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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. Content type: Research article

    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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  2. 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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  3. Content type: Research

    Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) operating with complex microbial communities have been extensively reported in the past, and are commonly used in applications such as wastewater treatment, bioremediation or in-sit...

    Authors: Naroa Uria, Isabel Ferrera and Jordi Mas

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:208

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Famous Chinese strong-flavored liquor (CSFL) is brewed by microbial consortia in a special fermentation pit (FT). However, the fermentation process was not fully understood owing to the complicate community st...

    Authors: Yanyan Zhang, Xiaoyu Zhu, Xiangzhen Li, Yong Tao, Jia Jia and Xiaohong He

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:196

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Improved methods with better separation and concentration ability for detection of foodborne pathogens are in constant need. The aim of this study was to evaluate microplate immunocapture (IC) method for detec...

    Authors: Md. Fakruddin, Md. Nur Hossain and Monzur Morshed Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:189

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Quantitative culture is the most common method to determine the fungal burden and sterility of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) among persons with cryptococcal meningitis. A major drawback of cultures is a long turna...

    Authors: Richard Kwizera, Andrew Akampurira, Tadeo K. Kandole, Kirsten Nielsen, Andrew Kambugu, David B. Meya, David R. Boulware and Joshua Rhein

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:182

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Kozakia baliensis NBRC 16680 secretes a gum-cluster derived heteropolysaccharide and forms a surface pellicle composed of polysaccharides during static cultivation. Furthermore, this s...

    Authors: Julia U. Brandt, Friederike-Leonie Born, Frank Jakob and Rudi F. Vogel

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:172

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The upper half of the human small intestine, known as the jejunum, is the primary site for absorption of nutrient-derived carbohydrates, amino acids, small peptides, and vitamins. In contrast to the colon, whi...

    Authors: Olof H. Sundin, Antonio Mendoza-Ladd, Mingtao Zeng, Diana Diaz-Arévalo, Elisa Morales, B. Matthew Fagan, Javier Ordoñez, Philip Velez, Nishaal Antony and Richard W. McCallum

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:160

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Many plants have been used in traditional medicine for their antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antiviral, antidiarrhoeal, analgesic, antimalarial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities.

    Authors: Amalia Di Petrillo, Antonella Fais, Francesca Pintus, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Ana M. González-Paramás, Vincenzo Piras, Germano Orrù, Antonello Mameli, Enzo Tramontano and Aldo Frau

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:159

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The flame-oxidized stainless steel anode (FO-SSA) is a newly developed electrode that enhances microbial fuel cell (MFC) power generation; however, substrate preference and community structure of the biofilm d...

    Authors: Nweze Julius Eyiuche, Shiho Asakawa, Takahiro Yamashita, Atsuo Ikeguchi, Yutaka Kitamura and Hiroshi Yokoyama

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:145

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The present work aims to investigate the antioxidant and antimicrobial activities as well as the potential of DCS1 lipopeptides produced by Bacillus methylotrophicus DCS1 strain at inhibition and disruption of bi...

    Authors: Nawel Jemil, Hanen Ben Ayed, Angeles Manresa, Moncef Nasri and Noomen Hmidet

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:144

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The demand for sustainable agricultural practices and the limited progress toward newer and safer chemicals for use in pest control maintain the impetus for research and identification of new natural molecules...

    Authors: Ana Flávia Canovas Martinez, Luís Gustavo de Almeida, Luiz Alberto Beraldo Moraes and Fernando Luís Cônsoli

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:143

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Staphylococcus aureus is one of the leading causes of gastroenteritis acquired from contaminated foods such as milk and milk products. However, such information is limited in Ethiopia....

    Authors: Yodit Ayele, Fanta Desissa Gutema, Bedaso Mamo Edao, Robel Girma, Takele Beyene Tufa, Tariku Jibat Beyene, Fanos Tadesse, Mesula Geloye and Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:141

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:137

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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-...

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

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:134

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:121

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:117

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Lysinibacillus sphaericus has been widely used in integrated mosquito control program and it is one of the minority bacterial species unable to metabolize carbohydrates. In considerati...

    Authors: Pan Fu, Yong Ge, Yiming Wu, Ni Zhao, Zhiming Yuan and Xiaomin Hu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:116

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:113

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:112

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