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  1. Infections caused by drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, especially vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA), leave clinicians with limited therapeutic options for treatment. Persister cells is a le...

    Authors: Xue Li, Penghe Wang, Xinxin Hu, Youwen Zhang, Xi Lu, Congran Li, Tongying Nie, Guoqing Li, Xiukun Wang, Jing Pang, Yun Lu, Xinyi Yang and Xuefu You

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:317

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  2. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous organisms and the incidence of NTM infections has been increasing in recent years. Mycobacteroides abscessus (M. abscessus) is one of the most antimicrobial-resist...

    Authors: Satomi Takei, Hiroaki Ihara, Shinsaku Togo, Ayako Nakamura, Yuichi Fujimoto, Junko Watanabe, Kana Kurokawa, Kohei Shibayama, Issei Sumiyoshi, Yusuke Ochi, Moe Iwai, Takahiro Okabe, Masayoshi Chonan, Shigeki Misawa, Akimichi Ohsaka and Kazuhisa Takahashi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:316

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  3. Carbapenemase-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) cause many serious infections resulting in increasing treatment cost, prolonged hospitalization, and mortality rate. Reduced expression and/or mutations of porins ...

    Authors: Ya-Min Tsai, Shining Wang, Hui-Chuan Chiu, Cheng-Yen Kao and Li-Li Wen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:315

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  4. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) belong to diverse genetic backgrounds that differ in antibiotic resistance. Knowledge of the local clonal composition of MRSA strains is important for patients’ ...

    Authors: Samar S. Boswihi, Edet E. Udo and Wadha AlFouzan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:314

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  5. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, an opportunistic pathogen, is ubiquitously present in various environments, signifying its high capability of environmental adaptation. Two-component regulatory system (TCS) is a pow...

    Authors: Hsu-Feng Lu, Bo-Kuan Wu, Yi-Wei Huang, Ming-Zhe Lee, Ming-Fang Li, Hsu-Jung Ho, Hung-Chi Yang and Tsuey-Ching Yang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:312

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  6. The symbiotic bacteria associated with edible fungi are valuable microbial resources worthy of in-depth exploration. It is important to analyze the community structure and succession of symbiotic bacteria in m...

    Authors: Shujing Sun, Fan Li, Xin Xu, Yunchao Liu, Xuqiang Kong, Jianqiu Chen, Ting Liu and Liding Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:311

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  7. Bacillus cereus is a foodborne pathogen commonly found in nature and food and can cause food spoilage and health issues. Although the prevalence of B. cereus in foods has been reported worldwide, the extent of co...

    Authors: Chengcheng Liu, Pengfei Yu, Shubo Yu, Juan Wang, Hui Guo, Ying Zhang, Junhui Zhang, Xiyu Liao, Chun Li, Shi Wu, Qihui Gu, Haiyan Zeng, Youxiong Zhang, Xianhu Wei, Jumei Zhang, Qingping Wu…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:310

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  8. Each death event can be characterized by its associated microbes – a living community of bacteria composed of carcass, soil, and insect-introduced bacterial species – a necrobiome. With the possibility for clo...

    Authors: Lindsay Harrison, Emilia Kooienga, Cori Speights, Jeffery Tomberlin, Marcus Lashley, Brandon Barton and Heather Jordan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:309

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  9. Olive production is the main agricultural activity in Tunisia. The diversity of fungi was explored in two different olive groves located in two distant geographical zones in Sfax (Tunisia) with different manag...

    Authors: Houda Gharsallah, Ines Ksentini, Sourour Naayma, Karama Hadj Taieb, Nour Abdelhedi, Christina Schuster, Mohamed Ali Triki, Mohieddine Ksantini and Andreas Leclerque

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:307

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  10. Multidrug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacterial infections are a serious threat to human health due to the lack of effective treatments. In this study, we selected 50 Gram-negative bacterial strains, includi...

    Authors: Li Liu, Jingyi Yu, Xiaofei Shen, Xingwei Cao, Qing Zhan, Yinjuan Guo and Fangyou Yu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:306

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  11. The utilization of exogenous fatty acids by Gram-negative bacteria has been linked to many cellular processes, including fatty acid oxidation for metabolic gain, assimilation into membrane phospholipids, and c...

