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Microbial genetics, genomics and proteomics

Section edited by Hirotada Mori

This section aims to publish studies relating to all aspects of microbial genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and systems biology.

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  1. Conjugation plays a major role in the transmission of plasmids encoding antibiotic resistance genes in both clinical and general settings. The conjugation efficiency is influenced by many biotic and abiotic fa...

    Authors: Jesse B. Alderliesten, Sarah J. N. Duxbury, Mark P. Zwart, J. Arjan G. M. de Visser, Arjan Stegeman and Egil A. J. Fischer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:135

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  2. Environmental surveillance of antibiotic resistance can contribute towards better understanding and management of human and environmental health. This study applied a combination of long-read Oxford Nanopore M...

    Authors: Didrik H. Grevskott, Francisco Salvà-Serra, Edward R. B. Moore and Nachiket P. Marathe

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:134

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  3. Mortality due to tuberculosis (TB) has increased due to the development of drug resistance, the mechanisms of which have not been fully elucidated. Our research group identified a low expression of lipF gene in M...

    Authors: Ana Leticia Arriaga-Guerrero, Carlos E. Hernández-Luna, Joyce Rigal-Leal, Rene J. Robles-González, Laura Adiene González-Escalante, Beatriz Silva-Ramírez, Roberto Mercado-Hernández, Javier Vargas-Villarreal, Mario Bermúdez de León and Katia Peñuelas-Urquides

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:132

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  4. Gene editing is key for elucidating gene function. Traditional methods, such as consecutive single-crossovers, have been widely used to modify bacterial genomes. However, cumbersome cloning and limited efficie...

    Authors: Francesca Romana Cianfanelli, Olivier Cunrath and Dirk Bumann

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:129

    Content type: Methodology article

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  5. Bacillus cereus is a bacterial species which grows efficiently on a wide range of carbon sources and accumulates biopolymer poly-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) up to 80% cell dry weight. PHB is an aliphatic polymer produc...

    Authors: Hui Li, Joshua O’Hair, Santosh Thapa, Sarabjit Bhatti, Suping Zhou, Yong Yang, Tara Fish and Theodore W. Thannhauser

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:122

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  6. Careful consideration of experimental artefacts is required in order to successfully apply high-throughput 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA) gene sequencing technology. Here we introduce experimental desig...

    Authors: Shantelle Claassen-Weitz, Sugnet Gardner-Lubbe, Kilaza S. Mwaikono, Elloise du Toit, Heather J. Zar and Mark P. Nicol

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:113

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  7. Antimonite [Sb(III)]-oxidizing bacterium has great potential in the environmental bioremediation of Sb-polluted sites. Bacillus sp. S3 that was previously isolated from antimony-contaminated soil displayed high S...

    Authors: Jiaokun Li, Tianyuan Gu, Liangzhi Li, Xueling Wu, Li Shen, Runlan Yu, Yuandong Liu, Guanzhou Qiu and Weimin Zeng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:106

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  8. Different mulches have variable effects on soil physicochemical characteristics, bacterial and fungal communities and ecosystem functions. However, the information about soil microbial diversity, community str...

    Authors: Shuning Zhang, Yu Wang, Litao Sun, Chen Qiu, Yiqian Ding, Honglian Gu, Linjun Wang, Zhaoshun Wang and Zhaotang Ding

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:103

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  9. Murine kobuviruses (MuKV) are newly recognized picornaviruses first detected in murine rodents in the USA in 2011. Little information on MuKV epidemiology in murine rodents is available. Therefore, we conducte...

    Authors: Fang-Fei You, Min-Yi Zhang, Huan He, Wen-Qiao He, Yong-Zhi Li and Qing Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:94

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Mycobacterium tuberculosis resides inside host macrophages during infection and adapts to resilient stresses generated by the host immune system. As a response, M. tuberculosis codes for short-chain dehydrogenase...

    Authors: Gunapati Bhargavi, Sameer Hassan, Subramanyam Balaji, Srikanth Prasad Tripathy and Kannan Palaniyandi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:93

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  11. The performance of multiplex PCR (mPCR) for detection of antimicrobial resistance from clinical isolates is unknown. We assessed the ability of mPCR to analyse resistance genes directly from clinical samples.

    Authors: Irene Katharina Sigmund, Nora Renz, Susanne Feihl, Christian Morgenstern, Sabrina Cabric and Andrej Trampuz

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:88

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  12. There is a need for better tools to evaluate new or repurposed TB drugs. The whole blood bactericidal activity (WBA) assay has been advocated for this purpose. We investigated whether transcriptional responses...

