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  1. The burden of non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease is increasing worldwide but still its diagnosis is delayed and it is mistaken as multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).The present study was perfor...

    Authors: Kamal Singh, Richa Kumari, Rajneesh Tripathi, Smita Gupta and Shampa Anupurba

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:267

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  2. Atrazine is one of the most widespread chlorinated herbicides, leaving large bulks in soils and groundwater. The biodegradation of atrazine by bacteria is well described, but many aspects of the fungal metabol...

    Authors: Caroline Henn, Diego Alves Monteiro, Mauricio Boscolo, Roberto da Silva and Eleni Gomes

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:266

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  3. Acetic acid has been used to clean and disinfect surfaces in the household for many decades. The antimicrobial efficacy of cleaning procedures can be considered particularly important for young, old, pregnant,...

    Authors: Marc-Kevin Zinn and Dirk Bockmühl

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:265

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  4. Biofilm is known to be tolerant towards antibiotics and difficult to eradicate. Numerous studies have reported minimum biofilm eradication concentration (MBEC) values of antibiotics for many known biofilm path...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Chen, Trine Rolighed Thomsen, Heinz Winkler and Yijuan Xu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:264

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  5. Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored glycoproteins have diverse intrinsic functions in yeasts, and they also have different uses in vitro. In this study, the functions of potential GPI proteins in Pichia p...

    Authors: Pan Wang, Ying Lin, Chengjuan Zou, Fengguang Zhao, Shuli Liang, Suiping Zheng and Shuangyan Han

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:262

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  6. For successful colonization, enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) injects virulence factors, called effectors, into target cells through the type three secretion system (T3SS), which is composed of a needle...

    Authors: Risa Nada, Shinya Ebihara, Hilo Yen and Toru Tobe

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:261

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  7. Clostridioides difficile is a major cause of antibiotic associated diarrhea. Several animal models are used to study C. difficile infection (CDI). The tree shrew has recently been developed as a model of primate ...

    Authors: Wenpeng Gu, Wenge Li, Wenguang Wang, Dexuan Kuang, Wenzhu Zhang, Caixia Lu, Na Li, Pinfen Tong, Yuanyuan Han, Xiaomei Sun, Jinxing Lu, Yuan Wu and Jiejie Dai

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:260

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  8. The integrity of cell wall structure is highly significant for the in vivo survival of mycobacteria. We hypothesized that changes in morphology may indicate changes in cell wall metabolism and identified an aceE ...

    Authors: Suting Chen, Tianlu Teng, Shuan Wen, Tingting Zhang and Hairong Huang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:259

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  9. Understanding the structure and drivers of gut microbiota remains a major ecological endeavour. Recent studies have shown that several factors including diet, lifestyle and geography may substantially shape th...

    Authors: Mubanga Hellen Kabwe, Surendra Vikram, Khodani Mulaudzi, Janet K. Jansson and Thulani P. Makhalanyane

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:257

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  10. Microbe-mediated redox transformation of arsenic (As) leading to its mobilization has become a serious environmental concern in various subsurface ecosystems especially within the alluvial aquifers. However, d...

    Authors: Soma Ghosh, Balaram Mohapatra, Tulasi Satyanarayana and Pinaki Sar

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:256

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  11. The contamination of the aquatic environment of urban rivers with industrial wastewater has affected the abiotic conditions and biological activities of the trophic levels of the ecosystem, particularly sedime...

    Authors: Lei Zhang, Demei Tu, Xingchen Li, Wenxuan Lu and Jing Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:254

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  12. Typically, raw meat can be contaminated with antibiotic resistant pathogens at unhygienic slaughter and sale points. Consumption of meat contaminated with antibiotic resistant E. coli is associated with grave hea...

