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  1. Research article

    16S rRNA gene-based association study identified microbial taxa associated with pork intramuscular fat content in feces and cecum lumen

    Intramuscular fat (IMF) that deposits among muscle fibers or within muscle cells is an important meat quality trait in pigs. Previous studies observed the effects of dietary nutrients and additives on improvin...

    Shaoming Fang, Xingwei Xiong, Ying Su, Lusheng Huang and Congying Chen

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:162

    Published on: 19 July 2017

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    Sequence-based identification of inositol monophosphatase-like histidinol-phosphate phosphatases (HisN) in Corynebacterium glutamicum, Actinobacteria, and beyond

    The eighth step of l-histidine biosynthesis is carried out by an enzyme called histidinol-phosphate phosphatase (HolPase). Three unrelated HolPase families are known so far. Two of them are well studied: HAD-type...

    Robert Kasimir Kulis-Horn, Christian Rückert, Jörn Kalinowski and Marcus Persicke

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:161

    Published on: 18 July 2017

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    The human jejunum has an endogenous microbiota that differs from those in the oral cavity and colon

    The upper half of the human small intestine, known as the jejunum, is the primary site for absorption of nutrient-derived carbohydrates, amino acids, small peptides, and vitamins. In contrast to the colon, whi...

    Olof H. Sundin, Antonio Mendoza-Ladd, Mingtao Zeng, Diana Diaz-Arévalo, Elisa Morales, B. Matthew Fagan, Javier Ordoñez, Philip Velez, Nishaal Antony and Richard W. McCallum

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:160

    Published on: 17 July 2017

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    Broad-range potential of Asphodelus microcarpus leaves extract for drug development

    Many plants have been used in traditional medicine for their antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antiviral, antidiarrhoeal, analgesic, antimalarial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities.

    Amalia Di Petrillo, Antonella Fais, Francesca Pintus, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Ana M. González-Paramás, Vincenzo Piras, Germano Orrù, Antonello Mameli, Enzo Tramontano and Aldo Frau

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:159

    Published on: 14 July 2017

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    Physiological roles of sigma factor SigD in Corynebacterium glutamicum

    Sigma factors are one of the components of RNA polymerase holoenzymes, and an essential factor of transcription initiation in bacteria. Corynebacterium glutamicum possesses seven genes coding for sigma factors, m...

    Hironori Taniguchi, Tobias Busche, Thomas Patschkowski, Karsten Niehaus, Miroslav Pátek, Jörn Kalinowski and Volker F. Wendisch

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:158

    Published on: 12 July 2017

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    Bacillus subtilis IolQ (DegA) is a transcriptional repressor of iolX encoding NAD+-dependent scyllo-inositol dehydrogenase

    Bacillus subtilis is able to utilize at least three inositol stereoisomers as carbon sources, myo-, scyllo-, and D-chiro-inositol (MI, SI, and DCI, respectively). NAD+-dependent SI deh...

    Dong-Min Kang, Christophe Michon, Tetsuro Morinaga, Kosei Tanaka, Shinji Takenaka, Shu Ishikawa and Ken-ichi Yoshida

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:154

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    Hypothetical protein Cpn0423 triggers NOD2 activation and contributes to Chlamydia pneumoniae-mediated inflammation

    Chlamydia pneumoniae (C. pneumoniae) is pathogenic to humans, by causing pulmonary inflammation or bronchitis in both adolescents and young adults. However, the molecular signals linki...

    Hong-liang Chen, Guo-zhi Dai, An-wen Zhou, Ran-hui Li, Hong-xia Yuan, Jing Xiang, Xiao-xing You, Ou Ran and Yi-mou Wu

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:153

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    Transcriptome profiling analysis reveals metabolic changes across various growth phases in Bacillus pumilus BA06

    Bacillus pumilus can secret abundant extracellular enzymes, and may be used as a potential host for the industrial production of enzymes. It is necessary to understand the metabolic pr...

    Lin-Li Han, Huan-Huan Shao, Yong-Cheng Liu, Gang Liu, Chao-Ying Xie, Xiao-Jie Cheng, Hai-Yan Wang, Xue-Mei Tan and Hong Feng

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:156

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    Proteomics-based identification of differentially abundant proteins reveals adaptation mechanisms of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri during Citrus sinensis infection

    Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri (Xac) is the causal agent of citrus canker. A proteomic analysis under in planta infectious and non-infectious conditions was conducted in order to incre...

    Leandro M. Moreira, Márcia R. Soares, Agda P. Facincani, Cristiano B. Ferreira, Rafael M. Ferreira, Maria I. T. Ferro, Fábio C. Gozzo, Érica B. Felestrino, Renata A. B. Assis, Camila Carrião M. Garcia, João C. Setubal, Jesus A. Ferro and Julio C.F. de Oliveira

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:155

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    The effects of probiotic Bacillus subtilis on the cytotoxicity of Clostridium perfringens type a in Caco-2 cell culture

    Some Bacillus strains have recently been identified for potential use as probiotics and food additives. The present study evaluated the antimicrobial effects of Bacillus subtilis ATCC 6633 and its metabolite on t...

