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Microbiome

This section welcomes studies on fundamental and clinical aspects of microbiome research including but not limited to gut and tissue microbiomes, human, animal, plant, and environmental microbiomes. It also welcomes studies on host-microbiome interactions and the impact of microbiome on disease occurrence, prognosis and treatment. This section also aims to be the home for new methodological advances in the study of microbiomes.

  1. Yaks are able to utilize the gastrointestinal microbiota to digest plant materials. Although the cellulolytic bacteria in the yak rumen have been reported, there is still limited information on the diversity o...

    Authors: Ga Gong, Saisai Zhou, Runbo Luo, Zhuoma Gesang and Sizhu Suolang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:302

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  2. Neuropathic pain is an abnormally increased sensitivity to pain, especially from mechanical or thermal stimuli. To date, the current pharmacological treatments for neuropathic pain are still unsatisfactory. Th...

    Authors: Guo-Jie Brandon-Mong, Grace Tzun-Wen Shaw, Wei-Hsin Chen, Chien-Chang Chen and Daryi Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:295

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  3. Dental implants have become well-established in oral rehabilitation for fully or partially edentulous patients. However, peri-implantitis often leads to the failure of dental implants. The aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Shichong Qiao, Dongle Wu, Mengge Wang, Shujiao Qian, Yu Zhu, Junyu Shi, Yongjun Wei and Hongchang Lai

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:293

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  4. In recent years, the microbiome field has undergone a shift from clustering-based methods of operational taxonomic unit (OTU) designation based on sequence similarity to denoising algorithms that identify exac...

    Authors: Shirin Moossavi, Faisal Atakora, Kelsey Fehr and Ehsan Khafipour

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:290

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  5. The experimental materials were a 60-year-old tea tree (Camellia sinensis cv. Shu Cha Zao; SCZ) (the mother plant) and 1-year-old and 20-year-old plants of SCZ that originated as mother plant cuttings. The aim of...

    Authors: Zhenzhen Wu, Qingqing Su, Yuchen Cui, Hongzhu He, Jiali Wang, Yong Zhang, Yu Zhao, Hassan Abul, Yunqiu Yang and Yanhua Long

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:270

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  6. Tor putitora, the largest freshwater fish of the Indian subcontinent, is an endangered species. Several factors have been attributed towards its continuous population decrease, but very little is known about the ...

    Authors: Himani Khurana, Durgesh Narain Singh, Anoop Singh, Yogendra Singh, Rup Lal and Ram Krishan Negi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:249

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  7. The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau represents one of the most important component of the terrestrial ecosystem and a particularly vulnerable region, which harbouring complex and diverse microbiota. The knowledge abou...

    Authors: Mengjun Zhang, Liwei Chai, Muke Huang, Weiqian Jia, Jiabao Guo and Yi Huang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:235

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  8. Primary ovarian failure (POF) is defined as follicular failure in women of reproductive age. Although many factors are speculated to contribute to the occurrence of POF, the exact aetiology remains unclear. Mo...

    Authors: Juan Wang, Jieying Xu, Qixin Han, Weiwei Chu, Gang Lu, Wai-Yee Chan, Yingying Qin and Yanzhi Du

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:230

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  9. Gut microbiota plays an important role in physiological and pathological processes of the host organism, including aging. Microbiota composition was shown to vary significantly throughout the life course. Age-...

    Authors: Alexander Vaiserman, Mariana Romanenko, Liubov Piven, Vladislav Moseiko, Oleh Lushchak, Nadiia Kryzhanovska, Vitaly Guryanov and Alexander Koliada

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:221

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  10. Few studies have examined how maternal body mass index (BMI), mode of delivery and ethnicity affect the microbial composition of human milk and none have examined associations with maternal metabolic status. G...

    Authors: Lauren LeMay-Nedjelski, James Butcher, Sylvia H. Ley, Michelle R. Asbury, Anthony J. Hanley, Alex Kiss, Sharon Unger, Julia K. Copeland, Pauline W. Wang, Bernard Zinman, Alain Stintzi and Deborah L. O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:219

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  11. The intestinal tract undergoes a period of cellular maturation during early life, primarily characterized by the organization of epithelial cells into specialized crypt and villus structures. These processes a...

    Authors: Michael W. Dougherty, Oleksandr Kudin, Marcus Mühlbauer, Josef Neu, Raad Z. Gharaibeh and Christian Jobin

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:205

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  12. The possibility that smokeless tobacco may contribute to oral carcinogenesis by influencing the oral microbiome has not been explored. This preliminary cross-sectional study sought to assess the effect of usin...

    Authors: Esam Halboub, Mohammed S. Al-Ak’hali, Abdulwahab H. Alamir, Husham E. Homeida, Divyashri Baraniya, Tsute Chen and Nezar Noor Al-Hebshi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:201

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  13. A placental microbiome, which may be altered in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), has been described. However, publications raising doubts about the existence of a placental microbiome that is different tha...

    Authors: Isoken Nicholas Olomu, Luis Carlos Pena-Cortes, Robert A. Long, Arpita Vyas, Olha Krichevskiy, Ryan Luellwitz, Pallavi Singh and Martha H. Mulks

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:157

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  14. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the number one cause of lower respiratory tract infections in infants. There are still no vaccines or specific antiviral therapies against RSV, mainly due to the inadequate...

    Authors: Jeffrey N. Harding, David Siefker, Luan Vu, Dahui You, John DeVincenzo, JF. Pierre and Stephania A. Cormier

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:140

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  15. The microbiome of the oral cavity is the second-largest and diverse microbiota after the gut, harboring over 700 species of bacteria and including also fungi, viruses, and protozoa. With its diverse niches, th...

    Authors: Elisabetta Caselli, Chiara Fabbri, Maria D’Accolti, Irene Soffritti, Cristian Bassi, Sante Mazzacane and Maurizio Franchi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:120

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  16. Gut microbiota composition is known to depend on environmental (diet, day length, infections, xenobiotic exposure) and lifestyle (alcohol/drug intake, physical activity) factors. All these factors fluctuate se...

    Authors: Alexander Koliada, Vladyslav Moseiko, Mariana Romanenko, Liubov Piven, Oleh Lushchak, Nadiia Kryzhanovska, Vitaly Guryanov and Alexander Vaiserman

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:100

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