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Applied microbiology

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. As a kind of potential probiotic, Akkermansia muciniphila abundance in human body is directly causally related to obesity, diabetes, inflammation and abnormal metabolism. In this study, A. muciniphila dynamic cul...

    Authors: Zhitao Li, Guoao Hu, Li Zhu, Zhenglong Sun, Yun Jiang, Min-jie Gao and Xiaobei Zhan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:61

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  2. Escherichia coli K1 causes neonatal meningitis. Transcriptome studies are indispensable to comprehend the pathology and biology of these bacteria. Recently, we showed that nanoparticles loaded with Hesperidin are...

    Authors: Abdulkader Masri, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Zarul Hanifah Md Zoqratt, Qasim Ayub, Ayaz Anwar, Komal Rao, Muhammad Raza Shah and Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:51

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  3. This study illustrates for the first time the performance (sensitivity and selectivity) of the selective medium BCYEα +AB suggested by the new edition of ISO 11731 for legionella isolation and enumeration. We ...

    Authors: Savina Ditommaso, Monica Giacomuzzi, Gabriele Memoli, Jacopo Garlasco and Carla M. Zotti

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:48

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  4. Increase in the number of infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria in neutropenic cancer patients has prompted the search for novel therapeutic agents having dual anticancer and antimicrobial properties. Ba...

    Authors: Preeti Sharma, Sumanpreet Kaur, Bhupinder Singh Chadha, Raminderjit Kaur, Manpreet Kaur and Sukhraj Kaur

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:39

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  5. Paromomycin is a 2-deoxystreptamine aminocyclitol aminoglycoside antibiotic with broad spectrum activity against Gram-negative, Gram-positive bacteria and many protozoa. This study introduces a strategy for pa...

    Authors: Ghadir S. El-Housseiny, Asmaa A. Ibrahim, Mahmoud A. Yassien and Khaled M. Aboshanab

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:34

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  6. Several Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) schemes have been developed for Chlamydia trachomatis. Bom’s MLST scheme for MLST is based on nested PCR amplification and sequencing of five hypervariable genes and ompA

    Authors: Shlomo Pilo, Gal Zizelski Valenci, Mor Rubinstein, Lea Pichadze, Yael Scharf, Zeev Dveyrin, Efrat Rorman and Israel Nissan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:28

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  7. Since its discovery in 2007, the importance of the human gut bacterium Prevotella copri (P. copri) has been widely recognized with its links to diet and health status and potential as next generation probiotic. T...

    Authors: Phebe Verbrugghe, Olivier Van Aken, Frida Hållenius and Anne Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:23

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  8. Human noroviruses (HuNoVs) are a major cause of nonbacterial gastroenteritis in all age groups worldwide. HuNoVs can be detected in vitro using molecular assays such as RT-PCR and RT-qPCR. However, these molec...

    Authors: Meng Xu, Feifeng Lu, Chenang Lyu, Qingping Wu, Jumei Zhang, Peng Tian, Liang Xue, Ting Xu and Dapeng Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:22

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  9. An aquaponic system couples cultivation of plants and fish in the same aqueous medium. The system consists of interconnected compartments for fish rearing and plant production, as well as for water filtration,...

    Authors: Zala Schmautz, Carlos A. Espinal, Andrea M. Bohny, Fabio Rezzonico, Ranka Junge, Emmanuel Frossard and Theo H. M. Smits

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:12

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  10. Biofilms can form in many industries, one of them is the food industry. The formation of biofilms in this industry could cause immense economic losses and endanger public health. Biofilms formation is mainly t...

    Authors: Erika Mulya and Diana Elizabeth Waturangi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:1

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  11. Streptococcus pneumonia (pneumococcus) is a human bacterial pathogen causing a range of mild to severe infections. The complicated transcriptome patterns of pneumococci during the colonization to infection proces...

