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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. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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  3. Content type: Research article

    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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  4. Content type: Research article

    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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  5. Content type: Research article

    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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  6. Content type: Research article

    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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  7. Content type: Research article

    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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  8. Content type: Research article

    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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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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  10. Content type: Research article

    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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  11. Content type: Research article

    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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. Content type: Research article

    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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  14. Content type: Research article

    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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  15. Content type: Methodology article

    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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  16. Content type: Research article

    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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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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  19. Content type: Research article

    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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  20. Content type: Research article

    The increased rate of resistance among two highly concerned pathogens i.e. methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) necessitates the discovery of novel anti-M...

    Authors: Manish Sharma and Rajesh Kumari Manhas

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:44

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The group of the so-called obligate hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria (OHCB) are marine microorganisms affiliated with the genera Alcanivorax, Cycloclasticus, Oleiphilus and Thalassolituus. This small group plays a ma...

    Authors: Samir S. Radwan, Majida M. Khanafer and Husain A. Al-Awadhi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:41

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  22. Content type: Research article

    As an environmental pollutant, 4-hydroxyphenylacetate (4-HPA) was a product of softwood lignin decomposition and was found in industrial effluents from olive oil production. Sulfobacillus acidophilus TPY was a mo...

    Authors: Wenbin Guo, Wengen Zhou, Hongbo Zhou and Xinhua Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:40

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Lactobacillus spp. predominantly shows its presence as a normal mucosal flora of the mouth and intestine. Therefore, the objective of our research is to investigate the in-vitro conditions for the prospective of ...

    Authors: Surekha K. Satpute, Nishigandha S. Mone, Parijat Das, Ibrahim M. Banat and Arun G. Banpurkar

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:39

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  24. Content type: Research article

    This study provides biochemical and molecular genetic characteristics of P. multocida isolated from dead saigas in 1988, 2010–2015 on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

    Authors: Mukhit Orynbayev, Kulyaisan Sultankulova, Abylay Sansyzbay, Rashida Rystayeva, Kamshat Shorayeva, Aidar Namet, Sasan Fereidouni, Gulnaz Ilgekbayeva, Kainar Barakbayev, Syrym Kopeyev and Richard Kock

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:37

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  25. Content type: Methodology article

    A major facilitator superfamily transporter Dehp2 was recently shown to be playing an important role in transport and biodegradation of haloacids in Paraburkholderia caribensis MBA4, and Dehp2 is phylogenetically...

    Authors: Xianbin Su, Yi Shi, Ruihong Li, Zhao-Ning Lu, Xin Zou, Jiao-Xiang Wu and Ze-Guang Han

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:36

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Essential Oils (EO) are complex mixtures of plant secondary metabolites that have been proposed as promising feed additives for mitigating methane and ammonia emissions. We have previously demonstrated that Es...

    Authors: Zhaomin Lei, Ke Zhang, Chao Li, Ting Jiao, Jianping Wu, Yubing Wei, Kechuan Tian, Chong Li, Defu Tang, Delmer I. Davis, David P. Casper, Hui Jiang, Xiaolong Wang and Jianfu Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:30

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Acinetobacter baumannii is an opportunistic pathogen causing various nosocomial infections. The spread of multidrug-resistant A. baumannii is a major public health problem. The aim of this study was to investigat...

    Authors: Tania Nawfal Dagher, Charbel Al-Bayssari, Selma Chabou, Nadine Antar, Seydina M. Diene, Eid Azar and Jean-Marc Rolain

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:29

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  28. Content type: Research

    Lawsonia intracellularis is an obligate intracellular bacterium which cannot be cultured by conventional bacteriological methods. Furthermore, L. intracellularis needs enriched medium and a unique atmosphere for ...

    Authors: Suphot Wattanaphansak, Carlos Eduardo Real Pereira, Wenika Kaenson, Pornchalit Assavacheep, Rachod Tantilertcharoen, Talita Pilar Resende, Javier Alberto Barrera-Zarate, Juliana Saes Vilaça de Oliveira-Lee, Ulrich Klein, Connie Jane Gebhart and Roberto Maurício Carvalho Guedes

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:27

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The present study involves diversity and bioactivity of the endophytic fungal community from Catharanthus roseus inhabiting the coastal region. This study has been conducted hypothesizing that the microbial commu...

    Authors: Geethanjali Dhayanithy, Kamalraj Subban and Jayabaskaran Chelliah

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:22

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Response surface methodology (RSM) employing Box-Behnken design was used to optimize the environmental factors for the production of paromomycin, a 2 deoxystreptamine aminocyclitol aminoglycoside antibiotic, (...

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

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:18

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial helper-compounds may reverse antimicrobial resistance. Sertraline, a antidepressant drug, has been suggested as a tetracycline helper-compound. Tetracycline is the preferred antimicrobial for tre...

    Authors: Sofie Kromann, Anna Hvidtfeldt, Mette Boye, Dorte Bratbo Sørensen, Steffen Jørgensen, Jens Peter Nielsen and Rikke Heidemann Olsen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:12

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Arcobacter faecis and A. lanthieri are two newly classified species of genus Arcobacter. The prevalence and distribution of virulence, antibiotic resistance and toxin (VAT) genes in these species are required to ...

    Authors: Matthew Zambri, Michel Cloutier, Zaky Adam, David R. Lapen, Graham Wilkes, Mark Sunohara, Edward Topp, Guylaine Talbot and Izhar U. H. Khan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:11

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  33. Content type: Research article

    As an important component of the causative agent of respiratory tract infections, enteric and eye infections, Human mastadenoviruses (HAdVs) species B spread easily in the crowd. In this study, we developed a ...

