Leuconostoc mesenteroides and Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides bacteriophages: Genomics and cross-species host ranges

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Título: Leuconostoc mesenteroides and Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides bacteriophages: Genomics and cross-species host ranges
Autor/es: Pujato, Silvina A. | Guglielmotti, Daniela M. | Martinez-Garcia, Manuel | Quiberoni, Andrea | Mojica, Francisco J.M.
Grupo/s de investigación o GITE: Ecología Microbiana Molecular | Microbiología Molecular
Centro, Departamento o Servicio: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Fisiología, Genética y Microbiología
Palabras clave: Leuconostoc | Phage infection | Host range | Phage genomic
Área/s de conocimiento: Microbiología
Fecha de publicación: 18-sep-2017
Editor: Elsevier
Cita bibliográfica: International Journal of Food Microbiology. 2017, 257: 128-137. doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.06.009
Resumen: Unveiling virus-host interactions are relevant for understanding the biology and evolution of microbes globally, but in particular, it has also a paramount impact on the manufacture of fermented dairy products. In this study, we aim at characterizing phages infecting the commonly used heterofermentative Leuconostoc spp. on the basis of host range patterns and genome analysis. Host range of six Leuconostoc phages was investigated using three methods (efficiency of plaquing, spot and turbidity tests) against Ln. mesenteroides and Ln. pseudomesenteroides strains. Complete genome sequencing from four out of the six studied Leuconostoc phages were obtained in this work, while the remaining two have been sequenced previously. According to our results, cross-species host specificity was demonstrated, as all phages tested were capable of infecting both Ln. pseudomesenteroides and Ln. mesenteroides strains, although with different efficiency of plaquing (EOP). Phage adsorption rates and ability of low-EOP host strains to propagate phages by crossing the Leuconostoc species' barrier confirm results. At the genome level, phages CHA, CHB, Ln-7, Ln-8 and Ln-9 revealed high similarity with previously characterized phages infecting mostly Ln. mesenteroides strains, while phage LDG was highly similar to phages infecting Ln. pseudomesenteroides. Additionally, correlation between receptor binding protein (RBP) and host range patterns allowed us to unveil a finer clustering of Leuconostoc phages studied into four groups. This is the first report of overlapped phage host ranges between Leuconostoc species.
Patrocinador/es: This work was supported by the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET; Project PIP 112-201201-00046; Argentina), the Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica (ANPCyT; Project PICT 2010-0138; Argentina) and the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL, Project CAI+D PI 501 201101 00039 LI; Argentina). S.A.P. was the recipient of an international scholarship awarded by BEC.AR (Becas de formación en el exterior en Ciencia y Tecnología, Presidencia de la Nación, Argentina). M.M.G. thanks Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (refs. CGL2013-40564-R and SAF2013-49267-EXP), Generalitat Valenciana (ACOMP/2015/133) and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Grant award ref. 5334). F.J.M.M. is funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (BIO2014-53029P) and the European Commission/Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (291815 Era-Net ANIHWA).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/67757
ISSN: 0168-1605 (Print) | 1879-3460 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.06.009
Idioma: eng
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Derechos: © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
Revisión científica: si
Versión del editor: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.06.009
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