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Applied microbiology

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. Accurate assessment of probiotics with targeted anti-Salmonella activity requires suitable models accounting for both, microbe-microbe and host-microbe interactions in gut environments. Here we report the combina...

    Authors: Annina Zihler, Mélanie Gagnon, Christophe Chassard and Christophe Lacroix

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:264

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Streptomyces species are a major source of antibiotics. They usually grow slowly at their optimal temperature and fermentation of industrial strains in a large scale often takes a long time, consuming more energy...

    Authors: Weihua Chen and Zhongjun Qin

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:243

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  3. Staphylococcus aureus is a major cause of nosocomial and community-acquired infections. However, the rapid emergence of antibiotic resistance limits the choice of therapeutic options for treating infections cause...

    Authors: Vivek Daniel Paul, Sanjeev Saravanan Rajagopalan, Sudarson Sundarrajan, Shilpa E George, Jiya Y Asrani, Renjith Pillai, Ravisha Chikkamadaiah, Murali Durgaiah, Bharathi Sriram and Sriram Padmanabhan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:226

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  4. Botrytis cinerea is a phytopathogenic fungus responsible for the disease known as gray mold, which causes substantial losses of fruits at postharvest. This fungus is present often as latent infection and an appar...

    Authors: Martín A Fernández-Baldo, Jorge G Fernández, Sirley V Pereira, Germán A Messina, Eloy Salinas, Julio Raba and María I Sanz Ferramola

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:220

    Content type: Methodology article

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  5. Interest in phage therapy has grown over the past decade due to the rapid emergence of antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens. However, the use of bacteriophages for therapeutic purposes has raised conce...

    Authors: Vivek Daniel Paul, Sudarson Sundarrajan, Sanjeev Saravanan Rajagopalan, Sukumar Hariharan, Nanjundappa Kempashanaiah, Sriram Padmanabhan, Bharathi Sriram and Janakiraman Ramachandran

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:195

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  6. In the EU conventional cages for laying hens are forbidden beginning in January 2012, however concerns about a higher transmission rate of Salmonella in alternative cages systems have been raised. The extent to w...

    Authors: Steen Nordentoft, Lars Mølbak, Lotte Bjerrum, Jantina De Vylder, Filip Van Immerseel and Karl Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:187

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The contamination of raw milk cheeses (St-Marcellin and Brie) from two plants in France was studied at several steps of production (raw milk, after addition of rennet - St-Marcellin - or after second maturatio...

    Authors: Véronique Delcenserie, Françoise Gavini, Bernard China and Georges Daube

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:178

    Content type: Research article

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  8. To simplify the methodology for the isolation of Campylobacter spp. from retail broiler meat, we evaluated 108 samples (breasts and thighs) using an unpaired sample design. The enrichment broths were incubated un...

    Authors: Ping Zhou, Syeda K Hussain, Mark R Liles, Covadonga R Arias, Steffen Backert, Jessica Kieninger and Omar A Oyarzabal

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:175

    Content type: Methodology article

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  9. Lactobacillus plantarum is considered as a safe and effective probiotic microorganism. Among various sources of isolation, traditionally fermented foods are considered to be rich in Lactobacillus spp., which can ...

    Authors: Himanshu Kumar, Ashraf Y Rangrez, Kannayakanahalli M Dayananda, Ashwini N Atre, Milind S Patole and Yogesh S Shouche

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:152

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  10. Characterization and use of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) requires that their mode of action is determined. The interaction of membrane-active peptides with their target is often established using model membra...

    Authors: Line Hein-Kristensen, Kolja M Knapp, Henrik Franzyk and Lone Gram

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:144

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  11. Staphylococcus aureus is a food-borne pathogen and the most common cause of infections in hospitalized patients. The increase in the resistance of this pathogen to antibacterials has made necessary the developmen...

    Authors: Lorena Rodríguez, Beatriz Martínez, Yuan Zhou, Ana Rodríguez, David M Donovan and Pilar García

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:138

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  12. Campylobacter spp., especially Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) and Campylobacter coli (C. coli), are recognized as the leading human foodborne pathogens in developed countries. Livestock animals carrying Campylo...

    Authors: Mily Leblanc-Maridor, François Beaudeau, Henri Seegers, Martine Denis and Catherine Belloc

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:113

    Content type: Methodology article

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  13. Azospirillum amazonense has potential to be used as agricultural inoculant since it promotes plant growth without causing pollution, unlike industrial fertilizers. Owing to this fact, the study of this species ha...

    Authors: Fernando H Sant'Anna, Dieime S Andrade, Débora B Trentini, Shana S Weber and Irene S Schrank

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:107

    Content type: Methodology article

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  14. The entomopathogenic anamorphic fungus Beauveria bassiana is currently used as a biocontrol agent (BCA) of insects. Fifty-seven Beauveria bassiana isolates -53 from Spain- were characterized, integrating group I ...

    Authors: Inmaculada Garrido-Jurado, Marcela Márquez, Almudena Ortiz-Urquiza, Cándido Santiago-Álvarez, Enrique A Iturriaga, Enrique Quesada-Moraga, Enrique Monte and Rosa Hermosa

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:84

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  15. Since publication in 1977 of plasmid pBR322, many breakthroughs in Biology have depended on increasingly sophisticated vector platforms for analysis and engineering of given bacterial strains. Although restric...

    Authors: Esteban Martínez-García, Belén Calles, Miguel Arévalo-Rodríguez and Víctor de Lorenzo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:38

    Content type: Methodology article

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  16. Hydrophobins are small, cysteine rich, surface active proteins secreted by filamentous fungi, forming hydrophobic layers on the walls of aerial mycelia and spores. Hydrophobin mutants in a variety of fungi hav...

    Authors: Andreas Mosbach, Michaela Leroch, Kurt W Mendgen and Matthias Hahn

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2011 11:10

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