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  1. Yeasts, which are ubiquitous in agroecosystems, are known to degrade various xenobiotics. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of fungicides on the abundance of natural yeast communities colonizing ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Kucharska, Urszula Wachowska and Sylwester Czaplicki

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:242

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  2. Antibiotic resistance is an increasing phenomenon in many bacterial pathogens including uropathogenic Escherichia coli. Hypothetical anti-virulent agents could be a solution, but first clear virulence associated ...

    Authors: Zahra Yazdanpour, Omid Tadjrobehkar and Motahareh Shahkhah

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:241

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  3. Staphylococcus epidermidis is the leading coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) species associated with healthcare associated infections. In order to de-escalate antimicrobial therapy, isolates of S. epidermidi...

    Authors: Benjamin Aubry, Carole Lemarié, Rachel Chenouard, Marie Kempf, Matthieu Eveillard and Hélène Pailhoriès

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:240

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  4. Probiotics have been reported to reduce total cholesterol levels in vitro, but more evidence is needed to determine the clinical relevance of this activity. Chinese traditional fermented pickles are a good sou...

    Authors: Zhi-yao Zheng, Fei-Wei Cao, Wei-jun Wang, Jing Yu, Chen Chen, Bo Chen, Jian-xin Liu, Jenni Firrman, John Renye and Da-xi Ren

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:239

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  5. Perkinsosis is a major disease affecting the commercially important marine mollusk Ruditapes philippinarum (Manila clam) in Asian waters. In this study, we investigated the morphological characteristics of Perkin...

    Authors: Dinesh Gajamange, Seung-Hyeon Kim, Kwang-Sik Choi, Carlos Azevedo and Kyung-Il Park

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:238

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  6. The increase in bacterial resistance phenotype cases is a global health problem. New strategies must be explored by the scientific community in order to create new treatment alternatives. Animal venoms are a g...

    Authors: Rafael Schneider, Muriel Primon-Barros, Rafael Gomes Von Borowski, Sophie Chat, Sylvie Nonin-Lecomte, Reynald Gillet and Alexandre José Macedo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:237

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  7. Achlorophyllous orchids are mycoheterotrophic plants, which lack photosynthetic ability and associate with fungi to acquire carbon from different environmental sources. In tropical latitudes, achlorophyllous f...

    Authors: Lorenzo Pecoraro, Xiao Wang, Giuseppe Venturella, Wenyuan Gao, Tingchi Wen, Yusufjon Gafforov and Vijai Kumar Gupta

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:236

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  8. The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau represents one of the most important component of the terrestrial ecosystem and a particularly vulnerable region, which harbouring complex and diverse microbiota. The knowledge abou...

    Authors: Mengjun Zhang, Liwei Chai, Muke Huang, Weiqian Jia, Jiabao Guo and Yi Huang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:235

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  9. Aleutian mink disease parvovirus (AMDV) causes Aleutian mink disease (AMD), which is a serious infectious disease of mink. The aim of this study was to get a better understanding of the molecular epidemiology ...

    Authors: Mingwei Tong, Na Sun, Zhigang Cao, Yuening Cheng, Miao Zhang, Shipeng Cheng and Li Yi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:234

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  10. The recent emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria has increased the need to develop effective alternatives to antibiotics. Antimicrobial peptides have been considered as a promising product with...

    Authors: Kaiqi Lian, Mingliang Zhang, Xiuli Liang, Lingling Zhou, Zhiqi Shi, Yajie Tang, Xueping Wang, Yuwei Song and Yuanchen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:233

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  11. Anthrax, a zoonotic disease is caused by the Gram positive bacterium Bacillus anthracis. During January 2013, an anthrax outbreak among cattle was reported in Gundlupet Taluk, neighboring Bandipur National Park a...

    Authors: Akanxa Roonie, Saugata Majumder, Joseph J. Kingston and Manmohan Parida

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:232

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  12. Streptococcus mutans is a major cause of dental caries. Its capacity to produce biofilm is fundamental in the pathogenesis of this ubiquitous condition. As maintaining a healthy dentition is a genuine goal given ...

    Authors: Zehdi Eydou, Bader Naser Jad, Zeyad Elsayed, Anas Ismail, Michael Magaogao and Ashfaque Hossain

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:231

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  13. Primary ovarian failure (POF) is defined as follicular failure in women of reproductive age. Although many factors are speculated to contribute to the occurrence of POF, the exact aetiology remains unclear. Mo...

