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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

  2. Research article

    Trichoderma virens β-glucosidase I (BGLI) gene; expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae including docking and molecular dynamics studies

    Cellulose, a linear polymer of β 1–4, linked glucose, is the most abundant renewable fraction of plant biomass (lignocellulose). It is synergistically converted to glucose by endoglucanase (EG) cellobiohydrola...

    Gammadde Hewa Ishan Maduka Wickramasinghe, Pilimathalawe Panditharathna Attanayake Mudiyanselage Samith Indika Rathnayake, Naduviladath Vishvanath Chandrasekharan, Mahindagoda Siril Samantha Weerasinghe, Ravindra Lakshman Chundananda Wijesundera and Wijepurage Sandhya Sulochana Wijesundera

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:137

    Published on: 21 June 2017

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    Whole genome sequencing analyses of Listeria monocytogenes that persisted in a milkshake machine for a year and caused illnesses in Washington State

    In 2015, in addition to a United States multistate outbreak linked to contaminated ice cream, another outbreak linked to ice cream was reported in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It was a hospital-...

    Zhen Li, Ailyn Pérez-Osorio, Yu Wang, Kaye Eckmann, William A. Glover, Marc W. Allard, Eric W. Brown and Yi Chen

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:134

    Published on: 15 June 2017

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    Towards diagnostic metagenomics of Campylobacter in fecal samples

    The development of diagnostic metagenomics is driven by the need for universal, culture-independent methods for detection and characterization of pathogens to substitute the time-consuming, organism-specific, ...

    Sandra Christine Andersen, Kristoffer Kiil, Christoffer Bugge Harder, Mathilde Hasseldam Josefsen, Søren Persson, Eva Møller Nielsen and Jeffrey Hoorfar

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:133

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  5. Research article

    An avirulent Burkholderia pseudomalleipurM strain with atypical type B LPS: expansion of the toolkit for biosafe studies of melioidosis

    The work was undertaken to expand the tools available for researching Burkholderia pseudomallei (Bp), the etiological agent of the tropical disease melioidosis. Melioidosis has the potential to pose a severe thre...

    Michael H. Norris, Md Siddiqur Rahman Khan, Herbert P. Schweizer and Apichai Tuanyok

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:132

    Published on: 7 June 2017

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    Addition of plant-growth-promoting Bacillus subtilis PTS-394 on tomato rhizosphere has no durable impact on composition of root microbiome

    Representatives of the genus Bacillus are increasingly used in agriculture to promote plant growth and to protect against plant pathogens. Unfortunately, hitherto the impact of Bacillus inoculants on the indigeno...

    Junqing Qiao, Xiang Yu, Xuejie Liang, Yongfeng Liu, Rainer Borriss and Youzhou Liu

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:131

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  7. Research article

    The effect of immunoregulation of Streptococcus lactis L16 strain upon Staphylococcus aureus infection

    Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen that causes various infections in medical facilities. However, resistance to multiple drugs has made this infection difficult to manage. ...

    Maopeng Wang, Shengjie Gong, Shouwen Du, Yilong Zhu, Fengjun Rong, Rongrong Pan, Yang Di, Chang Li, Dayong Ren and Ningyi Jin

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:130

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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    Isolation, characterization and transcriptome analysis of a novel Antarctic Aspergillus sydowii strain MS-19 as a potential lignocellulosic enzyme source

    With the growing demand for fossil fuels and the severe energy crisis, lignocellulose is widely regarded as a promising cost-effective renewable resource for ethanol production, and the use of lignocellulose r...

    Bailin Cong, Nengfei Wang, Shenghao Liu, Feng Liu, Xiaofei Yin and Jihong Shen

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:129

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Cytotoxic Necrotizing Factor-1 (CNF1) does not promote E. coli infection in a murine model of ascending pyelonephritis

    Urinary tract infections (UTI) are among the most common and costly infections in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) represent the majority of UTI isolates and are a diverse g...

    Jason E. Michaud, Kwang Sik Kim, William Harty, Matthew Kasprenski and Ming-Hsien Wang

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:127

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Comparison of biomarker based Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and conventional methods in the identification of clinically relevant bacteria and yeast

    MALDI-TOF MS is an analytical method that has recently become integral in the identification of microorganisms in clinical laboratories. It relies on databases that majorly employ pattern recognition or finger...

