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Applied microbiology

Section edited by 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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL, EC 4.3.1.24) is the first key enzyme in the phenylpropanoid pathway. The pal gene has been widely studied in plants and participates in plant growth, development and defense syst...

    Authors: Ludan Hou, Lining Wang, Xiangli Wu, Wei Gao, Jinxia Zhang and Chenyang Huang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:231

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  14. The gut bacteria of tephritid fruit flies play prominent roles in nutrition, reproduction, maintenance and ecological adaptations of the host. Here, we adopted an approach based on direct observation of symbio...

    Authors: Mazarin Akami, Xue-Ming Ren, Xuewei Qi, Abdelaziz Mansour, Bingli Gao, Shuai Cao and Chang-Ying Niu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:229

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  15. Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Dublin (S. Dublin), a cattle adapted serovar causes enteritis, and systemic disease in bovines. The invasive index of this serovar far exceeds that of the other serovar...

    Authors: Narayan Paudyal, Hang Pan, Mohammed Elbediwi, Xiao Zhou, Xianqi Peng, Xiaoliang Li, Weihuan Fang and Min Yue

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:226

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  16. Liberibacter crescens is the closest cultured relative of four important uncultured crop pathogens. Candidatus. L. asiaticus, L. americanus, L. africanus cause citrus greening disease, while Ca. L. solanacearum c...

    Authors: Maritsa Cruz-Munoz, Alam Munoz-Beristain, Joseph R. Petrone, Matthew A. Robinson and Eric W. Triplett

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:222

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  17. This study is based on data collected to investigate the relation of peri-parturient events (colostrum quality, passive transfer of immunity, calving difficulty) on calf health and antimicrobial use. A compone...

    Authors: Josephine A. Afema, Margaret A. Davis and William M. Sischo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:217

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  18. Cattle have been identified as a major reservoir of E. coli O157:H7 for human infection; the ecology of the organism in sheep and goats is less understood. This study was carried out to determine prevalence, sour...

    Authors: Solomon Abreham, Akafete Teklu, Eric Cox and Tesfaye Sisay Tessema

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:215

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  19. Tree shrew is a novel laboratory animal with specific characters for human disease researches in recent years. However, little is known about its characteristics of gut microbial community and intestinal comme...

    Authors: Wenpeng Gu, Pinfen Tong, Chenxiu Liu, Wenguang Wang, Caixia Lu, Yuanyuan Han, Xiaomei Sun, De Xuan Kuang, Na Li and Jiejie Dai

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:203

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  20. Comparative knowledge of microbiomes and resistomes across environmental interfaces between animal production systems and urban settings is lacking. In this study, we executed a comparative analysis of the mic...

    Authors: Rahat Zaheer, Steven M. Lakin, Rodrigo Ortega Polo, Shaun R. Cook, Francis J. Larney, Paul S. Morley, Calvin W. Booker, Sherry J. Hannon, Gary Van Domselaar, Ron R. Read and Tim A. McAllister

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:197

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  21. Despite the importance of the B. cereus group as major foodborne pathogens that may cause diarrheal and/or emetic syndrome(s), no study in Tunisia has been conducted in order to characterize the pathogenic potent...

    Authors: Maroua Gdoura-Ben Amor, Sophie Jan, Florence Baron, Noël Grosset, Antoine Culot, Radhouane Gdoura, Michel Gautier and Clarisse Techer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:196

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  22. Over a one year period, swabs of 820 beef carcasses were tested for the presence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli by performing Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) in a novel technology termed “cassette PCR”...

    Authors: Dammika P. Manage, Jana Lauzon, Christina M. Jones, Patrick J. Ward, Linda M. Pilarski, Patrick M. Pilarski and Lynn M. McMullen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:175

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  23. Microbiome composition is frequently studied by the amplification and high-throughput sequencing of specific molecular markers (metabarcoding). Various hypervariable regions of the 16S rRNA gene are classicall...

    Authors: Jean-Claude Ogier, Sylvie Pagès, Maxime Galan, Matthieu Barret and Sophie Gaudriault

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:171

    Content type: Methodology article

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  24. Probiotics play an important role in the human and animal defense against liver damage. However, the protective mechanism of Lactobacillus plantarum C88 on chronic liver injury induced by mycotoxin remains unclea...

