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  1. Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) is a biopolymer formed by some microbes in response to excess carbon sources or essential nutrient depletion. PHBs are entirely biodegradable into CO2 and H2O under aerobic and anaerobic...

    Authors: Shereen M. Hamdy, Amal W. Danial, Sanaa M. F. Gad El-Rab, Ahmed A. M. Shoreit and Abd El-Latif Hesham
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:183
  2. Long-term cultivation of ginseng can cause severe crop disorders and soil sickness. Crop rotation is an effective agricultural management measure to improve soil sustainability and decrease pathogens. However,...

    Authors: Xingbo Bian, Xiaohang Yang, Qiong Li and Xin Sun
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:182
  3. The emergence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in food producing animals is of growing concern to food safety and health. Staphylococci are common inhabitants of skin and mucous membranes in humans and anim...

    Authors: Beverly Egyir, Esther Dsani, Christian Owusu-Nyantakyi, Grebstad Rabbi Amuasi, Felicia Amoa Owusu, Emmanuel Allegye-Cudjoe and Kennedy Kwasi Addo
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:180
  4. The increase in drug-resistant opportunistic pathogenic bacteria, especially of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (S. epidermidis), has led to difficulties in the treatment of skin and soft tissue i...

    Authors: Zhiling Cai, Zitong Mo, Shiqian Zheng, Shihua Lan, Shengjun Xie, Jinghui Lu, Chunping Tang and Zhibin Shen
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:179
  5. Authors: Vu Thuy Duong, Le Thi Phuong Tu, Ha Thanh Tuyen, Le Thi Quynh Nhi, James I. Campbell, Pham Van Minh, Hoang Le Phuc, Tran Thi Hong Chau, Nguyen Minh Ngoc, Lu Lan Vi, Claire Jenkins, Iruka Okeke, Ellen Higginson and Stephen Baker
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:178

    The original article was published in BMC Microbiology 2020 20:192

  6. The aim of this study was to elucidate the epidemiological features of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) in the pediatric and neonatal patients, to describe clinical characteristics of neonatal patie...

    Authors: Jiansheng Wang, Yuanpeng Lv, Weiwei Yang, Peng Zhao and Changfu Yin
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:177
  7. Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause for morbidity and mortality associated with skin and burn wound infections. Therapeutic options for methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) have dwindled and therefore alte...

    Authors: Shuai Gao, Abidullah Khan, Xuhong Chen, Guohui Xiao, Stijn van der Veen, Yin Chen and Xu’ai Lin
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:176
  8. Recently, Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infections have been increasing, especially in immunocompromised and older adults. The rapid increase has triggered a global health concern due to limited therapeutic s...

    Authors: Siran Lin, Wenya Hua, Shiyong Wang, Yu Zhang, Xinchang Chen, Hong Liu, Lingyun Shao, Jiazhen Chen and Wenhong Zhang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:175
  9. Phytoremediation is a green technology that removes heavy metal (HM) contamination from the environment by using HM plant accumulators. Among soil microbiota, plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPR) have a role...

    Authors: Ahmed A. Sorour, Heba Khairy, Eman H. Zaghloul and Heba A. H. Zaghloul
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:174
  10. Sustainable production of oil for food, feed, fuels and other lipid-based chemicals is essential to meet the demand of the increasing human population. Consequently, novel and sustainable resources such as lig...

    Authors: Linnea Qvirist, Friederike Mierke, Ricardo Vazquez Juarez and Thomas Andlid
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:173
  11. An increased level of the dietary protein alters the colonic microbial community and metabolic profile of pigs, but it remains unclear whether this leads to colonic inflammation and impairs barrier function in...

    Authors: Zhongxin Li, Liren Ding, Weiyun Zhu and Suqin Hang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:172
  12. Botrytis cinerea can cause serious disease on lots of plant hosts during growth and postharvest storage. Biocontrol is known to be eco-friendly methods to control pathogens. Plant endophytic bacteria are generall...

    Authors: Baozhen Feng, Dandan Chen, Ruixue Jin, Erqin Li and Peiqian Li
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:170
  13. Individuals with type 1 diabetes and those with depression show differences in the composition of the gut microbiome from that of healthy people. However, these differences have not yet been studied in patient...

