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  1. Earthen sites are immobile cultural relics and an important part of cultural heritage with historical, artistic and scientific values. The deterioration of features in earthen sites result in permanent loss of...

    Authors: Jing Li, Xiaoyue Zhang, Lin Xiao, Ke Liu, Yue Li, Ziwei Zhang, Qiang Chen, Xiaolin Ao, Decong Liao, Yunfu Gu, Menggen Ma, Xiumei Yu, Quanju Xiang, Ji Chen, Xiaoping Zhang, Tao Yang…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:147

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  2. Fungi constitute an important yet frequently neglected component of the human microbiota with a possible role in health and disease. Fungi and bacteria colonise the infant gastrointestinal tract in parallel, y...

    Authors: Shirin Moossavi, Kelsey Fehr, Hooman Derakhshani, Hind Sbihi, Bianca Robertson, Lars Bode, Jeffrey Brook, Stuart E. Turvey, Theo J. Moraes, Allan B. Becker, Piushkumar J. Mandhane, Malcolm R. Sears, Ehsan Khafipour, Padmaja Subbarao and Meghan B. Azad

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:146

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  3. In animals, many factors affect the small intestinal function and cecal microorganisms, including body weight and genetic background. However, whether paternal weight impacts the small intestinal function and ...

    Authors: Mingxia Ran, Bo Hu, Lumin Cheng, Shenqiang Hu, Hehe Liu, Liang Li, Jiwei Hu and Jiwen Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:145

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  4. Probiotics are effective to rectify the imbalanced gut microbiota in the diseased cohorts. Two Bifidobacterium strains (LI09 and LI10) were found to alleviate D-galactosamine-induced liver damage (LD) in rats in ...

    Authors: Hua Zha, Dai-Qiong Fang, Aimee van der Reis, Kevin Chang, Li-Ya Yang, Jiao-Jiao Xie, Ding Shi, Qiao-Mai Xu, Ya-Ting Li and Lan-Juan Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:144

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  5. Streptomycetes from the rhizospheric soils are a rich resource of novel secondary metabolites with various biological activities. However, there is still little information related to the isolation, antimicrob...

    Authors: Fei Peng, Meng-Yue Zhang, Shao-Yang Hou, Juan Chen, Ying-Ying Wu and Yi-Xuan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:143

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  6. Most lactobacilli found in animal intestines are generally non-motile, but there are few exceptions. Our previous work showed that Lactobacillus agilis BKN88, which is a highly motile strain originating from a ch...

    Authors: Shunya Suzuki, Koki Fujita, Shintaro Maeno, Yuh Shiwa, Akihito Endo, Kenji Yokota, Shizunobu Igimi and Akinobu Kajikawa

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:142

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  7. 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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  8. In the last few decades, considerable attention has been paid to fungal endophytes as biocontrol agents, however little is known about their mode of action. This study aimed to investigate the toxic effects of...

    Authors: Mandeep Kaur, Pooja Chadha, Sanehdeep Kaur, Amarjeet Kaur and Rajvir Kaur

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:139

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  9. In previous studies, we have shown that atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (aEPEC) strains are important diarrheal pathogens among Brazilian children. In the characterization of a collection of 126 aEPEC ...

    Authors: Scarlat S. Silva, Mariane V. Monfardini and Isabel C. A. Scaletsky

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:138

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  10. Karst caves are considered as extreme environments with nutrition deficiency, darkness, and oxygen deprivation, and they are also the sources of biodiversity and metabolic pathways. Microorganisms are usually ...

    Authors: Yiyi Dong, Jie Gao, Qingshan Wu, Yilang Ai, Yu Huang, Wenzhang Wei, Shiyu Sun and Qingbei Weng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:137

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  11. Lactococcus members belonging to lactic acid bacteria are widely used as starter bacteria in the production of fermented dairy products. From kimchi, a Korean food made of fermented vegetables, Lactococcus raffin...

    Authors: Min Young Jung, Changsu Lee, Myung-Ji Seo, Seong Woon Roh and Se Hee Lee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:136

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  12. Conjugation plays a major role in the transmission of plasmids encoding antibiotic resistance genes in both clinical and general settings. The conjugation efficiency is influenced by many biotic and abiotic fa...