    Authors: Sadegh Azimzadeh Jamalkandi, Morteza Kouhsar, Jafar Salimian and Ali Ahmadi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:376

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  12. Environmental biofilms can induce attachment and protection of other microorganisms including pathogens, but can also prevent them from invasion and colonization. This opens the possibility for so-called bioco...

    Authors: Sharon Maes, Koen De Reu, Stephanie Van Weyenberg, Bram Lories, Marc Heyndrickx and Hans Steenackers

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:373

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  13. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is an important pathogen that causes chronic gastritis and peptic ulcer, and is related to the development of gastric carcinoma. Several chemicals, including antibiotics, have been...

    Authors: Mijung Lee, Jin-Young Chung, Ka Yeun Kim, Wooseok Im and Manho Kim

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:372

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  14. Bacterial cultures allow the identification of infectious disease pathogens. However, obtaining the results of conventional culture methods is time-consuming, taking at least two days. A more efficient alterna...

    Authors: Ni Tien, Bang-Jau You, Hsuan-Jen Lin, Chieh-Ying Chang, Che-Yi Chou, Hsiu-Shen Lin, Chiz-Tzung Chang, Charles C. N. Wang and Hung-Chih Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:365

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  15. 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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  16. 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

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  17. 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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  18. Bacillus cereus is a foodborne pathogen commonly found in nature and food and can cause food spoilage and health issues. Although the prevalence of B. cereus in foods has been reported worldwide, the extent of co...

    Authors: Chengcheng Liu, Pengfei Yu, Shubo Yu, Juan Wang, Hui Guo, Ying Zhang, Junhui Zhang, Xiyu Liao, Chun Li, Shi Wu, Qihui Gu, Haiyan Zeng, Youxiong Zhang, Xianhu Wei, Jumei Zhang, Qingping Wu…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:310

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  19. Olive production is the main agricultural activity in Tunisia. The diversity of fungi was explored in two different olive groves located in two distant geographical zones in Sfax (Tunisia) with different manag...

    Authors: Houda Gharsallah, Ines Ksentini, Sourour Naayma, Karama Hadj Taieb, Nour Abdelhedi, Christina Schuster, Mohamed Ali Triki, Mohieddine Ksantini and Andreas Leclerque

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:307

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  20. Root-knot nematode is one of the most significant diseases of vegetable crops in the world. Biological control with microbial antagonists has been emerged as a promising and eco-friendly treatment to control p...

    Authors: Haiyan Fan, Meiling Yao, Haiming Wang, Di Zhao, Xiaofeng Zhu, Yuanyuan Wang, Xiaoyu Liu, Yuxi Duan and Lijie Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:299

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  21. Asiatic Citrus Canker, caused by Xanthomonas citri pv. citri, severely impacts citrus production worldwide and hampers international trade. Considerable regulatory procedures have been implemented to prevent the ...

    Authors: Isabelle Robène, Véronique Maillot-Lebon, Aude Chabirand, Aurélie Moreau, Nathalie Becker, Amal Moumène, Adrien Rieux, Paola Campos, Lionel Gagnevin, Myriam Gaudeul, Claudia Baider, Fréderic Chiroleu and Olivier Pruvost

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:296

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  22. Methylxanthines, including caffeine, theobromine and theophylline, are natural and synthetic compounds in tea, which could be metabolized by certain kinds of bacteria and fungi. Previous studies confirmed that...

    Authors: Binxing Zhou, Cunqiang Ma, Chengqin Zheng, Tao Xia, Bingsong Ma and Xiaohui Liu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:269

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  23. Acetic acid has been used to clean and disinfect surfaces in the household for many decades. The antimicrobial efficacy of cleaning procedures can be considered particularly important for young, old, pregnant,...

    Authors: Marc-Kevin Zinn and Dirk Bockmühl

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:265

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  24. Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored glycoproteins have diverse intrinsic functions in yeasts, and they also have different uses in vitro. In this study, the functions of potential GPI proteins in Pichia p...

