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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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

    Content type: Methodology article

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. This study demonstrates the use of reduced-representation genotyping to provide preliminary identifications for thermophilic bacterial isolates. The approach combines restriction enzyme digestion and PCR with ...

    Authors: Berenice Talamantes-Becerra, Jason Carling, Andrzej Kilian and Arthur Georges

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:114

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  19. Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) could promote the growth of bifidobacteria, improving young children’s health. In addition, fermentation of carbohydrates by bifidobacteria can result in the production of met...

    Authors: Pauline Bondue, Christian Milani, Emilie Arnould, Marco Ventura, Georges Daube, Gisèle LaPointe and Véronique Delcenserie

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:111

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  20. Footrot and interdigital dermatitis are endemic infectious diseases in all sheep farming regions, impairing welfare and production. The development of efficacious vaccines against the primary causative pathoge...

    Authors: P. L. Davies, A. M. Blanchard, C. E. Staley, N. J. Bollard, T. J. Coffey and S. Tötemeyer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:107

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  21. The use of combined antibiotic therapy has become an option for infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. The time-kill (TK) assay is considered the gold standard method for the evaluation of in...

    Authors: Juliana Januario Gaudereto, Lauro Vieira Perdigão Neto, Gleice Cristina Leite, Evelyn Patricia Sanchez Espinoza, Roberta Cristina Ruedas Martins, Gladys Villas Boa Prado, Flavia Rossi, Thais Guimarães, Anna Sara Levin and Silvia Figueiredo Costa

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:97

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  22. The microbiome of Severe-Early Childhood Caries (S-ECC), is characterized by an ecosystem comprising bacterial and fungal species, with a predominance of Candida species. Hence, an anti-cariogen effective against...

    Authors: Kausar Sadia Fakhruddin, Hiroshi Egusa, Hien Chi Ngo, Chamila Panduwawala, Siripen Pesee, Thenmozhi Venkatachalam and Lakshman Perera Samaranayake

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:95

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  23. Ralstonia solanacearum is one of the most notorious soil-borne phytopathogens. It causes a severe wilt disease with deadly effects on many economically important crops. The microbita of disease-suppressive soils ...

    Authors: Ying Zhang, Anna Hu, Jianuan Zhou, Wenfei Zhang and Peng Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:89

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  24. Bartonella henselae is a Gram-negative bacterium transmitted to humans by a scratch from cat in the presence of ectoparasites. Humans infected with B. henselae can result in various clinical diseases including lo...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Zheng, Xiao Ma, Tingting Li, Wanliang Shi and Ying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:87

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  25. Cholesterol oxidase biosensors have been used to determine the level of cholesterol in different serum and food samples. Due to a wide range of industrial and clinical applications of microbial cholesterol oxi...

    Authors: Noura El-Ahmady El-Naggar and Nancy M. El-Shweihy

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:86

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2020 20:105

  26. Koumiss is a naturally fermented mare’s milk. Over recent decades, numerous studies have revealed the diversity of lactic acid bacteria in koumiss. However, there is limited information available regarding its...

    Authors: Hai Tang, Huimin Ma, Qiangchuan Hou, Weicheng Li, Haiyan Xu, Wenjun Liu, Zhihong Sun, Halatu Haobisi and Bilige Menghe

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:85

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  27. The inner membrane protein DotU of Aeromonas veronii is an important component of the minimal core conserved membrane proteome required for the formation of an envelope-transmembrane complex. This protein functio...

    Authors: Haichao Song, Yuanhuan Kang, Aidong Qian, Xiaofeng Shan, Ying Li, Lei Zhang, Haipeng Zhang and Wuwen Sun

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:76

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  28. Biofilm is a fundamental bacterial survival mode which proceeds through three main generalized phases: adhesion, maturation, and dispersion. Lactobacilli spp. (LB) are critical components of gut and reproductive ...