    Authors: Frank Petrak, Stephan Herpertz, Julia Hirsch, Bonnie Röhrig, Iris Donati-Hirsch, Georg Juckel, Juris J. Meier and Sören Gatermann
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:169
  14. Fungi associated with insects represent one potentially rich source for the discovery of novel metabolites. However, a comprehensive understanding of the fungal communities of Apis mellifera ligustica remains elu...

    Authors: Pu Cui, Kun Kong, Yong Yao, Zhongdi Huang, Shuping Shi, Peng Liu, Yechen Huang, Naeem Abbas, Linsheng Yu and Yinglao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:168
  15. Usage of “probiotics” for treatment of food-borne pathogens associated diseases, makes a significant reduction in transmission of resistant bacteria, and antimicrobial resistance genes from aquaculture environ...

    Authors: Sheida Ehsannia, Hamed Ahari, Shapour Kakoolaki, Seyed Amirali Anvar and Shima Yousefi
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:167
  16. Giardia duodenalis, a single-celled intestinal parasite, is divided into eight assemblages (A-H), with differences in host specificity. Giardia duodenalis reproduces asexually and cycles between the binucleated t...

    Authors: Floor L. Veldhuis, Rolf Nijsse, Jaap A. Wagenaar, Ger Arkesteijn and Frans N. J. Kooyman
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:166
  17. Studies on yeasts involved in traditional sorghum beer fermentation in several African countries revealed the presence of two groups: Saccharomyces and non-Saccharomyces. If Saccharomyces strains were reputed for...

    Authors: Wahauwouélé Hermann Coulibaly, Zamble Bi Irié Abel Boli, Koffi Maïzan Jean-Paul Bouatenin, Ange-Michèle Akissi M’bra, Sonagnon H. S. Kouhounde and Koffi Marcellin Djè
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:165
  18. 2,3-Butanediol (2,3-BD), a valuable compound used for chemicals, cosmetics, pesticides and pharmaceuticals, has been produced by various microbes. However, no high-temperature fermentation of the compound at h...

    Authors: Chansom Keo-oudone, Koudkeo Phommachan, Orathai Suliya, Mochamad Nurcholis, Somchanh Bounphanmy, Tomoyuki Kosaka and Mamoru Yamada
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:164
  19. Cryptococcosis is a life-threatening infection is primarily caused by two sibling species Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii. Several virulence-related factors of these cryptococci have been widely i...

    Authors: Thitinan Kitisin, Watcharamat Muangkaew and Passanesh Sukphopetch
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:162
  20. Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) are vectors that transmit numerous pathogens to humans and other vertebrates. Haemagogus leucocelaenus is a mosquito associated with transmission of yellow fever virus. The insect ...

    Authors: Herculano da Silva, Tatiane M. P. Oliveira, Ester C. Sabino, Diego Peres Alonso and Maria Anice M. Sallum
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:161
  21. The food industry is increasingly becoming more scrutinized, given the frequency and intensity with which zoonotic diseases are being reported. Pathogen tracking has become more applicable with regards food sa...

    Authors: Prudence Mpundu, John Bwalya Muma, Nawa Mukumbuta, Andrew Nalishuwa Mukubesa, Walter Muleya, Penjaninge Kapila, Bernard Mudenda Hang’ombe and Musso Munyeme
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:160
  22. Several species of nematophagous fungi exist in nature that can capture and kill nematodes as natural predators of soil-dwelling worms. These are important in agriculture and animal husbandry as biological con...

    Authors: Maradona Berhanu, Hika Waktole, Gezahegne Mamo and Getachew Terefe
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:159
  23. The two subspecies of Bifidobacterium catenulatum, B. catenulatum subsp. kashiwanohense and B. catenulatum subsp. catenulatum, are usually from the infant and adult gut, respectively. However, the genomic analysi...

    Authors: Jiaqi Liu, Weicheng Li, Caiqing Yao, Jie Yu and Heping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:158
  24. Pine wilt disease (PWD) is a worldwide forest disease caused by pine wood nematode (PWN). In this article, we investigated the composition, organization, correlation, and function of the endophytic microbial c...

    Authors: Xin Hao, Xuefeng Liu, Jie Chen, Bowen Wang, Yang Li, Yi Ye, Wei Ma and Ling Ma
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:157
  25. The coronavirus disease, so far (COVID-19) has brought about millions of infections and fatalities throughout the world. Our aim was to determine the correlation between rubella IGG titers with the severity CO...

