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  1. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a nosocomial pathogen that causes severe infections in immunocompromised patients. Biofilm plays a significant role in the resistance of this bacterium and complicates the treatment of i...

    Authors: Maryam Banar, Mohammad Emaneini, Reza Beigverdi, Rima Fanaei Pirlar, Narges Node Farahani, Willem B. van Leeuwen and Fereshteh Jabalameli

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:291

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  2. Grey mould is an important plant disease worldwide, caused by Botrytis cinerea, resulting in serious economic loss. Wuyiencin, a low toxicity, high efficiency, and broad-spectrum agricultural antibiotic, has been...

    Authors: Liming Shi, Beibei Ge, Jinzi Wang, Binghua Liu, Jinjin Ma, Qiuhe Wei and Kecheng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:280

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  3. Chlortetracycline (CTC) is one of the commercially important tetracyclines (TCs) family product and is mainly produced by Streptomyces. CTC is still in a great demand due to its broad-spectrum activity against pa...

    Authors: Lingxin Kong, Jia Liu, Xiaoqing Zheng, Zixin Deng and Delin You

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:279

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  4. The present study involves diversity and biological activities of the endophytic fungal community from Distylium chinense, a rare waterlogging tolerant plant endemic to the Three Gorges Reservoir. This study h...

    Authors: Xiaoxiang Duan, Fangfang Xu, Dan Qin, Tiancong Gao, Weiyun Shen, Shihao Zuo, Baohong Yu, Jieru Xu, Yajun Peng and Jinyan Dong

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:278

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  5. Childhood malnutrition is a global health challenge associated with multiple adverse consequences, including delayed maturation of the gut microbiota (GM) which might induce long-term immune dysfunction and st...

    Authors: Bingfeng Leng, Maria B. Sørensen, Witold Kot, Thomas Thymann, Lukasz Krych and Dennis S. Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:277

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  6. Moraxella catarrhalis is a leading cause of otitis media (OM) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). M. catarrhalis contains a Type III DNA adenine methyltransferase (ModM) that is phase-variably expre...

    Authors: Luke V. Blakeway, Aimee Tan, Joseph A. Jurcisek, Lauren O. Bakaletz, John M. Atack, Ian R. Peak and Kate L. Seib

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:276

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  7. HSV-1 is a common pathogen that infects 50–90% of the human population worldwide. HSV-1 causes numerous infection-related diseases, some of which are severely life-threatening. There are antiviral medications ...

    Authors: Qiang Huang, Jue Hou, Peng Yang, Jun Yan, Xiaoliang Yu, Ying Zhuo, Sudan He and Feng Xu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:274

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  8. Gut microbes can contribute to their hosts in food digestion, nutrient absorption, and inhibiting the growth of pathogens. However, only limited studies have focused on the gut microbiota of freshwater snails. Po...

    Authors: Lan-Hua Li, Shan Lv, Yan Lu, Ding-Qi Bi, Yun-Hai Guo, Jia-Tong Wu, Zhi-Yuan Yue, Guang-Yao Mao, Zhong-Xin Guo, Yi Zhang and Yun-Feng Tang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:273

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  9. This study was designed to investigate whether household cockroaches harbor cephalosporin-resistant enterobacteria that share resistance determinants with human inhabitants. From February through July 2016, wh...

    Authors: Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Appiah-Korang Labi, Harriet Blankson, Georgina Awuah-Mensah, Daniel Oduro-Mensah, Judelove Anum, James Teye, Solomon Dzidzornu Kwashie, Evariste Bako, Patrick Ferdinand Ayeh-Kumi and Richard Asmah

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:272

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  10. Riemerella anatipestifer is one of the most serious infectious disease-causing pathogens in the duck industry. Drug administration is an important method for prevention and treatment of infection in duck producti...

    Authors: Dekang Zhu, Mingyu Zheng, Jinge Xu, Mingshu Wang, Renyong Jia, Shun Chen, Mafeng Liu, Xinxin Zhao, Qiao Yang, Ying Wu, Shaqiu Zhang, Juan Huang, Yunya Liu, Ling Zhang, Yanling Yu, Leichang Pan…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:271

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  11. Due to its rapid lethal effect in the early development stage of shrimp, acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) has been causing great economic losses, since its first outbreak in southeast China in 2...

    Authors: Shawon Ahmmed, Md. Abdullah-Al-Kamran Khan, Md. Mostavi Enan Eshik, Nusrat Jahan Punom, Abul Bashar Mir Md. Khademul Islam and Mohammad Shamsur Rahman

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:270

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  12. The majority of antimicrobials given during the production of pigs are given to nursery pigs. The influence of antimicrobial use on the levels of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) genes is important to quantify to...

