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  1. This study aimed to evaluate the occurrence of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae in sputum of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) using culture and multiplex polymerase chain reacti...

    Authors: Ahmad Farajzadeh Sheikh, Robab Rahimi, Hossein Meghdadi, Ameneh Alami and Morteza Saki
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:343

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2022 22:59

  2. With the increase of detection rate and long treatment period, nocardiosis has become a noticeable problem in China. However, there are limited large-scale studies on the epidemiology and antimicrobial suscept...

    Authors: Ming Wei, Xinmin Xu, Jingxian Yang, Peng Wang, Yongzhe Liu, Shuai Wang, Chunxia Yang and Li Gu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:342
  3. Fungal infections impact over 25% of the global population. For the opportunistic fungal pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans, infection leads to cryptococcosis. In the presence of the host, disease is enabled by el...

    Authors: B. Ball, E. Woroszchuk, A. Sukumaran, H. West, A. Afaq, D. Carruthers-Lay, B. Muselius, L. Gee, M. Langille, S. Pladwig, S. Kazi, A. Hendriks and J. Geddes-McAlister
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:341
  4. Bilophila wadsworthia, a strictly anaerobic, sulfite-reducing bacterium and common member of the human gut microbiota, has been associated with diseases such as appendicitis and colitis. It is specialized on orga...

    Authors: Anna G. Burrichter, Stefanie Dörr, Paavo Bergmann, Sebastian Haiß, Anja Keller, Corentin Fournier, Paolo Franchini, Erika Isono and David Schleheck
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:340
  5. Blastocystis is a typical anaerobic colon protist in humans with controversial pathogenicity and has relation with alterations in the intestinal microbiota composition (dysbiosis), whose eventual indicator is the...

    Authors: Claudia Muñoz Yañez, Alejandra Méndez Hernández, Alondra Martínez Sandoval, María Aurora Maravilla Domínguez, Soraya Amalí Zavaleta Muñiz and Janeth Oliva Guangorena Gómez
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:339
  6. This study was undertaken to identify and functionally characterize virulence genes from Salmonella isolates in street food and stool cultures. From February 2017 to May 2018, clinical and food Salmonella strains...

    Authors: Marguerite E. M. Nikiema, Solange Kakou-ngazoa, Absatou Ky/Ba, Aboubacar Sylla, Evariste Bako, Ameyo Yayra Audrey Addablah, Jean Bienvenue Ouoba, Emmanuel Sampo, Kobo Gnada, Oumarou Zongo, Kuan Abdoulaye Traoré, Adama Sanou, Isidore Juste Ouindgueta Bonkoungou, Rasmata Ouédraogo, Nicolas Barro and Lassana Sangaré
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:338
  7. Microbial communities inhabiting the rhizosphere play pivotal roles in determining plant health and yield. Manipulation of the rhizosphere microbial community is a promising means to enhance the productivity o...

    Authors: Blessing Chidinma Nwachukwu, Ayansina Segun Ayangbenro and Olubukola Oluranti Babalola
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:337
  8. The straw mushroom (Volvariella volvacea) is one of the important vegetables that is popular for its delicious taste. However, the straw mushroom is sensitive to low temperature, resulting in economic loss during...

    Authors: Peng Li, Cong Hu, Yujie Li, Lei Ge, Guogan Wu, Beibei Lv, Wei Jiang and Dandan Xi
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:336
  9. The native potatoes (Solanum tuberosum subsp. tuberosum L.) grown in Chile (Chiloé) represent a new, unexplored source of endophytes to find potential biological control agents for the prevention of bacterial dis...

    Authors: Natalia Padilla-Gálvez, Paola Luengo-Uribe, Sandra Mancilla, Amandine Maurin, Claudia Torres, Pamela Ruiz, Andrés France, Ivette Acuña and Homero Urrutia
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:335
  10. Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) is an acute or peracute contagious transboundary viral disease that mainly affects caprine and ovine and causes significant economic impact in developing countries. After two P...

    Authors: Faisal Polis Khoran, Elham Potros Candlan, Abdulwahed Ahmed Hassan, Fanar A. Isihak, Amir Abdulmawjood and Izhar U. H. Khan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:334
  11. Intra-wound vancomycin powder (VP) has been used in clinical practice to prevent periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) after primary knee/hip arthroplasty. The role of intra-wound VP in the setting of debrideme...

