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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

    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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    Efficient bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass to bioethanol is one of key challenges in the situation of increasing bioethanol demand. The ethanologenic microbes for such conversion are required to posses...

    Authors: Nadchanok Rodrussamee, Pachara Sattayawat and Mamoru Yamada

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:73

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    Tween® 80 is a frequently used supplement of media for the cultivation of lactic acid bacteria. We investigated its effect on the cell physiology and stress tolerance of Lactobacillus (L.) plantarum. Data on the ...

    Authors: Dominik Reitermayer, Thomas A. Kafka, Christian A. Lenz and Rudi F. Vogel

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:72

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    Two strains of Vibrio parahaemolyticus (ATCC 17802 and 33847) in shrimp, oyster, freshwater fish, pork, chicken and egg fried rice were evaluated for production of hemolysin and exoenzymes of potential importance...

    Authors: Rundong Wang, Lijun Sun, Yaling Wang, Yijia Deng, Zhijia Fang, Ying Liu, Qi Deng, Dongfang Sun and Ravi Gooneratne

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:65

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  5. Content type: Applied microbiology

    The genus Bacillus includes a great variety of species with potential applications in biotechnology. While species such as B. subtilis or B. licheniformis are well-known and used to provide various products at in...

    Authors: Simon Heinze, Petra Kornberger, Christian Grätz, Wolfgang H. Schwarz, Vladimir V. Zverlov and Wolfgang Liebl

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:56

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    Enterocytozoon bieneusi, the most commonly identified microsporidian species in humans, is also identified in livestock, birds, rodents, reptiles, companion animals, even wastewater. However, there is no informat...

    Authors: Lei Deng, Wei Li, Zhijun Zhong, Yijun Chai, Leli Yang, Hang Zheng, Wuyou Wang, Hualin Fu, Min He, Xiangming Huang, Zhicai Zuo, Ya Wang, Suizhong Cao, Haifeng Liu, Xiaoping Ma, Kongju Wu…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:37

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    Mycobacteriosis caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), is among the most chronic diseases of aquatic animals. In addition, fish mycobacteriosis has substantial economic consequences especially in the aq...

    Authors: Nomakorinte Gcebe, Anita L. Michel and Tiny Motlatso Hlokwe

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:32

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Salmonella enterica is a recognised cause of diarrhoea in dogs and humans, yet the potential for transfer of salmonellosis between dogs and their owners is unclear, with reported evidence both for and against Sal...

    Authors: Corrin V. Wallis, Preena Lowden, Zoe V. Marshall-Jones and Anthony C. Hilton

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:15

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Drinking tea constitutes a tradition which is deeply rooted in the culture of several countries. Moreover, in recent years, tea consumption is growing all over the world. Improper herbal tea storage (long peri...

    Authors: Federica Carraturo, Olga De Castro, Jacopo Troisi, Adriana De Luca, Armando Masucci, Paola Cennamo, Marco Trifuoggi, Francesco Aliberti and Marco Guida

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:4

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Demand for high-throughput bioprocessing has dramatically increased especially in the biopharmaceutical industry because the technologies are of vital importance to process optimization and media development. ...

    Authors: Joo Shun Tan, Sahar Abbasiliasi, Saeid Kadkhodaei, Yew Joon Tam, Teck-Kim Tang, Yee-Ying Lee and Arbakariya B. Ariff

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:3

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Renewable energy for sustainable development is a subject of a worldwide debate since continuous utilization of non-renewable energy sources has a drastic impact on the environment and economy; a search for al...

    Authors: Kalaiselvi Thangavel, Preethi Radha Krishnan, Srimeena Nagaiah, Senthil Kuppusamy, Senthil Chinnasamy, Jude Sudhagar Rajadorai, Gopal Nellaiappan Olaganathan and Balachandar Dananjeyan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:1

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Water evaporation in solar salterns creates salinity gradients that promote the adaptation of microbial species to different salinities. This competitive habitat challenges the metabolic capabilities of microo...

    Authors: Natalia Conde-Martínez, Alejandro Acosta-González, Luis E. Díaz and Edisson Tello

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:230

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  13. Content type: Methodology Article

    Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7, are responsible for numerous foodborne outbreaks annually worldwide. E. coli O157:H7, as well as pathogenic non-O157:H7 STECs, can cause l...

    Authors: Baoguang Li, Huanli Liu and Weimin Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:215

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  14. Content type: Research

    Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) operating with complex microbial communities have been extensively reported in the past, and are commonly used in applications such as wastewater treatment, bioremediation or in-sit...

    Authors: Naroa Uria, Isabel Ferrera and Jordi Mas

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:208

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Famous Chinese strong-flavored liquor (CSFL) is brewed by microbial consortia in a special fermentation pit (FT). However, the fermentation process was not fully understood owing to the complicate community st...

    Authors: Yanyan Zhang, Xiaoyu Zhu, Xiangzhen Li, Yong Tao, Jia Jia and Xiaohong He

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:196

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    Improved methods with better separation and concentration ability for detection of foodborne pathogens are in constant need. The aim of this study was to evaluate microplate immunocapture (IC) method for detec...

    Authors: Md. Fakruddin, Md. Nur Hossain and Monzur Morshed Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:189

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    Quantitative culture is the most common method to determine the fungal burden and sterility of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) among persons with cryptococcal meningitis. A major drawback of cultures is a long turna...

    Authors: Richard Kwizera, Andrew Akampurira, Tadeo K. Kandole, Kirsten Nielsen, Andrew Kambugu, David B. Meya, David R. Boulware and Joshua Rhein

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:182

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    Kozakia baliensis NBRC 16680 secretes a gum-cluster derived heteropolysaccharide and forms a surface pellicle composed of polysaccharides during static cultivation. Furthermore, this s...

    Authors: Julia U. Brandt, Friederike-Leonie Born, Frank Jakob and Rudi F. Vogel

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:172

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The upper half of the human small intestine, known as the jejunum, is the primary site for absorption of nutrient-derived carbohydrates, amino acids, small peptides, and vitamins. In contrast to the colon, whi...

    Authors: Olof H. Sundin, Antonio Mendoza-Ladd, Mingtao Zeng, Diana Diaz-Arévalo, Elisa Morales, B. Matthew Fagan, Javier Ordoñez, Philip Velez, Nishaal Antony and Richard W. McCallum

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:160

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Many plants have been used in traditional medicine for their antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antiviral, antidiarrhoeal, analgesic, antimalarial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities.

    Authors: Amalia Di Petrillo, Antonella Fais, Francesca Pintus, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Ana M. González-Paramás, Vincenzo Piras, Germano Orrù, Antonello Mameli, Enzo Tramontano and Aldo Frau

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:159

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