• Complete genome sequence of a sucrose-nonfermenting epidemic strain of Vibrio cholerae O1 from Brazil 

      Morais, Lena Líllian Canto de Sá; Garza, Daniel Rios; Loureiro, Edvaldo Carlos Brito; Nunes, Keley Nascimento Barbosa; Vellasco, Rodrigo Silvestre; Silva, Clayton Pereira da; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Thompson, Cristiane Carneiro; Vicente, Ana Carolina Paulo; Santos, Elisabeth Conceição de Oliveira (American Society for Microbiology, 2012)
      We report the genome sequence of Vibrio cholerae strain IEC224, which fails to ferment sucrose. It was isolated from a cholera outbreak in the Amazon. The defective sucrose phenotype was determined to be due to a frameshift ...
    • Genomic and phylogenetic characterization of brazilian yellow fever virus strains 

      Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Palacios, Gustavo; Cardoso, Jedson Ferreira; Martins, Lívia Caricio; Sousa Junior, Edivaldo C; Lima, Clayton P. S. de; Medeiros, Daniele Barbosa de Almeida; Savji, Nazir; Desai, Aaloki; Rodrigues, Sueli Guerreiro; Carvalho, Valéria Lima; Lipkin, W. Ian (American Society for Microbiology, 2012)
      Globally, yellow fever virus infects nearly 200,000 people, leading to 30,000 deaths annually. Although the virus is endemic to Latin America, only a single genome from this region has been sequenced. Here, we report 12 ...
    • Changuinola virus serogroup, new genomes within the genus Orbivirus (Family Reoviridae) isolated in the Brazilian Amazon Region 

      Silva, Sandro P; Dilcher, Meik; Weidmann, Manfred; Carvalho, Valéria Lima; Casseb, Alexandre R; Silva, Eliana Vieira Pinto da; Nunes, Keley N. B; Chiang, Jannifer Oliveira; Martins, Lívia Caricio; Vasconcelos, Pedro Fernando da Costa; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira (American Society for Microbiology, 2013)
      We report here the first complete genome sequence of a Changuinola virus (CGLV) serotype Irituia virus (BE AN 28873) isolated from a wild rodent (Oryzomys goeldi) in the municipality of Ipixuna, State of Pará, northern ...
    • Air travel is associated with intracontinental spread of dengue virus serotypes 1-3 in Brazil 

      Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Palacios, Gustavo; Faria, Nuno Rodrigues; Sousa Junior, Edivaldo Costa; Pantoja, Jamilla A; Rodrigues, Sueli Guerreiro; Carvalho, Valéria Lima; Medeiros, Daniele Barbosa de Almeida; Savji, Nazir; Baele, Guy; Suchard, Marc A; Lemey, Philippe; Vasconcelos, Pedro Fernando da Costa; Lipkin, W. Ian (Public Library of Science, 2014)
      Dengue virus and its four serotypes (DENV-1 to DENV-4) infect 390 million people and are implicated in at least 25,000 deaths annually, with the largest disease burden in tropical and subtropical regions. We investigated ...
    • New genome sequences of Gamboa Viruses (Family Bunyaviridae, Genus Orthobunyavirus) isolated in Panama and Argentina 

      Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Chiang, Jannifer Oliveira; Lima, Clayton P. S. de; Martins, Lívia Caricio; Dias, Amarílis Aragão; Cardoso, Jedson Ferreira; Silva, Sandro P; Silva, Daisy E. A. da; Oliveira, Layanna F; Vasconcelos, Janaina M; Ferreira, João Paulo C; Rosa, Amélia Paes de Andrade Travassos da; Guzman, Hilda; Tesh, Robert B; Vasconcelos, Pedro Fernando da Costa (American Society for Microbiology, 2014)
      We describe here the nearly complete open reading frame (ORF) of five Gamboa virus strains isolated in Panama and Argentina. The viruses with complete ORF showed the regular genome organization observed in other orthobunyaviruses ...
    • Complete nucleotide sequences of two blaKPC-2-Bearing IncN plasmids isolated from sequence Type 442 Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical strains four years apart. 

      Pérez-Chaparro, Paula Juliana; Cerdeira, Louise Teixeira; Queiroz, Maíse Gomes; Lima, Clayton Pereira Silva de; Levy, Carlos Emílio; Pavez, Mónica; Lincopan, Nilton; Gonçalves, Evonnildo Costa; Mamizuka, Elsa Masae; Sampaio, Jorge Luiz Mello; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; McCulloch, John Anthony (American Society for Microbiology, 2014)
      We sequenced the oldest blaKPC-2-bearing plasmid isolated in Brazil and another plasmid also carried by a Klebsiella pneumoniae strain of sequence type 442 (ST442), isolated 52 months later. Both plasmids present an IncN ...
    • Emergence of new insect-restrictive viruses in the Amazon Region 

      Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Silva, Sandro Patroca da; Carvalho, Valéria Lima; Vasconcelos, Janaina Mota de; Silva, Daisy Elaine Andrade da; Oliveira, Layanna Freitas de; Nunes Neto, Joaquim Pinto; Rodrigues, Sueli Guerreiro; Azevedo, Raimunda do Socorro da Silva; Monteiro, Hamilton A. O; Cardoso, Jedson Ferreira; Guzman, Hilda; Tesh, Robert; Vasconcelos, Pedro Fernando da Costa; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves; Martins, Lívia Caricio (American Society for Microbiology, 2015)
      The complete genome was determined for 12 viruses isolated from 8 different pools of mosquitoes (Culex sp. and Psorophora ferox) collected at Brejeira farm, Canaan dos Carajas, Para state in northern Brazil. Eight of the ...
    • First isolation of Bunyamwera virus (Bunyaviridae family) from horses with neurological disease and an abortion in Argentina 

      Tauro, Laura B; Rivarola, Maria E; Lucca, Eduardo; Mariño, Betina; Mazzini, Rubén; Cardoso, Jedson Ferreira; Barrandeguy, María Edith; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Contigiani, Marta S (Elsevier, 2015)
      Bunyamwera virus (BUNV) is the prototype virus for both the Orthobunyavirus genus and the Bunyaviridae family. Different strains of BUNV have been associated with clinical diseases in domestic animals, mainly ruminants. ...
    • Analysis of a reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) for yellow fever diagnostic 

      Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves; Nunes, Keley Nascimento Barbosa; Silva, Sandro Patroca da; Lima, Clayton Pereira Silva de; Guzman, Hilda; Martins, Lívia Caricio; Carvalho, Valéria Lima; Tesh, Robert B; Vasconcelos, Pedro Fernando da Costa (Elsevier, 2015)
      Yellow Fever virus (YFV) is an important human pathogen in tropical areas of Africa and South America. Although an efficient vaccine is available and has been used since the early 1940s, sylvatic YFV transmission still ...
    • Molecular characterization of Babesia vogeli in dogs from Belém, northern Brazil 

      Moraes, Pablo Henrique Gonçalves; Rufino, C. P; Baraúna, A. R. F; Reis, T; Dall'Agnol, Leonardo Teixeira; Meneses, A. M. C; Aguiar, Délia Cristina Figueira; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Gonçalves, Evonnildo Costa (Funpec-Rp, 2015)
      Babesiosis is an infectious hemolytic disease that occurs worldwide, and is caused by a protozoan of the Babesia genus (Apicomplexa). Little is known about this genus; therefore, this study conducted a molecular characterization ...
    • Establishment of a minigenome system for Oropouche virus reveals the S genome segment to be significantly longer than reported previously 

      Acrani, Gustavo Olszanski; Tilston-Lunel, Natasha L; Spiegel, Martin; Weidmann, Manfred; Dilcher, Meik; Silva, Daisy Elaine Andrade da; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Elliott, Richard M (Microbiology Society, 2015)
      Oropouche virus (OROV) is a medically important orthobunyavirus, which causes frequent outbreaks of a febrile illness in the northern parts of Brazil. However, despite being the cause of an estimated half a million human ...
    • Draft genome sequence of Microcystis aeruginosa CACIAM 03, a cyanobacterium isolated from an Amazonian freshwater environment 

      Castro, Wendel Oliveira; Lima, Alex Ranieri Jerônimo; Moraes, Pablo Henrique Gonçalves; Siqueira, Andrei Santos; Aguiar, Délia Cristina Figueira; Baraúna, Anna Rafaella Ferreira; Martins, Luisa Caricio; Fuzii, Hellen Thais; Lima, Clayton Pereira Silva de; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Dall’Agnol, Leonardo Teixeira; Gonçalves, Evonnildo Costa (American Society for Microbiology, 2016)
      Given its toxigenic potential, Microcystis aeruginosa is an important bloom-forming cyanobacterium. Here, we present a draft genome and annotation of the strain CACIAM 03, which was isolated from an Amazonian freshwater ...
    • Draft genome sequence of Limnobacter sp. Strain CACIAM 66H1, a heterotrophic bacterium associated with cyanobacteria 

      Silva, Fábio Daniel Florêncio da; Lima, Alex Ranieri Jerônimo; Moraes, Pablo Henrique Gonçalves; Siqueira, Andrei Santos; Dall’Agnol, Leonardo Teixeira; Baraúna, Anna Rafaella Ferreira; Martins, Luisa Caricio; Oliveira, Karol Guimarães; Lima, Clayton Pereira Silva de; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves; Gonçalves, Evonnildo Costa (American Society for Microbiology, 2016)
      Ecological interactions between cyanobacteria and heterotrophic prokaryotes are poorly known. To improve the genomic studies of heterotrophic bacterium-cyanobacterium associations, the draft genome sequence (3.2 Mbp) of ...
    • Molecular analysis reveals the diversity of Hepatozoon species naturally infecting domestic dogs in a northern region of Brazil 

