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  1. Production of antibiotics to inhibit competitors affects soil microbial community composition and contributes to disease suppression. In this work, we characterized whether Streptomyces bacteria, prolific antibio...

    Authors: Mohamed E. Hamid, Thomas Reitz, Martin R. P. Joseph, Kerstin Hommel, Adil Mahgoub, Mogahid M. Elhassan, François Buscot and Mika Tarkka

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:33

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  2. Bergeyella cardium infection is becoming increasingly prevalent in patients with infective endocarditis, suggesting its significance in disease pathogenesis. However, few studies have fully characterized this spe...

    Authors: Hongwei Pan, Wei Li, Enhua Sun and Yi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:32

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  3. 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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  4. ClpP is important for bacterial growth and plays an indispensable role in cellular protein quality control systems by refolding or degrading damaged proteins, but the physiological significance of ClpP in Enteroc...

    Authors: Jinxin Zheng, Yang Wu, Zhiwei Lin, Guangfu Wang, Sibo Jiang, Xiang Sun, Haopeng Tu, Zhijian Yu and Di Qu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:30

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  5. Many recent studies have gravitated towards manipulating the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome of livestock to improve host nutrition and health using dietary interventions. Few studies, however, have evaluated...

    Authors: Shaobo Yu, Guangyu Zhang, Zhibo Liu, Peng Wu, Zhongtang Yu and Jiakun Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:29

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  6. Clostridioides difficile infections have become more frequently diagnosed and associated with greater disease severity, which has resulted in an increase burden on the healthcare system. These increases are attri...

    Authors: John C. Vitucci, Mark Pulse, Leslie Tabor-Simecka and Jerry Simecka

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:27

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  7. Amplification of small subunit (SSU) rRNA genes with universal primers is a common method used to assess microbial populations in various environmental samples. However, owing to limitations in coverage of the...

    Authors: Ru-Yi Zhang, Bin Zou, Yong-Wei Yan, Che Ok Jeon, Meng Li, Mingwei Cai and Zhe-Xue Quan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:25

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  8. Fusarium wilt of banana is one of the most destructive diseases in banana-growing regions worldwide. Soil-borne diseases and soil microbial communities are closely related. The screening of antagonistic bacteria ...

    Authors: Yajie Duan, Jian Chen, Wei He, Jingjing Chen, Zhencai Pang, Huigang Hu and Jianghui Xie

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:24

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  9. The rice blast is a typical fungal disease caused by Magnaporthe oryzae, and the mitochondrial ATP-dependent Lon protease (MAP1) has been proven to be involved in blast development. We previously screened a C3HC ...

    Authors: Shaoshuai Liu, Yi Wei and Shi-Hong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:23

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  10. Staphylococcus aureus is a human pathogen that is a common cause of nosocomial infections and infections on indwelling medical devices, mainly due to its ability to shift between the planktonic and the biofilm/se...

    Authors: Aizat Iman Abdul Hamid, Laurence Nakusi, Mickael Givskov, Young-Tae Chang, Claire Marquès and Pascale Gueirard

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:22

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  11. Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are a group of opportunistic pathogens, which are widely spread in the environment. Animal breeding is an important source of pathogen spreading. However, the concentrat...

    Authors: Yuanqing Lu, Qin Lu, Yiluo Cheng, Guoyuan Wen, Qingping Luo, Huabin Shao and Tengfei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:21

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  12. 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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  13. The total bacterial community plays an important role in aquatic ecosystems. In this study, bacterial communities and diversity along the shores of the Upper Gulf of Thailand were first characterized. The asso...

    Authors: Pongrawee Nimnoi and Neelawan Pongsilp

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:19

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  14. 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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  15. We identified a HIV-positive cohort in virologic failure (VF) who re-suppressed without drug switch. We characterized their drug resistance mutations (DRM) and adherence profiles to learn how to better manage ...

    Authors: Chika K. Onwuamah, Jonathan Okpokwu, Rosemary Audu, Godwin Imade, Seema T. Meloni, Azuka Okwuraiwe, Philippe Chebu, Adesola Z. Musa, Beth Chaplin, Ibrahim Dalhatu, Oche Agbaji, Jay Samuels, Oliver Ezechi, Mukhtar Ahmed, Georgina Odaibo, David O. Olaleye…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:17

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  16. The polysaccharide capsule is a major virulence factor of S. pneumoniae in diseases such as meningitis. While some capsular serotypes are more often found in invasive disease, high case fatality rates are associa...

    Authors: Annelies Müller, Anke Salmen, Suzanne Aebi, Linda de Gouveia, Anne von Gottberg and Lucy J. Hathaway

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:16

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  17. Understanding the patterns of species richness across elevational gradients is a key concept for contemporary research in ecology and evolution, and critical to understanding large-scale trends in biodiversity...

    Authors: Wei Deng, Jia-Liang Wang, Matthew B. Scott, Yi-Hao Fang, Shuo-Ran Liu, Xiao-Yan Yang and Wen Xiao

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:15

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  18. Some strains of Bacteroides fragilis species are associated with diarrhea as a result of enterotoxin production (bft or fragilysin). Fragilysin is activated by C11 protease (fpn) and together with C10 protease (b...

