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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

    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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Content type: Research article

    Vibrio parahaemolyticus is as an important food-borne pathogen circulating in China. Since 1996, the core serotype has become O3:K6, which has specific genetic markers. This serotype causes the majority of outbre...

    Authors: Ping Li, Wenwen Xin, Susu Xia, Yun Luo, Zhongwen Chen, Dazhi Jin, Shan Gao, Hao Yang, Bin Ji, Henghui Wang, Yong Yan, Lin Kang and Jinglin Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:185

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  29. Content type: Methodology article

    Biofilms are formed by a complex bacterial community encapsulated by a polymeric matrix, with strong adherent properties and persistent phenotype. Biofilms are considered one of the most challenging areas of m...

    Authors: Cristina D. Cruz, Shreya Shah and Päivi Tammela

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:173

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  30. Content type: Research article

    We sought to determine if the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli differed across retail poultry products and among major production categories, including organic, “raised without antibiotics”, an...

    Authors: Gregg S. Davis, Kara Waits, Lora Nordstrom, Heidi Grande, Brett Weaver, Katerina Papp, Joseph Horwinski, Benjamin Koch, Bruce A. Hungate, Cindy M. Liu and Lance B. Price

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:174

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is the causative agent of paratuberculosis, a contagious infectious disease that affects domestic and wild ruminants causing chronic inflammation of the intestine...

    Authors: P. Steuer, C. Avilez, C. Tejeda, N. Gonzalez, A. Ramirez-Reveco, F. Ulloa, A. Mella, I. R. Grant, M. T. Collins and M. Salgado

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:172

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Most studies on the human microbiota have analyzed stool samples, although a large proportion of the absorption of nutrients takes place in upper gut tract. We collected samples from different locations along ...

    Authors: Morgane Mailhe, Davide Ricaboni, Véronique Vitton, Jean-Michel Gonzalez, Dipankar Bachar, Grégory Dubourg, Frédéric Cadoret, Catherine Robert, Jérémy Delerce, Anthony Levasseur, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Emmanouil Angelakis, Jean-Christophe Lagier and Didier Raoult

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:157

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Sustainable management of voluminous and hazardous oily sludge produced by petroleum refineries remains a challenging problem worldwide. Characterization of microbial communities of petroleum contaminated site...

    Authors: Ajoy Roy, Pinaki Sar, Jayeeta Sarkar, Avishek Dutta, Poulomi Sarkar, Abhishek Gupta, Balaram Mohapatra, Siddhartha Pal and Sufia K Kazy

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:151

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Riemerella anatipestifer (RA), the causative agent of duck infectious serositis, leads to high mortality in duck flocks and great economic losses in duck industry. Previous studies on RA are largely focused on it...

    Authors: Tian Tang, Yanxia Wu, Hua Lin, Yongyu Li, Haojiang Zuo, Qun Gao, Chuan Wang and Xiaofang Pei

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:137

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Bacillus licheniformis GL174 is a culturable endophytic strain isolated from Vitis vinifera cultivar Glera, the grapevine mainly cultivated for the Prosecco wine production. This strain was previously demonstrate...

    Authors: Sebastiano Nigris, Enrico Baldan, Alessandra Tondello, Filippo Zanella, Nicola Vitulo, Gabriella Favaro, Valerio Guidolin, Nicola Bordin, Andrea Telatin, Elisabetta Barizza, Stefania Marcato, Michela Zottini, Andrea Squartini, Giorgio Valle and Barbara Baldan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:133

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  36. Content type: Methodology article

    Staphylococcus aureus is an important human pathogen causing a variety of life-threatening diseases. Rapid and accurate detection of Staphylococcus aureus is a necessity for prevention of outbreaks caused by this...

    Authors: Chen Zi, Dexin Zeng, Nan Ling, Jianjun Dai, Feng Xue, Yuan Jiang and Baoguang Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:132

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs)-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) isolates in environment water become progressively a potential threat to public health, while the detailed information about the ESBL-pr...

    Authors: Haixia Liu, Hongchao Zhou, Qinfan Li, Qian Peng, Qian Zhao, Jin Wang and Xiaoqiang Liu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:125

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  38. Content type: Research article

    In complex microbial ecosystems such as the marine environment, the gastrointestinal tract, but also in mixed culture fermentations, bacteriophages are frequently found to be a part of the microbial community....

    Authors: Svetlana Alexeeva, Jesús Adrián Guerra Martínez, Maciej Spus and Eddy J. Smid

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:120

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Innovations in fish nutrition act as drivers for the sustainable development of the rapidly expanding aquaculture sector. Probiotic dietary supplements are able to improve health and nutrition of livestock, bu...

