Attila Szabó

Attila Szabó
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences | SLU

PhD

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Soda pans of the Pannonian steppe are unique environments regarding their physical and chemical characteristics: shallowness, high turbidity, intermittent character, alkaline pH, polyhumic organic carbon concentration, hypertrophic condition, moderately high salinity, sodium and carbonate ion dominance. The pans are highly productive environments w...
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This paper presents study on the microbiome of a unique extreme environment - saline and alkaline lime, a by-product of soda ash and table salt production in Janikowo, central Poland. High-throughput 16S rDNA amplicon sequencing was used to reveal the structure of bacterial and archaeal communities in the lime samples, taken from repository ponds d...
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Little is known about the detailed community composition of heterotrophic bacterioplankton in macrophyte-dominated littoral systems, where considerable amount of DOC originates from aquatic macrophytes instead of phytoplankton. The aim of the present study was to reveal the effect of macrophytes on the microbial community and to elucidate their rol...
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Astatic soda pans of the Pannonian Steppe are unique environments with respect to their multiple extreme physical and chemical characteristics (high daily water temperature fluctuation, high turbidity, alkaline pH, salinity, polyhumic organic carbon concentration, hypertrophic state and special ionic composition). However, little is known about the...
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Attachment of microorganisms to natural or artificial surfaces and the development of biofilms are complex processes which can be influenced by several factors. Nevertheless, our knowledge on biofilm formation in karstic environment is quite incomplete. The present study aimed to examine biofilm development for a year under controlled conditions in...
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Aim: Waterbirds are important dispersal vectors of multicellular organisms; however, no study to date has focused on their potential role in dispersing aquatic microbial communities. We explicitly studied endozoochory of prokaryotes and unicellular mi-croeukaryotes by waterbirds using DNA metabarcoding. By directly comparing the dispersed set of or...
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In this study, different maize fields cultivated under different management systems were sampled to test corn leaf aphid, Rhopalosiphum maidis, populations in terms of total and endosymbiotic bacterial diversity. Corn leaf aphid natural populations were collected from traditionally managed maize fields grown under high agricultural and natural land...
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The extreme environmental conditions of the diverse saline inland waters (soda lakes and pans, hypersaline lakes and ponds) of the Carpathian Basin are an advantage for picophytoplankton. The abundance of picophytoplankton in these waters can be up to several orders of magnitude higher than that in freshwater shallow lakes, but differences are also...
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Aim: Waterbirds are important dispersal vectors of multicellular organisms such as macrophytes, aquatic macroinvertebrates, and zooplankton. However, no study to date has focused on their potential role in dispersing aquatic microbial communities (i.a., bacteria, algae, protozoa). Here, we explicitly studied passive transport (endozoochory) of prok...
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The discharging zones of thermal karst caves provide special environmental conditions for bacteria involved in the biogeochemical processes. The taxonomic composition of bacterial communities inhabiting these still active natural habitats is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to reveal and compare the bacterial diversity of upwelling therma...
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There is an increasing interest in studying bacterial-fungal interactions (BFIs), also the interactions of Pleurotus ostreatus, a model white-rot fungus and important cultivated mushroom. In Europe, P. ostreatus is produced on a wheat straw-based substrate with a characteristic bacterial community, where P. ostreatus is exposed to the microbiome du...
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In this study, we examined the effect of salinity and alkalinity on the metabolic potential and taxonomic composition of microbiota inhabiting the sodic soils in different plant communities. The soil samples were collected in the Pannonian steppe (Hungary, Central Europe) under extreme dry and wet weather conditions. The metabolic profiles of micro...
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Multitude of interacting factors (crop management, climate and land-use change, as well as natural enemies) that impinge upon aphids seemingly drives them towards rapid adaptation [9]. The bacterial community of an individual aphid of a given species and as well as that of aphid species populations may thus play an important, yet undiscovered, role...
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In Hungary, which is famous for its thermal baths, according to the regulations, waters are investigated in hygienic aspects with standard cultivation methods. In the present study, two thermal baths were investigated (the well and three different pool waters in both) using cultivation methods, taxon-specific polymerase chain reactions (PCRs), mult...
