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  1. Content type: Research article

    Benthic ciliates and the environmental factors shaping their distribution are far from being completely understood. Likewise, deep-sea systems are amongst the least understood ecosystems on Earth. In this stud...

    Authors: Feng Zhao, Sabine Filker, Thorsten Stoeck and Kuidong Xu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:192

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Non-structural protein 1 (NS1) is a multifunctional protein and a crucial regulatory factor in the replication and pathogenesis of avian influenza virus (AIV). Studies have shown that NS1 can interact with a v...

    Authors: Yong Ma, Jiashan Sun, Linlin Gu, Hongmei Bao, Yuhui Zhao, Lin Shi, Wei Yao, Guobin Tian, Xiurong Wang and Hualan Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:191

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to compare the rumen bacterial composition in high and low yielding dairy cows within and between two dairy herds. Eighty five Holstein dairy cows in mid-lactation (79–179 days in...

    Authors: Nagaraju Indugu, Bonnie Vecchiarelli, Linda D. Baker, James D. Ferguson, Jairam K. P. Vanamala and Dipti W. Pitta

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:190

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Improved methods with better separation and concentration ability for detection of foodborne pathogens are in constant need. The aim of this study was to evaluate microplate immunocapture (IC) method for detec...

    Authors: Md. Fakruddin, Md. Nur Hossain and Monzur Morshed Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:189

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  5. Content type: Research article

    H-NS family proteins are nucleoid-associated proteins that form oligomers on DNA and function as global regulators. They are found in both bacterial chromosomes and plasmids, and were suggested to be candidate...

    Authors: Zongping Sun, Delyana Vasileva, Chiho Suzuki-Minakuchi, Kazunori Okada, Feng Luo, Yasuo Igarashi and Hideaki Nojiri

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:188

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The bronchial epithelium serves as the first defendant line of host against respiratory inhaled pathogens, mainly through releasing chemokines (e.g. interleukin-8 (IL-8), interferon-induced protein 10 (IP-10) ...

    Authors: Jiaqiong Zou, Long Zhou, Chunlan Hu, Peng Jing, Xiaolan Guo, Sulan Liu, Yan Lei, Shangyu Yang, Jiankang Deng and Hong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:187

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Intracellular bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb), infects specifically macrophages as host cells. IRAK-M, a member of IRAK family, is a negative regulator in TLR signaling and specifically expresses in...

    Authors: Pei Shen, Quan Li, Jilei Ma, Maopeng Tian, Fei Hong, Xinjie Zhai, Jianrong Li, Hanju Huang and Chunwei Shi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:185

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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    The only hitherto known biological role of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae Tum1 protein is in the tRNA thiolation pathway. The mammalian homologue of the yeast TUM1 gene, the thiosulfate sulfurtransferase (a.k.a. ...

    Authors: Katja Uršič, Mojca Ogrizović, Dušan Kordiš, Klaus Natter and Uroš Petrovič

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:181

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O145 are among the top non-O157 serogroups associated with severe human disease worldwide. Two serotypes, O145:H25 and O145:H28 have been isolated from human patients but...

    Authors: Sandra C. Lorenz, Narjol Gonzalez-Escalona, Michael L. Kotewicz, Markus Fischer and Julie A. Kase

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:183

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Quantitative culture is the most common method to determine the fungal burden and sterility of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) among persons with cryptococcal meningitis. A major drawback of cultures is a long turna...

    Authors: Richard Kwizera, Andrew Akampurira, Tadeo K. Kandole, Kirsten Nielsen, Andrew Kambugu, David B. Meya, David R. Boulware and Joshua Rhein

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:182

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Penicillium marneffei (P. marneffei) is a thermally dimorphic fungus pathogen that causes fatal infection. Alveolar macrophages are innate immune cells that have critical roles in prot...

    Authors: Xiaoying Dai, Congzheng Mao, Xiuwan Lan, Huan Chen, Meihua Li, Jing Bai, Jingmin Deng, Qiuli Liang, Jianquan Zhang, Xiaoning Zhong, Yi Liang, Jiangtao Fan, Honglin Luo and Zhiyi He

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:177

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Content type: Research article

    Probiotics are increasingly applied to prevent and treat a range of infectious, immune related and gastrointestinal diseases. Despite this, the mechanisms behind the putative effects of probiotics are poorly u...

    Authors: Martin Frederik Laursen, Rikke Pilmann Laursen, Anni Larnkjær, Kim F. Michaelsen, Martin Iain Bahl and Tine Rask Licht

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:175

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Content type: Research article

    Kozakia baliensis NBRC 16680 secretes a gum-cluster derived heteropolysaccharide and forms a surface pellicle composed of polysaccharides during static cultivation. Furthermore, this s...

    Authors: Julia U. Brandt, Friederike-Leonie Born, Frank Jakob and Rudi F. Vogel

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:172

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Bacterial blight of rice caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) is one of the most important crop diseases in the world. More insights into the mechanistic regulation of bacterial pathogenesis will help us...

    Authors: Chao Yu, Huamin Chen, Fang Tian, Fenghuan Yang and Chenyang He

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:171

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Content type: Research article

    Citrobacter strains are opportunistic pathogens often responsible for serious enteric as well as extra-intestinal diseases, and therefore the O-antigenic scheme, still in use in diagno...

    Authors: Ewa Katzenellenbogen, Magdalena Staniszewska, Nina A. Kocharova, Małgorzata Mieszała, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal, Sabina Górska, Yuriy A. Knirel and Andrzej Gamian

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:169

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2017 17:173

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