    Authors: Konrad M. Wanka, Thilo Damerau, Benjamin Costas, Angela Krueger, Carsten Schulz and Sven Wuertz

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:119

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Fish culture in rice paddies can contribute to increasing yields of rice and surplus fish products. Environmental impacts and food-safety issues have become important topics in aquaculture, and organic foods c...

    Authors: Song Yang, Jie Du, Yuan-liang Duan, Qing Xiao, Ning-qiu Li, Qiang Lin, Liu-lan Zhao, Zong-jun Du, Jian Zhou and Jun Du

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:113

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Bacterial growth is an important topic in microbiology and of crucial importance to better understand living cells. Bacterial growth dynamics are quantitatively examined using various methods to determine the ...

    Authors: Kouhei Tsuchiya, Yang-Yang Cao, Masaomi Kurokawa, Kazuha Ashino, Tetsuya Yomo and Bei-Wen Ying

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:101

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  42. Content type: Methodology article

    Escherichia coli (E. coli) is one of the best-known zoonotic bacterial species, which pathogenic strain can cause infections in humans and animals. However, existing technologies or methods are deficient for quic...

    Authors: Haixu Xu, Fang Tang, Jianjun Dai, Chengming Wang and Xin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:100

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Non typhoidal salmonellosis is one of the neglected zoonoses in most African countries. The use of sub-therapeutic doses of antibiotics as animal growth promoter enhances the emergence and dissemination of ant...

    Authors: Adewale Adetoye, Eric Pinloche, Bolanle A. Adeniyi and Funmilola A. Ayeni

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:96

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Staphylococcal food poisoning (SFP) is one of the most common food-borne diseases in the world. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and spa typing methods were used to chara...

    Authors: Feng Liao, Wenpeng Gu, Zushun Yang, Zhishuo Mo, Lu Fan, Yidan Guo, Xiaoqing Fu, Wen Xu, Chaoqun Li and Jiejie Dai

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:91

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The naked mole-rat (NMR, Heterocephalus glaber) is being bred as a novel laboratory animal due to its unique biological characteristics, including longevity, cancer resistance, hypoxia tolerance, and pain insensi...

    Authors: Wei Cong, Jin Xing, Yufang Feng, Ji Wang, Rui Fu, Bingfei Yue, Zhengming He, Lifang Lin, Wenjing Yang, Jishuai Cheng, Wei Sun and Shufang Cui

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:89

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Yersinia enterocolitica is widespread within the humans, pigs and wild boars. The low isolation rate of Y. enterocolitica from food or environmental and clinical samples may be caused by limited sensitivity of cu...

    Authors: Katarzyna Morka, Jarosław Bystroń, Jacek Bania, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal, Kamila Korzekwa, Katarzyna Guz-Regner and Gabriela Bugla-Płoskońska

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:86

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  47. Content type: Methodology article

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen responsible for both acute and chronic infections in humans. In particular, its ability to form biofilm, on biotic and abiotic surfaces, makes it part...

    Authors: Eva Pericolini, Bruna Colombari, Gianmarco Ferretti, Ramona Iseppi, Andrea Ardizzoni, Massimo Girardis, Arianna Sala, Samuele Peppoloni and Elisabetta Blasi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:84

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  48. Content type: Research article

    This study investigates a comparative multivariate approach for studying the biodegradation of chemically dispersed oil. The rationale for this approach lies in the inherent complexity of the data and challeng...

    Authors: Deni Ribicic, Kelly Marie McFarlin, Roman Netzer, Odd Gunnar Brakstad, Anika Winkler, Mimmi Throne-Holst and Trond Røvik Størseth

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:83

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  49. Content type: Research article

    Bacterial ghosts (BGs) are empty bacterial cell envelopes generated by releasing the cellular contents. In this study, a phage infecting Lactobacillus casei ATCC 393 (L. casei 393) was isolated and designated Lcb...

    Authors: Rui Hou, Muzi Li, Tingting Tang, Ruichong Wang, Yijing Li, Yigang Xu, Lijie Tang, Li Wang, Min Liu, Yanping Jiang, Wen Cui and Xinyuan Qiao

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:80

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  50. Content type: Research article

    Lactococcus lactis is the main component of the mesophilic starters used in cheese manufacture. The success of milk fermentation relies on the viability and metabolic activity of the starter bacteria. Therefore, ...

    Authors: María Jesús López-González, Ana Belén Campelo, Antonia Picon, Ana Rodríguez and Beatriz Martínez

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:76

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