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  1. Bacillus thuringiensis bacteria share similar genetic, physiological, and biochemical characteristics with other members of the Bacillus cereus group. Their diversity and entomopathogenic origin are related to th...

    Authors: Xiaomin Hu, Doudou Huang, Joseph Ogalo, Peiling Geng, Zhiming Yuan, Hairong Xiong, Xiaofu Wan and Jiahui Sun

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:363

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Although generally known as a human commensal, Staphylococcus epidermidis is also an opportunistic pathogen that can cause nosocomial infections related to foreign body materials and immunocompromized patients. I...

    Authors: Amalie Katrine Rendboe, Thor Bech Johannesen, Anna Cäcilia Ingham, Emeli Månsson, Søren Iversen, Sharmin Baig, Sofie Edslev, Jørgen Skov Jensen, Bo Söderquist, Paal Skytt Andersen and Marc Stegger

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:362

    Content type: Methodology article

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  3. Sulfated vizantin, a recently developed immunostimulant, has also been found to exert antibiofilm properties. It acts not as a bactericide, but as a detachment-promoting agent by reducing the biofilm structura...

    Authors: Taisuke Hasegawa, Shoji Takenaka, Masataka Oda, Hisanori Domon, Takumi Hiyoshi, Karin Sasagawa, Tatsuya Ohsumi, Naoki Hayashi, Yasuko Okamoto, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Hayato Ohshima, Yutaka Terao and Yuichiro Noiri

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:361

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  4. Infections caused by Shewanella spp. have been increasingly reported worldwide. The advances in genomic sciences have enabled better understanding about the taxonomy and epidemiology of this agent. However, the s...

    Authors: Vinicius Buiatte de Andrade Alves, Eneas Carvalho, Paloma Alonso Madureira, Elizangela Domenis Marino, Andreia Cristina Nakashima Vaz, Ana Maria Centola Vidal and Vera Letticie de Azevedo Ruiz

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:360

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The Uzon Caldera is one of the places on our planet with unique geological, ecological, and microbiological characteristics. Uzon oil is the youngest on Earth. Uzon oil has unique composition, with low proport...

    Authors: Sergey E. Peltek, Alla V. Bryanskaya, Yuliya E. Uvarova, Aleksey S. Rozanov, Timofey V. Ivanisenko, Vladimir A. Ivanisenko, Elena V. Lazareva, Olga V. Saik, Vadim M. Efimov, Sergey M. Zhmodik, Oxana P. Taran, Nikolay M. Slynko, Sergey V. Shekhovtsov, Valentin N. Parmon, Nikolay L. Dobretsov and Nikolay A. Kolchanov

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20(Suppl 2):349

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  6. Xenorhabdus and Photorhabdus are entomopathogenic bacteria that cause septicemia and toxemia in insects. They produce secondary metabolites to induce host immunosuppression. Their metabolite compositions vary amo...

    Authors: Md. Mahi Imam Mollah and Yonggyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:359

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (B. infantis) is a commensal bacterium that colonizes the gastrointestinal tract of breast-fed infants. B. infantis can efficiently utilize the abundant supply of oligosacch...

    Authors: Amy M. Ehrlich, Alline R. Pacheco, Bethany M. Henrick, Diana Taft, Gege Xu, M. Nazmul Huda, Darya Mishchuk, Michael L. Goodson, Carolyn Slupsky, Daniela Barile, Carlito B. Lebrilla, Charles B. Stephensen, David A. Mills and Helen E. Raybould

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:357

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  8. Root and stem rot caused by Rhizoctonia solani is a serious fungal disease of sugar beet and dry bean production in Nebraska. Rhizoctonia root rot and crown rot in sugar beet and dry bean have reduced the yield s...

    Authors: Saurav Das, T. Plyler-Harveson, Dipak K. Santra, Bijesh Maharjan, Kathy A. Nielson and Robert M. Harveson

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:354

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In the past decade, the initial studies of the gut microbiota started focusing on the correlation of the composition of the gut microbiota and the health or diseases of the host, and there are extensive litera...