    Authors: Wafaa Jamal, Fatima Bibi Khodakhast, Ameerah AlAzmi, Jόzsef Sόki, Ghayda AlHashem and Vincent O. Rotimi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:14

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Bisphenol A is an important organic chemical as an intermediate, final and inert ingredient in manufacturing of many important products like polycarbonate plastics, epoxy resins, flame retardants, food–drink p...

    Authors: Adel Eltoukhy, Yang Jia, Ruth Nahurira, M. A. Abo-Kadoum, Ibatsam Khokhar, Junhuan Wang and Yanchun Yan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:11

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  22. 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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  23. After publication of our article [1] it came to our notice that the source of the sequence for the control plasmid, pNeo (Materials and methods: Controls) was incorrectly stated as AB094461. The correct access...

    Authors: Andrew Jenkins, Cecilie Raasok, Benedikte N. Pedersen, Kristine Jensen, Åshild Andreassen, Arnulf Soleng, Kristin Skarsfjord Edgar, Heidi Heggen Lindstedt, Vivian Kjelland, Snorre Stuen, Dag Hvidsten and Bjørn-Erik Kristiansen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:9

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    The original article was published in BMC Microbiology 2019 19:199

  24. Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis (Fno) is the etiological agent of francisellosis in cultured warm water fish, such as tilapia. Antibiotics are administered to treat the disease but a better understandin...

    Authors: Winarti Achmad Sarmin Djainal, Khalid Shahin, Matthijs Metselaar, Alexandra Adams and Andrew P. Desbois

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:8

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  25. Colistin resistance is considered a serious problem due to a lack of alternative antibiotics. The Rapid ResaPolymyxin Acinetobacter/Pseudomonas NP test is a resazurin reduction-based technique that relies on the ...

    Authors: Huaiyu Jia, Renchi Fang, Jie Lin, Xuebin Tian, Yajie Zhao, Lijiang Chen, Jianming Cao and Tieli Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:7

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  26. The exosporium of the anthrax-causing Bacillus anthracis endospores display a tetrasaccharide composed of three rhamnose residues and an unusual sugar termed anthrose. Anthrose is a proposed potential target for ...

    Authors: Diansy Zincke, Michael H. Norris, Berzhan Kurmanov, Ted L. Hadfield and Jason K. Blackburn

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:6

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  27. Antimicrobial combinations have been proven as a promising approach in the confrontation with multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens. In the present study, we identify and characterize a synergistic interact...

    Authors: Vuong Van Hung Le, Catrina Olivera, Julian Spagnuolo, Ieuan G. Davies and Jasna Rakonjac

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:5

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  28. Harpins are proteins secreted by the type III secretion system of Gram-negative bacteria during pathogen–plant interactions that can act as elicitors, stimulating defense and plant growth in many types of non-...

    Authors: Yue Liu, Xiaoyun Zhou, Wenbo Liu, Jiamin Huang, Qinghuan Liu, Jianzhang Sun, Xinfeng Cai and Weiguo Miao

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:4

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  29. Scrub typhus causes up to 35% mortality if left untreated. One billion people living in the endemic regions are at risk. In spite of its heavy disease burden in some of the most populated areas in the world, t...

    Authors: Chien-Chung Chao, Ruoting Yang, Zhiwen Zhang, Tatyana Belinskaya, Chye-Teik Chan, Stacy-Ann Miller, Rasha Hammamieh, Marti Jett and Wei-Mei Ching

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:3

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  30. Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) has a high recurrent infection rate. Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been used successfully to treat recurrent CDI, but much remains unknown about the human gu...

    Authors: Ines B. Moura, Charmaine Normington, Duncan Ewin, Emma Clark, Mark H. Wilcox, Anthony M. Buckley and Caroline H. Chilton

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:2

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  31. 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

    Content type: Methodology article

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  32. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been recently approved by FDA for the treatment of refractory recurrent clostridial colitis (rCDI). Success of FTM in treatment of rCDI led to a number of studies inv...

    Authors: Oleg V. Goloshchapov, Evgenii I. Olekhnovich, Sergey V. Sidorenko, Ivan S. Moiseev, Maxim A. Kucher, Dmitry E. Fedorov, Alexander V. Pavlenko, Alexander I. Manolov, Vladimir V. Gostev, Vladimir A. Veselovsky, Ksenia M. Klimina, Elena S. Kostryukova, Evgeny A. Bakin, Alexander N. Shvetcov, Elvira D. Gumbatova, Ruslana V. Klementeva…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:312

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  33. Many phytophagous insects, whose diet is generally nitrogen-poor, rely on gut bacteria to compensate for nutritional deficits. Accordingly, we hypothesized that insects in desert environments may evolve associ...

