Sciences, Beijing 100085, China
Environ Microbiol 11:1506-17. 2009
..The unexpectedly high levels of multiple antibiotic resistance in strains from wastewater and downstream river were speculated to be mainly due to multidrug efflux systems...
- Abundance and diversity of microbial life in ocean crust
Cara M Santelli
MIT WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Ocean Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA
Nature 453:653-6. 2008
- Massive nitrogen loss from the Benguela upwelling system through anaerobic ammonium oxidation
Marcel M M Kuypers
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Celsiusstrasse 1, 28359 Bremen, Germany
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:6478-83. 2005
..We hypothesize that anammox could also be responsible for substantial nitrogen loss from other OMZ waters of the ocean...
- Antibiotic resistance characteristics of environmental bacteria from an oxytetracycline production wastewater treatment plant and the receiving river
State Key Laboratory of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry, Research Center for Eco Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Appl Environ Microbiol 76:3444-51. 2010
- Biogeographical distribution and diversity of microbes in methane hydrate-bearing deep marine sediments on the Pacific Ocean Margin
Subground Animalcule Retrieval Project, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:2815-20. 2006
..The recognition of which microbial groups prevail under distinctive subseafloor environments is a significant step toward determining the role these communities play in Earth's essential biogeochemical processes...
- Genotypes associated with virulence in environmental isolates of Vibrio cholerae
I N Rivera
Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 67:2421-9. 2001
..Based on results of this study, surveillance of non-O1/non-O139 V. cholerae in the aquatic environment, combined with genotype monitoring using ctxA, stn/sto, and tcpA ET genes, could be valuable in human health risk assessment...
- Tracing the source of campylobacteriosis
Daniel J Wilson
Department of Maths and Statistics, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
PLoS Genet 4:e1000203. 2008
..Our results imply that the primary transmission route is through the food chain, and suggest that incidence could be dramatically reduced by enhanced on-farm biosecurity or preventing food-borne transmission...
- Flow-cytometric total bacterial cell counts as a descriptive microbiological parameter for drinking water treatment processes
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology EAWAG, P O Box 611, Uberlandstr 133, CH 8600 Dubendorf, Switzerland
Water Res 42:269-77. 2008
..We have shown that total cell concentration measured with FCM is a rapid, easy, sensitive and importantly, a descriptive parameter of several widely applied drinking water treatment processes...
- Are viruses driving microbial diversification and diversity?
Markus G Weinbauer
Laboratoire d Océanographie de Villefranche, Biogeochemistry, Functional Diversity and Microbial Ecology Group, BP 28, 06234 Villefranche sur mer, France
Environ Microbiol 6:1-11. 2004
..Here, we present data supporting the hypothesis that viral genes and viral activity generate genetic variability of prokaryotes and are a driving force for ecological functioning and evolutionary change...
- Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis profiles of 16S rRNA-defined populations inhabiting a hot spring microbial mat community
M J Ferris
Department of Microbiology, Montana State University, Bozeman 59717, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 62:340-6. 1996
- Changes in archaeal, bacterial and eukaryal assemblages along a salinity gradient by comparison of genetic fingerprinting methods in a multipond solar saltern
Emilio O Casamayor
Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CMIMA CSIC, E 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Environ Microbiol 4:338-48. 2002
..However, although the particular taxonomic composition could vary among protocols, the general structure of the microbial assemblages was maintained...
- The role of ecological theory in microbial ecology
James I Prosser
School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UU, Scotland, UK
Nat Rev Microbiol 5:384-92. 2007
..Here we argue that the full potential of the ongoing revolution will not be realized if research is not directed and driven by theory, and that the generality of established ecological theory must be tested using microbial systems...
- Occurrence of nontuberculous mycobacteria in environmental samples
T C Covert
National Exposure Research Laboratory, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 65:2492-6. 1999
..The most frequently occurring isolate was M. mucogenicum (formerly referred to as an M. chelonae-like organism)...