      Gomes, Laise de Azevedo; Moraes, Pablo Henrique Gonçalves; Nascimento, Luciana de Cássia Silva do; O’Dwyer, Lucia Helena; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Rossi, Adriana dos Reis Ponce; Aguiar, Délia Cristina Figueira; Gonçalves, Evonnildo Costa (Elsevier, 2016)
      This study aimed to optimize molecular methods for detecting DNA of Hepatozoon spp. as well as identify the phylogenetic relationships of Hepatozoon strains naturally infecting domestic dogs in Belém, Pará, northern Brazil. ...
    • Draft genome sequence of Flavihumibacter sp. Strain CACIAM 22H1, a heterotrophic bacterium associated with cyanobacteria 

      Moraes, Pablo Henrique Gonçalves; Lima, Alex Ranieri Jerônimo; Siqueira, Andrei Santos; Dall’Agnol, Leonardo Teixeira; Baraúna, Anna Rafaella Ferreira; Aguiar, Délia Cristina Figueira; Fuzii, Hellen Thais; Albuquerque, Keila Cristina Ferreira; Lima, Clayton Pereira Silva de; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves (American Society for Microbiology, 2016)
      Here, we present a draft genome and annotation of Flavihumibacter sp. CACIAM 22H1, isolated from Bolonha Lake, Brazil, which will provide further insight into the production of substances of biotechnological interest.
    • Comparative modeling and molecular dynamics suggest high carboxylase activity of the Cyanobium sp. CACIAM14 RbcL protein 

      Siqueira, Andrei Santos; Lima, Alex Ranieri Jerônimo; Dall’Agnol, Leonardo Teixeira; Azevedo, Juliana Simão Nina de; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves; Gonçalves, Evonnildo Costa (Elsevier, 2016)
      Rubisco catalyzes the first step reaction in the carbon fixation pathway, bonding atmospheric CO2/O2 to ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate; it is therefore considered one of the most important enzymes in the biosphere. Genetic ...
    • Investigating the effects of point mutations on the affinity between the cyanobacterial lectin microvirin and high mannose-type glycans present on the HIV envelope glycoprotein 

      Souza, Rafael Conceição de; Muniz, Gabriela de Medeiros; Siqueira, Andrei santos; Lima, Adonis de Melo; Silva, Alessandra Pereira da; Gonçalves, Evonnildo Costa; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves (Springer Verlag, 2016)
      Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections continue to exert an enormous impact on global human health. This led experts to emphasize the importance of new measures for preventing HIV infections, including the development ...
    • First new world primate papillomavirus identification in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil: Alouatta guariba papillomavirus 1 

      Silvestre, Rodrigo Vellasco Duarte; Souza, Alex Junior Souza de; Sousa Júnior, Edivaldo Costa; Silva, Allan Kaio; Mello, Wyller Alencar de; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves; Cardoso, Jedson Ferreira; Vasconcelos, Janaina Mota de; Oliveira, Layanna Freitas de; Silva, Sandro Patroca da; Silva, Adriana Marques J. da; Fries, Brigida Gomes; Summa, Maria Eugênia L; Sá, Lilian Rose Marques de (American Society for Microbiology, 2016)
      We report here the complete genome sequence of the first papillomavirus detected in a New World primate, howler monkey, Alouatta guariba clamitans papillomavirus 1 (AgPV1), from the Atlantic Forest in São Paulo State, Brazil.
    • Zika virus complete genome from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil 

      Giovanetti, Marta; Faria, Nuno Rodrigues; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Vasconcelos, Janaina Mota de; Lourenço, José; Rodrigues, Sueli Guerreiro; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves; Silva, Sandro Patroca da; Lemos, Poliana Silva; Neto Tavares, Fernando; Martin, Darren Patrick; Rosário, Mateus Santana do; Siqueira, Isadora Cristina de; Ciccozzi, Massimo; Pybus, Oliver G; Oliveira, Tulio de; Alcantara, Luiz Carlos Júnior (Elsevier, 2016)
      In May 2015 the first autochthonous Zika virus infection was reported in Brazil. Rapid and urgent measures are needed to contain the ongoing outbreak. Here we report the full-length ZIKV coding sequence from Bahia. Genetic ...
    • Testicular biometry and semen characteristics in captive and wild squirrel monkey species (Saimiri sp.) 

      Oliveira, Karol Guimarães; Santos, R. R; Leão, D. L; Queiroz, H. L; Paim, F. P; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves; Domingues, Sheyla Farhayldes Souza (Elsevier, 2016)
      Differential phenotypic characteristics for taxonomic diagnosis purposes are well determined in the genus Saimiri (squirrel monkey). However, data on its reproductive characteristics are lacking. Our aim was to determine ...