    Authors: Juan Wang, Jieying Xu, Qixin Han, Weiwei Chu, Gang Lu, Wai-Yee Chan, Yingying Qin and Yanzhi Du

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:230

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  14. Xylella fastidiosa is one of the most harmful bacterial plant pathogens worldwide, causing a variety of diseases, with huge economic impact to agriculture and environment. Although it has been extensively studied...

    Authors: Aina Baró, Esther Badosa, Laura Montesinos, Lidia Feliu, Marta Planas, Emilio Montesinos and Anna Bonaterra

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:229

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  15. Probiotics are being considered as valuable microorganisms related to human health. Hu sheep is referred as one of the important sheep breeds in China. Goat milk produced by Hu sheep is characterized with high...

    Authors: Taohong Chen, Leli Wang, Qinxin Li, Yingjie Long, Yuming Lin, Jie Yin, Yan Zeng, Le Huang, Tingyu Yao, Muhammad Nazeer Abbasi, Huansheng Yang, Qiye Wang, Congjia Tang, Tahir Ali Khan, Qiuyue Liu, Jia Yin…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:228

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  16. Wogonin, a natural flavonoid-like chemical compound, exhibits anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antiviral, neuroprotective, and anxiolytic effects by modulating a variety of cellular signaling pathways including P...

    Authors: Ying Chu, Xiaowen Lv, Longfeng Zhang, Xingli Fu, Siwei Song, Airong Su, Deyan Chen, Lianhong Xu, Yongfang Wang, Zhiwei Wu and Zhihua Yun

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:227

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  17. Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) is one of the major foodborne zoonotic pathogens of worldwide importance which can induce activation of NLRC4 and NLRP3 inflammasomes during infection. Given that the inflammasomes pla...

    Authors: Yaxin Guo, Dan Gu, Tingting Huang, Liyan Cao, Xinyu Zhu, Yi Zhou, Kangru Wang, Xilong Kang, Chuang Meng, Xinan Jiao and Zhiming Pan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:226

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  18. Mosquito-borne diseases involving arboviruses represent expanding threats to sub-Saharan Africa imposing as considerable burden to human and veterinary public health. In Mozambique over one hundred species of ...

    Authors: Ana Paula Abílio, Manuel Silva, Ayubo Kampango, Inácio Narciso, Eduardo Samo Gudo, Luís Carlos Bernardo das Neves, Mohsin Sidat, José Manuel Fafetine, António Paulo Gouveia de Almeida and Ricardo Parreira

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:225

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  19. The resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae to macrolides is becoming an increasingly important issue and thus it is important to understand the genetics related to adaptation of this species to the widespread use...

    Authors: Petra Spanelova, Vladislav Jakubu, Lucia Malisova, Martin Musilek, Jana Kozakova, Costas C. Papagiannitsis, Ibrahim Bitar, Jaroslav Hrabak, Annalisa Pantosti, Maria del Grosso and Helena Zemlickova

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:224

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  20. Genome sequencing and genetic polymorphism analysis of clinical isolates of M. tuberculosis is carried out to gain further insight into molecular pathogenesis and host-pathogen interaction. Therefore the function...

    Authors: Kausik Bhattacharyya, Vishal Nemaysh, Monika Joon, Ramendra Pratap, Mandira Varma-Basil, Mridula Bose and Vani Brahmachari

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:223

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  21. The study aimed to evaluate the influence of the duration times of anaerobic phases on the bacterial biocenosis characterisation while denitrifying dephosphatation in the Integrated Fixed-Film Activated Sludge...

    Authors: Anna Gnida, Monika Żubrowska-Sudoł, Katarzyna Sytek-Szmeichel, Jolanta Podedworna, Joanna Surmacz-Górska and Dorota Marciocha

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:222

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  22. Gut microbiota plays an important role in physiological and pathological processes of the host organism, including aging. Microbiota composition was shown to vary significantly throughout the life course. Age-...

    Authors: Alexander Vaiserman, Mariana Romanenko, Liubov Piven, Vladislav Moseiko, Oleh Lushchak, Nadiia Kryzhanovska, Vitaly Guryanov and Alexander Koliada

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:221

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  23. Prompt identification of carbapenemase-harboring organisms is valuable in informing therapeutic and infection-control measures. The modified carbapenem inactivation method (mCIM) and EDTA-modified carbapenem i...