    Ali Kassim, Valentin Pflüger, Zul Premji, Claudia Daubenberger and Gunturu Revathi

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:128

    Published on: 25 May 2017

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    Site-specific His/Asp phosphoproteomic analysis of prokaryotes reveals putative targets for drug resistance

    Phosphorylation of amino acid residues on proteins is an important and common post-translational modification in both eukaryotes and prokaryotes. Most research work has been focused on phosphorylation of serin...

    Shu-Jung Lai, I-Fan Tu, Wan-Ling Wu, Jhih-Tian Yang, Louis Y. P. Luk, Mei-Chin Lai, Yu-Hsuan Tsai and Shih-Hsiung Wu

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:123

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  12. Research article

    In vitro assessment of Pediococcus acidilactici Kp10 for its potential use in the food industry

    Selection of a microbial strain for the incorporation into food products requires in vitro and in vivo evaluations. A bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacterium (LAB), Pediococcus acidilactici Kp10, isolated fro...

    Sahar Abbasiliasi, Joo Shun Tan, Fatemeh Bashokouh, Tengku Azmi Tengku Ibrahim, Shuhaimi Mustafa, Faezeh Vakhshiteh, Subhashini Sivasamboo and Arbakariya B. Ariff

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:121

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  13. Research article

    Association between body mass index and Firmicutes/Bacteroidetes ratio in an adult Ukrainian population

    Metagenomic studies confirm that obesity is associated with a composition of gut microbiota. There are some controversies, however, about the composition of gut microbial communities in obese individuals in di...

    Alexander Koliada, Ganna Syzenko, Vladislav Moseiko, Liudmyla Budovska, Kostiantyn Puchkov, Vyacheslav Perederiy, Yuriy Gavalko, Andriy Dorofeyev, Maryana Romanenko, Sergiy Tkach, Lyudmila Sineok, Oleh Lushchak and Alexander Vaiserman

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:120

    Published on: 22 May 2017

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    Investigation of optimum ohmic heating conditions for inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes in apple juice

    Control of foodborne pathogens is an important issue for the fruit juice industry and ohmic heating treatment has been considered as one of the promising antimicrobial interventions. However, to date, evaluati...

    Il-Kyu Park, Jae-Won Ha and Dong-Hyun Kang

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:117

    Published on: 19 May 2017

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    Gene expression of Vibrio parahaemolyticus growing in laboratory isolation conditions compared to those common in its natural ocean environment

    Vibrio parahaemolyticus is an autochthonous marine bacterial species comprising strains able to grow in broth containing bile salts at 37 °C, a condition seldom found in the ocean. How...

    Katherine García, Cristian Yáñez, Nicolás Plaza, Francisca Peña, Pedro Sepúlveda, Diliana Pérez-Reytor and Romilio T. Espejo

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:118

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  16. Research article

    Characterization of novel Omp31 antigenic epitopes of Brucella melitensis by monoclonal antibodies

    Brucellosis is a severe zoonotic disease worldwide. Detection and identification of Brucella species are essential to prevent or treat brucellosis in humans and animals. The outer membrane protein-31 (Omp31) is a...

    Jinfeng Li, Feihuan Hu, Shouyi Chen, Peifang Luo, Zuoping He, Wenjing Wang, Jean-Pierre Allain and Chengyao Li

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:115

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    Diversity, in-vitro virulence traits and antifungal susceptibility pattern of gastrointestinal yeast flora of healthy poultry, Gallus gallus domesticus

    Poultry farming and consumption of poultry (Gallus gallus domesticus) meat and eggs are common gastronomical practices worldwide. Till now, a detailed understanding about the gut colonisation of Gallus gallus dom...

    Supram Hosuru Subramanya, Nawal Kishor Sharan, Bharat Prasad Baral, Deependra Hamal, Niranjan Nayak, Peralam Yegneswaran Prakash, Brijesh Sathian, Indira Bairy and Shishir Gokhale

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:113

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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