    Authors: Philip Kam Weng Kwan, Wenwei Lin, Ahmad Nazri Mohamed Naim, Balamurugan Periaswamy, Paola Florez De Sessions, Martin L. Hibberd and Nicholas I. Paton

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:81

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  13. Circular bacteriocins are antimicrobial peptides produced by bacteria with a N and C termini ligation. They have desirable properties such as activity at low concentrations along with thermal, pH and proteolyt...

    Authors: Ben Vezina, Bernd H. A. Rehm and Andrew T. Smith

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:77

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  14. Infection, even outbreak, caused by Cryptococcus gattii (C. gattii) has been reported in Canada and the United States, but there were sparsely-reported cases of C. gattii in China. Our interest in occurrence, cli...

    Authors: Liang Jin, Jing-Rong Cao, Xin-Ying Xue, Hua Wu, Li-Feng Wang, Ling Guo and Ding-Xia Shen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:73

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  15. Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1 is an ideal bacterial strain for high-throughput genetic analysis as the bacterium is naturally transformable. Thus, ADP1 can be used to investigate DNA mismatch repair, a mechanism for ...

    Authors: Hua Zhou, Linyue Zhang, Qingye Xu, Linghong Zhang, Yunsong Yu and Xiaoting Hua

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:40

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  16. The polyketide antibiotic 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol (2,4-DAPG), produced by Pseudomonas fluorescens 2P24, is positively regulated by the GacS-GacA two-component system.

    Authors: Bo Zhang, Hui Zhao, Xiaogang Wu and Li-Qun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:39

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  17. Dolichospermum circinale is a filamentous bloom-forming cyanobacterium responsible for biosynthesis of the paralytic shellfish toxins (PST), including saxitoxin. PSTs are neurotoxins and in their purified form ar...

    Authors: Paul M. D’Agostino, Bakir Al-Sinawi, Rabia Mazmouz, Julia Muenchhoff, Brett A. Neilan and Michelle C. Moffitt

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:35

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  18. Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) is one of the most widely used anionic alkyl sulfate surfactants. Toxicological information on SDS is accumulating, however, mechanisms of SDS toxicity regulation remain poorly und...

    Authors: Chunlei Cao, Zhengfeng Cao, Peibin Yu and Yunying Zhao

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:34

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  19. Acinetobacter baumannii is a multidrug-resistant (MDR) hazardous bacterium with very high antimicrobial resistance profiles. Outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) help directly and/or indirectly towards antibiotic resis...

    Authors: DineshKumar Kesavan, Aparna Vasudevan, Liang Wu, Jianguo Chen, Zhaoliang Su, Shengjun Wang and Huaxi Xu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:31

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  20. Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are considered hotspots for the environmental dissemination of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) determinants. Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) are candidates for gauging t...

    Authors: Haley Sanderson, Rodrigo Ortega-Polo, Rahat Zaheer, Noriko Goji, Kingsley K. Amoako, R. Stephen Brown, Anna Majury, Steven N. Liss and Tim A. McAllister

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:20

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  21. Cadmium (Cd) is a severely toxic heavy metal to most microorganisms. Many bacteria have developed Cd2+ resistance.

    Authors: Xiaoxia Yu, Zundan Ding, Yangyang Ji, Jintong Zhao, Xiaoqing Liu, Jian Tian, Ningfeng Wu and Yunliu Fan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:18

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  22. Thaumarchaeota are abundant in the Amazon River, where they are the only ammonia-oxidizing archaea. Despite the importance of Thaumarchaeota, little is known about their physiology, mainly because few isolates...

    Authors: Otávio H. B. Pinto, Thais F. Silva, Carla S. Vizzotto, Renata H. Santana, Fabyano A. C. Lopes, Bruno S. Silva, Fabiano L. Thompson and Ricardo H. Kruger

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:13

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  23. The comparisons of molecular characterization and antibiotic resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) isolates from humans and other animal hosts are not well studied. Our goal was to compare the molecular epidem...

    Authors: Xue-shan Zhong, Yong-zhi Li, Jing Ge, Gang Xiao, Yun Mo, Yu-qi Wen, Jing-ping Liu, Yi-quan Xiong, Min Qiu, Shu-ting Huo, Ming-ji Cheng and Qing Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:12

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  24. Intestinal pathogen infections are widespread among impoverished populations. Enterocytozoon bieneusi is the most common pathogen of intestinal microsporidian species in humans worldwide. However, no epidemiologi...

    Authors: Yujuan Shen, Baiyan Gong, Xiaohua Liu, Yanchen Wu, Fengkun Yang, Jie Xu, Xiaofan Zhang, Jianping Cao and Aiqin Liu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:10

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  25. Interactions between transcription factors and DNA lie at the centre of many biological processes including DNA recombination, replication, repair and transcription. Most bacteria encode diverse proteins that ...