    Authors: Jesse B. Alderliesten, Sarah J. N. Duxbury, Mark P. Zwart, J. Arjan G. M. de Visser, Arjan Stegeman and Egil A. J. Fischer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:135

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  13. Environmental surveillance of antibiotic resistance can contribute towards better understanding and management of human and environmental health. This study applied a combination of long-read Oxford Nanopore M...

    Authors: Didrik H. Grevskott, Francisco Salvà-Serra, Edward R. B. Moore and Nachiket P. Marathe

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:134

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  14. Extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing enterobacteria pose a major hazard to public health. Due to the possibility of genetic transfer, ESBL genes might spread to pathogenic enterobacterial strains....

    Authors: Eva-Maria Saliu, Jürgen Zentek and Wilfried Vahjen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:133

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  15. Mortality due to tuberculosis (TB) has increased due to the development of drug resistance, the mechanisms of which have not been fully elucidated. Our research group identified a low expression of lipF gene in M...

    Authors: Ana Leticia Arriaga-Guerrero, Carlos E. Hernández-Luna, Joyce Rigal-Leal, Rene J. Robles-González, Laura Adiene González-Escalante, Beatriz Silva-Ramírez, Roberto Mercado-Hernández, Javier Vargas-Villarreal, Mario Bermúdez de León and Katia Peñuelas-Urquides

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:132

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  16. Many studies reported high prevalence of H. pylori infection among patients co-infected with intestinal parasites. Molecular approach for the DNA detection of those microbes in stool have been proposed. However t...

    Authors: Martina Leonardi, Giulia La Marca, Barbara Pajola, Francesca Perandin, Marco Ligozzi and Elena Pomari

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:131

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  17. Gene editing is key for elucidating gene function. Traditional methods, such as consecutive single-crossovers, have been widely used to modify bacterial genomes. However, cumbersome cloning and limited efficie...

    Authors: Francesca Romana Cianfanelli, Olivier Cunrath and Dirk Bumann

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:129

    Content type: Methodology article

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  18. Pyruvate oxidase (Pox) is an important enzyme in bacterial metabolism for increasing ATP production and providing a fitness advantage via hydrogen peroxide production. However, few Pox enzymes have been charac...

    Authors: Louis P. Cornacchione and Linden T. Hu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:128

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  19. Staphylococcus aureus is one of the main causative agents of mastitis in small ruminants. Antimicrobial use is the major treatment, but there are many flaws linked to resistance, tolerance or persistence. This st...

    Authors: Magna Coroa Lima, Mariana de Barros, Thalita Moreira Scatamburlo, Richard Costa Polveiro, Laís Karolyne de Castro, Samuel Henrique Sales Guimarães, Sanely Lourenço da Costa, Mateus Matiuzzi da Costa and Maria Aparecida Scatamburlo Moreira

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:127

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  20. The great metabolic versatility of the purple non-sulfur bacteria is of particular interest in green technology. Rhodospirillum rubrum S1H is an α-proteobacterium that is capable of photoheterotrophic assimilatio...

    Authors: Quentin De Meur, Adam Deutschbauer, Matthias Koch, Guillaume Bayon-Vicente, Paloma Cabecas Segura, Ruddy Wattiez and Baptiste Leroy

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:126

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  21. Bacterial meningitis is a serious inflammation of the meninges. Antimicrobial therapy on early cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination has an important role in diagnosis. The disease is still challenging in deve...

    Authors: Demissie Assegu Fenta, Kinfe Lemma, Henok Tadele, Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse and Birrie Derese

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:125

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2020 20:153

  22. Biodiversity and productivity of coral-reef ecosystems depend upon reef-building corals and their associations with endosymbiotic Symbiodiniaceae, which offer diverse functional capabilities to their hosts. The n...

    Authors: Timothy D. Swain, Simon Lax, Vadim Backman and Luisa A. Marcelino

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:124

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  23. Changes in the enteric microbiota have been suggested to contribute to gastrointestinal diseases, including irritable bowel syndrome. Most of the published work is on bacterial dysbiosis with meager data on th...