    Authors: Maxwell J. Lasko, Christian M. Gill, Tomefa E. Asempa and David P. Nicolau

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:220

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  24. Few studies have examined how maternal body mass index (BMI), mode of delivery and ethnicity affect the microbial composition of human milk and none have examined associations with maternal metabolic status. G...

    Authors: Lauren LeMay-Nedjelski, James Butcher, Sylvia H. Ley, Michelle R. Asbury, Anthony J. Hanley, Alex Kiss, Sharon Unger, Julia K. Copeland, Pauline W. Wang, Bernard Zinman, Alain Stintzi and Deborah L. O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:219

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  25. The emergence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) poses a looming threat to human health. Although there are numerous studies regarding porin alteration in association with the production of ESBL...

    Authors: Xuebin Tian, Qiongdan Wang, Laura Perlaza-Jiménez, Xiangkuo Zheng, Yajie Zhao, Vijay Dhanasekaran, Renchi Fang, Jiahui Li, Chong Wang, Haiyang Liu, Trevor Lithgow, Jianming Cao and Tieli Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:218

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  26. Lactobacillus gasseri OLL2809 can highly induce interleukin (IL)-12 production in immune cells. Even though beneficial properties of this strain for both humans and animals have been reported, the mechanism by wh...

    Authors: Kazumasa Onishi, Junko Mochizuki, Asako Sato, Ayako Goto and Toshihiro Sashihara

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:217

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  27. A rice associated bacterium Burkholderia gladioli strain NGJ1 demonstrates mycophagy, a phenomenon wherein bacteria feed on fungi. Previously, we have reported that NGJ1 utilizes type III secretion system (T3SS) ...

    Authors: Sunil Kumar Yadav, Joyati Das, Rahul Kumar and Gopaljee Jha

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:216

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  28. Several plant-pathogenic bacteria are transmitted by insect vector species that often also act as hosts. In this interface, these bacteria encounter plant endophytic, insect endosymbiotic and other microbes. H...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Morrow, Namgay Om, George A. C. Beattie, Grant A. Chambers, Nerida J. Donovan, Lia W. Liefting, Markus Riegler and Paul Holford

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:215

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  29. Triggered in response to external and internal ligands in cells and animals, redox homeostasis is transmitted via signal molecules involved in defense redox mechanisms through networks of cell proliferation, d...

    Authors: Ker-Kong Chen, Moeko Minakuchi, Kenly Wuputra, Chia-Chen Ku, Jia-Bin Pan, Kung-Kai Kuo, Ying-Chu Lin, Shigeo Saito, Chang-Shen Lin and Kazunari K. Yokoyama

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:214

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  30. Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of broad-spectrum infections both in the community and within healthcare settings. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a global public health iss...

    Authors: C. Negrete-González, E. Turrubiartes-Martínez, O. G. Galicia-Cruz, D. E. Noyola, G. Martínez-Aguilar, L. F. Pérez-González, R. González-Amaro and P. Niño-Moreno

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:213

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  31. Staphylococci species are the major constituents of infectious bioaerosols, particularly methicillin-resistant Staphylococci (MRS) have serious health impacts. Here, the bacterial burden was quantified, especi...

    Authors: Himani Kumari, Trina Chakraborti, Madhuri Singh, Maneet Kumar Chakrawarti and Kasturi Mukhopadhyay

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:211

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  32. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is a major source of food-borne illness around the world. E. coli O157 has been widely reported as the most common STEC serogroup and has emerged as an important ente...

    Authors: Dawood Al-Ajmi, Shafeeq Rahman and Sharmila Banu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:210

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  33. In Gram-negative species, β-lactam antibiotics target penicillin binding proteins (PBPs) resulting in morphological alterations of bacterial cells. Observations of antibiotic-induced cell morphology changes ca...

    Authors: Heather P. McLaughlin, Julia Bugrysheva and David Sue

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:209

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  34. Isolation of marine microorganisms is fundamental to gather information about their physiology, ecology and genomic content. To date, most of the bacterial isolation efforts have focused on the photic ocean le...

    Authors: Isabel Sanz-Sáez, Guillem Salazar, Pablo Sánchez, Elena Lara, Marta Royo-Llonch, Elisabet L. Sà, Teresa Lucena, María J. Pujalte, Dolors Vaqué, Carlos M. Duarte, Josep M. Gasol, Carlos Pedrós-Alió, Olga Sánchez and Silvia G. Acinas

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:207

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  35. Cyanobacteria are well known for their inherent ability to serve as atmospheric nitrogen fixers and as bio-fertilizers; however, increased contaminants in aquatic ecosystem significantly decline the growth and...