    Authors: Kaare Græsbøll, Inge Larsen, Julie Clasen, Anna Camilla Birkegård, Jens Peter Nielsen, Lasse Engbo Christiansen, John Elmerdahl Olsen, Øystein Angen and Anders Folkesson

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:269

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  13. Blood stream infections (BSIs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The time from taking blood cultures to obtain results of antibiotic sensitivity can be up to five days which impacts patient care. T...

    Authors: Vanesa Anton-Vazquez, Samuel Adjepong, Cristina Suarez and Timothy Planche

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:268

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  14. The application of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) to microbial identification has allowed the development of rapid methods for identification of m...

    Authors: Walter Florio, Susanna Cappellini, Cesira Giordano, Alessandra Vecchione, Emilia Ghelardi and Antonella Lupetti

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:267

    Content type: Methodology article

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  15. Cardinium is an intracellular bacterial symbiont in the phylum Bacteroidetes that is found in many different species of arthropods and some nematodes. This symbiont is known to be able to induce three reproductiv...

    Authors: Corinne M. Stouthamer, Suzanne E. Kelly, Evelyne Mann, Stephan Schmitz-Esser and Martha S. Hunter

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:266

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  16. Oomycetes are pathogens of mammals, fish, insects and plants, and the potato late blight agent Phytophthora infestans and the oil palm and cocoa infecting pathogen Phytophthora palmivora cause economically impact...

    Authors: Edouard Evangelisti, Temur Yunusov, Liron Shenhav and Sebastian Schornack

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:265

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  17. Investigating the factors that influence Acinetobacter baumannii(Ab) adhesion/invasion of host cells is important to understand its pathogenicity. Metal cations have been shown to play an important role in regula...

    Authors: Yi Chen, Tingjun Shao, Sanhua Fang, Ping Pan, Jiahui Jiang, Tongtong Cheng, Haitong Wan and Daojun Yu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:264

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  18. This study analyzed the effect of silicon (Si) application on the occurrence of ginseng black spot caused by Alternaria panax. We explored the differences in soil physical and chemical factors and microbial commu...

    Authors: Meijia Li, Qiuxia Wang, Zhengbo Liu, Xiaoxi Pan and Yayu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:263

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  19. Following the publication of this article [1], it was brought to our attention that Fig. 7A lane 2 is identical to Fig. 7B lane 2 and Fig. 7B lane 4 is identical to Fig. 7C lane 4.

    Authors: Lizaida Pérez-Sánchez, Elizabeth González, Emilee E. Colón-Lorenzo, Waleska González-Velázquez, Ricardo González-Méndez and Nuri Rodríguez-del Valle

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:262

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    The original article was published in BMC Microbiology 2010 10:317

  20. Caffeine is one of the most abundant methylxanthines in tea, and it remains stable in processing of general teas. In the secondary metabolism of microorganism, theophylline is the main conversion product in ca...

    Authors: Binxing Zhou, Cunqiang Ma, Xiaoying Ren, Tao Xia, Xiaohong Li and Yang Wu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:261

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  21. Cannas are popular ornamental plants and widely planted for the beautiful foliage and flower. Viral disease is a major threaten to canna horticulture industry. In the city of Beijing, mosaic disease in canna w...

    Authors: Yongqiang Li, Fei Xia, Yixuan Wang, Chenge Yan, Anning Jia and Yongjiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:260

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  22. Multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the major infection agents causing nosocomial pneumonia. Therefore, new therapeutic approaches against this bacterium are needed. Surface-exposed proteins fro...

    Authors: Jūratė Skerniškytė, Emilija Karazijaitė, Julien Deschamps, Renatas Krasauskas, Julija Armalytė, Romain Briandet and Edita Sužiedėlienė

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:259

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  23. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that two of the author names were incomplete or incorrect.

    Authors: Viviane Sisdelli Assao, Thalita Moreira Scatamburlo, Elaine Nery Araujo, Marcus Rebouças Santos, Carlos Eduardo Real Pereira, Roberto Maurício Carvalho Guedes, Gustavo Costa Bressan, Juliana Lopes Rangel Fietto, Yung-Fu Chang, Maria Aparecida Scatamburlo Moreira and Abelardo Silva-Júnior

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:258

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    The original article was published in BMC Microbiology 2019 19:234

  24. The foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes causes the potentially lethal disease listeriosis. Within food-associated environments, L. monocytogenes can persist for long periods and increase the risk of contami...