    Authors: Pan Wang, Ying Lin, Chengjuan Zou, Fengguang Zhao, Shuli Liang, Suiping Zheng and Shuangyan Han

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:262

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  25. Staphylococcus epidermidis is the leading coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) species associated with healthcare associated infections. In order to de-escalate antimicrobial therapy, isolates of S. epidermidi...

    Authors: Benjamin Aubry, Carole Lemarié, Rachel Chenouard, Marie Kempf, Matthieu Eveillard and Hélène Pailhoriès

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:240

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  26. Xylella fastidiosa is one of the most harmful bacterial plant pathogens worldwide, causing a variety of diseases, with huge economic impact to agriculture and environment. Although it has been extensively studied...

    Authors: Aina Baró, Esther Badosa, Laura Montesinos, Lidia Feliu, Marta Planas, Emilio Montesinos and Anna Bonaterra

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:229

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  27. The study aimed to evaluate the influence of the duration times of anaerobic phases on the bacterial biocenosis characterisation while denitrifying dephosphatation in the Integrated Fixed-Film Activated Sludge...

    Authors: Anna Gnida, Monika Żubrowska-Sudoł, Katarzyna Sytek-Szmeichel, Jolanta Podedworna, Joanna Surmacz-Górska and Dorota Marciocha

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:222

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  28. New therapeutics are urgently needed for infectious diseases, especially for the fungal infection like Fonsecaea monophora. Photodynamic therapy has been showing antimicrobial activity on some pathogens. The comb...

    Authors: Xiaowen Huang, Meinian Xu, Wen Pan, Menglei Wang, Xiaoyan Wu, Siqi Dai, Li Li and Kang Zeng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:196

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  29. Misuse of antibiotics in veterinary medicine has the potential to generate residues in animal derived products, which could contributing to the development of an important health risk either through the exposu...

    Authors: Eman Araby, Hanady G. Nada, Salwa A. Abou El-Nour and Ali Hammad

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:186

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  30. Although reports have provided evidence that diarrhea caused by Folium sennae can result in intestinal microbiota diversity disorder, the intestinal bacterial characteristic and specific mechanism are still unkno...

    Authors: Chenyang Zhang, Haoqing Shao, Dandan Li, Nenqun Xiao and Zhoujin Tan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:185

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  31. Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS) is the causative pathogen of puerperal sepsis in pregnant women and pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis in infants. Infection of GBS is responsible for the increased morbidity in pregn...

    Authors: Yi-Fan Zeng, Chu-Mao Chen, Xiao-Yan Li, Jun-Jiang Chen, Yan-Ge Wang, Shi Ouyang, Tian-Xing Ji, Yong Xia and Xu-Guang Guo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:179

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  32. The rapid identification of pathogenic bacteria is important for determining an appropriate antimicrobial therapy for pneumonia, but traditional bacterial culture is time-consuming and labourious. The aim of t...

    Authors: Xiuqing Ma, Yanqin Li, Yuan Liang, Yang Liu, Ling Yu, Chunsun Li, Qiqi Liu and Liangan Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:177

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  33. Incidences of heat stress due to the changing global climate can negatively affect the growth and yield of temperature-sensitive crops such as soybean variety, Pungsannamul. Increased temperatures decrease cro...

    Authors: Muhammad Aaqil Khan, Sajjad Asaf, Abdul Latif Khan, Rahmatullah Jan, Sang-Mo Kang, Kyung-Min Kim and In-Jung Lee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:175

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  34. The emergence and expansion of antibiotic resistance makes it necessary to have alternative anti-infective agents, among which silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) display especially interesting properties. AgNPs carr...

    Authors: Sara González-Fernández, Víctor Lozano-Iturbe, Beatriz García, Luis J. Andrés, Mª. Fe Menéndez, David Rodríguez, Fernando Vazquez, Carla Martín and Luis M. Quirós

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:172

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  35. Aliarcobacter faecis and Aliarcobacter lanthieri are recently identified as emerging human and animal pathogens. In this paper, we demonstrate the development and optimization of two direct DNA-based quantitative...

