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  1. Diet is a major determinant of bacterial community structure in termite guts, but evidence of its importance in the closely related cockroaches is conflicting. Here, we investigated the ecological drivers of t...

    Authors: Niclas Lampert, Aram Mikaelyan and Andreas Brune

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:238

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  2. To evaluate the antibiotic resistance patterns of uropathogens isolated from adult women with acute community-acquired (CA) uncomplicated cystitis.

    Authors: Jamaan Al-Zahrani, Khaled Al Dossari, Ahmed H. Gabr, Abul-fotouh Ahmed, Saad Abdulrahman Al Shahrani and Sameer Al-Ghamdi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:237

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  3. Human gut microbiota are important for human health and have been regarded as a “forgotten organ”, whose variation is closely linked with various factors, such as host genetics, diet, pathological conditions a...

    Authors: Congmin Xu, Huaiqiu Zhu and Peng Qiu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:236

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  4. Porcine enzootic pneumonia is a worldwide problem in swine production. The infected host demonstrates a respiratory disease whose etiologic agent is Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp). A total of 266 lung samples wit...

    Authors: Viviane Sisdelli Assao, Thalita Moreira Scatamburlo, Elaine Nery Araujo, Marcus Rebouças Santos, Carlos Eduardo Real Pereira, Roberto Maurício Carvalho Guedes, Gustavo Costa Bressan, Juliana Lopes Rangel Fietto, Yung-Fu Chang, Maria Aparecida Scatamburlo Moreira and Abelardo Silva-Júnior

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:234

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2019 19:258

  5. Streptomyces lividans is an appealing host for the production of proteins of biotechnological interest due to its relaxed exogenous DNA restriction system and its ability to secrete proteins directly to the mediu...

    Authors: Jósé R. Valverde, Sonia Gullón, Clara A. García-Herrero, Iván Campoy and Rafael P. Mellado

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:233

    Content type: Software

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  6. Co-translational processes in bacteria are attractive drug targets, but while some processes are essential, others are not. The essentiality of Peptide Deformylase (PDF, def) for vitality of mycobacteria was spec...

    Authors: Noga Naor, Omer Gadot, Michal Meir and Daniel Barkan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:232

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  7. Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL, EC 4.3.1.24) is the first key enzyme in the phenylpropanoid pathway. The pal gene has been widely studied in plants and participates in plant growth, development and defense syst...

    Authors: Ludan Hou, Lining Wang, Xiangli Wu, Wei Gao, Jinxia Zhang and Chenyang Huang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:231

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  8. The gut microbiota composition is known to be influenced by a myriad of factors including the host genetic profile and a number of environmental influences. Here, we focus on the environmental influence of coh...

    Authors: Casey T. Finnicum, Jeffrey J. Beck, Conor V. Dolan, Christel Davis, Gonneke Willemsen, Erik A. Ehli, Dorret I. Boomsma, Gareth E. Davies and Eco J. C. de Geus

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:230

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  9. The gut bacteria of tephritid fruit flies play prominent roles in nutrition, reproduction, maintenance and ecological adaptations of the host. Here, we adopted an approach based on direct observation of symbio...

    Authors: Mazarin Akami, Xue-Ming Ren, Xuewei Qi, Abdelaziz Mansour, Bingli Gao, Shuai Cao and Chang-Ying Niu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:229

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  10. Infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with high rates of mortality. Prolonged treatments with high-dose intravenous antibiotics often fail to eradicate the infection, frequently leading to high-risk surgic...

    Authors: Enea Gino Di Domenico, Sara Giordana Rimoldi, Ilaria Cavallo, Giovanna D’Agosto, Elisabetta Trento, Giovanni Cagnoni, Alessandro Palazzin, Cristina Pagani, Francesca Romeri, Elena De Vecchi, Monica Schiavini, Daniela Secchi, Carlo Antona, Giuliano Rizzardini, Rita Barbara Dichirico, Luigi Toma…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:228

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  11. The Editor has retracted this article [1] following an investigation by the University of South Alabama which found:

    Authors: Sonya Urnowey, Toshihiro Ansai, Vira Bitko, Koji Nakayama, Tadamichi Takehara and Sailen Barik

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:227

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in BMC Microbiology 2006 6:26

  12. Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Dublin (S. Dublin), a cattle adapted serovar causes enteritis, and systemic disease in bovines. The invasive index of this serovar far exceeds that of the other serovar...