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Gut microbiota can crucially influence behavior and neurodevelopment. Dogs show unique similarities to humans in their physiology and may naturally develop dementia-like cognitive decline. We assessed 29 pet dogs’ cognitive performance in a memory test and analyzed the bacterial 16S rRNA gene from fecal samples collected right after the behavioral...
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The effect of fungal entomopathogen M. anisopliae strain NCAIM 362 against M. melolontha larvae in sweet potato was tested under open field conditions when crop management included compost supply and soil cover (agro-foil or agro-textile). Additionally, the effect of M. anisopliae same strain against M. melolontha was compared with the effect of α-...
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Astatic soda pans of the Pannonian Steppe are unique environments with respect to their multiple extreme physical and chemical characteristics (high daily water temperature fluctuation, high turbidity, alkaline pH, salinity, polyhumic organic carbon concentration, hypertrophic state and special ionic composition). However, little is known about the...
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Periglacial and volcanic environments are considered terrestrial analogs of Mars with regard to astrobiological characteristics due to their specific set of extreme features. Ojos del Salado, the highest volcano on Earth (6893 m a.s.l.), is surrounded by several craters, one of which harbors the highest known altitude lake (6480 m a.s.l.), which is...
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Microbial ecology of permafrost, due to its ecological and astrobiological importance, has been in the focus of studies in past decades. Although permafrost is an ancient and stable environment, it is also subjected to current climate changes. Permafrost degradation often results in generation of thaw ponds, a phenomenon not only reported mainly fr...
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Cupriavidus sp. are model organisms for heavy metal(loid) resistance and aromatic compound’s degradation studies and these characteristics make them a perfect candidate for biotechnological purposes. Bacterial strain S14E4C (identified as Cupriavidus campinensis) was isolated from a playground by enrichment method in a 0.25 mM containing medium. Th...
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Nowadays, one of the most important challenges is to ensure sustainable agricultural management of crops such as maize (Zea mays L.). Long-term crop production, however, may influence the soil properties, the composition and activity of microbial communities. The aim of this study was to compare the catabolic activity and taxonomic diversity of bac...
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The Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, non-motile, oxidase- and catalase-positive, rod-shaped yellow-coloured bacterial strain MG-N-17T was isolated from a water sample of Lake Fertő/Neusiedler See (Hungary). Results of phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that the strain forms a distinct linage within the family Verrucomic...
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Short-chain halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbons (e.g. perchloroethene, trichloroethene) are among the most toxic environmental pollutants. Perchloroethene and trichloroethene can be dechlorinated to non-toxic ethene through reductive dechlorination by Dehalococcoides sp. Bioaugmentation, applying cultures containing organohalide-respiring microorgan...
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Aims We tested whether chemical content of individual Tansy plants influences aboveground arthropod and belowground soil microbial community composition. Methods We use Tansy chemical defence composition as focus for our analysis, given that changes in chemical defence are a dominant mechanism expected to modify aboveground and belowground communi...
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A new aerobic betaproteobacterium, strain SA-152T, was isolated from the water of a crater lake. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis revealed that strain SA-152T belonged to the family Oxalobacteraceae (order Burkholderiales) and was phylogenetically related to Solimicrobium silvestre S20-91T with 97.09 % and to Herminiimonas arsenicoxydans ULPAs1T wit...
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In April 2014, dual bloom of green algae and purple bacteria occurred in a shallow, alkaline soda pan (Kiskunság National Park, Hungary). The water was only 5 cm deep, in which an upper green layer was clearly separated from a near-sediment purple one. Based on microscopy and DNA-based identification, the upper was inhabited by a dense population o...
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A new aerobic alphaproteobacterium, strain SA-279T, was isolated from a water sample of a crater lake. The 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis revealed that strain SA-279T formed a distinct lineage within the family Ancalomicrobiaceae and shared the highest pairwise similarity values with Pinisolibacterravus E9T (96.4 %) and Ancalomicrobiumadetum NBRC...