    Authors: Mary G. Miltenburg, Michel Cloutier, Emilia Craiovan, David R. Lapen, Graham Wilkes, Edward Topp and Izhar U. H. Khan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:164

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  36. There is an urgent need to discover biocontrol agents to control bacterial wilt. This study reports on a new lipopeptide-producing biocontrol strain FJAT-46737 and explores its lipopeptidic compounds, and this...

    Authors: Meichun Chen, Jieping Wang, Bo Liu, Yujing Zhu, Rongfeng Xiao, Wenjing Yang, Cibin Ge and Zheng Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:160

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  37. Repetitive-PCR (rep-PCR) using BOXA1R and BOXA2R as single primers was investigated for its potential to genotype bacteriophage. Previously, this technique has been primarily used for the discrimination of bac...

    Authors: Dragica Damnjanovic, Xabier Vázquez-Campos, Daniel L. Winter, Melissa Harvey and Wallace J. Bridge

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:154

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  38. Probiotics are effective to rectify the imbalanced gut microbiota in the diseased cohorts. Two Bifidobacterium strains (LI09 and LI10) were found to alleviate D-galactosamine-induced liver damage (LD) in rats in ...

    Authors: Hua Zha, Dai-Qiong Fang, Aimee van der Reis, Kevin Chang, Li-Ya Yang, Jiao-Jiao Xie, Ding Shi, Qiao-Mai Xu, Ya-Ting Li and Lan-Juan Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:144

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  39. Streptomycetes from the rhizospheric soils are a rich resource of novel secondary metabolites with various biological activities. However, there is still little information related to the isolation, antimicrob...

    Authors: Fei Peng, Meng-Yue Zhang, Shao-Yang Hou, Juan Chen, Ying-Ying Wu and Yi-Xuan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:143

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  40. In the last few decades, considerable attention has been paid to fungal endophytes as biocontrol agents, however little is known about their mode of action. This study aimed to investigate the toxic effects of...

    Authors: Mandeep Kaur, Pooja Chadha, Sanehdeep Kaur, Amarjeet Kaur and Rajvir Kaur

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:139

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  41. Extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing enterobacteria pose a major hazard to public health. Due to the possibility of genetic transfer, ESBL genes might spread to pathogenic enterobacterial strains....

    Authors: Eva-Maria Saliu, Jürgen Zentek and Wilfried Vahjen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:133

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  42. Many studies reported high prevalence of H. pylori infection among patients co-infected with intestinal parasites. Molecular approach for the DNA detection of those microbes in stool have been proposed. However t...

    Authors: Martina Leonardi, Giulia La Marca, Barbara Pajola, Francesca Perandin, Marco Ligozzi and Elena Pomari

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:131

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  43. Ralstonia eutropha (syn. Cupriavidus necator) is a model microorganism for studying metabolism of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) and a potential chassis for protein expression due to various advantages. Although cu...

    Authors: Muzi Hu, Bin Xiong, Zhongkang Li, Li Liu, Siwei Li, Chunzhi Zhang, Xueli Zhang and Changhao Bi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:121

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  44. The mammalian intestinal tract harbors diverse and dynamic microbial communities that play pivotal roles in host health, metabolism, immunity, and development. Average daily gain (ADG) is an important growth t...

    Authors: Shaoming Fang, Xuan Chen, Jiahua Pan, Qiaohui Chen, Liwen Zhou, Chongchong Wang, Tianfang Xiao and Qian Fu Gan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:116

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  45. Bacterial biofilms are surface-adherent microbial communities in which individual cells are surrounded by a self-produced extracellular matrix of polysaccharides, extracellular DNA (eDNA) and proteins. Interac...

    Authors: Na Peng, Peng Cai, Monika Mortimer, Yichao Wu, Chunhui Gao and Qiaoyun Huang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:115

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