    Authors: Li Huang, Zijian Zhao, Cuicui Duan, Chao Wang, Yujuan Zhao, Ge Yang, Lei Gao, Chunhua Niu, Jingbo Xu and Shengyu Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:170

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  25. Over-the-counter intra-vaginal lactic-acid containing douches are marketed as vaginal hygiene products that support optimal vaginal pH balance. We report the effect of a commercially available douche (Etos®) o...

    Authors: C. van der Veer, S. M. Bruisten, R. van Houdt, A. A. Matser, G. Tachedjian, J. H. H. M. van de Wijgert, H. J. C. de Vries and J. J. van der Helm

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:168

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  26. Fusarium wilt of banana (Musa spp.) caused by the fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) is a typical soilborne disease, that severely devastates the banana industry worldwide, and soil microbial...

    Authors: Dengbo Zhou, Tao Jing, Yufeng Chen, Fei Wang, Dengfeng Qi, Renjun Feng, Jianghui Xie and Huaping Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:161

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  27. Flavobacterium columnare is the causative agent of columnaris disease that affects cultured freshwater fishes worldwide. F. columnare easily colonizes surfaces by forming biofilm, which helps the pathogen resist ...

    Authors: Wenlong Cai, Leonardo De La Fuente and Covadonga R. Arias

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:151

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  28. Fecal samples are currently the most commonly studied proxy for gut microbiota. The gold standard of sample handling and storage for microbiota analysis is maintaining the cold chain during sample transfer and...

    Authors: Shirin Moossavi, Phillip A. Engen, Reza Ghanbari, Stefan J. Green, Ankur Naqib, Faraz Bishehsari, Shahin Merat, Hossein Poustchi, Ali Keshavarzian and Reza Malekzadeh

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:145

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  29. A major obstacle to industrial-scale astaxanthin production by the yeast Phaffia rhodozyma is the strong inhibitory effect of high glucose concentration on astaxanthin synthesis. We investigated, for the first ti...

    Authors: Lili Miao, Shuang Chi, Mengru Wu, Zhipei Liu and Ying Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:133

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  30. There are numerous advantages offered by street vended foods, but evidence exists that foods exposed for sale on the road side may be contaminated by pathogenic microorganisms. However, information on the bact...

    Authors: Azanaw Amare, Tifito Worku, Birukitait Ashagirie, Marie Adugna, Alem Getaneh and Mulat Dagnew

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:120

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  31. Ready-to-eat (RTE) vegetables have become increasingly popular along with the trend of moving towards a healthy lifestyle. However, RTE vegetables are at a higher risk of containing pathogens, maybe owing to l...

    Authors: Moutong Chen, Yuetao Chen, Qingping Wu, Jumei Zhang, Jianheng Cheng, Fan Li, Haiyan Zeng, Tao Lei, Rui Pang, Qinghua Ye, Jianling Bai, Juan Wang, Xianhu Wei, Youxiong Zhang and Yu Ding

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:119

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  32. The introduction of MALDI-TOF MS in the clinical microbiology laboratory has modified the approaches for the identification of fungi. Thanks to this tool, it is possible to identify cryptic species, which poss...

    Authors: Andrés Ceballos-Garzón, Gloria Cortes, Florent Morio, Edna L. Zamora-Cruz, Melva Y. Linares, Beatriz E. Ariza, Sandra L. Valderrama, Javier R. Garzón, Carlos A. Alvarez-Moreno, Patrice Le Pape and Claudia M. Parra-Giraldo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:106

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  33. Over the past few decades, most attention to Chinese Cordyceps-associated endogenous microorganism was focused on the fungal community that creates critical bioactive components. Bacterial community associated...

    Authors: Fei Xia, Xin Zhou, Yan Liu, Yuling Li, Xiaohui Bai and Xuanwei Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:105

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  34. The newly created associations of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from Armenian dairy products (yoghurt, sour cream and different varieties of cheese), as well as from the gastrointestinal tract of honeybe...

    Authors: Lusine Matevosyan, Inga Bazukyan and Armen Trchounian

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:102

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  35. Fast molecular detection methods benefit from ready-to-run lab-on-a-chip molecular assays with minimum preparation time. Detection efficiency of such methods can improve if multiple targets are detected simult...

    Authors: Dammika P. Manage, Jana Lauzon, Lynn M. McMullen and Linda M. Pilarski

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:93

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  36. Nattokinase (NK), which is a member of the subtilisin family, is a potent fibrinolytic enzyme that might be useful for thrombosis therapy. Extensive work has been done to improve its production for the food in...