- It's all relative: ranking the diversity of aquatic bacterial communities
Allison K Shaw
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
Environ Microbiol 10:2200-10. 2008
..Finally, a subsampling analysis suggests that further sequencing from these particular clone libraries would not have substantially changed the richness rankings of the samples...
- Resistance, resilience and recovery: aquatic bacterial dynamics after water column disturbance
Microbiology Doctoral Training Program, Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Environ Microbiol 13:2752-67. 2011
..These results imply that aquatic bacterial assemblages are generally stable in the face of disturbance...
- Spatial variability overwhelms seasonal patterns in bacterioplankton communities across a river to ocean gradient
Caroline S Fortunato
Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD 21613, USA
ISME J 6:554-63. 2012
..Determining both the spatial and temporal variability of bacterioplankton communities provides a framework for modeling these communities across environmental gradients from river to deep ocean...
- Long-term study on tenacity of avian influenza viruses in water (distilled water, normal saline, and surface water) at different temperatures
Institute of Environmental and Animal Hygiene, Hohenheim University, Garbenstrasse 30, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany
Avian Dis 54:720-4. 2010
..The virus-inoculated surface water remained infective for a few days at 30 and 20 C, a few weeks at 10 C, and for months at 0 and -10 C...
- Occurrence of adenovirus and other enteric viruses in limited-contact freshwater recreational areas and bathing waters
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 13 Natural Resources, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
J Appl Microbiol 111:1250-61. 2011
..Additionally, we evaluated associations between point sources of human faecal pollution and enterovirus and adenovirus presence and concentrations...
- Presence of pathogens and indicator microbes at a non-point source subtropical recreational marine beach
Amir M Abdelzaher
University of Miami, NSF NIEHS Oceans and Human Health Center, Miami, Florida 331491, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 76:724-32. 2010
- Rapid, cultivation-independent assessment of microbial viability in drinking water
Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, P O Box 611, CH 8600 Dubendorf, Switzerland
Water Res 42:4010-8. 2008
- Risk of waterborne illness via drinking water in the United States
Kelly A Reynolds
The University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, 1295 N Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
Rev Environ Contam Toxicol 192:117-58. 2008
- Legionella: from environmental habitats to disease pathology, detection and control
R M Atlas
Department of Biology, University of Louisville, KY 40292, USA
Environ Microbiol 1:283-93. 1999
- Sensitive populations: who is at the greatest risk?
C P Gerba
Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721, USA
Int J Food Microbiol 30:113-23. 1996
..This review indicates the need for consideration of enhanced protection for certain segments of the population who will suffer the most from food and waterborne pathogens...
- Microbial contamination of drinking water and disease outcomes in developing regions
Nicholas John Ashbolt
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Toxicology 198:229-38. 2004
..So in addition to the traditional pathogens (helminths, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia hepatitis A and E) various enteroviruses, C. jejuni and H. pylori are emerging issues in adults...
- Microbiological safety of drinking water
Technical University Berlin, Microbial Ecology Group, Secr OE 5, Berlin, 10587 Germany
Annu Rev Microbiol 54:81-127. 2000
..Results of epidemiological studies together with ecological data are the basis for effective resource protection, water treatment, and risk assessment...
- Geographical isolation in hot spring cyanobacteria
R Thane Papke
Department of Microbiology, 109 Lewis Hall, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
Environ Microbiol 5:650-9. 2003
..Thus, geographical isolation (i.e. genetic drift) must in part be responsible for driving the observed evolutionary divergences. Geographical isolation may be an important underestimated aspect of microbial evolution...
- Causes of outbreaks associated with drinking water in the United States from 1971 to 2006
Gunther F Craun
Gunther F Craun and Associates, Staunton, Virginia, USA
Clin Microbiol Rev 23:507-28. 2010
..Additional resources for waterborne disease surveillance and outbreak detection are essential to improve our ability to monitor, detect, and prevent waterborne disease in the United States...
- Long-term survival of Legionella pneumophila in the viable but nonculturable state after monochloramine treatment
Laboratoire de Chimie et de Microbiologie de l Eau, University of Poitiers, 86022, Poitiers Cedex, France
Curr Microbiol 57:497-502. 2008
..VBNC L. pneumophila could persist for long periods and should be resuscitated by amoeba. These cells constitute potential sources of contamination and should be taken into account in monitoring water networks...