    Maryam Poormontaseri, Saeid Hosseinzadeh, Seyed Shahram Shekarforoush and Tahereh Kalantari

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:150

    Published on: 4 July 2017

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    Comparative analysis of gut microbiota associated with body mass index in a large Korean cohort

    Gut microbiota plays an important role in the harvesting, storage, and expenditure of energy obtained from one’s diet. Our cross-sectional study aimed to identify differences in gut microbiota according to bod...

    Yeojun Yun, Han-Na Kim, Song E. Kim, Seong Gu Heo, Yoosoo Chang, Seungho Ryu, Hocheol Shin and Hyung-Lae Kim

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:151

    Published on: 4 July 2017

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    Contribution of pilus type 2b to invasive disease caused by a Streptococcus agalactiae ST-17 strain

    Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a major cause of invasive disease especially in neonates. In GBS three structurally distinct pilus polymers have been identified as important virulence factors and promising vacc...

    Maddalena Lazzarin, Rong Mu, Monica Fabbrini, Claudia Ghezzo, C. Daniela Rinaudo, Kelly S. Doran and Immaculada Margarit

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:148

    Published on: 3 July 2017

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    Soluble factors from biofilm of Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus promote cell death and inflammatory response

    The objective of this study was to better understand the effects of soluble factors from biofilm of single- and mixed-species Candida albicans (C. albicans) and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) ...

    Kassia de Carvalho Dias, Paula Aboud Barbugli, Fernanda de Patto, Virginia Barreto Lordello, Letícia de Aquino Penteado, Alexandra Ivo Medeiros and Carlos Eduardo Vergani

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:146

    Published on: 30 June 2017

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    Community analysis of biofilms on flame-oxidized stainless steel anodes in microbial fuel cells fed with different substrates

    The flame-oxidized stainless steel anode (FO-SSA) is a newly developed electrode that enhances microbial fuel cell (MFC) power generation; however, substrate preference and community structure of the biofilm d...

    Nweze Julius Eyiuche, Shiho Asakawa, Takahiro Yamashita, Atsuo Ikeguchi, Yutaka Kitamura and Hiroshi Yokoyama

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:145

    Published on: 29 June 2017

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    Antioxidant properties, antimicrobial and anti-adhesive activities of DCS1 lipopeptides from Bacillus methylotrophicus DCS1

    The present work aims to investigate the antioxidant and antimicrobial activities as well as the potential of DCS1 lipopeptides produced by Bacillus methylotrophicus DCS1 strain at inhibition and disruption of bi...

    Nawel Jemil, Hanen Ben Ayed, Angeles Manresa, Moncef Nasri and Noomen Hmidet

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:144

    Published on: 28 June 2017

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    Assessment of Staphylococcus aureus along milk value chain and its public health importance in Sebeta, central Oromia, Ethiopia

    Staphylococcus aureus is one of the leading causes of gastroenteritis acquired from contaminated foods such as milk and milk products. However, such information is limited in Ethiopia....

    Yodit Ayele, Fanta Desissa Gutema, Bedaso Mamo Edao, Robel Girma, Takele Beyene Tufa, Tariku Jibat Beyene, Fanos Tadesse, Mesula Geloye and Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:141

    Published on: 27 June 2017

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    Tapping the biotechnological potential of insect microbial symbionts: new insecticidal porphyrins

    The demand for sustainable agricultural practices and the limited progress toward newer and safer chemicals for use in pest control maintain the impetus for research and identification of new natural molecules...

    Ana Flávia Canovas Martinez, Luís Gustavo de Almeida, Luiz Alberto Beraldo Moraes and Fernando Luís Cônsoli

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:143

    Published on: 27 June 2017

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    XC_0531 encodes a c-type cytochrome biogenesis protein and is required for pathogenesis in Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris

    The phytopathogenic Xanthomonas campestris pv.campestris is a gram-negative bacterium and the causal agent of black-rot disease of cruciferous crops. Many gram-negative bacteria possess a family of proteins, call...

    Lei Chen, Mingpeng Wang, Li Huang, Zhaojie Zhang, Fanghua Liu and Guangtao Lu

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:142

    Published on: 27 June 2017

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    Intra- and inter-isolate variation of ribosomal and protein-coding genes in Pleurotus: implications for molecular identification and phylogeny on fungal groups

    The internal transcribed spacer (ITS), RNA polymerase II second largest subunit (RPB2), and elongation factor 1-alpha (EF1α) are often used in fungal taxonomy and phylogenetic analysis. As we know, an ideal mo...

    Xiao-Lan He, Qian Li, Wei-Hong Peng, Jie Zhou, Xue-Lian Cao, Di Wang, Zhong-Qian Huang, Wei Tan, Yu Li and Bing-Cheng Gan

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:139

    Published on: 26 June 2017

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    Relationship between nasopharyngeal and bronchoalveolar microbial communities in clinically healthy feedlot cattle

    The importance of upper airway structure in the susceptibility of the lower respiratory tract to colonization with potential pathogens is well established. With the advent of rapid, high throughput, next gener...

    Mohamed M. Zeineldin, James F. Lowe, Elsbeth D. Grimmer, Maria R. C. de Godoy, Mohamed M. Ghanem, Yassein M. Abd El-Raof and Brian M. Aldridge

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:138

    Published on: 23 June 2017

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