Project description:Microarray comparative genome hybridization (mCGH) data was collected from one Neisseria cinerea, two Neisseria lactamica, two Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and 48 Neisseria meningitidis isolates. For N. meningitidis, these isolates are from diverse clonal complexes, invasive and carriage strains, and all major serogroups. The microarray platform represented N. meningitidis strains MC58, Z2491, and FAM18 and N. gonorrhoeae FA1090.
2007-04-04 | E-TIGR-129 | ArrayExpress
Project description:Whole genome sequencing of Neisseria carriage study isolates from the United Kingdom
Project description:Plasmids are one of the important mobile genetic elements in bacterial evolution. In this study, to evaluate the generality of the impact of plasmid carriage on host cell between different plasmids, we compared the response of Pseudomonas putida KT2440 to harboring three natural plasmids; RP4 (IncP-1, multidrug resistance, 60,099-bp), pCAR1 (IncP-7, carbazole-degradative, 200,231-bp) and NAH7 (IncP-9, naphthalene-degradative, 82,232-bp). We prepared two sets of plasmid-harboring strains from independent conjugation events to elucidate the reproducibility of the impact of the plasmid carriage. As results, the fitness was reduced by the carriage of RP4 and pCAR1 in liquid medium, while it was unaffected or even improved for NAH7-harboring strains. RP4-harboring KT2440 formed smaller colonies than the plasmid-free strain on solid medium (1.6% agar). The host cells were elongated by the carriage of the all plasmids, respectively. Copy number determination by quantitative PCR showed that the amount of each plasmid DNA in the host cell did not differed drastically. Whole genome resequencing showed that 13 SNPs (RP4), 24 SNPs (pCAR1) and 5 SNPs (NAH7) were the total differences between the two substrains for each plasmid-harboring strains. Transcriptome analyses showed that the impact of plasmid carriage was constantly larger in RP4-harboring strain than the other two plasmid-harboring strains. Genes involved in metal acquisition and metabolism were commonly affected by the carriage of the three plasmid. Indeed, plasmid-harboring strains showed greater growth inhibition than plasmid-free strains under iron-limiting condition. This feature could become future target to control plasmid spreading. Overall design: Transcriptome analysis was performed using Pseudomonas putida KT2440 harboring one of the three plasmid (RP4, pCAR1, NAH7), respectively. RNA maps of the donor or the plasmid-free strain were used as controls. Biologically duplicated data were obtained.
Project description:Deep sequencing of cDNA from Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria and human neutrophils, alone and after coincubation. Overall design: Total RNA was isolated from Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains FA1090/H041 and adherent primary human neutrophils, alone and after co-culture over time. Ribosomal RNA was depleted and the remaining RNA was reverse-transcribed into a cDNA library for Illumina sequencing. Reads were mapped to the FA1090, H041 and/or human genomes.
Project description:The overall goals and objectives of this study are to investigate the transcriptomics of Neisseria gonorrhoeae using RNA-seq. This work will look at gene expression, start points of transcription, transcriptional termination, and differences between these in different conditions and between strains and growing cultures over time. Overall design: The starting baseline for this study is Neisseria gonorrhoeae strain NCCP11945, minimally passaged since it was genome sequenced, grown at 37C in 5% CO2. All other experiments would be based off of this, both in terms of number of samples and replicates.