    Authors: Joshua L. Herndon, Rachel E. Peters, Rachel N. Hofer, Timothy B. Simmons, Steven J. Symes and David K. Giles

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:305

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  12. Establishing mixed plantations is an effective way to improve soil fertility and increase forest productivity. Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are obligate symbiotic fungi that can promote mineral nutrient a...

    Authors: Li Ji, Yan Zhang, Yuchun Yang, Lixue Yang, Na Yang and Depeng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:304

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  13. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is an important and common DNA virus that infect pig and can cause immunosuppression and induce apoptosis in the infected cells. To escape the host immune system, PCV2 constant...

    Authors: Yinlan Xu, Panpan Sun, Shuangxiu Wan, Jianhua Guo, Xiaozhong Zheng, Yaogui Sun, Kuohai Fan, Wei Yin, Na Sun and Hongquan Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:303

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  14. Yaks are able to utilize the gastrointestinal microbiota to digest plant materials. Although the cellulolytic bacteria in the yak rumen have been reported, there is still limited information on the diversity o...

    Authors: Ga Gong, Saisai Zhou, Runbo Luo, Zhuoma Gesang and Sizhu Suolang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:302

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  15. The host-microbial commensalism can shape the innate immune responses in respiratory mucosa and nasal microbiome also modulates front-line immune mechanism in the nasal mucosa. Inhaled allergens encounter the ...

    Authors: Yung Jin Jeon, Chan Hee Gil, Jina Won, Ara Jo and Hyun Jik Kim

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:301

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  16. Numerous studies have reported the health-promoting effects of exopolysaccharides (EPSs) in in vitro models; however, a functional evaluation of EPSs will provide additional knowledge of EPS-microbe interactio...

    Authors: Chenchen Ma, Hongyang Guo, Haibo Chang, Shi Huang, Shuaiming Jiang, Dongxue Huo, Jiachao Zhang and Xiaopeng Zhu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:300

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  17. Root-knot nematode is one of the most significant diseases of vegetable crops in the world. Biological control with microbial antagonists has been emerged as a promising and eco-friendly treatment to control p...

    Authors: Haiyan Fan, Meiling Yao, Haiming Wang, Di Zhao, Xiaofeng Zhu, Yuanyuan Wang, Xiaoyu Liu, Yuxi Duan and Lijie Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:299

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  18. Diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) in developing countries is commonly based on microscopic detection of eggs in stool samples, using the Kato-Katz (KK) method, which has a poor sensitivity for det...

    Authors: Beatrice Barda, Christian Schindler, Rahel Wampfler, Shaali Ame, Said M. Ali and Jennifer Keiser

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:298

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  19. Heterotrichous ciliates are common members of microeukaryote communities which play important roles in both the transfer of material and the flow of energy in aquatic food webs. This group has been known for o...

    Authors: Yong Chi, Yuqing Li, Qianqian Zhang, Mingzhen Ma, Alan Warren, Xiangrui Chen and Weibo Song

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:297

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  20. Asiatic Citrus Canker, caused by Xanthomonas citri pv. citri, severely impacts citrus production worldwide and hampers international trade. Considerable regulatory procedures have been implemented to prevent the ...

    Authors: Isabelle Robène, Véronique Maillot-Lebon, Aude Chabirand, Aurélie Moreau, Nathalie Becker, Amal Moumène, Adrien Rieux, Paola Campos, Lionel Gagnevin, Myriam Gaudeul, Claudia Baider, Fréderic Chiroleu and Olivier Pruvost

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:296

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  21. Neuropathic pain is an abnormally increased sensitivity to pain, especially from mechanical or thermal stimuli. To date, the current pharmacological treatments for neuropathic pain are still unsatisfactory. Th...

    Authors: Guo-Jie Brandon-Mong, Grace Tzun-Wen Shaw, Wei-Hsin Chen, Chien-Chang Chen and Daryi Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:295

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  22. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S. maltophilia) is an important opportunistic pathogen that can be isolated in hospitals. With the abuse of broad spectrum antibiotics and invasive surgical devices, the rate of S. m...