    Authors: Fengqun Meng, Nitsan Bar-Shmuel, Reut Shavit, Adi Behar and Michal Segoli

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:311

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  34. The majority of in vitro studies of medically relevant biofilms involve the development of biofilm on an inanimate solid surface. However, infection in vivo consists of biofilm growth on, or suspended within, ...

    Authors: Elisabeth A. Slade, Robin M. S. Thorn, Amber Young and Darren M. Reynolds

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:310

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  35. Gut microbiota has been increasingly acknowledged to shape significantly human health, contributing to various autoimmune diseases, both intestinal and non-intestinal, including multiple sclerosis (MS). Gut mi...

    Authors: Madina Kozhieva, Natalia Naumova, Tatiana Alikina, Alexey Boyko, Valentin Vlassov and Marsel R. Kabilov

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:309

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  36. Culturomics can ascertain traces of microorganisms to be cultivated using different strategies and identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization–time-of-flight mass spectrometry or 16S rDNA sequenc...

    Authors: Fengyi Hou, Yuxiao Chang, Zongyu Huang, Ni Han, Lei Bin, Huimin Deng, Zhengchao Li, Zhiyuan Pan, Lei Ding, Hong Gao, Ruifu Yang, Fachao Zhi and Yujing Bi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:308

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  37. 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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  38. Cronobacter sakazakii is an emerging opportunistic bacterial pathogen known to cause neonatal and pediatric infections, including meningitis, necrotizing enterocolitis, and bacteremia. Multiple disease outbreaks ...

    Authors: Isaiah Paolo A. Lee and Cheryl P. Andam

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:306

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  39. Trueperella pyogenes is one of the most clinically imperative bacteria responsible for severe cases of mastitis and metritis, particularly in postpartum dairy cows. The bacterium has emergence of antibiotic resis...

    Authors: Mobin Rezanejad, Sepideh Karimi and Hassan Momtaz

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:305

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  40. Pneumococcus is exposed to a variety of temperature and oxygen levels in the upper respiratory tract and as it invades the lung, tissues, and blood. We sought to determine the effect of environmental variabili...

    Authors: Adrienn Tóthpál, Katherine Desobry, Shreyas S. Joshi, Anne L. Wyllie and Daniel M. Weinberger

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:304

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  41. Wolbachia, one of the most abundant taxa of intracellular Alphaproteobacteria, is widespread among arthropods and filarial nematodes. The presence of these maternally inherited bacteria is associated with modific...

    Authors: Claudia Alejandra Conte, Diego Fernando Segura, Fabian Horacio Milla, Antonios Augustinos, Jorge Luis Cladera, Kostas Bourtzis and Silvia Beatriz Lanzavecchia

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):289

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  42. Insect species have established sophisticated symbiotic associations with diverse groups of microorganisms including bacteria which have been shown to affect several aspects of their biology, physiology, ecolo...

    Authors: Georgios A. Kyritsis, Antonios A. Augustinos, Spyridon Ntougias, Nikos T. Papadopoulos, Kostas Bourtzis and Carlos Cáceres

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):288

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  43. The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is being applied for the management of economically important pest fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in a number of countries worldwide. The success and cost effectiveness o...

    Authors: Ania T. Deutscher, Toni A. Chapman, Lucas A. Shuttleworth, Markus Riegler and Olivia L. Reynolds

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):287

    Content type: Review

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  44. Commensal microbes can promote survival and growth of developing insects, and have important fitness implications in adulthood. Insect larvae can acquire commensal microbes through two main routes: by vertical...

    Authors: Juliano Morimoto, Binh Nguyen, Shabnam T. Tabrizi, Ida Lundbäck, Phillip W. Taylor, Fleur Ponton and Toni A. Chapman

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):286

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  45. Symbiotic bacteria play a critical role in insect’s biology. They also offer great opportunities to improve on current pest management techniques. In order to exploit and integrate the roles played by the gut ...

    Authors: Awawing Anjwengwo Andongma, Lun Wan, Yong-Cheng Dong, Yu-Lei Wang, Jin He and Chang-Ying Niu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):285

    Content type: Research

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  46. The interaction between gut bacterial symbionts and Tephritidae became the focus of several studies that showed that bacteria contributed to the nutritional status and the reproductive potential of its fruit f...

    Authors: María Laura Juárez, Lida Elena Pimper, Guillermo Enrique Bachmann, Claudia Alejandra Conte, María Josefina Ruiz, Lucía Goane, Pilar Medina Pereyra, Felipe Castro, Julieta Salgueiro, Jorge Luis Cladera, Patricia Carina Fernández, Kostas Bourtzis, Silvia Beatriz Lanzavecchia, María Teresa Vera and Diego Fernando Segura

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):283

    Content type: Research

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  47. Mass-rearing, domestication and gamma irradiation of tephritid fruit flies used in sterile insect technique (SIT) programmes can negatively impact fly quality and performance. Symbiotic bacteria supplied as pr...

    Authors: Deane N. Woruba, Jennifer L. Morrow, Olivia L. Reynolds, Toni A. Chapman, Damian P. Collins and Markus Riegler

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):281

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