    Authors: Nesreen H. Aljahdali, Yasser M. Sanad, Jing Han and Steven L. Foley

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:353

    Content type: Review

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  10. The Gram-negative oral pathogen Tannerella forsythia strictly depends on the external supply of the essential bacterial cell wall sugar N-acetylmuramic acid (MurNAc) for survival because of the lack of the common...

    Authors: Valentina M. T. Mayer, Markus B. Tomek, Rudolf Figl, Marina Borisova, Isabel Hottmann, Markus Blaukopf, Friedrich Altmann, Christoph Mayer and Christina Schäffer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:352

    Content type: Research article

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  11. For microorganisms on a paper surface, the lack of water is one of the most important stress factors. A strain of Bacillus megaterium FDU301 was isolated from plaques on a paper surface using culture medium with ...

    Authors: Lei Zhao, Yanjun Zhou, Jianbei Li, Yucheng Xia, Weiyun Wang, Xiuqi Luo, Juan Yin and Jiang Zhong

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:351

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Omadacycline (ZL-2401) is a semi-synthetic derivative of minocycline. It has a broadspectrum activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, and atypical pathogens. The objective of this study was t...

    Authors: Meng Xiao, Jing-jing Huang, Ge Zhang, Wen-hang Yang, Fanrong Kong, Timothy Kudinha and Ying-chun Xu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:350

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Whole genome sequencing has emerged as a useful tool for identification and molecular characterization of pathogens. MinION (Oxford Nanopore) is a real-time third generation sequencer whose portability, afford...

    Authors: S. Garcia-Garcia, A. Perez-Arguello, D. Henares, N. Timoneda and C. Muñoz-Almagro

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:347

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Access to safe water for drinking and domestic activities remains a challenge in emerging economies like South Africa, forcing resource-limited communities to use microbiologically polluted river water for per...

    Authors: Joshua Mbanga, Akebe Luther King Abia, Daniel Gyamfi Amoako and Sabiha. Y. Essack

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:346

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Providencia rettgeri is a nosocomial pathogen associated with urinary tract infections and related to Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI). In recent years isolates producing New Delhi Metallo-β-lactamase (NDM) ...

    Authors: Adriana Piza-Buitrago, Verónica Rincón, John Donato, Sandra Yamile Saavedra, Carolina Duarte, Jaime Morero, Laurent Falquet, María Teresa Reguero and Emiliano Barreto-Hernández

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:345

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  16. Heat resistance is a common characteristic of harpins, a class of proteins found in Gram-negative bacteria, which may be related to the stability of coiled-coil (CC) structure. The CC structure is a ubiquitous...

    Authors: Yue Liu, Xiaoyun Zhou, Wenbo Liu and Weiguo Miao

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:344

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Indonesia is the third largest producer of fish and other aquaculture products in the world, making this industry a major contributor in the economy of Indonesia. However, this industry continually overcome ch...

    Authors: Gloria Raissa, Diana Elizabeth Waturangi and Dinamella Wahjuningrum

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:343

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Vibrio scophthalmi is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen, which is widely distributed in the marine environment. Earlier studies have suggested that it is a normal microorganism in the turbot gut. However, recen...

    Authors: Zheng Zhang, Yong-xiang Yu, Yin-geng Wang, Xiao Liu, Li-fang Wang, Hao Zhang, Mei-jie Liao and Bin Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:341

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The use of animal models with depleted intestinal microbiota has recently increased thanks to the huge interest in the potential role of these micro-organisms in human health. In particular, depletion of gut b...

    Authors: Pauline Tirelle, Jonathan Breton, Gaëtan Riou, Pierre Déchelotte, Moïse Coëffier and David Ribet

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:340

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Anhydrobiotes, such as the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, are capable of surviving almost total loss of water. Desiccation tolerance requires an interplay of multiple events, including preserving the protein fun...

    Authors: Qun Ren, Rebecca Brenner, Thomas C. Boothby and Zhaojie Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:338

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Early infant feeding with intact or extensively hydrolyzed (EH) proteins or free amino acids (AA) may differentially affect intestinal microbiota composition and immune reactivity. This multicenter, double-bli...