    Authors: Leyla Sahebi, Mohsen Hosseini, Alireza Abdollahi, Nahid Farrokhzad, Samrand Fattah Ghazi, Farzaneh Samaei Noroozi and Fereshteh Ghiasvand
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:156
  26. Organic mulch is an important management practice in agricultural production to improve soil quality, control crop pests and diseases and increase the biodiversity of soil microecosystem. However, the informat...

    Authors: Dandan Xu, Jinfeng Ling, Fang Qiao, Pinggen Xi, Yani Zeng, Jianfan Zhang, Cuizhen Lan, Zide Jiang, Aitian Peng and Pingdong Li
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:155
  27. Mycobacterium bovis notoriously causes detrimental infections in bovines and humans. In this study, 1500 buffaloes and 2200 cattle were tested by single intradermal comparative cervical tuberculin test and compar...

    Authors: Mohamed Sabry Abd Elraheam Elsayed, Ahmed Salah, Ahmed Abd Elbadee and Tamer Roshdy
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:154
  28. C. albicans is a pathogenic yeast that is the most common cause of fungal infections in humans. Unfortunately, the yeast’s resistance to the antifungal medication fluconazole (FLC) is increasing; furthermore, tes...

    Authors: Chanika Maenchantrarath, Pradchama Khumdee, Seksun Samosornsuk, Narissara Mungkornkaew and Worada Samosornsuk
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:153
  29. Leptospirosis is a significant emerging infectious disease worldwide. Rodents are considered to be the most critical hosts of Leptospira spp. Fujian Province is a region highly endemic for leptospirosis in China....

    Authors: Guoying Xu, Haiyan Qiu, Weijun Liu, Xiugao Jiang, Yung-Fu Chang, Jiaxiong Wang, Zhenpeng Li, Yongzhang Zhu, Cuicai Zhang and Fangzhen Xiao
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:151
  30. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common outpatient bacterial infections. In this study, we isolated and characterized an extensively-drug resistant (XDR) NDM-5-producing Escherichia coli EC1390 fr...

    Authors: Tran Thi Dieu Thuy, Hsu-Feng Lu, Pei-Yun Kuo, Wei-Hung Lin, Tzu-Ping Lin, Yi-Tzu Lee, Tran Thi Thuy Duong, Ming-Cheng Wang, Yi-Hong Lee, Li-Li Wen, Yu-Chen Chen and Cheng-Yen Kao
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:150
  31. Probiotic starters can improve the flavor profile, texture, and health-promoting properties of fermented foods. Tetragenococcus halophilus is a halophilic lactic acid bacterium that is a candidate starter for hig...

    Authors: Da Hye Kim, Seul-Ah Kim, Yu Mi Jo, Hee Seo, Ga Yun Kim, Seong Won Cheon, Su Hwi Yang, Che Ok Jeon and Nam Soo Han
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:149
  32. The composition and diversity of root microbial community are affected by plant genotypes and soil environment, which in turn affect plant growth and development. Grafting rootstock types of the apple tree can...

    Authors: Jianxun Wang, Ruolin Wang, Feng Kang, Xia Yan, Ling Sun, Nana Wang, Yufeng Gong, Xiaoning Gao and Lili Huang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:148
  33. The microbial population of the intestinal tract and its relationship to specific diseases has been extensively studied during the past decade. However, reports characterizing the bile microbiota are rare. Thi...

    Authors: Mari Kirishima, Seiya Yokoyama, Kei Matsuo, Taiji Hamada, Michiko Shimokawa, Toshiaki Akahane, Tomoyuki Sugimoto, Hirohito Tsurumaru, Matsujiro Ishibashi, Yuko Mataki, Takao Ootsuka, Mitsuharu Nomoto, Chihiro Hayashi, Akihiko Horiguchi, Michiyo Higashi and Akihide Tanimoto
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:147
  34. Bioremediation of atrazine-contaminated soil is considered a safe and effective approach in removing contaminates from the soil. However, the effects of adding foreign organisms to assist bioremediation on soi...

    Authors: Zhifei Zhang, Qian Fu, Changyixin Xiao, Mingyue Ding, Dong Liang, Haitao Li and Rongmei Liu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:146
  35. Bacterial pectinase is an enzyme that could be employed in numerous sectors to break down pectin polysaccharide compounds. The goal of this study is to find pectinase-producing bacteria in avocado peel waste a...