    Authors: Esther Dsani, Edwin Andrews Afari, Anthony Danso-Appiah, Ernest Kenu, Basil Benduri Kaburi and Beverly Egyir

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:253

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  13. Groundnut pre- and post-harvest contamination is commonly caused by fungi from the Genus Aspergillus. Aspergillus flavus is the most important of these fungi. It belongs to section Flavi; a group consisting of af...

    Authors: Amos Acur, Renée S. Arias, Steven Odongo, Samuel Tuhaise, Joseph Ssekandi, John Adriko, Dennis Muhanguzi, Stephen Buah and Andrew Kiggundu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:252

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  14. Coxiella burnetii is an obligate intracellular Gram-negative bacterium that causes a zoonotic disease commonly called Q fever globally. In this study, an up-converting phosphor technology-based lateral flow (UPT-...

    Authors: Pingping Zhang, Jun Jiao, Yong Zhao, Mengjiao Fu, Jin Wang, Yajun Song, Dongsheng Zhou, Yongqiang Wang, Bohai Wen, Ruifu Yang and Xiaolu Xiong

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:251

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  15. Mannheimia haemolytica strains isolated from North American cattle have been classified into two genotypes (1 and 2). Although members of both genotypes have been isolated from the upper and lower respiratory tra...

    Authors: Michael L. Clawson, Gennie Schuller, Aaron M. Dickey, James L. Bono, Robert W. Murray, Michael T. Sweeney, Michael D. Apley, Keith D. DeDonder, Sarah F. Capik, Robert L. Larson, Brian V. Lubbers, Brad J. White, Jochen Blom, Carol G. Chitko-McKown, Dayna M. Brichta-Harhay and Timothy P. L. Smith

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:250

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  16. Tor putitora, the largest freshwater fish of the Indian subcontinent, is an endangered species. Several factors have been attributed towards its continuous population decrease, but very little is known about the ...

    Authors: Himani Khurana, Durgesh Narain Singh, Anoop Singh, Yogendra Singh, Rup Lal and Ram Krishan Negi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:249

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  17. Surface layers (S-layers) are two-dimensional crystalline arrays of repeating proteinaceous subunits that form the outermost layer of many bacterial cell envelopes. Within the Lactobacillus genus, S-layer presenc...

    Authors: Courtney Klotz, Yong Jun Goh, Sarah O’Flaherty and Rodolphe Barrangou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:248

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  18. At present, azithromycin has become an effective treatment for severe diarrhea caused by Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) infection. However, enterobacteria have begun to develop resistance to azithromycin...

    Authors: Ying Xiang, Feng Wu, Yinghui Chai, Xuebin Xu, Lang Yang, Sai Tian, Haoran Zhang, Yinxia Li, Chaojie Yang, Hongbo Liu, Shaofu Qiu, Hongbin Song and Yansong Sun

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:247

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  19. Himalaya is an ecologically pristine environment. The geo-tectonic activities have shaped various environmental niches with diverse microbial populations throughout the Himalayan biosphere region. Albeit, limi...

    Authors: Nitish Sharma, Jitesh Kumar, Md. Minhajul Abedin, Dinabandhu Sahoo, Ashok Pandey, Amit K. Rai and Sudhir P. Singh

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:246

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  20. Peptidorhamnomannan is a glycoconjugate that consists of a peptide chain substituted by O- and N-linked glycans, present on the cell surface of Lomentospora prolificans, a saprophytic fungus which is widely distr...

    Authors: Mariana Ingrid Dutra da Silva Xisto, Suelen S. Santos, Luana Rossato, Fábio Seiti Yamada Yoshikawa, Rosa Maria Tavares Haido, Sandro Rogério de Almeida and Eliana Barreto-Bergter

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:245

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  21. Endophytic bacteria are considered as symbionts living within plants and are influenced by abiotic and biotic environments. Pathogen cause biotic stress, which may change physiology of plants and may affect th...

    Authors: Diandong Wang, Tingting Sun, Songyu Zhao, Limei Pan, Hongfang Liu and Xueliang Tian

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:244

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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