    Authors: Narayan Paudyal, Hang Pan, Mohammed Elbediwi, Xiao Zhou, Xianqi Peng, Xiaoliang Li, Weihuan Fang and Min Yue

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:226

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  13. Caulerpa lentillifera is one of the most important economic green macroalgae in the world. Increasing demand for consumption has led to the commercial cultivation of C. lentillifera in Japan and Vietnam in recent...

    Authors: Zhourui Liang, Fuli Liu, Wenjun Wang, Pengyan Zhang, Xiutao Sun, Feijiu Wang and Heather Kell

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:225

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  14. Recent studies demonstrated that warming and elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) indirectly affect the soil microbial community structure via plant root exudates. However, there is no direct evidence for how the root e...

    Authors: Jiahui Wu and Shixiao Yu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:224

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  15. Our recent ‘-omics’ comparisons of Streptococcus mutans wild-type and lrgAB-mutant revealed that this organism undergoes dynamic cellular changes in the face of multiple exogenous stresses, consequently affecting...

    Authors: Sang-Joon Ahn, Kamal Deep, Matthew E. Turner, Ivan Ishkov, Anthony Waters, Stephen J. Hagen and Kelly C. Rice

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:223

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  16. Liberibacter crescens is the closest cultured relative of four important uncultured crop pathogens. Candidatus. L. asiaticus, L. americanus, L. africanus cause citrus greening disease, while Ca. L. solanacearum c...

    Authors: Maritsa Cruz-Munoz, Alam Munoz-Beristain, Joseph R. Petrone, Matthew A. Robinson and Eric W. Triplett

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:222

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  17. TnaphA6-carrying repAci6 plasmids have been detected in Acinetobacter baumannii isolates belonging to global clones, GC1 and GC2, worldwide. Here, we examined whether RepAci6 plasmids family play a role in the di...

    Authors: Parisa Aris, Mohammad Ali Boroumand and Masoumeh Douraghi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:221

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  18. We aimed to determine the evolutionary pathways of rifampicin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus, and the impact of resistance mutations in the rpoB gene on fitness.

    Authors: Chong Wang, Renchi Fang, Beibei Zhou, Xuebin Tian, Xiucai Zhang, Xiangkuo Zheng, Siqin Zhang, Guofeng Dong, Jianming Cao and Tieli Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:220

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  19. The molecular characterization of carbapenem-resistant hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-hvKP) isolates is not well studied. Our goal was to investigate the molecular epidemiology of CR-hvKP strains that we...

    Authors: Jun Li, Zi-Yan Huang, Ting Yu, Xiao-Yan Tao, Yong-Mei Hu, Hai-Chen Wang and Ming-Xiang Zou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:219

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  20. The broad-leaved Korean pine mixed forest is an important and typical component of a global temperate forest. Soil microbes are the main driver of biogeochemical cycling in this forest ecosystem and have compl...

    Authors: Minghui Liu, Xin Sui, Yanbo Hu and Fujuan Feng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:218

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  21. This study is based on data collected to investigate the relation of peri-parturient events (colostrum quality, passive transfer of immunity, calving difficulty) on calf health and antimicrobial use. A compone...

    Authors: Josephine A. Afema, Margaret A. Davis and William M. Sischo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:217

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  22. Cellulose is synthesized by an array of bacterial species. Komagataeibacter xylinus is the best characterized as it produces copious amounts of the polymer extracellularly. Despite many advances in the past decad...

    Authors: Luis Salgado, Silvia Blank, Reza Alipour Moghadam Esfahani, Janice L. Strap and Dario Bonetta

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:216

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  23. Cattle have been identified as a major reservoir of E. coli O157:H7 for human infection; the ecology of the organism in sheep and goats is less understood. This study was carried out to determine prevalence, sour...

    Authors: Solomon Abreham, Akafete Teklu, Eric Cox and Tesfaye Sisay Tessema

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:215

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  24. Characterization of the skin and wound microbiome is of high biomedical interest, but is hampered by the low biomass of typical samples. While sample preparation from other microbiomes (e.g., gut) has been the...

    Authors: Samuel Verbanic, Colin Y. Kim, John M. Deacon and Irene A. Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:214

    Content type: Methodology article

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  25. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are emerging foodborne pathogens that are public health concern. Cattle have been identified as the major STEC reservoir. In the present study, we investigated the pr...

    Authors: Ruyue Fan, Kun Shao, Xi Yang, Xiangning Bai, Shanshan Fu, Hui Sun, Yanmei Xu, Hong Wang, Qun Li, Bin Hu, Ji Zhang and Yanwen Xiong

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:213

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  26. Several serious vegetable-associated outbreaks of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) infections have occurred during the last decades. In this context, vegetables have been suggested to function as seconda...

