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  1. Vibrio scophthalmi is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen, which is widely distributed in the marine environment. Earlier studies have suggested that it is a normal microorganism in the turbot gut. However, recen...

    Authors: Zheng Zhang, Yong-xiang Yu, Yin-geng Wang, Xiao Liu, Li-fang Wang, Hao Zhang, Mei-jie Liao and Bin Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:341

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2020 20:375

  2. The use of animal models with depleted intestinal microbiota has recently increased thanks to the huge interest in the potential role of these micro-organisms in human health. In particular, depletion of gut b...

    Authors: Pauline Tirelle, Jonathan Breton, Gaëtan Riou, Pierre Déchelotte, Moïse Coëffier and David Ribet

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:340

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  3. Anhydrobiotes, such as the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, are capable of surviving almost total loss of water. Desiccation tolerance requires an interplay of multiple events, including preserving the protein fun...

    Authors: Qun Ren, Rebecca Brenner, Thomas C. Boothby and Zhaojie Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:338

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  4. Early infant feeding with intact or extensively hydrolyzed (EH) proteins or free amino acids (AA) may differentially affect intestinal microbiota composition and immune reactivity. This multicenter, double-bli...

    Authors: Car Reen Kok, Bradford Brabec, Maciej Chichlowski, Cheryl L. Harris, Nancy Moore, Jennifer L. Wampler, Jon Vanderhoof, Devin Rose and Robert Hutkins

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:337

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  5. The long-held notion that, without urinary tract or circulatory infection, bladder urine and blood are sterile biofluids has been disproven. There have been no previous reports on the kidney pelvis urinary mic...

    Authors: Fengping Liu, Nan Zhang, Yunhong Wu, Peng Jiang, Tingting Jiang, Yang Wang, Yuwei Zhang, Qixiao Zhai, Yeqing Zou and Ninghan Feng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:336

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  6. Ferula sinkiangensis is an increasingly endangered medicinal plant. Arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi (AMF) are symbiotic microorganisms that live in the soil wherein they enhance nutrient uptake, stress resistance, an...

    Authors: Yunfeng Luo, Zhongke Wang, Yaling He, Guifang Li, Xinhua Lv and Li Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:335

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  7. The make-up of gut microbiota at different puberty stages has not been reported. This cross-sectional study analyzed the bio-diversity of gut microbiota at different puberty stages.

    Authors: Xin Yuan, Ruimin Chen, Ying Zhang, Xiangquan Lin and Xiaohong Yang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:334

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  8. An effective environmental sampling method involves the use of a transport/neutralizing broth with the ability to neutralize sanitizer residues that are collected during sampling and to maintain viability of s...

    Authors: Fengmin Li, Zhihan Xian, Hee Jin Kwon, Jiyoon Yoo, Laurel Burall, Stuart J. Chirtel, Thomas S. Hammack and Yi Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:333

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  9. Microencapsulated organic acids and botanicals have the potential to develop into important tools for the poultry industry. A blend of organic acids and botanicals (AviPlus®P) has previously shown to reduce Salmo...

    Authors: Kristina M. Feye, Christina L. Swaggerty, Michael H. Kogut, Steven C. Ricke, Andrea Piva and Ester Grilli

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:332

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  10. The fungal communities inhabiting natural Ophiocordyceps sinensis play critical ecological roles in alpine meadow ecosystem, contribute to infect host insect, influence the occurrence of O. sinensis, and are repe...

    Authors: Chuan-Bo Zhang, Chao-Hui Ren, Yan-Li Wang, Qi-Qi Wang, Yun-Sheng Wang and Qing-Bei Weng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:331

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  11. Comparisons of traditional hunter-gatherers and pre-agricultural communities in Africa with urban and suburban Western North American and European cohorts have clearly shown that diet, lifestyle and environmen...