- Biogeography of the ubiquitous marine bacterium Alteromonas macleodii determined by multilocus sequence analysis
Division de Microbiologia, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Campus de San Juan, 03550 Alicante, Spain
Mol Ecol 17:4092-106. 2008
..It can thus achieve intraspecific identification to the level of genotypes and, by comparison with relevant environmental data, ecotypes...
- Environmental genomics reveals a single-species ecosystem deep within Earth
Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Science 322:275-8. 2008
- A role of high impact weather events in waterborne disease outbreaks in Canada, 1975 - 2001
Kate M Thomas
Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Int J Environ Health Res 16:167-80. 2006
..216 - 4.285). These results suggest that warmer temperatures and extreme rainfall are contributing factors to waterborne disease outbreaks in Canada. This could have implications for water management and public health initiatives...
- Water-borne transmission drives avian influenza dynamics in wild birds: the case of the 2005-2006 epidemics in the Camargue area
Génétique et Evolution des Maladies Infectieuses, UMR CNRS IRD 2724, 911, Avenue Agropolis, BP 64504, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Infect Genet Evol 9:800-5. 2009
..This pattern of transmission highlights the importance of the persistence of viral particles in water in AIV dynamics in wild birds...
- Enteric viruses of humans and animals in aquatic environments: health risks, detection, and potential water quality assessment tools
Theng Theng Fong
Department of Environmental Health Science, The University of Georgia, Athens, 30602, USA
Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 69:357-71. 2005
- Water microbiology. Bacterial pathogens and water
João P S Cabral
Center for Interdisciplinary Marine and Environmental Research C I I M A R, Faculty of Sciences, Oporto University, Rua do Campo Alegre, 4169 007 Oporto, Portugal
Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:3657-703. 2010
..Financial resources should be devoted to a better understanding of the ecology and behavior of human and animal fecal bacteria in environmental waters...
- Microbial biogeography along an estuarine salinity gradient: combined influences of bacterial growth and residence time
Byron C Crump
Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, Maryland 21613, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 70:1494-505. 2004
- Plant carbohydrate scavenging through tonB-dependent receptors: a feature shared by phytopathogenic and aquatic bacteria
Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes Microorganismes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique INRA UMR2594 441, Castanet Tolosan, France
PLoS ONE 2:e224. 2007
- Epidemic leptospirosis associated with pulmonary hemorrhage-Nicaragua, 1995
R T Trevejo
Centers for Disease Control, Epidemiology Program Office, Managua, Nicaragua
J Infect Dis 178:1457-63. 1998
..Leptospirosis should be included in the differential diagnosis for nonmalarial febrile illness, particularly during periods of flooding or when pulmonary hemorrhage occurs...
- Molecular detection of pathogens in water--the pros and cons of molecular techniques
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona Av Diagonal 645, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Water Res 44:4325-39. 2010
..The pros and cons of molecular techniques for the detection and quantification of pathogens in water are discussed...
- Genetic diversity of archaea in deep-sea hydrothermal vent environments
Deep Sea Microorganisms Research Group, Japan Marine Science and Technology Center, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
Genetics 152:1285-97. 1999
..These findings expand our view of the genetic diversity of archaea in deep-sea hydrothermal vent environments and of the phylogenetic organization of archaea...
- Vibrio cholerae and cholera: out of the water and into the host
Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Universitat Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
FEMS Microbiol Rev 26:125-39. 2002
..More recently, researchers have been elucidating the environmental lifestyle of V. cholerae. This review provides an overview of the current knowledge of both the host- and environment-specific physiological attributes of V. cholerae...
- Genetic diversity among food-borne and waterborne norovirus strains causing outbreaks in Sweden
Department of Virology, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden
J Clin Microbiol 47:2411-8. 2009
..The high degree of genetic diversity found among norovirus strains causing food-borne and waterborne infections stresses the importance of the use of broad reaction detection methods when such outbreaks are investigated...