    Authors: Car Reen Kok, Bradford Brabec, Maciej Chichlowski, Cheryl L. Harris, Nancy Moore, Jennifer L. Wampler, Jon Vanderhoof, Devin Rose and Robert Hutkins

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:337

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  22. The long-held notion that, without urinary tract or circulatory infection, bladder urine and blood are sterile biofluids has been disproven. There have been no previous reports on the kidney pelvis urinary mic...

    Authors: Fengping Liu, Nan Zhang, Yunhong Wu, Peng Jiang, Tingting Jiang, Yang Wang, Yuwei Zhang, Qixiao Zhai, Yeqing Zou and Ninghan Feng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:336

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  23. Ferula sinkiangensis is an increasingly endangered medicinal plant. Arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi (AMF) are symbiotic microorganisms that live in the soil wherein they enhance nutrient uptake, stress resistance, an...

    Authors: Yunfeng Luo, Zhongke Wang, Yaling He, Guifang Li, Xinhua Lv and Li Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:335

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The make-up of gut microbiota at different puberty stages has not been reported. This cross-sectional study analyzed the bio-diversity of gut microbiota at different puberty stages.

    Authors: Xin Yuan, Ruimin Chen, Ying Zhang, Xiangquan Lin and Xiaohong Yang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:334

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  25. An effective environmental sampling method involves the use of a transport/neutralizing broth with the ability to neutralize sanitizer residues that are collected during sampling and to maintain viability of s...

    Authors: Fengmin Li, Zhihan Xian, Hee Jin Kwon, Jiyoon Yoo, Laurel Burall, Stuart J. Chirtel, Thomas S. Hammack and Yi Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:333

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  26. Microencapsulated organic acids and botanicals have the potential to develop into important tools for the poultry industry. A blend of organic acids and botanicals (AviPlus®P) has previously shown to reduce Salmo...

    Authors: Kristina M. Feye, Christina L. Swaggerty, Michael H. Kogut, Steven C. Ricke, Andrea Piva and Ester Grilli

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:332

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  27. The fungal communities inhabiting natural Ophiocordyceps sinensis play critical ecological roles in alpine meadow ecosystem, contribute to infect host insect, influence the occurrence of O. sinensis, and are repe...

    Authors: Chuan-Bo Zhang, Chao-Hui Ren, Yan-Li Wang, Qi-Qi Wang, Yun-Sheng Wang and Qing-Bei Weng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:331

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  28. Comparisons of traditional hunter-gatherers and pre-agricultural communities in Africa with urban and suburban Western North American and European cohorts have clearly shown that diet, lifestyle and environmen...

    Authors: O. H. Oduaran, F. B. Tamburini, V. Sahibdeen, R. Brewster, F. X. Gómez-Olivé, K. Kahn, S. A. Norris, S. M. Tollman, R. Twine, A. N. Wade, R. G. Wagner, Z. Lombard, A. S. Bhatt and S. Hazelhurst

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:330

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  29. Actinomyces oris is an early colonizer and has two types of fimbriae on its cell surface, type 1 fimbriae (FimP and FimQ) and type 2 fimbriae (FimA and FimB), which contribute to the attachment and coaggregation ...

    Authors: Itaru Suzuki, Takehiko Shimizu and Hidenobu Senpuku

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:329

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  30. Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a coagulase-negative Staphylococcus part of the commensal skin flora but emerge as an important opportunistic pathogen. Because iron limitation is a crucial stress during infectious ...

    Authors: Marion Aubourg, Anne Dhalluin, François Gravey, Marine Pottier, Nicolas Thomy, Benoit Bernay, Didier Goux, Matthieu Martineau and Jean-Christophe Giard

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:328

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  31. Klebsiella pneumoniae is a leading cause of intractable hospital-acquired multidrug-resistant infections and carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae (CPKp) are particularly feared. Most of the clinical isolates pro...