    Authors: Jian Wei, Kai Tong, Siqi Zhou, Hui Wang, Yinxian Wen and Liaobin Chen
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:333
  12. Nocardia species are ubiquitous in natural environments and can cause nocardiosis. In the present study, the use of Resazurin salt and Spectrophotometry were proposed as alternative methods to reduce subjectivity...

    Authors: Vivian Caso Coelho, Samara D’Ajuda Pereira Neves, Mauro Cintra Giudice, Gil Benard, Marta Heloisa Lopes and Paula Keiko Sato
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:331
  13. Escherichia coli is a major neonatal pathogen and the leading cause of early-onset sepsis in preterm newborns. Maternal E. coli strains are transmitted to the newborn causing invasive neonatal disease. However, ...

    Authors: Marvin Williams, Alyssa B. Jones, Amanda L. Maxedon, Jennifer E. Tabakh, Cindy B. McCloskey, David E. Bard, Daniel P. Heruth and Susana Chavez-Bueno
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:330

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2022 22:40

  14. Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive bacterium that causes serious infection. With the increasing resistance of bacteria to current antibiotics, it is necessary to learn more about the molecular mechanism an...

    Authors: Jia-xin Li, Xun-jie Cao, Yuan-yi Huang, Ya-ping Li, Zi-yuan Yu, Min Lin, Qiu-ying Li, Ji-chun Chen and Xu-guang Guo
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:329
  15. The spontaneous osteoarthritis (OA) in rhesus macaque is similar to OA in human, which maintains an upright body posture and shows very similar biomechanical properties of bones to humans. At present, there is...

    Authors: Yaping Yan, Xiaoyan Yi, Yanchao Duan, Bin Jiang, Tianzhuang Huang, Briauna Marie Inglis, Bingrong Zheng and Wei Si
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:328
  16. Listeria monocytogenes is one of the deadliest foodborne pathogens. The bacterium can tolerate severe environments through biofilm formation and antimicrobial resistance. This study aimed to investigate the antim...

    Authors: Liting Wu, Hongduo Bao, Zhengquan Yang, Tao He, Yuan Tian, Yan Zhou, Maoda Pang, Ran Wang and Hui Zhang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:327
  17. The recent rise and spread of carbapenem-resistant pathogens pose an urgent threat to public health and has fueled the search for new therapies. Localized delivery of topical antibiotics is an alternative for ...

    Authors: Sun Hee Moon, Yihong Kaufmann, Ryoichi Fujiwara and En Huang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:326
  18. To initiate fecal and oral collections in prospective cohort studies for microbial analyses, it is essential to understand how field conditions and geographic differences may impact microbial communities. This...

    Authors: Zeni Wu, Autumn G. Hullings, Reza Ghanbari, Arash Etemadi, Yunhu Wan, Bin Zhu, Hossein Poustchi, Behnam Bagheri Fahraji, Mohammad Javad Zare Sakhvidi, Jianxin Shi, Rob Knight, Reza Malekzadeh, Rashmi Sinha and Emily Vogtmann
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:324
  19. Plant parasitic nematodes (PPNs) are responsible for causing many plant diseases and are extremely difficult to control at present. Currently, due to the negative effects of chemical agents on the environment ...

    Authors: Xinyue Zhang, Hui Zhang, Zhaochun Jiang, Qing Bai, Shishi Wu, Yong Wang, Cheng Li, Xiangyu Zeng, Xiuhai Gan, Xin Xie, Zhong Li and Zaifu Yang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:323
  20. Penicillin was the first and most famous fungal secondary metabolite used as broad spectrum antibiotic that revolutionarised pharmaceutical research and also saved millions of lives. The over optimistic belief...

    Authors: Saeed Ullah Khattak, Ghosia Lutfullah, Zafar Iqbal, Jamshaid Ahmad, Irshad Ur Rehman, Yanbin Shi and Saima Ikram
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:322
  21. Colistin is used against multi-drug resistant pathogens, yet resistance emerges through dissemination of plasmid-mediated genes (mcr) or chromosomal mutation of genes involved in lipopolysaccharide synthesis (i.e...

    Authors: Diana Albertos Torres, Helena M. B. Seth-Smith, Nicole Joosse, Claudia Lang, Olivier Dubuis, Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen, Vladimira Hinic and Adrian Egli
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:321
  22. Tetragenococcus (T.) halophilus can be isolated from a variety of fermented foods, such as soy sauce, different soy pastes, salted fish sauce and from cheese brine or degraded sugar beet thick juice. This specie...