- Phylogenetic analysis of particle-attached and free-living bacterial communities in the Columbia river, its estuary, and the adjacent coastal ocean
B C Crump
School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 65:3192-204. 1999
..The high degree of diversity in the estuary is the result of the mixing of bacterial communities from the river, estuary, and coastal ocean...
- Rethinking indicators of microbial drinking water quality for health studies in tropical developing countries: case study in northern coastal Ecuador
Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:499-507. 2012
..Although indicator organisms are used extensively in health studies, we argue that their use requires a full understanding of their purposes and limitations...
- Enterococci in river Ganga surface waters: propensity of species distribution, dissemination of antimicrobial-resistance and virulence-markers among species along landscape
Environmental Microbiology Division, Indian Institute Toxicology Research CSIR, Post Box 80, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Lucknow 226001, U P, India
BMC Microbiol 9:140. 2009
..Therefore, this study aims to determine the distribution of species diversity, dissemination of antimicrobial-resistance and virulence-markers in enterococci with respect to rural-urban landscape along river Ganga in northern India...
- Phylogenetic relationships of Thiomicrospira species and their identification in deep-sea hydrothermal vent samples by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis of 16S rDNA fragments
Molecular Ecology Unit, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Fahrenheitstrasse 1, D 28359 Bremen, Germany
Arch Microbiol 164:165-72. 1995
..The third 'phylotype' was identified as a Desulfovibrio, indicating that sulfate-reducing bacteria, as sources of sulfide, may complement sulfur- and sulfide-oxidizing bacteria ecologically in these sulfide-producing hydrothermal vents...
- Microbial community structure analysis of produced water from a high-temperature North Sea oil-field
Department of Biology and Centre for Geobiology, University of Bergen, P O Box 7800, Bergen, 5020, Norway
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 93:37-49. 2008
..This was confirmed by the isolation of a number of mesophilic and moderately thermophilic organisms that were unable to grow at reservoir temperature...
- Relationships between bacterial diversity and environmental variables in a tropical marine environment, Rio de Janeiro
Ricardo P Vieira
Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Environ Microbiol 10:189-99. 2008
..Furthermore, correspondence analyses showed that some taxa are related to specific abiotic, trophic and microbiological parameters in Guanabara Bay estuarine system...
- Risk factors for antibiotic-resistant E. coli in children in a rural area
J C Seidman
Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Epidemiol Infect 137:879-88. 2009
..Frequent, low-cost surveillance of commensal resistance can guide development of locally appropriate treatment guidelines. School-based hygiene programmes should be considered as means of limiting the spread of antibiotic resistance...
- Cluster randomized controlled trial of the plastic BioSand Water filter in Cambodia
C E Stauber
Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, P O Box 3995, Atlanta, Georgia 30302 3995, United States
Environ Sci Technol 46:722-8. 2012
..The study suggests the plastic BSF may play an important role in scaling up the distribution/implementation of the BSF, potentially improving water quality and health in the region...
- Function-specific response to depletion of microbial diversity
Department of Limnology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
ISME J 5:351-61. 2011
..The response of chitin and cellulose degradation rates depended on the presence of a single phylotype. We suggest that species identity and community composition rather than richness matters for specific microbial processes...
- Culture-dependent and culture-independent characterization of microbial assemblages associated with high-temperature petroleum reservoirs
V J Orphan
Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 66:700-11. 2000
- How microbial community composition regulates coral disease development
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
PLoS Biol 8:e1000345. 2010
- Inadequately treated wastewater as a source of human enteric viruses in the environment
Anthony I Okoh
Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:2620-37. 2010
..This paper reviews the major genera of pathogenic human enteric viruses, their pathogenicity and epidemiology, as well as the role of wastewater effluents in their transmission...
- Bacterial community shifts in taxa and diversity in response to localized organic loading in the deep sea
Shana K Goffredi
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
Environ Microbiol 12:344-63. 2010
..The response of the sedimentary microbial community to large pulses of organic carbon is complex, likely affected by increased animal bioturbation, and may be sustained over time periods that span years to perhaps even decades...