    Authors: Mina Hojat Ansari, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Mohammad Reza Fattahi, Michael G. Gardner, Ali Reza Safarpour, Mohammad Ali Faghihi and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:123

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  24. Bacillus cereus is a bacterial species which grows efficiently on a wide range of carbon sources and accumulates biopolymer poly-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) up to 80% cell dry weight. PHB is an aliphatic polymer produc...

    Authors: Hui Li, Joshua O’Hair, Santosh Thapa, Sarabjit Bhatti, Suping Zhou, Yong Yang, Tara Fish and Theodore W. Thannhauser

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:122

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  25. Ralstonia eutropha (syn. Cupriavidus necator) is a model microorganism for studying metabolism of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) and a potential chassis for protein expression due to various advantages. Although cu...

    Authors: Muzi Hu, Bin Xiong, Zhongkang Li, Li Liu, Siwei Li, Chunzhi Zhang, Xueli Zhang and Changhao Bi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:121

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  26. 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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  27. Ferrovum spp. are abundant in acid mine drainage sites globally where they play an important role in biogeochemical cycling. All known taxa in this genus are Fe(II) oxidizers. Thus, co-occurring members of the ge...

    Authors: Christen L. Grettenberger, Jeff R. Havig and Trinity L. Hamilton

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:119

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  28. The antibiotics generally used in farm animals are rapidly losing their effectiveness all over the world as bacteria develop antibiotic resistance. Like some other pathogenic bacteria multidrug-resistant strai...

    Authors: Md. Akil Hossain, Hae-Chul Park, Kwang-Jick Lee, Sung-Won Park, Seung-Chun Park and JeongWoo Kang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:118

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  29. Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) can cause destructive bacterial blight in rice. As an antibacterial, resveratrol may inhibit Xoo growth. This study focused on the potential structural-activity relationship of...

    Authors: Huai-Zhi Luo, Ying Guan, Rui Yang, Guo-Liang Qian, Xian-Hui Yang, Jun-Song Wang and Ai-Qun Jia

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:117

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  30. The mammalian intestinal tract harbors diverse and dynamic microbial communities that play pivotal roles in host health, metabolism, immunity, and development. Average daily gain (ADG) is an important growth t...

    Authors: Shaoming Fang, Xuan Chen, Jiahua Pan, Qiaohui Chen, Liwen Zhou, Chongchong Wang, Tianfang Xiao and Qian Fu Gan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:116

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  31. Bacterial biofilms are surface-adherent microbial communities in which individual cells are surrounded by a self-produced extracellular matrix of polysaccharides, extracellular DNA (eDNA) and proteins. Interac...

    Authors: Na Peng, Peng Cai, Monika Mortimer, Yichao Wu, Chunhui Gao and Qiaoyun Huang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:115

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  32. This study demonstrates the use of reduced-representation genotyping to provide preliminary identifications for thermophilic bacterial isolates. The approach combines restriction enzyme digestion and PCR with ...

    Authors: Berenice Talamantes-Becerra, Jason Carling, Andrzej Kilian and Arthur Georges

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:114

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  33. Careful consideration of experimental artefacts is required in order to successfully apply high-throughput 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA) gene sequencing technology. Here we introduce experimental desig...

    Authors: Shantelle Claassen-Weitz, Sugnet Gardner-Lubbe, Kilaza S. Mwaikono, Elloise du Toit, Heather J. Zar and Mark P. Nicol

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:113

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  34. Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is a global opportunistic intracellular pathogen that can cause many infections, including meningitis and abortion in humans and animals; thus, L. monocytogenes poses a g...

    Authors: Gen Li, Guizhen Wang, Meng Li, Li Li, Hongtao Liu, Meiyang Sun and Zhongmei Wen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:112

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  35. Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) could promote the growth of bifidobacteria, improving young children’s health. In addition, fermentation of carbohydrates by bifidobacteria can result in the production of met...

    Authors: Pauline Bondue, Christian Milani, Emilie Arnould, Marco Ventura, Georges Daube, Gisèle LaPointe and Véronique Delcenserie

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:111

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  36. Bacterial gas vesicles, composed of two major gas vesicle proteins and filled with gas, are a unique class of intracellular bubble-like nanostructures. They provide buoyancy for cells, and thus play an essenti...

