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dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Rodríguez, Magdalena
dc.contributor.authorValdivia Martínez, Dolores Eva 
dc.contributor.authorMartín-Vivaldi Martínez, Manuel Lorenzo 
dc.contributor.authorMartín Platero, Antonio Manuel 
dc.contributor.authorMéndez, María
dc.contributor.authorPeralta-Sánchez, Juan Manuel
dc.contributor.authorSoler Cruz, Juan José
dc.identifier.citationRuiz Rodríguez, M.; et al. Antimicrobial Activity and Genetic Profile of Enteroccoci Isolated from Hoopoes Uropygial Gland. Plos One, 7(7): e41843 (2012). []es_ES
dc.identifier.otherdoi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041843
dc.description.abstractSymbiotic microorganisms may be directly transferred from parents to offspring or acquired from a particular environment that animals may be able to select. If benefits for hosts vary among microbial strains, natural selection may favour hosts holding the most beneficial one. Enterococci symbionts living in the hoopoe (Upupa epops) uropygial gland are able to synthesise bacteriocins (antimicrobial peptides that inhibit the growth of competitor bacteria). We explored variability in genetic profile (through RAPD-PCR analyses) and antimicrobial properties (by performing antagonistic tests against ten bacterial indicator strains) of the different isolates obtained from the uropygial glands of hoopoe females and nestlings. We found that the genetic profile of bacterial isolates was related to antimicrobial activity, as well as to individual host identity and the nest from which samples were obtained. This association suggest that variation in the inhibitory capacity of Enterococci symbionts should be under selection.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was financed by Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spanish National Government) and FEDER founds (projects CGL2010-19233-C03-01, and CGL2010-19233-C03-03), and Junta de Andalucía (P09-RNM-4557).es_ES
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLOS)es_ES
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
dc.subjectEnterococcus faecalises_ES
dc.subjectHost-pathogen interactionses_ES
dc.subjectMicrobial genetics es_ES
dc.subjectRandom amplified polymorphic DNA techniquees_ES
dc.titleAntimicrobial Activity and Genetic Profile of Enteroccoci Isolated from Hoopoes Uropygial Glandes_ES

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