- First report of anatoxin-a-producing cyanobacterium Aphanizomenon issatschenkoi in northeastern Germany
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Department of Limnology of Stratified Lakes, Alte Fischerhütte 2, 16775 Stechlin, Germany
Toxicon 56:964-71. 2010
..Anabaena spp. and Anabaenopsis spp. strains from lakes Stolpsee, Langersee, Melangsee, and Scharmützelsee. This study is the first confirming A. issatschenkoi as an ATX producer in German water bodies...
- Ecophysiology of "Halarsenatibacter silvermanii" strain SLAS-1T, gen. nov., sp. nov., a facultative chemoautotrophic arsenate respirer from salt-saturated Searles Lake, California
Jodi Switzer Blum
U S Geological Survey, ms 480, 345 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 75:1950-60. 2009
- Coastal bacterioplankton community diversity along a latitudinal gradient in Latin America by means of V6 tag pyrosequencing
Fabiano L Thompson
Departments of Genetics, Institute of Biology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arch Microbiol 193:105-14. 2011
..Conserved taxa corresponded to aprox. 52% of all sequences. This study suggests that human-contaminated environments may influence bacterioplankton diversity...
- Waterborne adenovirus
Kristina D Mena
University of Texas, Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
Rev Environ Contam Toxicol 198:133-67. 2009
..2). More data are needed regarding effectiveness of water treatment against adenovirus and the human-virus dose-response relationship to fully understand the role of adenovirus as a waterborne public health threat...
- Quantification of human polyomaviruses JC Virus and BK Virus by TaqMan quantitative PCR and comparison to other water quality indicators in water and fecal samples
Shannon M McQuaig
Department of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, 33620, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 75:3379-88. 2009
- Resistance of Legionella pneumophila serotype 1 biofilms to chlorine-based disinfection
I R Cooper
School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
J Hosp Infect 74:152-9. 2010
..This research provides an insight into the resistance afforded to L. pneumophila against high levels of chlorine by the formation of biofilms and has implications for the delivery of potable water...
- Dynamic viral populations in hypersaline systems as revealed by metagenomic assembly
Joanne B Emerson
Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 78:6309-20. 2012
..This study provides high-resolution insight into viral biogeography and dynamics and it places "snapshot" viral metagenomes, collected at a single time and location, in context...
- Compositions of microbial communities associated with oil and water in a mesothermic oil field
Petroleum Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB, Canada
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 101:493-506. 2012
..Hence, oil attachment was seen for genera acting on substrates found primarily in the oil phase...
- Association of the melioidosis agent Burkholderia pseudomallei with water parameters in rural water supplies in Northern Australia
A D K Draper
Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Appl Environ Microbiol 76:5305-7. 2010
..B. pseudomallei was associated with soft, acidic bore water of low salinity but high iron levels. This finding aids in identifying water supplies at risk of contamination with this pathogenic bacterium...
- Survival of Burkholderia pseudomallei in distilled water for 16 years
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, 420 6 Rajvithi Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 105:598-600. 2011
..Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis of AvrII DNA restriction fragments revealed six different but related banding patterns, which may represent genomic rearrangement...
- Water quality parameters associated with prevalence of Legionella in hot spring facility water bodies
Shih Wei Huang
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, National Chung Cheng University, 168 University Road, Minhsiung Township, Chiayi County 62102, Taiwan, ROC
Water Res 44:4805-11. 2010
..Therefore, a long-term investigation of the health of workers at hot spring recreational areas and the occurrence of Legionella in hot spring recreational areas throughout Taiwan are needed...
- Viruses in the sea
Curtis A Suttle
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley and the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
Nature 437:356-61. 2005
..Our understanding of the effect of viruses on global systems and processes continues to unfold, overthrowing the idea that viruses and virus-mediated processes are sidebars to global processes...
- Viruses in recreational water-borne disease outbreaks: a review
R G Sinclair
Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85706, USA
J Appl Microbiol 107:1769-80. 2009
..A lack of required reporting and nonuniform water quality and chlorination/disinfection standards continues to contribute to water-borne recreational disease outbreaks...