    Authors: Stacy Martinez, Jonathan Gomez Garcia, Roy Williams, Moamen Elmassry, Andrew West, Abdul Hamood, Deborah Hurtado, Brent Gudenkauf, Gary Ventolini and Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:64

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  29. Over the last years oleaginous yeasts have been studied for several energetic, oleochemical, medical and pharmaceutical purposes. However, only a small number of yeasts are known and have been deeply exploited...

    Authors: Catarina Miranda, Sara Bettencourt, Tatiana Pozdniakova, Joana Pereira, Paula Sampaio, Ricardo Franco-Duarte and Célia Pais

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:60

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  30. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) affects cattle and wildlife in South Africa with the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) as the principal maintenance host. The presence of a wildlife maintenance host at the wildlife/live...

    Authors: Petronillah R. Sichewo, Tiny M. Hlokwe, Eric M. C. Etter and Anita L. Michel

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:49

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  31. Excessive application of chemical fertilizer has exerted a great threat to soil quality and the environment. The inoculation of plants with plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) has emerged as a great pr...

    Authors: Juanjuan Wang, Ruochen Li, Hui Zhang, Gehong Wei and Zhefei Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:38

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  32. Fusarium wilt of banana is one of the most destructive diseases in banana-growing regions worldwide. Soil-borne diseases and soil microbial communities are closely related. The screening of antagonistic bacteria ...

    Authors: Yajie Duan, Jian Chen, Wei He, Jingjing Chen, Zhencai Pang, Huigang Hu and Jianghui Xie

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:24

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  33. Bisphenol A is an important organic chemical as an intermediate, final and inert ingredient in manufacturing of many important products like polycarbonate plastics, epoxy resins, flame retardants, food–drink p...

    Authors: Adel Eltoukhy, Yang Jia, Ruth Nahurira, M. A. Abo-Kadoum, Ibatsam Khokhar, Junhuan Wang and Yanchun Yan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:11

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  34. Colistin resistance is considered a serious problem due to a lack of alternative antibiotics. The Rapid ResaPolymyxin Acinetobacter/Pseudomonas NP test is a resazurin reduction-based technique that relies on the ...

    Authors: Huaiyu Jia, Renchi Fang, Jie Lin, Xuebin Tian, Yajie Zhao, Lijiang Chen, Jianming Cao and Tieli Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:7

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  35. Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) has a high recurrent infection rate. Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been used successfully to treat recurrent CDI, but much remains unknown about the human gu...

    Authors: Ines B. Moura, Charmaine Normington, Duncan Ewin, Emma Clark, Mark H. Wilcox, Anthony M. Buckley and Caroline H. Chilton

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:2

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  36. The majority of in vitro studies of medically relevant biofilms involve the development of biofilm on an inanimate solid surface. However, infection in vivo consists of biofilm growth on, or suspended within, ...

    Authors: Elisabeth A. Slade, Robin M. S. Thorn, Amber Young and Darren M. Reynolds

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:310

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  37. Culturomics can ascertain traces of microorganisms to be cultivated using different strategies and identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization–time-of-flight mass spectrometry or 16S rDNA sequenc...

    Authors: Fengyi Hou, Yuxiao Chang, Zongyu Huang, Ni Han, Lei Bin, Huimin Deng, Zhengchao Li, Zhiyuan Pan, Lei Ding, Hong Gao, Ruifu Yang, Fachao Zhi and Yujing Bi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:308

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  38. The antimicrobial resistance of clinical, environmental and control strains of the WHO “Priority 1: Critical group” organisms, Acinetobacter baumannii, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeru...

    Authors: Benjamin Havenga, Thando Ndlovu, Tanya Clements, Brandon Reyneke, Monique Waso and Wesaal Khan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:303

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  39. Thymol is a phenolic compound used for its wide spectrum antimicrobial activity. There is a limited understanding of the antimicrobial mechanisms underlying thymol activity. To investigate this, E. coli strain JM...

    Authors: Fatemah Al-Kandari, Rabeah Al-Temaimi, Arnoud H. M. van Vliet and Martin J. Woodward

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:294

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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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