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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

    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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    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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    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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  4. Content type: Research article

    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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  5. Content type: Research article

    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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  6. Content type: Research article

    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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  7. Content type: Research article

    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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  8. Content type: Research article

    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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  9. Content type: Methodology article

    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

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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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  11. Content type: Research article

    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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. Content type: Research article

    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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  14. Content type: Research article

    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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  15. 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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  16. Content type: Research article

    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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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