    Authors: Zhongliang Duan, Juanxiu Qin, Yao Liu, Cui Li and Chunmei Ying

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:294

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  23. Dental implants have become well-established in oral rehabilitation for fully or partially edentulous patients. However, peri-implantitis often leads to the failure of dental implants. The aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Shichong Qiao, Dongle Wu, Mengge Wang, Shujiao Qian, Yu Zhu, Junyu Shi, Yongjun Wei and Hongchang Lai

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:293

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  24. The skin microbiome serves as a first line defense against pathogens in vertebrates. In amphibians, it has the potential to protect against the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatis (Bd), a likely agent of ...

    Authors: Randall R. Jiménez, Gilbert Alvarado, José Sandoval and Simone Sommer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:292

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  25. The dried roots and rhizomes of medicinal licorices are widely used worldwide as a traditional medicinal herb, which are mainly attributed to a variety of bioactive compounds that can be extracted from licoric...

    Authors: Hanli Dang, Tao Zhang, Guifang Li, Yudi Mu, Xinhua Lv, Zhongke Wang and Li Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:291

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  26. In recent years, the microbiome field has undergone a shift from clustering-based methods of operational taxonomic unit (OTU) designation based on sequence similarity to denoising algorithms that identify exac...

    Authors: Shirin Moossavi, Faisal Atakora, Kelsey Fehr and Ehsan Khafipour

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:290

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  27. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

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

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:289

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    The original article was published in BMC Microbiology 2020 20:238

  28. Tolerance to antibiotics and persistence are associated with antibiotic treatment failures, chronic-relapsing infections, and emerging antibiotic resistance in various bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus. M...

    Authors: Michal Meir, Anna Rozenblit, Simona Fliger, Yuval Geffen and Daniel Barkan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:288

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  29. Divalent cations are able to interact with exopolysaccharides (EPS) and thus are capable to modify the structure and composition of dental biofilm. At the moment, little is known about the adsorption of metals...

    Authors: Elena Laura Steiger, Julia Rahel Muelli, Olivier Braissant, Tuomas Waltimo and Monika Astasov-Frauenhoffer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:287

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  30. Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) is one of the main cariogenic bacteria for caries. It was found that the clinical strains of S. mutans isolated from caries active population have stronger cariogenic ability than...

    Authors: Bingchun Li, Ting Pan, Huancai Lin and Yan Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:286

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  31. Gram-negative bacterial capsules are associated with production of carbohydrates, frequently resulting in a mucoid phenotype. Infections caused by capsulated or mucoid A. baumannii are associated with increased c...

    Authors: Hadas Kon, David Schwartz, Elizabeth Temkin, Yehuda Carmeli and Jonathan Lellouche

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:285

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  32. The potential of genetic testing for rapid and accurate diagnosis of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains is vital for efficient treatment and reduction in dissemination. MTBDR plus assays rapidly de...

    Authors: Pallavi Sinha, G. N. Srivastava, Rajneesh Tripathi, Mukti Nath Mishra and Shampa Anupurba

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:284

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  33. The human colon is colonised by a dense microbial community whose species composition and metabolism are linked to health and disease. The main energy sources for colonic bacteria are dietary polysaccharides a...

    Authors: Wing Sun Faith Chung, Alan W. Walker, Douwina Bosscher, Vicenta Garcia-Campayo, Josef Wagner, Julian Parkhill, Sylvia H. Duncan and Harry J. Flint

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:283

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  34. As no treatment or effective vaccine for African swine fever virus (ASFV) is currently available, a rapid, highly sensitive diagnostic is urgently needed to curb the spread of ASFV.

    Authors: Xiaoying Wang, Sheng He, Na Zhao, Xiaohong Liu, Yongchang Cao, Guihong Zhang, Gang Wang and Chunhe Guo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:282

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  35. Acinetobacter baumannii has traditionally been considered an opportunistic pathogen with low virulence. In this study, we characterized the carbapenem-resistant hypervirulent A. baumannii (CR-hvAB) stains isolate...

    Authors: Jun Li, Ting Yu, Yi Luo, Jing-Yi Peng, Yu-Jia Li, Xiao-Yan Tao, Yong-Mei Hu, Hai-Chen Wang and Ming-Xiang Zou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:281

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  36. To respond and adapt to environmental challenges, prokaryotes regulate cellular processes rapidly and reversibly through protein phosphorylation and dephosphorylation. This study investigates the intracellular...