    Authors: Tao Wu, Haizhen Wu, Kangchen Zhao, Chaoyou Hu, Yiyue Ge, Xiaojuan Zhu, Xingchen Zhang, Minghao Zhou, Fengcai Zhu and Lunbiao Cui

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:8

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is a common vaginitis caused by Candida species,a frequently recurring condition. Fungal azole-resistant strains with azole-resistance have developed for long and wide explosion to ...

    Authors: Hong Liao, Shanling Liu, He Wang, Hang Su and Zhenjun Liu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:7

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  35. Content type: Research article

    There is an urgent need to develop potent antimicrobials for the treatment of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. Paenipeptin C′ (C8-Pat) is a novel linear lipopeptide recently disco...

    Authors: Sun Hee Moon and En Huang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:6

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Bacillus velezensis is an endospore-forming, free-living soil bacterium with potential as a biopesticide against a broad spectrum of microbial pathogens of plants. Its potential for commercial development is enha...

    Authors: Elliot Nicholas Grady, Jacqueline MacDonald, Margaret T. Ho, Brian Weselowski, Tim McDowell, Ori Solomon, Justin Renaud and Ze-Chun Yuan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:5

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  37. Content type: Research article

    To combat salinity, plants need easily accessible, safe and sustainable mechanisms for optimum growth. Recently, endophytes proved to be the promising candidates that helped the host plant to thrive under stre...

    Authors: Farzana Gul Jan, Muhammad Hamayun, Anwar Hussain, Gul Jan, Amjad Iqbal, Aman Khan and In-Jung Lee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:3

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Here we investigated the influence of different stabilization and storage strategies on the quality and composition of the fecal microbial community. Namely, same-day isolated murine DNA was compared to sample...

    Authors: Samir V. Jenkins, Kieng B. Vang, Allen Gies, Robert J. Griffin, Se-Ran Jun, Intawat Nookaew and Ruud P. M. Dings

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:227

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The microflora composition of the oral cavity affects oral health. Some strains of commensal bacteria confer probiotic benefits to the host. Lactobacillus is one of the main probiotic genera that has been used to...

    Authors: Fang Fang, Jie Xu, Qiaoyu Li, Xiaoxuan Xia and Guocheng Du

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:221

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to characterize the genomes of 30 Listeria monocytogenes isolates collected at a pig slaughterhouse to determine the molecular basis for their persistence.

    Authors: Tamazight Cherifi, Catherine Carrillo, Dominic Lambert, Ilhem Miniaï, Sylvain Quessy, Guillaume Larivière-Gauthier, Burton Blais and Philippe Fravalo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:220

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Consumers are increasingly demanding for natural and beneficial foods, in order to improve their health and well-being. Probiotics play an important role in such demand, and dairy foods are commonly used as ve...

    Authors: Monique Colombo, Nathália P. A. Castilho, Svetoslav D. Todorov and Luís Augusto Nero

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:219

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  42. Content type: Methodology article

    DNA metabarcoding, commonly used in exploratory microbial ecology studies, is a promising method for the simultaneous in planta-detection of multiple pathogens associated with disease complexes, such as the grape...

    Authors: Abraham Morales-Cruz, Rosa Figueroa-Balderas, Jadran F. García, Eric Tran, Philippe E. Rolshausen, Kendra Baumgartner and Dario Cantu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:214

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Mannheimia haemolytica has been recognized as the principal cause of pneumonic pasteurellosis in sheep and goats. It is one of the important diseases of small ruminants in Ethiopia. While annual vaccination using...

    Authors: Abinet Legesse, Takele Abayneh, Gezahegne Mamo, Esayas Gelaye, Liyuwork Tesfaw, Martha Yami and Alebachew Belay

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:205

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Alpha-amylases hydrolyze 1,4 α-glycosidic bonds of starch and produce malto-oligosaccharides. It is an important enzyme generally applied in textile, food and brewing industries. Enhancement in thermal stabili...

    Authors: Bushra Aleem, Muhammad Hamid Rashid, Neelam Zeb, Anam Saqib, Ayesha Ihsan, Mazhar Iqbal and Hazrat Ali

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:200

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  45. Content type: Methodology article

    The field of diagnostics continues to advance rapidly with a variety of novel approaches, mainly dependent upon high technology platforms. Nonetheless much diagnosis, particularly in developing countries, stil...

    Authors: Balkis A. Talip, William J. Snelling, Roy D. Sleator, Colm Lowery and James S. G. Dooley

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:196

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The emergence of serious issues of multidrug resistance in the past few years have enforced the use of bacteriocins for combating infections. Threat posed to public health by various multidrug resistant (MDR) ...

    Authors: Asma Ansari, Rashida Rahmat Zohra, Omer Mukhtar Tarar, Shah Ali Ul Qader and Afsheen Aman

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:192

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  47. Content type: Methodology article

    Several fungi-specific primers target the 18S rRNA gene sequence, one of the prominent markers for fungal classification. The design of most primers goes back to the last decades. Since then, the number of seq...

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

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:190

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  48. Content type: Research article

    The microbiome of cheese is diverse, even within a variety. The metagenomics of cheese is dependent on a vast array of biotic and abiotic factors. Biotic factors include the population of microbiota and their ...

    Authors: Joelle K. Salazar, Christina K. Carstens, Padmini Ramachandran, Arlette G. Shazer, Sartaj S. Narula, Elizabeth Reed, Andrea Ottesen and Kristin M. Schill

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:189

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