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Three Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, non-motile, oxidase- and catalase positive, rod-shaped, pink-coloured bacterial strains, DMA-K-7aT, DMA-K-1 and DMG-N-1, were isolated from water sampled at Lake Fertő/Neusiedler See (Hungary). Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that the strains form a distinct linage within the f...
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A Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, non-motile and coccus-shaped bacterium, designated strain FeSDHB5-19T, was isolated from a biofilm sample collected from a radioactive thermal spring (Budapest, Hungary), after exposure to 5 kGy gamma radiation. A polyphasic approach was used to study the taxonomic properties of strain FeSDHB5-19T, which had highest...
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The thermal waters of Gellért Hill discharge area of the Buda Thermal Karst System (Hungary) are characterized by high (up to 1000 Bq/L) 222 Rn-activity due to the radium-accumulating biogeochemical layers. Samples were taken from these ferruginous and calcareous layers developed on spring cave walls and water surface. Accumulation of potentially t...
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Knowledge on microbial community composition and ecology in highly mineralized (TDS up to 71 g l⁻¹), cold waters (T < 12 °C) from the zones of restricted water exchange is scarce. Therefore, the aim of our study was to reveal how the particular physicochemical water conditions of these zones affect the community composition. The community members,...
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E tanulmány célja egy martonvásári hosszútávú tartamkísérlet trágyázás nélkül művelt kukorica monokultúra talajában fellelhető baktériumközösségek filogenetikai diverzitásának és anyagcsere potenciáljának a felmérése volt. A kutatás során NGS és MicroResp™ technikával vizsgáltuk a művelt és a természeteshez közeli állapotú talajok mikrobiális jelle...
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A novel isolate, strain SA-276T, was isolated from the water of Lake St. Ana, a crater lake which is located in Romania. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene revealed that the new strain is a member of the family Rhizobiaceae, showing a high pairwise similarity value (97.65%) to Rhizobium tubonense CCBAU 85046T (= DSM 25379T), Rhizobium...
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This study evaluates the changes in bacterial and archaeal community structure during the gradual evaporation of water from the brine (extracted from subsurface Jurassic deposits) in the system of graduation towers located in Ciechocinek spa, Poland. The communities were assessed with 16S rRNA gene sequencing (MiSeq, Illumina) and microscopic metho...
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Little is known about how various substances from living and decomposing aquatic macrophytes affect the horizontal patterns of planktonic bacterial communities. Study sites were located within Lake Kolon, which is a freshwater marsh and can be characterized by open water sites and small ponds with different macrovegetation (Phragmites australis, Ny...
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The aim of this study was to gain detailed information about the diversity of planktonic bacterial communities of a worldwide special peat bedded natural thermal spa lake, and to reveal the effect of a lake wall reconstruction work. To compare the efficiency of different methods used for analyzing bacterial diversity, cultivation, molecular cloning...
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The biochemical ageing status of women in the menopausal transition was studied using quantitative analysis of age- and autophagy-related gene activities (CDC42 and MAP1LC3 genes were selected as target genes). Free estradiol and progesterone levels in saliva were estimated. General linear models were used to determine the relationship between life...
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Soda lime is a by-product of the Solvay soda process for the production of sodium carbonate from limestone and sodium chloride. Due to a high salt concentration and alkaline pH, the lime is considered as a potential habitat of haloalkaliphilic and haloalkalitolerant microbial communities. This artificial and unique environment is nutrient-poor and...
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Studying the microbiota in the alimentary tract of bigheaded carps (Hypophthalmichthys spp.) gained special interest recently, as these types of investigations on non-native fish species may lead to a better understanding of their ecological role and feeding habits in an invaded habitat. For microbiological examinations, bigheaded carp gut contents...
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Winter conditions in aquatic habitats of the temperate zone markedly differ from those present in warmer seasons, nevertheless, relatively scarce information is available on planktonic microbial composition, as sites are not easily accessible and it was supposed traditionally that microbial activity is low during this cold period. Since microorgani...
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Effect of carrier texture and type on biofilm development and maturation were studied on an eight-reactors-containing pilot-scale cascade system which treated municipal wastewater under aerobic conditions and various system operational characteristics. Dissimilarities in the biofilm structures grown on four types of polymer fiber-based carriers pla...

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