    Authors: Adriana Chiarelli, Nicolas Cabanel, Isabelle Rosinski-Chupin, Pengdbamba Dieudonné Zongo, Thierry Naas, Rémy A. Bonnin and Philippe Glaser

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:325

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  32. The msaABCR operon regulates several staphylococcal phenotypes such as biofilm formation, capsule production, protease production, pigmentation, antibiotic resistance, and persister cells formation. The msaABCR o...

    Authors: Gyan S. Sahukhal, Michelle Tucci, Hamed Benghuzzi, Gerri Wilson and Mohamed O. Elasri

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:324

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  33. The production of methane by methanogens is dependent on numerous iron-sulfur (Fe-S) cluster proteins; yet, the machinery involved in Fe-S cluster biogenesis in methanogens remains largely unknown. Methanogen ...

    Authors: Thomas M. Deere, Divya Prakash, Faith H. Lessner, Evert C. Duin and Daniel J. Lessner

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:323

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  34. Whole-genome sequencing using high throughput technologies has revolutionized and speeded up the scientific investigation of bacterial genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Lactic acid bacteria (LABs)...

    Authors: Rim El Jeni, Kais Ghedira, Monia El Bour, Sonia Abdelhak, Alia Benkahla and Balkiss Bouhaouala-Zahar

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:322

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  35. Symbiotic interactions between insects and bacteria have been associated with a vast variety of physiological, ecological and evolutionary consequences for the host. A wide range of bacterial communities have ...

    Authors: Joseph Gichuhi, Fathiya Khamis, Johnnie Van den Berg, Samira Mohamed, Sunday Ekesi and Jeremy K. Herren

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:321

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  36. Pathogenic fungi often cause serious infections mainly in immunocompromised persons. The number of infections caused by the non-albicans Candida or other species has significantly increased over the last years. T...

    Authors: Enikő Horváth, Matthias Sipiczki, Hajnalka Csoma and Ida Miklós

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:320

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  37. Phylogenetically closely related strains of maternally inherited endosymbiotic bacteria are often found in phylogenetically divergent, and geographically distant insect host species. The interspecies transfer ...

    Authors: Anne Duplouy, Robin Pranter, Haydon Warren-Gash, Robert Tropek and Niklas Wahlberg

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:319

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  38. To evaluate the accuracy and performance of the Autof MS1000 mass spectrometer in bacteria and yeast identification, 2342 isolates were obtained from microbial cultures of clinical specimens (e.g. blood, cereb...

    Authors: Qiong Ma, Qi Zhang, Youhua Yuan, Wenjuan Yan, Shanmei Wang, Junhong Xu, Jiangfeng Zhang, Yuming Wang and Yi Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:318

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  39. Infections caused by drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, especially vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA), leave clinicians with limited therapeutic options for treatment. Persister cells is a le...

    Authors: Xue Li, Penghe Wang, Xinxin Hu, Youwen Zhang, Xi Lu, Congran Li, Tongying Nie, Guoqing Li, Xiukun Wang, Jing Pang, Yun Lu, Xinyi Yang and Xuefu You

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:317

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  40. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous organisms and the incidence of NTM infections has been increasing in recent years. Mycobacteroides abscessus (M. abscessus) is one of the most antimicrobial-resist...

    Authors: Satomi Takei, Hiroaki Ihara, Shinsaku Togo, Ayako Nakamura, Yuichi Fujimoto, Junko Watanabe, Kana Kurokawa, Kohei Shibayama, Issei Sumiyoshi, Yusuke Ochi, Moe Iwai, Takahiro Okabe, Masayoshi Chonan, Shigeki Misawa, Akimichi Ohsaka and Kazuhisa Takahashi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:316

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  41. Carbapenemase-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) cause many serious infections resulting in increasing treatment cost, prolonged hospitalization, and mortality rate. Reduced expression and/or mutations of porins ...

    Authors: Ya-Min Tsai, Shining Wang, Hui-Chuan Chiu, Cheng-Yen Kao and Li-Li Wen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:315

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  42. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) belong to diverse genetic backgrounds that differ in antibiotic resistance. Knowledge of the local clonal composition of MRSA strains is important for patients’ ...

    Authors: Samar S. Boswihi, Edet E. Udo and Wadha AlFouzan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:314

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