    Authors: Shi-qi An, Miguel A. Valvano, Yan-hua Yu, Jeremy S. Webb and Guillermo Lopez Campos

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:1

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  26. Some of the spore-forming strains of Bacillus probiotics are marketed commercially as they survive harsh gastrointestinal conditions and bestow health benefits to the host.

    Authors: Indu Khatri, Gaurav Sharma and Srikrishna Subramanian

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:307

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  27. Grey mould is an important plant disease worldwide, caused by Botrytis cinerea, resulting in serious economic loss. Wuyiencin, a low toxicity, high efficiency, and broad-spectrum agricultural antibiotic, has been...

    Authors: Liming Shi, Beibei Ge, Jinzi Wang, Binghua Liu, Jinjin Ma, Qiuhe Wei and Kecheng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:280

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  28. HSV-1 is a common pathogen that infects 50–90% of the human population worldwide. HSV-1 causes numerous infection-related diseases, some of which are severely life-threatening. There are antiviral medications ...

    Authors: Qiang Huang, Jue Hou, Peng Yang, Jun Yan, Xiaoliang Yu, Ying Zhuo, Sudan He and Feng Xu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:274

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  29. Cannas are popular ornamental plants and widely planted for the beautiful foliage and flower. Viral disease is a major threaten to canna horticulture industry. In the city of Beijing, mosaic disease in canna w...

    Authors: Yongqiang Li, Fei Xia, Yixuan Wang, Chenge Yan, Anning Jia and Yongjiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:260

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  30. Gene overlapping is a frequent phenomenon in microbial genomes. Excluding so-called “trivial overlapping”, there are significant implications of such genetic arrangements, including regulation of gene expressi...

    Authors: Paweł Wawrzyniak, Agnieszka Sobolewska-Ruta, Piotr Zaleski, Natalia Łukasiewicz, Paulina Kabaj, Piotr Kierył, Agata Gościk, Anna Bierczyńska-Krzysik, Piotr Baran, Anna Mazurkiewicz-Pisarek, Andrzej Płucienniczak and Dariusz Bartosik

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:254

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  31. The human small intestine plays a central role in the processes of digestion and nutrient absorption. However, characterizations of the human gut microbiome have largely relied on stool samples, and the associ...

    Authors: Gabriela Guimaraes Sousa Leite, Walter Morales, Stacy Weitsman, Shreya Celly, Gonzalo Parodi, Ruchi Mathur, Rashin Sedighi, Gillian M. Barlow, Ali Rezaie and Mark Pimentel

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:239

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  32. Co-translational processes in bacteria are attractive drug targets, but while some processes are essential, others are not. The essentiality of Peptide Deformylase (PDF, def) for vitality of mycobacteria was spec...

    Authors: Noga Naor, Omer Gadot, Michal Meir and Daniel Barkan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:232

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  33. TnaphA6-carrying repAci6 plasmids have been detected in Acinetobacter baumannii isolates belonging to global clones, GC1 and GC2, worldwide. Here, we examined whether RepAci6 plasmids family play a role in the di...

    Authors: Parisa Aris, Mohammad Ali Boroumand and Masoumeh Douraghi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:221

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  34. Cellulose is synthesized by an array of bacterial species. Komagataeibacter xylinus is the best characterized as it produces copious amounts of the polymer extracellularly. Despite many advances in the past decad...

    Authors: Luis Salgado, Silvia Blank, Reza Alipour Moghadam Esfahani, Janice L. Strap and Dario Bonetta

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:216

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  35. Several serious vegetable-associated outbreaks of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) infections have occurred during the last decades. In this context, vegetables have been suggested to function as seconda...

    Authors: Thorsten Bufe, André Hennig, Jochen Klumpp, Agnes Weiss, Kay Nieselt and Herbert Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:212

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  36. Efflux pump mediated antibiotic resistance is an unnoticed and undetected mechanism in clinical microbiology laboratory. RND efflux systems are known for aminoglycoside and tetracycline resistance whereas thei...

    Authors: Shiela Chetri, Deepshikha Bhowmik, Deepjyoti Paul, Piyush Pandey, Debadatta Dhar Chanda, Atanu Chakravarty, Debajyoti Bora and Amitabha Bhattacharjee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:210

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  37. Plants have evolved intimate interactions with soil microbes for a range of beneficial functions including nutrient acquisition, pathogen resistance and stress tolerance. Further understanding of this system i...

    Authors: Fang Liu, Tarek Hewezi, Sarah L. Lebeis, Vince Pantalone, Parwinder S. Grewal and Margaret E. Staton

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:201

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  38. Enterocytozoon bieneusi is one of the commonest microsporidians contributing to human microsporidiosis, and is frequently found in animals in various countries. However, there is limited epidemiological informati...