    Authors: Zhongmei Liu, Wenhui Zheng, Chunlei Ge, Wenjing Cui, Li Zhou and Zhemin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:89

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  37. The hydrophobic nature of hydrocarbons make them less bioavailable to microbes, generally leading to low efficiency in biodegradation. Current bioremediation strategies for hydrocarbon contamination, uses indu...

    Authors: Madushika Perera, Dilrukshi Wijayarathna, Sulochana Wijesundera, Manoj Chinthaka, Gamini Seneviratne and Sharmila Jayasena

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:84

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  38. The utilization of plant growth-promoting microbes is an environment friendly strategy to counteract stressful condition and encourage plants tolerance. In this regards, the current study was designed to isola...

    Authors: Sang-Mo Kang, Raheem Shahzad, Saqib Bilal, Abdul Latif Khan, Yeon-Gyeong Park, Ko-Eun Lee, Sajjad Asaf, Muhammad Aaqil Khan and In-Jung Lee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:80

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  39. Water quality in the drinking water system (DWS) plays an important role in the general health and performance of broiler chickens. Conditions in the DWS of broilers are ideal for microbial biofilm formation. ...

    Authors: Sharon Maes, Thijs Vackier, Son Nguyen Huu, Marc Heyndrickx, Hans Steenackers, Imca Sampers, Katleen Raes, Alex Verplaetse and Koen De Reu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:77

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  40. Subunits of ribosomal RNA genes (rDNAs) characterized by PCR-based protocols have been the proxy for studies in microbial taxonomy, phylogenetics, evolution and ecology. However, relevant factors have shown to...

    Authors: Hellen Ribeiro Martins dos Santos, Caio Suzart Argolo, Ronaldo Costa Argôlo-Filho and Leandro Lopes Loguercio

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:74

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  41. Skin infections, particularly caused by drug-resistant pathogens, represent a clinical challenge due to being a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality. The objectives of this study were to examine if low co...

    Authors: Vitalij Novickij, Eglė Lastauskienė, Gediminas Staigvila, Irutė Girkontaitė, Auksė Zinkevičienė, Jurgita Švedienė, Algimantas Paškevičius, Svetlana Markovskaja and Jurij Novickij

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:73

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  42. Acinetobacter baumannii is an opportunistic pathogen that causes serious nosocomial infection in intensive care units. In particular, carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii (CRAB) strains have been increasing in the p...

    Authors: Jongsoo Jeon, Jong-Hwan Park and Dongeun Yong

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:70

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  43. Quantification of viable microorganisms is an important step in microbiological research as well as in microbial product formulation to develop biological control products or probiotics. Often, the efficiency ...

    Authors: Johanna Nykyri, Anke M. Herrmann and Sebastian Håkansson

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:65

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  44. Bacteriocins produced by lactic acid bacteria (LAB) can be considered as viable alternatives for food safety and quality, once these peptides present antimicrobial activity against foodborne pathogens and spoi...

    Authors: Nathália Parma Augusto Castilho, Monique Colombo, Leandro Licursi de Oliveira, Svetoslav Dimitrov Todorov and Luís Augusto Nero

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:63

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  45. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa are becoming difficult to treat with antibiotics whereas Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides (CAMPs) represent promising alte...

    Authors: Regina Geitani, Carole Ayoub Moubareck, Lhousseine Touqui and Dolla Karam Sarkis

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:54

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  46. Colonization by livestock-associated MRSA (LA-MRSA) has increasingly been reported in the swine population worldwide. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of MRSA nasal carriage in healthy pigs, ...

    Authors: Mattia Pirolo, Angela Gioffrè, Daniela Visaggio, Monica Gherardi, Grazia Pavia, Pasquale Samele, Lucia Ciambrone, Rossella Di Natale, Giovanna Spatari, Francesco Casalinuovo and Paolo Visca

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:51

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  47. Drought and its resulting oxidative damage are the major yield limiting factors for crops in arid and semi-arid regions. Recent studies have found that endophytic fungi coexisting in plants can alleviate bioti...

    Authors: Wanggege Qin, Chengxiong Liu, Wei Jiang, Yanhong Xue, Guangxi Wang and Shiping Liu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:50

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