    Authors: Thorsten Bufe, André Hennig, Jochen Klumpp, Agnes Weiss, Kay Nieselt and Herbert Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:212

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  27. Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium is a common food-borne pathogen. S. enterica uses a type III secretion system encoded within Salmonella pathogenicity island 1 (SPI-1) to invade intestinal epithelial cells...

    Authors: Selwan Hamed, Xiaoyi Wang, Riham M. Shawky, Mohamed Emara, Philip D. Aldridge and Christopher V. Rao

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:211

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  28. Efflux pump mediated antibiotic resistance is an unnoticed and undetected mechanism in clinical microbiology laboratory. RND efflux systems are known for aminoglycoside and tetracycline resistance whereas thei...

    Authors: Shiela Chetri, Deepshikha Bhowmik, Deepjyoti Paul, Piyush Pandey, Debadatta Dhar Chanda, Atanu Chakravarty, Debajyoti Bora and Amitabha Bhattacharjee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:210

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  29. The primary and secondary metabolites of fungi are critical for adaptation to environmental stresses, host pathogenicity, competition with other microbes, and reproductive fitness. Drought-derived reactive oxy...

    Authors: Jake C. Fountain, Liming Yang, Manish K. Pandey, Prasad Bajaj, Danny Alexander, Sixue Chen, Robert C. Kemerait, Rajeev K. Varshney and Baozhu Guo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:209

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  30. Ustilago esculenta, a typical dimorphic fungus could infect Zizania latifolia and induce host stem swollen to form an edible vegetable called Jiaobai in China. The strains differentiation especially in the mating...

    Authors: Yafen Zhang, Min Wu, Qianwen Ge, Mengfei Yang, Wenqiang Xia, Haifeng Cui, Xiaoping Yu, Shangfa Zhang and Zihong Ye

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:208

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  31. The decomposition of Microcystis can dramatically change the physicochemical properties of freshwater ecosystems. Bacteria play an important role in decomposing organic matters and accelerating the cycling of mat...

    Authors: Shuren Wang, Dayong Zhao, Jin Zeng, Huimin Xu, Rui Huang, Congcong Jiao and Lin Guo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:207

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  32. Little is known about how bacterial endosymbionts colonize host tissues. Because many insect endosymbionts are maternally transmitted, egg colonization is critical for endosymbiont success. Wolbachia bacteria, ca...

    Authors: Steen Christensen, Moises Camacho, Zinat Sharmin, A. J. M. Zehadee Momtaz, Laura Perez, Giselle Navarro, Jairo Triana, Hani Samarah, Michael Turelli and Laura R. Serbus

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:206

    Content type: Methodology article

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  33. Cross-resistance, a phenomenon that a pathogen resists to one antimicrobial compound also resists to one or several other compounds, is one of major threats to human health and sustainable food production. It ...

    Authors: Li-Na Yang, Meng-Han He, Hai-Bing Ouyang, Wen Zhu, Zhe-Chao Pan, Qi-Jun Sui, Li-Ping Shang and Jiasui Zhan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:205

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  34. Escherichia coli has found to be the predominant uropathogen (50–90%) in uncomplicated, community acquired urinary tract infection (UTI). Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) express a multitude of virulence fac...

    Authors: Chhaya Shah, Ratna Baral, Bijay Bartaula and Lok Bahadur Shrestha

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:204

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  35. Tree shrew is a novel laboratory animal with specific characters for human disease researches in recent years. However, little is known about its characteristics of gut microbial community and intestinal comme...

    Authors: Wenpeng Gu, Pinfen Tong, Chenxiu Liu, Wenguang Wang, Caixia Lu, Yuanyuan Han, Xiaomei Sun, De Xuan Kuang, Na Li and Jiejie Dai

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:203

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  36. Salmonella has been considered as one of the most important foodborne pathogens that threatened breeding industry and public health. To investigate the prevalence and characterization of Salmonella isolated from ...

    Authors: Jie Yang, Zijing Ju, Yi Yang, Xiaonan Zhao, Zhiyu Jiang and Shuhong Sun

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:202

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  37. Plants have evolved intimate interactions with soil microbes for a range of beneficial functions including nutrient acquisition, pathogen resistance and stress tolerance. Further understanding of this system i...

    Authors: Fang Liu, Tarek Hewezi, Sarah L. Lebeis, Vince Pantalone, Parwinder S. Grewal and Margaret E. Staton

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:201

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  38. Tannerella forsythia is a Gram-negative oral pathogen. Together with Porphyromonas gingivalis and Treponema denticola it constitutes the “red complex” of bacteria, which is crucially associated with periodontitis...