    Authors: Alexander J. Taylor and Matthew J. Stasiewicz

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:257

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  25. Schizochytrium has been widely used in industry for synthesizing polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). However, unclear biosynthesis pathway of PUFAs inhibits further product...

    Authors: Jun Li, Hao Zhou, Xueshan Pan, Zhipeng Li, Yinghua Lu, Ning He, Tong Meng, Chuanyi Yao, Cuixue Chen and Xueping Ling

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:256

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  26. High temperature requirement A (HtrA) is a widely expressed chaperone and serine protease in bacteria. HtrA proteases assemble and hydrolyze misfolded proteins to enhance bacterial survival under stress condit...

    Authors: Carmen M. Abfalter, Sabine Bernegger, Miroslaw Jarzab, Gernot Posselt, Karthe Ponnuraj and Silja Wessler

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:255

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  27. Gene overlapping is a frequent phenomenon in microbial genomes. Excluding so-called “trivial overlapping”, there are significant implications of such genetic arrangements, including regulation of gene expressi...

    Authors: Paweł Wawrzyniak, Agnieszka Sobolewska-Ruta, Piotr Zaleski, Natalia Łukasiewicz, Paulina Kabaj, Piotr Kierył, Agata Gościk, Anna Bierczyńska-Krzysik, Piotr Baran, Anna Mazurkiewicz-Pisarek, Andrzej Płucienniczak and Dariusz Bartosik

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:254

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  28. Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host, are now accepted as suitable alternatives to antibiotics in the control of animal infections...

    Authors: Rine Christopher Reuben, Pravas Chandra Roy, Shovon Lal Sarkar, Rubayet-Ul Alam and Iqbal Kabir Jahid

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:253

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  29. Quantification of intracellular bacteria is fundamental in many areas of cellular and clinical microbiology to study acute and chronic infections. Therefore, rapid, accurate and low-cost methods represent valu...

    Authors: Meysam Sarshar, Daniela Scribano, Giulia Tranquilli, Marisa Di Pietro, Simone Filardo, Carlo Zagaglia, Rosa Sessa, Anna Teresa Palamara and Cecilia Ambrosi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:252

    Content type: Methodology article

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  30. Numerous prevalence studies of Vibrio spp. infection in fish have been extensively reported worldwide, including Malaysia. Unfortunately, information on the prevalence of Vibrio spp. in groupers (Epinephelus spp....

    Authors: Nor Zulkiply Amalina, Silvaraj Santha, Dzarifah Zulperi, Mohammad Noor Azmai Amal, Mohd Termizi Yusof, Mohd Zamri-Saad and Md Yasin Ina-Salwany

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:251

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  31. This study aimed to evaluate the safety of raw vegetable products present on the German market regarding toxin-producing Bacillus cereus sensu lato (s.l.) group bacteria.

    Authors: Gregor Fiedler, Carmen Schneider, Etinosa O. Igbinosa, Jan Kabisch, Erik Brinks, Biserka Becker, Dominic A. Stoll, Gyu-Sung Cho, Melanie Huch and Charles M. A. P. Franz

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:250

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  32. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that three of the primer names identified as most promising candidates for fungal community surveys were incorrectly renamed following t...

    Authors: Stefanos Banos, Guillaume Lentendu, Anna Kopf, Tesfaye Wubet, Frank Oliver Glöckner and Marlis Reich

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:249

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    The original article was published in BMC Microbiology 2018 18:190

  33. Raw milk, meat and plant materials are subjected to high risks of contamination by various pathogenic bacteria and thus their growth prevention is a great challenge in the food industry. Food fermentation by l...

    Authors: Elizaveta Gavrilova, Elizaveta Anisimova, Alsu Gabdelkhadieva, Elena Nikitina, Adel Vafina, Dina Yarullina, Mikhail Bogachev and Airat Kayumov

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:248

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  34. There are still a large variety of microorganisms among aquatic animals, especially probiotic lactic acid bacteria in cold water fishes at high latitudes have not been fully developed. Hence, the present study...

    Authors: Xiaojing Wei, Yan Zhang, Hong Zhou, Fengwei Tian and Yongqing Ni

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:247

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  35. To explore the inhibition mechanism of Saccharomyces boulardii (S. boulardii) on ulcerative colitis (UC) carcinogenesis.

    Authors: Chunsaier Wang, Wenbin Li, Hongying Wang, Yiming Ma, Xinhua Zhao, Xudong Zhang, Hong Yang, Jiaming Qian and Jingnan Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:246

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  36. The increase and spread of virulent-outbreak associated, methicillin and vancomycin resistant (MRSA/VRSA) Staphylococcus aureus require a better understanding of the resistance and virulence patterns of circulati...