    Authors: Setegn Haile, Chandran Masi and Mesfin Tafesse
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:145
  36. Although urinary tract infections (UTIs) are extremely common, isolation of causative uropathogens is not always routinely performed, with antibiotics frequently prescribed empirically. This study determined t...

    Authors: Yinka M. Somorin, Nichola-Jane M. Weir, Sally H. Pattison, Martin A. Crockard, Carmel M. Hughes, Michael M. Tunney and Deirdre F. Gilpin
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:144
  37. The current diagnostic gold standard for Pneumocystis jirovecii is represented by microscopic visualization of the fungus from clinical respiratory samples, as bronchoalveolar-lavage fluid, defining “proven” P. j...

    Authors: Iacopo Franconi, Alessandro Leonildi, Gianluca Erra, Roberta Fais, Marco Falcone, Emilia Ghelardi and Antonella Lupetti
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:143
  38. Although soy sauce-like flavor and soybean flavor are two key contributors to the flavor of fermented foods, the key compounds of soy sauce-like flavor and soybean flavor and production mechanisms are still po...

    Authors: Yongjun Wu, Yi Tao, Jing Jin, Shuoqiu Tong, Sheng Li and Lincheng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:142
  39. The study describes the application of the multiplex high-resolution melting curve (MHRM) assay for the simultaneous detection of five common bacterial pathogens (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Kl...

    Authors: Jaber Ghorbani, Farhad Bonakdar Hashemi, Fereshteh Jabalameli, Mohammad Emaneini and Reza Beigverdi
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:141
  40. Bacteria require specialized secretion systems for the export of molecules into the extracellular space to modify their environment and scavenge for nutrients. The ESX-3 secretion system is required by mycobac...

    Authors: Nastassja L. Kriel, Mae Newton-Foot, Owen T. Bennion, Bree B. Aldridge, Carolina Mehaffy, John T. Belisle, Gerhard Walzl, Robin M. Warren, Samantha L. Sampson and Nico C. Gey van Pittius
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:140
  41. Colorectal cancer ranks third globally among all types of cancers. Dysbiosis of the gut microbiota of people with CRC is one of the effective agents in the tumorigenesis and metastasis in this type of cancer. ...

    Authors: Mahsa Mirzarazi, Soroor Bashiri, Ali Hashemi, Mahmoud Vahidi, Bahram Kazemi and Mojgan Bandehpour
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:139
  42. High burden of drug-resistant (DR) tuberculosis (TB) is a significant threat to national TB control programs all over the world and in the Russian Federation. Different Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) genotypes ...

    Authors: Anna E. Panova, Anatoliy S. Vinokurov, Anastasiya A. Shemetova, Irina A. Burmistrova, Marina V. Shulgina, Anastasiya G. Samoilova, Irina A. Vasilyeva, Diana V. Vakhrusheva, Tatiana V. Umpeleva, Nataliya I. Eremeeva, Leonid S. Lavrenchuk, Lyudmila A. Golubeva, Tatiana I. Danilova, Tatiana B. Vasilyeva, Vera A. Ugol’kova, Nataliya V. Sosova…
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:138
  43. Pseudomonas stutzeri S116 is a sulfur-oxidizing bacteria isolated from marine sludge. It exhibited excellent electricity generation as bioanode and biocathode applied in microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Complete geno...

    Authors: Peng Li, Wenfeng Yuan, Yitie Huang, Caiyu Zhang, Chide Ni, Qi Lin, Zhihuang Zhu and Jianxin Wang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:137
  44. Conjugative plasmids play a major role in the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes. Knowledge of the plasmid characteristics and behaviour can allow development of control strategies. Here we focus on ...

    Authors: Tomas Nohejl, Adam Valcek, Ivo Papousek, Jana Palkovicova, Alexander M. Wailan, Hana Pratova, Marco Minoia and Monika Dolejska
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:136
  45. Bacterial identification at the strain level is a much-needed, but arduous and challenging task. This study aimed to develop a method for identifying and differentiating individual strains among multiple strai...

    Authors: Marta Ferrandis-Vila, Sumeet K. Tiwari, Svenja Mamerow, Torsten Semmler, Christian Menge and Christian Berens
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:135
  46. The genus Euplotes Ehrenberg, 1830, one of the most complicated and confused taxa, contains about 160 nominal species. It was once proposed to be divided into four genera, two of which were proved to be non-monop...

    Authors: Kun Han, Hongbo Pan and Jiamei Jiang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:133

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