    Authors: Sanjesh Tiwari, Anuradha Patel and Sheo Mohan Prasad

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:206

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  36. The intestinal tract undergoes a period of cellular maturation during early life, primarily characterized by the organization of epithelial cells into specialized crypt and villus structures. These processes a...

    Authors: Michael W. Dougherty, Oleksandr Kudin, Marcus Mühlbauer, Josef Neu, Raad Z. Gharaibeh and Christian Jobin

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:205

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  37. Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus. Antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is frequently isolated from DFU infections. Bacteriophages (phages) represent an alternative or...

    Authors: Legesse Garedew Kifelew, Morgyn S. Warner, Sandra Morales, Lewis Vaughan, Richard Woodman, Robert Fitridge, James G. Mitchell and Peter Speck

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:204

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  38. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common Gram-negative pathogen responsible for chronic wound infections, such as diabetic foot infections, and further exacerbates the treatment options and cost of such conditio...

    Authors: Tao Chen, Ye Xu, Wenya Xu, Wenli Liao, Chunquan Xu, Xiucai Zhang, Jianming Cao and Tieli Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:203

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  39. The possibility that smokeless tobacco may contribute to oral carcinogenesis by influencing the oral microbiome has not been explored. This preliminary cross-sectional study sought to assess the effect of usin...

    Authors: Esam Halboub, Mohammed S. Al-Ak’hali, Abdulwahab H. Alamir, Husham E. Homeida, Divyashri Baraniya, Tsute Chen and Nezar Noor Al-Hebshi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:201

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  40. Rickettsialpox is a febrile illness caused by the mite-borne pathogen Rickettsia akari. Several cases of this disease are reported worldwide annually. Nevertheless, the relationship between the immunogenicity of

    Authors: František Csicsay, Gabriela Flores-Ramirez, Fernando Zuñiga-Navarrete, Mária Bartošová, Alena Fučíková, Petr Pajer, Jiří Dresler, Ľudovít Škultéty and Marco Quevedo-Diaz

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:200

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  41. Corynespora cassiicola, as a necrotrophic phytopathogenic ascomycetous fungus, can infect hundreds of species of plants and rarely causes human diseases. This pathogen infects cucumber species and causes cucumber...

    Authors: Shigang Gao, Rong Zeng, Lihui Xu, Zhiwei Song, Ping Gao and Fuming Dai

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:199

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  42. Bacteria involved in ruminal formation of trans-10 intermediates are unclear. Therefore, this study aimed at identifying rumen bacteria that produce trans-10 intermediates from 18-carbon unsaturated fatty acids.

    Authors: Lore Dewanckele, Jeyamalar Jeyanathan, Bruno Vlaeminck and Veerle Fievez

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:198

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  43. Salmonella is one of the main causative agents of diarrhea which results in substantial disease burden. To determine the prevalence, serotype distribution, and antimicrobial resistance profiles of clinical Salmon...

    Authors: Hongwei Shen, Haochuan Chen, Yongxuan Ou, Tingting Huang, Siping Chen, Lintao Zhou, Jinjin Zhang, Qinghua Hu, Yiwen Zhou and Wen Ma

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:197

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  44. New therapeutics are urgently needed for infectious diseases, especially for the fungal infection like Fonsecaea monophora. Photodynamic therapy has been showing antimicrobial activity on some pathogens. The comb...

    Authors: Xiaowen Huang, Meinian Xu, Wen Pan, Menglei Wang, Xiaoyan Wu, Siqi Dai, Li Li and Kang Zeng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:196

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  45. The vertebrate gastrointestinal tract is colonised by microbiota that have a major effect on the host’s health, physiology and phenotype. Once introduced into captivity, however, the gut microbial composition ...

    Authors: Barbora Bendová, Jaroslav Piálek, Ľudovít Ďureje, Lucie Schmiedová, Dagmar Čížková, Jean-Francois Martin and Jakub Kreisinger

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:194

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  46. Diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) infections are common in children in low-middle income countries (LMICs). However, detecting the various DEC pathotypes is complex as they cannot be differentiated by classic...

    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 2020 20:192

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