    Authors: Kun Cai, Bo-Ying Xu, Yong-Liang Jiang, Ying Wang, Yuxing Chen, Cong-Zhao Zhou and Qiong Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:110

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  37. A broad range of aromatic compounds can be degraded by enteric bacteria, and hydroxyphenylacetic acid (HPA) degrading bacteria are the most widespread. Majority of Escherichia coli strains can use both the struct...

    Authors: Hanseol Kim, Sinyeon Kim, Dohyeon Kim and Sung Ho Yoon

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:109

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  38. The ternary cropping system of Gastradia elata depends on a symbiotic relationship with the mycorrhizal fungi Armillaria mellea, which decays wood to assimilate nutrition for the growth of G. elata. The compositi...

    Authors: Qing-Song Yuan, Jiao Xu, Weike Jiang, Xiaohong Ou, Hui Wang, Lanping Guo, Chenghong Xiao, Yanhong Wang, Xiao Wang, Chuanzhi Kang and Tao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:108

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  39. Footrot and interdigital dermatitis are endemic infectious diseases in all sheep farming regions, impairing welfare and production. The development of efficacious vaccines against the primary causative pathoge...

    Authors: P. L. Davies, A. M. Blanchard, C. E. Staley, N. J. Bollard, T. J. Coffey and S. Tötemeyer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:107

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  40. Antimonite [Sb(III)]-oxidizing bacterium has great potential in the environmental bioremediation of Sb-polluted sites. Bacillus sp. S3 that was previously isolated from antimony-contaminated soil displayed high S...

    Authors: Jiaokun Li, Tianyuan Gu, Liangzhi Li, Xueling Wu, Li Shen, Runlan Yu, Yuandong Liu, Guanzhou Qiu and Weimin Zeng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:106

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  41. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in Fig. 2c.

    Authors: Noura El-Ahmady El-Naggar and Nancy M. El-Shweihy

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:105

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    The original article was published in BMC Microbiology 2020 20:86

  42. LiaRS mediates Bacillus subtilis response to cell envelope perturbations. A third protein, LiaF, has an inhibitory role over LiaRS in the absence of stimulus. Together, LiaF and LiaRS form a three-component syste...

    Authors: Shailee Jani, Karen Sterzenbach, Vijaya Adatrao, Ghazal Tajbakhsh, Thorsten Mascher and Dasantila Golemi-Kotra

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:104

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  43. Different mulches have variable effects on soil physicochemical characteristics, bacterial and fungal communities and ecosystem functions. However, the information about soil microbial diversity, community str...

    Authors: Shuning Zhang, Yu Wang, Litao Sun, Chen Qiu, Yiqian Ding, Honglian Gu, Linjun Wang, Zhaoshun Wang and Zhaotang Ding

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:103

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  44. Concern about Haemophilus influenzae infection has been increasing over recent decades. Given the emergence of H. influenzae with severe drug resistance, we assessed the prevalence of as well as risk factors and ...

    Authors: Pei-Yi Su, Ay-Huey Huang, Chung-Hsu Lai, Hsiu-Fang Lin, Tsun-Mei Lin and Cheng-Hsun Ho

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:102

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  45. Multi-drug resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the most important causes of nosocomial infections. The purpose of this study was to identify antibiotic resistance patterns, biofilm formation and the...

    Authors: Ali Mohammadi Bardbari, Parviz Mohajeri, Mohammad Reza Arabestani, Manoochehr Karami, Fariba Keramat, Saba Asadollahi, Amir Khodavirdipour and Mohammad Yousef Alikhani

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:101

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  46. The human gut microbiome plays a critical role in the carcinogenesis of colorectal cancer (CRC). However, a comprehensive analysis of the interaction between the host and microbiome is still lacking.

    Authors: Qing Wang, Jianzhong Ye, Daiqiong Fang, Longxian Lv, Wenrui Wu, Ding Shi, Yating Li, Liya Yang, Xiaoyuan Bian, Jingjing Wu, Xianwan Jiang, Kaicen Wang, Qiangqiang Wang, Mark P. Hodson, Loïc M. Thibaut, Joshua W. K. Ho…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20(Suppl 1):83

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  47. 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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