    Authors: Cecilia Kyany’a, Justin Nyasinga, Daniel Matano, Valerie Oundo, Simon Wacira, Willie Sang and Lillian Musila

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:245

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  37. In light of rampant childhood diarrhoea, this study investigated bacterial pathogens from human and non-human sources in an urban informal settlement.

    Authors: John Bosco Kalule, Anthony M. Smith, Mjikisile Vulindhlu, Nomsa P. Tau, Mark P. Nicol, Karen H. Keddy and Lourens Robberts

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:244

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  38. Cryptococcus neoformans, a basidiomycetous yeast, is a fungal pathogen that can colonize the lungs of humans causing pneumonia and fungal meningitis in severely immunocompromised individuals. Recent studies have ...

    Authors: Nadir Hani Dbouk, Madison Bailey Covington, Kenny Nguyen and Srikripa Chandrasekaran

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:243

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  39. Mycoplasma hyorhinis (Mhr) is the etiologic agent of lameness and polyserositis in swine. P37 is a membrane protein of Mhr that may be an important immunogen and is a potential target for diagnostic development. ...

    Authors: Hongzhen Zhu, Yanwu Wei, Liping Huang, Dan Liu, Yongxing Xie, Deli Xia, Haiqiao Bian, Li Feng and Changming Liu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:242

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  40. Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the most important opportunistic pathogens responsible for hospital acquired infections. It displays multi-drug resistance profile and has the ability to colonize surfaces and pe...

    Authors: Renatas Krasauskas, Jūratė Skerniškytė, Julija Armalytė and Edita Sužiedėlienė

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:241

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  41. Detection of ceftazidime/avibactam (CAZ/AVI) antibacterial activity is absolutely vital with the rapid growth of carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). But now, there is no available automated antimicrobi...

    Authors: Xianggui Yang, Dan Wang, Qin Zhou, Fang Nie, Hongfei Du, Xueli Pang, Yingzi Fan, Tingting Bai and Ying Xu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:240

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  42. The human small intestine plays a central role in the processes of digestion and nutrient absorption. However, characterizations of the human gut microbiome have largely relied on stool samples, and the associ...

    Authors: Gabriela Guimaraes Sousa Leite, Walter Morales, Stacy Weitsman, Shreya Celly, Gonzalo Parodi, Ruchi Mathur, Rashin Sedighi, Gillian M. Barlow, Ali Rezaie and Mark Pimentel

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:239

    Content type: Methodology article

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  43. Diet is a major determinant of bacterial community structure in termite guts, but evidence of its importance in the closely related cockroaches is conflicting. Here, we investigated the ecological drivers of t...

    Authors: Niclas Lampert, Aram Mikaelyan and Andreas Brune

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:238

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  44. To evaluate the antibiotic resistance patterns of uropathogens isolated from adult women with acute community-acquired (CA) uncomplicated cystitis.

    Authors: Jamaan Al-Zahrani, Khaled Al Dossari, Ahmed H. Gabr, Abul-fotouh Ahmed, Saad Abdulrahman Al Shahrani and Sameer Al-Ghamdi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:237

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  45. Human gut microbiota are important for human health and have been regarded as a “forgotten organ”, whose variation is closely linked with various factors, such as host genetics, diet, pathological conditions a...

    Authors: Congmin Xu, Huaiqiu Zhu and Peng Qiu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:236

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  46. Porcine enzootic pneumonia is a worldwide problem in swine production. The infected host demonstrates a respiratory disease whose etiologic agent is Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp). A total of 266 lung samples wit...

    Authors: Viviane Sisdelli Assao, Thalita Moreira Scatamburlo, Elaine Nery Araujo, Marcus Rebouças Santos, Carlos Eduardo Real Pereira, Roberto Maurício Carvalho Guedes, Gustavo Costa Bressan, Juliana Lopes Rangel Fietto, Yung-Fu Chang, Maria Aparecida Scatamburlo Moreira and Abelardo Silva-Júnior

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:234

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2019 19:258

  47. Streptomyces lividans is an appealing host for the production of proteins of biotechnological interest due to its relaxed exogenous DNA restriction system and its ability to secrete proteins directly to the mediu...

    Authors: Jósé R. Valverde, Sonia Gullón, Clara A. García-Herrero, Iván Campoy and Rafael P. Mellado

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:233

    Content type: Software

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  48. Co-translational processes in bacteria are attractive drug targets, but while some processes are essential, others are not. The essentiality of Peptide Deformylase (PDF, def) for vitality of mycobacteria was spec...

    Authors: Noga Naor, Omer Gadot, Michal Meir and Daniel Barkan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:232

    Content type: Research article

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