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Microbial biotechnology

This sections welcomes studies that cover engineering, genetic manipulation, synthetic and systems biology of all microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, virus, parasite, archea and algae) in the context of disease resistance, food technology, fermentation, metabolic engineering, biocatalysis, and much more.

  1. Infections caused by drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, especially vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA), leave clinicians with limited therapeutic options for treatment. Persister cells is a le...

    Authors: Xue Li, Penghe Wang, Xinxin Hu, Youwen Zhang, Xi Lu, Congran Li, Tongying Nie, Guoqing Li, Xiukun Wang, Jing Pang, Yun Lu, Xinyi Yang and Xuefu You

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:317

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  2. Graphene oxide (GO) has been suggested as an efficient assistant additive to eliminate non-specific amplification of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Although many studies have focused on exploring its mol...

    Authors: Shuzhen Li, Zhujun Wang, Yuanyuan Wang, Maoyong Song, Guangxin Lu, Ning Dang, Huaqun Yin, Yuanyuan Qu and Ye Deng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:278

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  3. Biofilm is known to be tolerant towards antibiotics and difficult to eradicate. Numerous studies have reported minimum biofilm eradication concentration (MBEC) values of antibiotics for many known biofilm path...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Chen, Trine Rolighed Thomsen, Heinz Winkler and Yijuan Xu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:264

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  4. The recent emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria has increased the need to develop effective alternatives to antibiotics. Antimicrobial peptides have been considered as a promising product with...

    Authors: Kaiqi Lian, Mingliang Zhang, Xiuli Liang, Lingling Zhou, Zhiqi Shi, Yajie Tang, Xueping Wang, Yuwei Song and Yuanchen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:233

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  5. Bacteria involved in ruminal formation of trans-10 intermediates are unclear. Therefore, this study aimed at identifying rumen bacteria that produce trans-10 intermediates from 18-carbon unsaturated fatty acids.

    Authors: Lore Dewanckele, Jeyamalar Jeyanathan, Bruno Vlaeminck and Veerle Fievez

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:198

    Content type: Research article

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