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  1. Research article

    Contribution of pilus type 2b to invasive disease caused by a Streptococcus agalactiae ST-17 strain

    Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a major cause of invasive disease especially in neonates. In GBS three structurally distinct pilus polymers have been identified as important virulence factors and promising vacc...

    Maddalena Lazzarin, Rong Mu, Monica Fabbrini, Claudia Ghezzo, C. Daniela Rinaudo, Kelly S. Doran and Immaculada Margarit

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:148

    Published on: 3 July 2017

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    Soluble factors from biofilm of Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus promote cell death and inflammatory response

    The objective of this study was to better understand the effects of soluble factors from biofilm of single- and mixed-species Candida albicans (C. albicans) and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) ...

    Kassia de Carvalho Dias, Paula Aboud Barbugli, Fernanda de Patto, Virginia Barreto Lordello, Letícia de Aquino Penteado, Alexandra Ivo Medeiros and Carlos Eduardo Vergani

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:146

    Published on: 30 June 2017

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    Community analysis of biofilms on flame-oxidized stainless steel anodes in microbial fuel cells fed with different substrates

    The flame-oxidized stainless steel anode (FO-SSA) is a newly developed electrode that enhances microbial fuel cell (MFC) power generation; however, substrate preference and community structure of the biofilm d...

    Nweze Julius Eyiuche, Shiho Asakawa, Takahiro Yamashita, Atsuo Ikeguchi, Yutaka Kitamura and Hiroshi Yokoyama

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:145

    Published on: 29 June 2017

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    Antioxidant properties, antimicrobial and anti-adhesive activities of DCS1 lipopeptides from Bacillus methylotrophicus DCS1

    The present work aims to investigate the antioxidant and antimicrobial activities as well as the potential of DCS1 lipopeptides produced by Bacillus methylotrophicus DCS1 strain at inhibition and disruption of bi...

    Nawel Jemil, Hanen Ben Ayed, Angeles Manresa, Moncef Nasri and Noomen Hmidet

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:144

    Published on: 28 June 2017

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    XC_0531 encodes a c-type cytochrome biogenesis protein and is required for pathogenesis in Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris

    The phytopathogenic Xanthomonas campestris pv.campestris is a gram-negative bacterium and the causal agent of black-rot disease of cruciferous crops. Many gram-negative bacteria possess a family of proteins, call...

    Lei Chen, Mingpeng Wang, Li Huang, Zhaojie Zhang, Fanghua Liu and Guangtao Lu

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:142

    Published on: 27 June 2017

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    Tapping the biotechnological potential of insect microbial symbionts: new insecticidal porphyrins

    The demand for sustainable agricultural practices and the limited progress toward newer and safer chemicals for use in pest control maintain the impetus for research and identification of new natural molecules...

    Ana Flávia Canovas Martinez, Luís Gustavo de Almeida, Luiz Alberto Beraldo Moraes and Fernando Luís Cônsoli

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:143

    Published on: 27 June 2017

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    Assessment of Staphylococcus aureus along milk value chain and its public health importance in Sebeta, central Oromia, Ethiopia

    Staphylococcus aureus is one of the leading causes of gastroenteritis acquired from contaminated foods such as milk and milk products. However, such information is limited in Ethiopia....

    Yodit Ayele, Fanta Desissa Gutema, Bedaso Mamo Edao, Robel Girma, Takele Beyene Tufa, Tariku Jibat Beyene, Fanos Tadesse, Mesula Geloye and Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:141

    Published on: 27 June 2017

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    Intra- and inter-isolate variation of ribosomal and protein-coding genes in Pleurotus: implications for molecular identification and phylogeny on fungal groups

    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...

    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

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:139

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  9. Research article

    Relationship between nasopharyngeal and bronchoalveolar microbial communities in clinically healthy feedlot cattle

    The importance of upper airway structure in the susceptibility of the lower respiratory tract to colonization with potential pathogens is well established. With the advent of rapid, high throughput, next gener...

    Mohamed M. Zeineldin, James F. Lowe, Elsbeth D. Grimmer, Maria R. C. de Godoy, Mohamed M. Ghanem, Yassein M. Abd El-Raof and Brian M. Aldridge

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:138

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Trichoderma virens β-glucosidase I (BGLI) gene; expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae including docking and molecular dynamics studies

    Cellulose, a linear polymer of β 1–4, linked glucose, is the most abundant renewable fraction of plant biomass (lignocellulose). It is synergistically converted to glucose by endoglucanase (EG) cellobiohydrola...