    Authors: Valentina M. T. Mayer, Isabel Hottmann, Rudolf Figl, Friedrich Altmann, Christoph Mayer and Christina Schäffer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:200

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  39. Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis is an emerging tick-borne pathogen. It is widely distributed in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Europe, but knowledge of its distribution in Norway, where I. ricinus reaches its norther...

    Authors: Andrew Jenkins, Cecilie Raasok, Benedikte N. Pedersen, Kristine Jensen, Åshild Andreassen, Arnulf Soleng, Kristin Skarsfjord Edgar, Heidi Heggen Lindstedt, Vivian Kjelland, Snorre Stuen, Dag Hvidsten and Bjørn-Erik Kristiansen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:199

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2020 20:9

  40. Lactobacilli are gatekeepers of vaginal ecosystem impeding growth of pathogenic microbes and their diversity varies across populations worldwide. The present study investigated diversity of human vaginal micro...

    Authors: Sumi Das Purkayastha, Mrinal Kanti Bhattacharya, Himanshu Kishore Prasad, Hrishikesh Upadhyaya, Suparna Das Lala, Kunal Pal, Meenakshi Das, Gauri Dutt Sharma and Maloyjo Joyraj Bhattacharjee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:198

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  41. Comparative knowledge of microbiomes and resistomes across environmental interfaces between animal production systems and urban settings is lacking. In this study, we executed a comparative analysis of the mic...

    Authors: Rahat Zaheer, Steven M. Lakin, Rodrigo Ortega Polo, Shaun R. Cook, Francis J. Larney, Paul S. Morley, Calvin W. Booker, Sherry J. Hannon, Gary Van Domselaar, Ron R. Read and Tim A. McAllister

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:197

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  42. Despite the importance of the B. cereus group as major foodborne pathogens that may cause diarrheal and/or emetic syndrome(s), no study in Tunisia has been conducted in order to characterize the pathogenic potent...

    Authors: Maroua Gdoura-Ben Amor, Sophie Jan, Florence Baron, Noël Grosset, Antoine Culot, Radhouane Gdoura, Michel Gautier and Clarisse Techer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:196

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  43. It is widely believed that most xenobiotics cross biomembranes by diffusing through the phospholipid bilayer, and that the use of protein transporters is an occasional adjunct. According to an alternative view...

    Authors: Srijan Jindal, Lei Yang, Philip J. Day and Douglas B. Kell

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:195

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  44. The rise of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a global health concern. Paucity of data on MRSA carriage prevalence and diagnostic methods in resource-limited settings hampers efforts to define...

    Authors: A. Ayebare, L. M. Bebell, J. Bazira, S. Ttendo, V. Katawera, D. R. Bangsberg, M. J. Siedner, P. G. Firth and Y. Boum II

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:194

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  45. More than half of the adult population worldwide is overweight or obese, while excess adiposity has been linked to chronic low-grade inflammation, contributing to the development of chronic diseases. Recent st...

    Authors: Su Jeong Kim, Sung-Eun Kim, A-Reum Kim, Saemyi Kang, Mi-Young Park and Mi-Kyung Sung

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:193

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  46. Microbial community and its management are crucial to the stabilization of culture environment for recirculating aquaculture system (RAS). Although several studies have been carried out for the microbial commu...

    Authors: Zhao Chen, Zhiqiang Chang, Long Zhang, Yuli Jiang, Hongxing Ge, Xiefa Song, Shibo Chen, Fazhen Zhao and Jian Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:192

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  47. Gut microbiota has been suggested to play a role in stroke patients. Nevertheless, little is known about gut microbiota and the clinical indexes in stroke patients.

    Authors: Na Li, Xingcui Wang, Congcong Sun, Xinwei Wu, Mei Lu, Youfeng Si, Xiang Ye, Tan Wang, Xiaolin Yu, Xinjing Zhao, Na Wei and Xingbang Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:191

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  48. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors notified us of an error in the presentation of Fig. 6G.

    Authors: Prashant P. Damke, Rajkumar Dhanaraju, Stéphanie Marsin, J. Pablo Radicella and Desirazu N. Rao

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:190

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Microbiology 2016 16:14

  49. Human skin is an appropriate environment for the growth of different types of microbes that may inhabit the skin as commensal flora. This study aims at identifying the diversity of skin microbiota in healthy S...

    Authors: Ashwag Shami, Samiah Al-Mijalli, Pisut Pongchaikul, Ahmed Al-Barrag and Samah AbduRahim

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:189

    Content type: Research article

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