    Authors: O. H. Oduaran, F. B. Tamburini, V. Sahibdeen, R. Brewster, F. X. Gómez-Olivé, K. Kahn, S. A. Norris, S. M. Tollman, R. Twine, A. N. Wade, R. G. Wagner, Z. Lombard, A. S. Bhatt and S. Hazelhurst

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:330

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  12. Actinomyces oris is an early colonizer and has two types of fimbriae on its cell surface, type 1 fimbriae (FimP and FimQ) and type 2 fimbriae (FimA and FimB), which contribute to the attachment and coaggregation ...

    Authors: Itaru Suzuki, Takehiko Shimizu and Hidenobu Senpuku

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:329

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  13. Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a coagulase-negative Staphylococcus part of the commensal skin flora but emerge as an important opportunistic pathogen. Because iron limitation is a crucial stress during infectious ...

    Authors: Marion Aubourg, Anne Dhalluin, François Gravey, Marine Pottier, Nicolas Thomy, Benoit Bernay, Didier Goux, Matthieu Martineau and Jean-Christophe Giard

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:328

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  14. Klebsiella pneumoniae is a leading cause of intractable hospital-acquired multidrug-resistant infections and carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae (CPKp) are particularly feared. Most of the clinical isolates pro...

    Authors: Adriana Chiarelli, Nicolas Cabanel, Isabelle Rosinski-Chupin, Pengdbamba Dieudonné Zongo, Thierry Naas, Rémy A. Bonnin and Philippe Glaser

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:325

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  15. The msaABCR operon regulates several staphylococcal phenotypes such as biofilm formation, capsule production, protease production, pigmentation, antibiotic resistance, and persister cells formation. The msaABCR o...

    Authors: Gyan S. Sahukhal, Michelle Tucci, Hamed Benghuzzi, Gerri Wilson and Mohamed O. Elasri

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:324

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  16. The production of methane by methanogens is dependent on numerous iron-sulfur (Fe-S) cluster proteins; yet, the machinery involved in Fe-S cluster biogenesis in methanogens remains largely unknown. Methanogen ...

    Authors: Thomas M. Deere, Divya Prakash, Faith H. Lessner, Evert C. Duin and Daniel J. Lessner

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:323

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  17. Whole-genome sequencing using high throughput technologies has revolutionized and speeded up the scientific investigation of bacterial genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Lactic acid bacteria (LABs)...

    Authors: Rim El Jeni, Kais Ghedira, Monia El Bour, Sonia Abdelhak, Alia Benkahla and Balkiss Bouhaouala-Zahar

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:322

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  18. Symbiotic interactions between insects and bacteria have been associated with a vast variety of physiological, ecological and evolutionary consequences for the host. A wide range of bacterial communities have ...

    Authors: Joseph Gichuhi, Fathiya Khamis, Johnnie Van den Berg, Samira Mohamed, Sunday Ekesi and Jeremy K. Herren

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:321

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  19. Pathogenic fungi often cause serious infections mainly in immunocompromised persons. The number of infections caused by the non-albicans Candida or other species has significantly increased over the last years. T...

    Authors: Enikő Horváth, Matthias Sipiczki, Hajnalka Csoma and Ida Miklós

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:320

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  20. Phylogenetically closely related strains of maternally inherited endosymbiotic bacteria are often found in phylogenetically divergent, and geographically distant insect host species. The interspecies transfer ...

    Authors: Anne Duplouy, Robin Pranter, Haydon Warren-Gash, Robert Tropek and Niklas Wahlberg

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:319

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  21. To evaluate the accuracy and performance of the Autof MS1000 mass spectrometer in bacteria and yeast identification, 2342 isolates were obtained from microbial cultures of clinical specimens (e.g. blood, cereb...

    Authors: Qiong Ma, Qi Zhang, Youhua Yuan, Wenjuan Yan, Shanmei Wang, Junhong Xu, Jiangfeng Zhang, Yuming Wang and Yi Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:318

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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