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  1. Content type: Research article

    Blastocystis sp. is a unicellular eukaryote that is commonly found in the human intestine. Its ability to cause disease is debated and a subject for ongoing research. In this study, fa...

    Authors: Joakim Forsell, Johan Bengtsson-Palme, Martin Angelin, Anders Johansson, Birgitta Evengård and Margareta Granlund

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:231

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    Water evaporation in solar salterns creates salinity gradients that promote the adaptation of microbial species to different salinities. This competitive habitat challenges the metabolic capabilities of microo...

    Authors: Natalia Conde-Martínez, Alejandro Acosta-González, Luis E. Díaz and Edisson Tello

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:230

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The 6S RNA is a global transcriptional riboregulator, which is exceptionally widespread among most bacterial phyla. While its role is well-characterized in some heterotrophic bacteria, we subjected a cyanobact...

    Authors: Beate Heilmann, Kaisa Hakkila, Jens Georg, Taina Tyystjärvi, Wolfgang R. Hess, Ilka M. Axmann and Dennis Dienst

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:229

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Ustilago esculenta, a pathogenic basidiomycete fungus, infects Zizania latifolia to form edible galls named Jiaobai in China. The distinct growth conditions of U. esculenta induced Z. ...

    Authors: Yafen Zhang, Qianchao Cao, Peng Hu, Haifeng Cui, Xiaoping Yu and Zihong Ye

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:228

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that is recognized as a major cause of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers, and gastric cancer. Comparable to...

    Authors: Kristy Leker, Ivonne Lozano-Pope, Keya Bandyopadhyay, Biswa P. Choudhury and Marygorret Obonyo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:226

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Mycobacteriophages are viruses that infect Mycobacterium hosts. A large collection of phages known to infect the same bacterial host strain – Mycobacterium smegmatis mc2155 – exhibit substantial diversity and cha...

    Authors: Rebekah M. Dedrick, Travis N. Mavrich, Wei L. Ng and Graham F. Hatfull

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:225

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Although plants produce many secondary metabolites, currently none of these are commercial antibiotics. Insects feeding on specific plants can harbour bacterial strains resistant to known antibiotics suggestin...

    Authors: Katarzyna Ignasiak and Anthony Maxwell

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:223

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  8. Content type: Methodology Article

    Many of the bacterial genomic studies exploring evolution processes of the host adaptation focus on the accessory genome describing how the gains and losses of genes can explain the colonization of new habitat...

    Authors: Arnaud Felten, Meryl Vila Nova, Kevin Durimel, Laurent Guillier, Michel-Yves Mistou and Nicolas Radomski

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:222

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Crotalaria aegyptiaca, a low shrub is commonly observed in the sandy soils of wadis desert and is found throughout all regions in Oman. A survey for phytoplasma diseases was conducted....

    Authors: Ali Al-Subhi, Saskia A. Hogenhout, Rashid A. Al-Yahyai and Abdullah M. Al-Sadi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:221

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Multi-drug resistant bacteria are a phenomenon which is on the increase around the world, particularly with the emergence of colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and vancomycin-resistant enterococci strains. The...

    Authors: Lucie Bardet, Stéphanie Le Page, Thongpan Leangapichart and Jean-Marc Rolain

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:220

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The bacterial spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi is the causative agent of the most commonly reported arthropod-borne illness in the United States, Lyme disease. A family of proteins containing von Willebrand Factor...

    Authors: Christina M. Brock, Manuel Bañó-Polo, Maria J. Garcia-Murria, Ismael Mingarro and Maria Esteve-Gasent

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:219

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Vibrio anguillarum is an extracellular bacterial pathogen that is a causative agent of vibriosis in finfish and crustaceans with mortality rates ranging from 30% to 100%. Mutations in ...

    Authors: Xiangyu Mou, Edward J. Spinard, Shelby L. Hillman and David R. Nelson

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:217

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  13. Content type: Research article

    During infection, inflammation is partially driven by the release of mediators which facilitate intercellular communication. Amongst these mediators are small membrane vesicles (MVs) that can be released by bo...

    Authors: Charlotte Volgers, Birke J. Benedikter, Gert E. Grauls, Paul H. M. Savelkoul and Frank R. M. Stassen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:216

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  14. Content type: Methodology Article

    Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7, are responsible for numerous foodborne outbreaks annually worldwide. E. coli O157:H7, as well as pathogenic non-O157:H7 STECs, can cause l...

    Authors: Baoguang Li, Huanli Liu and Weimin Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:215

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The genes of the non-phosphorylative L-rhamnose catabolic pathway have been identified for several yeast species. In Schefferomyces stipitis, all L-rhamnose pathway genes are organized in a cluster, which is cons...

    Authors: Claire Khosravi, Roland Sándor Kun, Jaap Visser, María Victoria Aguilar-Pontes, Ronald P. de Vries and Evy Battaglia

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:214

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The genomic diversity of different species within the genus Lactococcus and the relationships between genomic differentiation and environmental factors remain unclear. In this study, type isolates of ten Lactococ...

    Authors: Jie Yu, Yuqin Song, Yan Ren, Yanting Qing, Wenjun Liu and Zhihong Sun

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:213

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) remains the main causative viral pathogen of porcine circovirus-associated diseases (PCVAD) of great economic importance in pig industry globally. This...

    Authors: Kayode Olayinka Afolabi, Benson Chuks Iweriebor, Larry Chikwelu Obi and Anthony Ifeanyi Okoh

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:212

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Microbial degradation of phenoxy acid (PA) herbicides in agricultural soils is important to minimize herbicide leaching to groundwater reservoirs. Degradation may, however, be hampered by exposure of the degra...

    Authors: Nanna Bygvraa Svenningsen, Mette Damgaard, Maria Rasmussen, Danilo Pérez-Pantoja, Ole Nybroe and Mette Haubjerg Nicolaisen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:211

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus (S. gallolyticus) is the causative pathogen in up to 20% of streptococcal-induced infective endocarditis (IE) cases. However, the underly...

    Authors: Imke Grimm, Melanie Weinstock, Ingvild Birschmann, Jens Dreier, Cornelius Knabbe and Tanja Vollmer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:210

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Rice (Oryza sativa L. ssp. indica) seeds as plant microbiome present both an opportunity and a challenge to colonizing bacterial community living in close association with plants. Nevertheless, the roles and acti...

    Authors: Denver I. Walitang, Kiyoon Kim, Munusamy Madhaiyan, Young Kee Kim, Yeongyeong Kang and Tongmin Sa

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:209

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