    Authors: Tobias Link, Rudi F. Vogel and Matthias A. Ehrmann
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:320
  23. Tuberculosis (TB) remains an important public health problem since it is the major cause of elevated morbidity and mortality globally. Previous works have shown that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb); the prime ca...

    Authors: Neha Khosla, Seema Madhumal Thayil, Rajinder Kaur and Anup Kumar Kesavan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:319
  24. Solid-state fermentation is a fungal culture technique used to produce compounds and products of industrial interest. The growth behaviour of filamentous fungi on solid media is challenging to study due to the...

    Authors: Hassan Khalil, Estelle Legin, Bernard Kurek, Patrick Perre and Behnam Taidi
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:318
  25. The root-zone restriction cultivation technique is used to achieve superior fruit quality at the cost of limited vegetative and enhanced reproductive development of grapevines. Fungal interactions and diversit...

    Authors: Muhammad Salman Zahid, Dongmei Li, Hafiz Umer Javed, Irfan Ali Sabir, Lei Wang, Songtao Jiu, Shiren Song, Chao Ma, Dapeng Wang, Caixi Zhang, Xuhui Zhou, Wenping Xu and Shiping Wang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:317
  26. Accumulating evidence supports the pivotal role of intestinal flora in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Serotonin synthesis by enterochromaffin (EC) cells is influenced by the gut microbiota and has been report...

    Authors: Jingze Yang, Peng Wang, Tong Liu, Lin Lin, Lixiang Li, Guanjun Kou, Ruchen Zhou, Pan Li and Yanqing Li
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:316
  27. Although recent studies have indicated that imbalance in the respiratory microbiome composition is linked to several chronic respiratory diseases, the association between the lung microbiome and lung cancer ha...

    Authors: Sadaf Najafi, Fatemeh Abedini, Sadegh Azimzadeh Jamalkandi, Parvin Shariati, Ali Ahmadi and Mohammad Gholami Fesharaki
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:315
  28. It has been well established that biofilm formation on orthopaedic implants is a critical event in the pathogenesis of orthopaedic infections, yet the natural history of this process with respect to bacterial ...

    Authors: Werasak Sutipornpalangkul, Kohei Nishitani and Edward M. Schwarz
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:314
  29. Understanding the influence of methodology on results is an essential consideration in experimental design. In the expanding field of fish microbiology, many best practices and targeted techniques remain to be...

    Authors: Morag Clinton, Adam J. Wyness, Samuel A. M. Martin, Andrew S. Brierley and David E. K. Ferrier
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:313
  30. Rabbit can produce meat, fur and leather, and serves as an important biomedical animal model. Understanding the microbial community of rabbits helps to raise rabbits healthily and better support their applicat...

    Authors: Xiaofen Hu, Fei Wang, Shanshan Yang, Xu Yuan, Tingyu Yang, Yunxiao Zhou and Yong Li
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:312
  31. To analyze changes in oropharynx microbiota composition after receiving induced chemotherapy followed by surgery for hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (HPSCC) patients.

    Authors: Hui-Ching Lau, Chi-Yao Hsueh, Hongli Gong, Ji Sun, Hui-Ying Huang, Ming Zhang and Liang Zhou
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:310
  32. The hospital environment serves as a source of nosocomial infections, which pose a major therapeutic challenge. Although many bacteria species are common in hospital environments, their distribution, frequency...

    Authors: Atsedewoyn Firesbhat, Abiye Tigabu, Birhanemeskel Tegene and Baye Gelaw
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:309
  33. Microbe-microbe interactions between members of the plant rhizosphere are important but remain poorly understood. A more comprehensive understanding of the molecular mechanisms used by microbes to cooperate, c...

    Authors: Him K. Shrestha, Manasa R. Appidi, Manuel I. Villalobos Solis, Jia Wang, Dana L. Carper, Leah Burdick, Dale A. Pelletier, Mitchel J. Doktycz, Robert L. Hettich and Paul E. Abraham
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:308
  34. The dysregulation of B cell activation is prevalent during naturally acquired immunity against malaria. Osteopontin (OPN), a protein produced by various cells including B cells, is a phosphorylated glycoprotei...

    Authors: Susanne E Mortazavi, Allan Lugaajju, Mark Kaddumukasa, Muyideen Kolapo Tijani, Fred Kironde and Kristina E M Persson
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:307
  35. Healthcare workers are susceptible to colonization by multiresistant bacteria, which can increase the risk of outbreaks.