    Authors: Yan Zhang, Anson V. Koehler, Tao Wang, David Cunliffe and Robin B. Gasser

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:183

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  39. Salmonella enterica is regarded as a major public health threat worldwide. Salmonella secretes the novel translocated effector protein K2 (SseK2), but it is unclear whether this protein plays a significant role i...

    Authors: Xiaojie Zhang, Lei He, Chunjie Zhang, Chuan Yu, Yadong Yang, Yanyan Jia, Xiangchao Cheng, Yinju Li, Chengshui Liao, Jing Li, Zuhua Yu and Fuyu Du

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:182

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  40. Most species of Shewanella harbor two ferrochelatase paralogues for the biosynthesis of c-type cytochromes, which are crucial for their respiratory versatility. In our previous study of the Shewanella loihica PV-...

    Authors: Jingcheng Dai, Yaqi Liu, Shuangyuan Liu, Shuyang Li, Na Gao, Jing Wang, Jizhong Zhou and Dongru Qiu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:173

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  41. Termites are an important food resource for many human populations around the world, and are a good supply of nutrients. The fungus-farming ‘higher’ termite members of Macrotermitinae are also consumed by mode...

    Authors: Stephanie L. Schnorr, Courtney A. Hofman, Shandukani R. Netshifhefhe, Frances D. Duncan, Tanvi P. Honap, Julie Lesnik and Cecil M. Lewis

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:164

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  42. The role of soil microorganisms in plant growth, nutrient utilization, drought tolerance as well as biocontrol activity cannot be over-emphasized, especially in this era when food crisis is a global challenge....

    Authors: Nicholas O. Igiehon, Olubukola O. Babalola and Bukola R. Aremu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:159

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  43. Staphylococcus epidermidis has emerged as an often encountered pathogen responsible for hospital-acquired infections. The aim of present study is to investigate the microbiological characteristic of S. epidermidi...

    Authors: Yinjuan Guo, Yu Ding, Li Liu, Xiaofei Shen, Zhihao Hao, Jingjing Duan, Ye Jin, Zengqiang Chen and Fangyou Yu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:157

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  44. UK public health organisations perform routine antimicrobial susceptibility tests (ASTs) to characterise the potential for antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella enterica serovars. Genetic determinants of these r...

    Authors: Nana Mensah, Yue Tang, Shaun Cawthraw, Manal AbuOun, Jackie Fenner, Nicholas R. Thomson, Alison E. Mather and Liljana Petrovska-Holmes

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:148

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  45. The presence and activity of CRISPR-Cas defense systems is a hallmark of many prokaryotic microorganisms. Here, the distribution of sequences related to the highly iterated palindrome 1 (HIP1) element and the ...

    Authors: Ingeborg Scholz, Steffen C. Lott, Juliane Behler, Katrin Gärtner, Martin Hagemann and Wolfgang R. Hess

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:147

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  46. Enterococcus faecalis is a major clinically relevant nosocomial bacterial pathogen frequently isolated from polymicrobial infections. The biofilm forming ability of E. faecalis attributes a key role in its virule...

    Authors: Karthika Suryaletha, Lekshmi Narendrakumar, Joby John, Megha Periyappilly Radhakrishnan, Sanil George and Sabu Thomas

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:146

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  47. Complete and contiguous genome assemblies greatly improve the quality of subsequent systems-wide functional profiling studies and the ability to gain novel biological insights. While a de novo genome assembly ...

    Authors: Vincent Somerville, Stefanie Lutz, Michael Schmid, Daniel Frei, Aline Moser, Stefan Irmler, Jürg E. Frey and Christian H. Ahrens

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:143

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  48. Recently, in India, there has been a shift from NDM to OXA48-like carbapenemases. OXA-181 and OXA-232 are the frequently produced variants of OXA48-like carbapenemases. OXA48-like carbapenemases are also known...

    Authors: Chaitra Shankar, Purva Mathur, Manigandan Venkatesan, Agila Kumari Pragasam, Shalini Anandan, Surbhi Khurana and Balaji Veeraraghavan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:137

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  49. The Latin American & Mediterranean (LAM) spoligotype family is one of the most successful genotype of Mycobacterium tuberculosis worldwide and particularly prevalent in South-America. Within this family, a sublin...

    Authors: Chyntia Carolina Díaz Acosta, Graciela Russomando, Norma Candia, Viviana Ritacco, Sidra E. G. Vasconcellos, Marcia de Berrêdo Pinho Moreira, Nilda J. de Romero, Nora Morcillo, Jacobus Henri De Waard, Harrison Magdinier Gomes and Philip Noel Suffys

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:131

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