    Gammadde Hewa Ishan Maduka Wickramasinghe, Pilimathalawe Panditharathna Attanayake Mudiyanselage Samith Indika Rathnayake, Naduviladath Vishvanath Chandrasekharan, Mahindagoda Siril Samantha Weerasinghe, Ravindra Lakshman Chundananda Wijesundera and Wijepurage Sandhya Sulochana Wijesundera

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:137

    Published on: 21 June 2017

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    Whole genome sequencing analyses of Listeria monocytogenes that persisted in a milkshake machine for a year and caused illnesses in Washington State

    In 2015, in addition to a United States multistate outbreak linked to contaminated ice cream, another outbreak linked to ice cream was reported in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It was a hospital-...

    Zhen Li, Ailyn Pérez-Osorio, Yu Wang, Kaye Eckmann, William A. Glover, Marc W. Allard, Eric W. Brown and Yi Chen

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:134

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Towards diagnostic metagenomics of Campylobacter in fecal samples

    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, ...

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

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:133

    Published on: 8 June 2017

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    An avirulent Burkholderia pseudomalleipurM strain with atypical type B LPS: expansion of the toolkit for biosafe studies of melioidosis

    The work was undertaken to expand the tools available for researching Burkholderia pseudomallei (Bp), the etiological agent of the tropical disease melioidosis. Melioidosis has the potential to pose a severe thre...

    Michael H. Norris, Md Siddiqur Rahman Khan, Herbert P. Schweizer and Apichai Tuanyok

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:132

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  14. Research Article

    Addition of plant-growth-promoting Bacillus subtilis PTS-394 on tomato rhizosphere has no durable impact on composition of root microbiome

    Representatives of the genus Bacillus are increasingly used in agriculture to promote plant growth and to protect against plant pathogens. Unfortunately, hitherto the impact of Bacillus inoculants on the indigeno...

    Junqing Qiao, Xiang Yu, Xuejie Liang, Yongfeng Liu, Rainer Borriss and Youzhou Liu

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:131

    Published on: 5 June 2017

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    The effect of immunoregulation of Streptococcus lactis L16 strain upon Staphylococcus aureus infection

    Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen that causes various infections in medical facilities. However, resistance to multiple drugs has made this infection difficult to manage. ...

    Maopeng Wang, Shengjie Gong, Shouwen Du, Yilong Zhu, Fengjun Rong, Rongrong Pan, Yang Di, Chang Li, Dayong Ren and Ningyi Jin

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:130

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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    Isolation, characterization and transcriptome analysis of a novel Antarctic Aspergillus sydowii strain MS-19 as a potential lignocellulosic enzyme source

    With the growing demand for fossil fuels and the severe energy crisis, lignocellulose is widely regarded as a promising cost-effective renewable resource for ethanol production, and the use of lignocellulose r...

    Bailin Cong, Nengfei Wang, Shenghao Liu, Feng Liu, Xiaofei Yin and Jihong Shen

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:129

    Published on: 30 May 2017

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    Site-specific His/Asp phosphoproteomic analysis of prokaryotes reveals putative targets for drug resistance

    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...

    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

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:123

    Published on: 25 May 2017

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    Comparison of biomarker based Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and conventional methods in the identification of clinically relevant bacteria and yeast

    MALDI-TOF MS is an analytical method that has recently become integral in the identification of microorganisms in clinical laboratories. It relies on databases that majorly employ pattern recognition or finger...

    Ali Kassim, Valentin Pflüger, Zul Premji, Claudia Daubenberger and Gunturu Revathi

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:128

    Published on: 25 May 2017

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    Cytotoxic Necrotizing Factor-1 (CNF1) does not promote E. coli infection in a murine model of ascending pyelonephritis

    Urinary tract infections (UTI) are among the most common and costly infections in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) represent the majority of UTI isolates and are a diverse g...

    Jason E. Michaud, Kwang Sik Kim, William Harty, Matthew Kasprenski and Ming-Hsien Wang

    BMC Microbiology 2017 17:127

    Published on: 25 May 2017

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