    Authors: Cristina Motta Ferreira, Roberto Alexandre Alves Barbosa Filho, Guilherme Motta Antunes Ferreira, Marcus Vinicius Guimarães de Lacerda, Cintia Mara Costa de Oliveira, Vanderson de Souza Sampaio, Lucyane Mendes Silva, Andreza Gomes Pascoal and William Antunes Ferreira
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:306
  36. This study investigated the effects of terpinen-4-ol on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and its biofilm, and the possible mechanisms governing this effect.

    Authors: Feng Cheng, Yanan Mo, Keyuan Chen, Xiaofei Shang, Zhen Yang, Baocheng Hao, Ruofeng Shang, Jianping Liang and Yu Liu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:305
  37. Chromobacterium violaceum is an environmental opportunistic pathogen that causes rare but deadly infections in humans. The transcriptional regulators that C. violaceum uses to sense and respond to environmental c...

    Authors: Júlia A. Alves, Maristela Previato-Mello, Kelly C. M. Barroso, Tie Koide and José F. da Silva Neto
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:304
  38. Neonatal septicaemia is one of the most common leading causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. It is estimated to affect more than 30 million people worldwide annually, potentially ...

    Authors: Henry Zamarano, Benson Musinguzi, Immaculate Kabajulizi, Godfrey Manirakiza, Walker Guti, Ivan Muhwezi, Ayan Ahmed Hussein, Agnes Baweera, Boaz Kabahinda, Herbert Itabangi, Joel Bazira and Taseera Kabanda
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:303
  39. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is the major type of esophageal cancer in China. The role of the bacteria present in ESCC tissue in neoplastic progression has not been fully elucidated. This study ai...

    Authors: Zhen Li, Chao Shi, Jiawen Zheng, Yongjun Guo, Taibing Fan, Huan Zhao, Dongdong Jian, Xiaolei Cheng, Hao Tang and Jie Ma
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:301
  40. Zika fever has been a global health security threat, especially in the tropical and subtropical regions where most of the cases occur. The disease is caused by Zika virus (ZIKV), which belongs to the family Flavi...

    Authors: Thayane da Encarnação Sá-Guimarães, Tiago Souza Salles, Carlucio Rocha dos Santos, Monica Ferreira Moreira, Wanderley de Souza and Lucio Ayres Caldas
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:300
  41. Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an important oil and economic crop. Calcium modulates plants in response to abiotic stresses and improves plant resistance to pathogens. Enrichment of beneficial microorganisms in ...

    Authors: Wei Zhang, Bo-wen Zhang, Jie-fu Deng, Lin Li, Tu-yong Yi and Yan-yun Hong
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:299
  42. Akkermansia muciniphila is a member of the human gut microbiota where it resides in the mucus layer and uses mucin as the sole carbon, nitrogen and energy source. A. muciniphila is the only representative of the...

    Authors: Sharon Y. Geerlings, Janneke P. Ouwerkerk, Jasper J. Koehorst, Jarmo Ritari, Steven Aalvink, Bärbel Stecher, Peter J. Schaap, Lars Paulin, Willem M. de Vos and Clara Belzer
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:298
  43. Formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissues may provide an exciting resource to study microbial associations in human disease, but the use of these low biomass specimens remains challenging. We aimed to re...

    Authors: Suk Yee Lam, Athanasia Ioannou, Prokopis Konstanti, Thijmen Visseren, Michail Doukas, Maikel Petrus Peppelenbosch, Clara Belzer and Gwenny Manel Fuhler
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:297
  44. Ganoderma (Lingzhi in Chinese) has shown good clinical outcomes in the treatment of insomnia, restlessness, and palpitation. However, the mechanism by which Ganoderma ameliorates insomnia is unclear. We explored ...

    Authors: Yu Qiu, Zhu-Jun Mao, Ye-Ping Ruan and Xin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:296
  45. The Agrobacterium strain AB2/73 has a unique host range for the induction of crown gall tumors, and contains an exceptionally large, over 500 kbp mega Ti plasmid. We used whole genome sequencing to fully characte...

    Authors: Marjolein J. G. Hooykaas and Paul J. J. Hooykaas
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:295
  46. The Rhizobiales (Proteobacteria) order is an abundant and diverse group of microorganisms, being extensively studied for its lifestyle based on the association with plants, animals, and humans. New studies hav...

    Authors: Leandro Nascimento Lemos, Fabíola Marques de Carvalho, Alexandra Gerber, Ana Paula C. Guimarães, Celio Roberto Jonck, Luciane Prioli Ciapina and Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:294

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