Applied microbiology

Section edited by Stephen Forsythe and Marco Ventura

This section aims to publish studies relating to the application of microbiology, including environmental applications, soil degradation and bioremediation, food safety and degradation, and probiotics.

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  1. 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

  2. Research article

    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

  3. 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

  4. Research article

    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

  5. Research article

    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

  6. Research article

    Transposon insertion sequencing reveals T4SS as the major genetic trait for conjugation transfer of multi-drug resistance pEIB202 from Edwardsiella

    Conjugation is a major type of horizontal transmission of genes that involves transfer of a plasmid into a recipient using specific conjugation machinery, which results in an extended spectrum of bacterial ant...

    Yang Liu, Yanan Gao, Xiaohong Liu, Qin Liu, Yuanxing Zhang, Qiyao Wang and Jingfan Xiao

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:112

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  7. Research article

    In vitro and in vivo antagonistic activity of new probiotic culture against Clostridium difficile and Clostridium perfringens

    Genus Clostridium accompanies more than 200 known species and at least 30 among them are associated with human and animal diseases. At the moment, the treatment of clostridial infections is based on use of antibi...

    Nataša Golić, Katarina Veljović, Nikola Popović, Jelena Djokić, Ivana Strahinić, Igor Mrvaljević and Amarela Terzić-Vidojević

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:108

    Published on: 6 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Colonization patterns of Enterococcus cecorum in two different broiler production cycles detected with a newly developed quantitative real-time PCR

    Although Enterococcus cecorum (EC) infection is one of the most important bacterial diseases in modern broiler chickens today, many aspects of epidemiology and pathogenesis are still unknown. There is a need for ...

    Arne Jung, Henning Petersen, Lydia Teske and Silke Rautenschlein

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:106

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Bacterial communities and metabolic activity of faecal cultures from equol producer and non-producer menopausal women under treatment with soy isoflavones

    Isoflavones are polyphenols with estrogenic activity found mainly in soy and soy-derived products that need to be metabolised in the intestine by the gut bacteria to be fully active. There is little knowledge ...

    Lucía Guadamuro, Anja B. Dohrmann, Christoph C. Tebbe, Baltasar Mayo and Susana Delgado

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:93

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  10. Methodology Article

    Discrimination of three genetically close Aspergillus species by using high resolution melting analysis applied to indoor air as case study

    Indoor air pollution caused by fungal contamination is suspected to have a public health impact. Monitoring of the composition of the indoor airborne fungal contaminants is therefore important. To avoid proble...

    Xavier Libert, Ann Packeu, Fabrice Bureau, Nancy H. Roosens and Sigrid C. J. De Keersmaecker

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:84

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Purification, characterization and amino acid content of cholesterol oxidase produced by Streptomyces aegyptia NEAE 102

    There is an increasing demand on cholesterol oxidase for its various industrial and clinical applications. The current research was focused on extracellular cholesterol oxidase production under submerged ferme...

    Noura El-Ahmady El-Naggar, Sahar F. Deraz, Hoda M. Soliman, Nehal M. El-Deeb and Nancy M. El-Shweihy

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:76

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Prevalence, virulence factor genes and antibiotic resistance of Bacillus cereus sensu lato isolated from dairy farms and traditional dairy products

    B. cereus are of particular interest in food safety and public health because of their capacity to cause food spoilage and disease through the production of various toxins. The aim of ...

    James Owusu-Kwarteng, Alhassan Wuni, Fortune Akabanda, Kwaku Tano-Debrah and Lene Jespersen

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:65

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  13. Researc article

    Rapid detection of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae strains derived from blood cultures by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)

    Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), particularly carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates, are important causative agents of nosocomial infections associated with significant mortality...

    Christina Sakarikou, Marco Ciotti, Camilla Dolfa, Silvia Angeletti and Cartesio Favalli

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:54

    Published on: 8 March 2017

  14. Research article

    Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of Escherichia coli O157 in beef at butcher shops and restaurants in central Ethiopia

    Ethiopia bears the largest burden of foodborne diseases in Africa, and diarrheal diseases are the second leading causes of premature deaths. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 causes an asymptomatic infectio...

    Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi, Akafete Teklu Fite, Ephrem Tora, Asdesach Tafese, Tadele Genu, Tamirat Kaba, Tariku Jibat Beyene, Takele Beyene, Mesula Geloye Korsa, Fanos Tadesse, Lieven De Zutter, Bruno Maria Goddeeris and Eric Cox

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:49

    Published on: 3 March 2017

  15. Research article

    Bacterial and fungal core microbiomes associated with small grain silages during ensiling and aerobic spoilage

    Describing the microbial populations present in small grain silage and understanding their changes during ensiling is of interest for improving the nutrient value of these important forage crops. Barley, oat a...

    Lysiane Duniere, Shanwei Xu, Jin Long, Chijioke Elekwachi, Yuxi Wang, Kelly Turkington, Robert Forster and Tim A. McAllister

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:50

    Published on: 3 March 2017

  16. Research article

    Microbial survey of ready-to-eat salad ingredients sold at retail reveals the occurrence and the persistence of Listeria monocytogenes Sequence Types 2 and 87 in pre-packed smoked salmon

    As the preparation of salads involves extensive handling and the use of uncooked ingredients, they are particularly vulnerable to microbial contamination. This study aimed to determine the microbial safety and...

    Man Ling Chau, Kyaw Thu Aung, Hapuarachchige Chanditha Hapuarachchi, Pei Sze Valarie Lee, Pei Ying Lim, Joanne Su Lin Kang, Youming Ng, Hooi Ming Yap, Hyun-Gyun Yuk, Ramona Alikiiteaga Gutiérrez and Lee Ching Ng

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:46

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  17. Research article

    Antimicrobial structure activity relationship of five anthraquinones of emodine type isolated from Vismia laurentii

    Antimicrobial activity of anthraquinone compounds of emodine type has been reported by many authors. These compounds are found in Vismia laurentii (Clusiaceae), a plant used in traditional pharmacopoeia for treat...

    Gislaine Aurelie Kemegne, Pierre Mkounga, Jean Justin Essia Ngang, Sylvain Leroy Sado Kamdem and Augustin Ephrem Nkengfack

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:41

    Published on: 22 February 2017

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