    Authors: Carolina Robertsson, Gunnel Svensäter, Zoltan Blum and Claes Wickström

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:280

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  37. This study evaluated the effect of oral lactobacilli on the cytotoxicity and cytokine release from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) when exposed to Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans subtypes in vitr...

    Authors: Nuntiya Pahumunto, Amina Basic, Anna-Karin Östberg, Rawee Teanpaisan and Gunnar Dahlen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:279

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  38. Graphene oxide (GO) has been suggested as an efficient assistant additive to eliminate non-specific amplification of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Although many studies have focused on exploring its mol...

    Authors: Shuzhen Li, Zhujun Wang, Yuanyuan Wang, Maoyong Song, Guangxin Lu, Ning Dang, Huaqun Yin, Yuanyuan Qu and Ye Deng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:278

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  39. Bifidobacteria are important probiotics; some of the beneficial effects of bifidobacteria are achieved by the hydrolysis of glycans in the human gut. However, because the diet of breastfed infants typically la...

    Authors: Zeyu Kan, Baolong Luo, Jingjing Cai, Yan Zhang, Fengwei Tian and Yongqing Ni

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:277

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  40. Fusarium species are the fungal pathogens most commonly responsible for the mycotic keratitis, which are resistant to the majority of currently available antifungal agents. The present study was designed to asses...

    Authors: Tao Jiang, Jing Tang, Zhiqin Wu, Yi Sun, Jingwen Tan and Lianjuan Yang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:275

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  41. Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile infection is the leading cause of antibiotic-associated colitis. Studies have demonstrated that C. difficile toxin A (TcdA) can cause apoptosis of many human cell t...

    Authors: Jinhua Liang, Yongzhong Ning, Li Dong, Xiufeng Ma, Shu Li, Heran Yang, Qi Li, Ling Chen, Lingjuan Gao and Yanmin Xu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:274

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  42. Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum belongs to the Enterobacteriaceae family, which causes soft-rot disease in numerous plants worldwide resulting in significant economic losses. Results from our previo...

    Authors: Jyun-Wei Wang, Reymund C. Derilo, Ruchi Briam James S. Lagitnay, Huang-Pin Wu, Kai-In Chen and Duen-Yau Chuang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:273

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  43. Continuous monocropping can affect the physicochemical and biological characteristics of cultivated soil. Sophora flavescens is a valuable herbal medicine and sensitive to continuous monocropping. Currently, dive...

    Authors: Haiying Lei, Ake Liu, Qinwen Hou, Qingsong Zhao, Jia Guo and Zhijun Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:272

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  44. Interest in carbapenems has been rising in the last few years due to the emergence of drug resistant tuberculosis. Ertapenem (ETP), given once a day parenteral, and faropenem (FAR), oral, have a better adminis...

    Authors: Ximena Gonzalo, Giovanni Satta, Julio Ortiz Canseco, Timothy D. McHugh and Francis Drobniewski

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:271

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  45. The experimental materials were a 60-year-old tea tree (Camellia sinensis cv. Shu Cha Zao; SCZ) (the mother plant) and 1-year-old and 20-year-old plants of SCZ that originated as mother plant cuttings. The aim of...

    Authors: Zhenzhen Wu, Qingqing Su, Yuchen Cui, Hongzhu He, Jiali Wang, Yong Zhang, Yu Zhao, Hassan Abul, Yunqiu Yang and Yanhua Long

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:270

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  46. Methylxanthines, including caffeine, theobromine and theophylline, are natural and synthetic compounds in tea, which could be metabolized by certain kinds of bacteria and fungi. Previous studies confirmed that...

    Authors: Binxing Zhou, Cunqiang Ma, Chengqin Zheng, Tao Xia, Bingsong Ma and Xiaohui Liu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:269

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  47. Probiotic Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 (EcN) has been widely studied for the treatment of intestinal inflammatory diseases and infectious diarrhea, but the mechanisms by which they communicate with the host are n...

    Authors: Rujiu Hu, Hua Lin, Jing Li, Yuezhen Zhao, Mimi Wang, Xiaoqin Sun, Yuna Min, Yupeng Gao and Mingming Yang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:268

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