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BMC Microbiology

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. Content type: Research article

    The genomic diversity of different species within the genus Lactococcus and the relationships between genomic differentiation and environmental factors remain unclear. In this study, type isolates of ten Lactococ...

    Authors: Jie Yu, Yuqin Song, Yan Ren, Yanting Qing, Wenjun Liu and Zhihong Sun

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:213

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    Bacterial nucleoid consists of genome DNA, RNA, and hundreds of nucleoid-associated proteins (NAPs). Escherichia coli nucleoid is compacted towards the stationary phase, replacing most log-phase NAPs with the maj...

    Authors: Yuri Ushijima, Ryosuke L. Ohniwa and Kazuya Morikawa

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:207

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) is a disease that affects sheep, goats and occasionally humans. The etiologic agent is the Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis bacillus. The objective of this study was to build a gene ...

    Authors: Cleber Eduardo Galvão, Stenio Perdigão Fragoso, Carina Elisei de Oliveira, Odinéia Forner, Renata Ribeiro Bastos Pereira, Cleber Oliveira Soares and Grácia Maria Soares Rosinha

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:202

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The aminoglycoside antibiotic gentamicin was supposed to induce a crosstalk between the Cpx- and the Arc-two-component systems (TCS). Here, we investigated the physical interaction of the respective TCS compon...

    Authors: Emina Ćudić, Kristin Surmann, Gianna Panasia, Elke Hammer and Sabine Hunke

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:197

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Advancements in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies regarding throughput, read length and accuracy had a major impact on microbiome research by significantly improving 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing. A...

    Authors: Imane Allali, Jason W. Arnold, Jeffrey Roach, Maria Belen Cadenas, Natasha Butz, Hosni M. Hassan, Matthew Koci, Anne Ballou, Mary Mendoza, Rizwana Ali and M. Andrea Azcarate-Peril

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:194

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The microbial composition of the equine respiratory tract, and differences due to mild equine asthma (also called Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD)) have not been reported. The primary treatment for control of...

    Authors: Stephanie L. Bond, Edouard Timsit, Matthew Workentine, Trevor Alexander and Renaud Léguillette

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:184

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Porphyromonas gingivalis is a major causative pathogen of chronic periodontitis. Within the inflammatory microenvironment, there exists extreme pH values, elevated temperatures and oxi...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Xu, Tong Tong, Xue Yang, Yaping Pan, Li Lin and Chen Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:178

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Aeromonas spp. are gram-negative bacteria that can cause a variety of infections in both humans and animals and play a controversial role in diarrhea outbreaks. Our aim was to identify...

    Authors: Lívia Christina Alves da Silva, Tereza Cristina Leal-Balbino, Beatriz Souza Toscano de Melo, Carina Lucena Mendes-Marques, Antonio Mauro Rezende, Alzira Maria Paiva de Almeida and Nilma Cintra Leal

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:179

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Moniliophthora perniciosa is a phytopathogenic fungus responsible for witches’ broom disease of cacao trees (Theobroma cacao L.). Understanding the molecular events during germination ...

    Authors: Joise Hander Mares, Karina Peres Gramacho, Everton Cruz Santos, André da Silva Santiago, Juliano Oliveira Santana, Aurizângela Oliveira de Sousa, Fátima Cerqueira Alvim and Carlos Priminho Pirovani

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:176

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Stony corals provide the structural foundation of coral reef ecosystems and are termed holobionts given they engage in symbioses, in particular with photosynthetic dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium. Besid...

    Authors: Jan D. Brüwer, Shobhit Agrawal, Yi Jin Liew, Manuel Aranda and Christian R. Voolstra

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:174

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In bacteria, many transcription activator and repressor proteins regulate multiple transcription units that are often distally distributed on the bacterial genome. To investigate the subcellular location of DN...

    Authors: Laura E. Sellars, Jack A. Bryant, María-Antonia Sánchez-Romero, Eugenio Sánchez-Morán, Stephen J. W. Busby and David J. Lee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:170

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Bacterial and Archaeal communities have a complex, symbiotic role in crude oil bioremediation. Their biosurfactants and degradation enzymes have been in the spotlight, mainly due to the awareness of ecosystem ...

    Authors: Jorge S. Oliveira, Wydemberg J. Araújo, Ricardo M. Figueiredo, Rita C. B. Silva-Portela, Alaine de Brito Guerra, Sinara Carla da Silva Araújo, Carolina Minnicelli, Aline Cardoso Carlos, Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos, Ana Teresa Freitas and Lucymara F. Agnez-Lima

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:168

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The eighth step of l-histidine biosynthesis is carried out by an enzyme called histidinol-phosphate phosphatase (HolPase). Three unrelated HolPase families are known so far. Two of them are well studied: HAD-type...

    Authors: Robert Kasimir Kulis-Horn, Christian Rückert, Jörn Kalinowski and Marcus Persicke

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:161

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri (Xac) is the causal agent of citrus canker. A proteomic analysis under in planta infectious and non-infectious conditions was conducted in order to incre...

    Authors: Leandro M. Moreira, Márcia R. Soares, Agda P. Facincani, Cristiano B. Ferreira, Rafael M. Ferreira, Maria I. T. Ferro, Fábio C. Gozzo, Érica B. Felestrino, Renata A. B. Assis, Camila Carrião M. Garcia, João C. Setubal, Jesus A. Ferro and Julio C.F. de Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:155

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Bacillus pumilus can secret abundant extracellular enzymes, and may be used as a potential host for the industrial production of enzymes. It is necessary to understand the metabolic pr...

    Authors: Lin-Li Han, Huan-Huan Shao, Yong-Cheng Liu, Gang Liu, Chao-Ying Xie, Xiao-Jie Cheng, Hai-Yan Wang, Xue-Mei Tan and Hong Feng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:156

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The genus Geobacillus comprises bacteria that are Gram positive, thermophilic spore-formers, which are found in a variety of environments from hot-springs, cool soils, to food manufacturing plants, including dair...

    Authors: S. A. Burgess, S. H. Flint, D. Lindsay, M. P. Cox and P. J. Biggs

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:140

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The internal transcribed spacer (ITS), RNA polymerase II second largest subunit (RPB2), and elongation factor 1-alpha (EF1α) are often used in fungal taxonomy and phylogenetic analysis. As we know, an ideal mo...

    Authors: Xiao-Lan He, Qian Li, Wei-Hong Peng, Jie Zhou, Xue-Lian Cao, Di Wang, Zhong-Qian Huang, Wei Tan, Yu Li and Bing-Cheng Gan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:139

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The development of diagnostic metagenomics is driven by the need for universal, culture-independent methods for detection and characterization of pathogens to substitute the time-consuming, organism-specific, ...

    Authors: Sandra Christine Andersen, Kristoffer Kiil, Christoffer Bugge Harder, Mathilde Hasseldam Josefsen, Søren Persson, Eva Møller Nielsen and Jeffrey Hoorfar

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:133

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Phosphorylation of amino acid residues on proteins is an important and common post-translational modification in both eukaryotes and prokaryotes. Most research work has been focused on phosphorylation of serin...

    Authors: Shu-Jung Lai, I-Fan Tu, Wan-Ling Wu, Jhih-Tian Yang, Louis Y. P. Luk, Mei-Chin Lai, Yu-Hsuan Tsai and Shih-Hsiung Wu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:123

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