Aquatic Science


Publications (26)

Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae en Amblyomma parvum parasitando humanos en un refugio forestal de gran altitud dentro del bioma Caatinga, Brasil

Citation
Acosta et al. (2022). Revista MVZ Córdoba 27 (2)
Names
Ca. Rickettsia andeanae
Subjects
Animal Science and Zoology Aquatic Science General Veterinary
Abstract
Objetivo. Informe sobre especies de garrapatas que parasitan a los humanos en un área del bioma semiárido de Caatinga, noreste de Brasil, con nota de infección por rickettsias. Materiales y métodos. Todas las garrapatas se identificaron morfológicamente con estereomicroscopio. Algunas de las garrapatas recolectadas se analizaron molecularmente para detectar la presencia de ADN de bacterias del género Rickettsia. Las garrapatas se sometieron individualmente a la extracción de ADN (gen de la citrato sintasa [gltA] y gen de la proteína de la membrana externa [ompA]). Resultados. Se recolectaron un total de 78 garrapatas en humanos, identificadas como adultos de Amblyomma parvum (62 hembras y 16 machos). De estas, 15 mujeres fueron infectadas por ‘Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae’. Conclusiones. El presente estudio confirma una zona más de riesgo humano de picaduras de garrapatas en Brasil, también de la rickettsia no patógena 'Ca. Rickettsia andeanae'

16S rRNA gene sequences of Candidatus Methylumidiphilus (Methylococcales), a putative methanotrophic genus in lakes and ponds

Citation
Rissanen et al. (2022). Aquatic Microbial Ecology 88
Names
Ca. Methylumidiphilus alinenensis Ca. Methylumidiphilus
Subjects
Aquatic Science Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Abstract
A putative novel methanotrophic genus, Candidatus Methylumidiphilus (Methylococcales), was recently shown to be ubiquitous and one of the most abundant methanotrophic genera in water columns of oxygen-stratified lakes and ponds in boreal and subarctic areas. However, it has probably escaped detection in many previous studies that used 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing due to insufficient database coverage, as previously analysed metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) affiliated with Ca. Methylumidiphilus do not contain 16S rRNA genes. Therefore, we screened MAGs affiliated with the genus for their 16S rRNA gene sequences in a recently published lake and pond MAG data set. Among 66 MAGs classified as Ca. Methylumidiphilus (with completeness over 40% and contamination less than 5%) originating from lakes in Finland, Sweden and Switzerland as well as from ponds in Canada, we found 5 MAGs, each containing one 1532 bp sequence spanning the V1-V9 regions of the 16S rRNA gene. After removal of sequence redundancy, this resulted in 2 unique 16S rRNA gene sequences. These sequences represented 2 different putative species: Ca. Methylumidiphilus alinenensis (GenBank accession OK236221) and another unnamed species of Ca. Methylumidiphilus (GenBank accession OK236220). We suggest that including these 2 sequences in reference databases will enhance 16S rRNA gene-based detection of members of this genus from environmental samples.