Quantification of bacterial invasion into eukaryotic cells is a prerequisite to unfold the molecular mechanisms of this vector’s perform to acquire insights for enhancing its effectivity. Invasion is historically quantified by antibiotic safety assays that require dilution plating and counting of colony-forming models rescued from contaminated cells. Nonetheless, to distinguish between connected and internalized micro…Read More
A Gene Cluster That Encodes Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors Contributes to Bacterial Persistence and Antibiotic Tolerance in Burkholderia thailandensis.
Persister cells are genetically identical variants in a bacterial population that have phenotypically modified their physiology to survive environmental stress. In bacterial pathogens, persisters are able to survive antibiotic treatment and reinfect patients in a frustrating cycle of chronic infection. To better define core persistence mechanisms for therapeutics development, we performed transcriptomics analyses of Burkholderia thailandensis…Read More
Green synthesis of zinc oxide particles with apple-derived compounds and their application as catalysts in the transesterification of methyl benzoates
ZnO nanoparticles (ZnONPs) were successfully synthesized using bravo-de-esmolfe apple extract in aqueous medium at room temperature. ZnO microparticles, prepared with a pure apple phytochemical, quercetin (ZnOq), or without phytochemicals (ZnO) were studied for comparative purposes. The re-use of apple waste for highly efficient catalyst production, based on green synthetic routes, can be added to the…Read More
Validation of the Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Instrument for the Detection of Salmonellae with SureTect Salmonella Species PCR Kit.
The Thermo Scientific SureTect Salmonella species real-time PCR assay is a rapid alternative method designed for the detection of salmonellae in a wide range of foods, animal feeds, and production-environment samples. The assay has previously been validated according to the AOAC Research Institute Performance Tested Methods(SM) program using Thermo Scientific PikoReal™ PCR cycler and Thermo…Read More
Mitochondrial loci enable specific qPCR detection of the pathogen causing contemporary impatiens downy mildew epidemics
Impatiens downy mildew (IDM) illness is a main constraint on the manufacturing of Impatiens walleriana, a preferred and economically vital floriculture plant. IDM is attributable to the biotrophic oomycete Plasmopara destructor that emerged as a pathogen of I. walleriana within the 2000s. To allow P. destructor detection and quantification, a hydrolysis probe-based quantitative PCR diagnostic assay was developed based mostly on distinctive…Read More