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  1. Few studies have examined how maternal body mass index (BMI), mode of delivery and ethnicity affect the microbial composition of human milk and none have examined associations with maternal metabolic status. G...

    Authors: Lauren LeMay-Nedjelski, James Butcher, Sylvia H. Ley, Michelle R. Asbury, Anthony J. Hanley, Alex Kiss, Sharon Unger, Julia K. Copeland, Pauline W. Wang, Bernard Zinman, Alain Stintzi and Deborah L. O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:219

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  2. The emergence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) poses a looming threat to human health. Although there are numerous studies regarding porin alteration in association with the production of ESBL...

    Authors: Xuebin Tian, Qiongdan Wang, Laura Perlaza-Jiménez, Xiangkuo Zheng, Yajie Zhao, Vijay Dhanasekaran, Renchi Fang, Jiahui Li, Chong Wang, Haiyang Liu, Trevor Lithgow, Jianming Cao and Tieli Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:218

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  3. Several plant-pathogenic bacteria are transmitted by insect vector species that often also act as hosts. In this interface, these bacteria encounter plant endophytic, insect endosymbiotic and other microbes. H...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Morrow, Namgay Om, George A. C. Beattie, Grant A. Chambers, Nerida J. Donovan, Lia W. Liefting, Markus Riegler and Paul Holford

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:215

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  4. Triggered in response to external and internal ligands in cells and animals, redox homeostasis is transmitted via signal molecules involved in defense redox mechanisms through networks of cell proliferation, d...

    Authors: Ker-Kong Chen, Moeko Minakuchi, Kenly Wuputra, Chia-Chen Ku, Jia-Bin Pan, Kung-Kai Kuo, Ying-Chu Lin, Shigeo Saito, Chang-Shen Lin and Kazunari K. Yokoyama

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:214

    Content type: Review

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  5. Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of broad-spectrum infections both in the community and within healthcare settings. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a global public health iss...

    Authors: C. Negrete-González, E. Turrubiartes-Martínez, O. G. Galicia-Cruz, D. E. Noyola, G. Martínez-Aguilar, L. F. Pérez-González, R. González-Amaro and P. Niño-Moreno

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:213

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  6. Staphylococci species are the major constituents of infectious bioaerosols, particularly methicillin-resistant Staphylococci (MRS) have serious health impacts. Here, the bacterial burden was quantified, especi...

    Authors: Himani Kumari, Trina Chakraborti, Madhuri Singh, Maneet Kumar Chakrawarti and Kasturi Mukhopadhyay

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:211

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  7. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is a major source of food-borne illness around the world. E. coli O157 has been widely reported as the most common STEC serogroup and has emerged as an important ente...

    Authors: Dawood Al-Ajmi, Shafeeq Rahman and Sharmila Banu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:210

    Content type: Research article

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  8. In Gram-negative species, β-lactam antibiotics target penicillin binding proteins (PBPs) resulting in morphological alterations of bacterial cells. Observations of antibiotic-induced cell morphology changes ca...

    Authors: Heather P. McLaughlin, Julia Bugrysheva and David Sue

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:209

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  9. Isolation of marine microorganisms is fundamental to gather information about their physiology, ecology and genomic content. To date, most of the bacterial isolation efforts have focused on the photic ocean le...

    Authors: Isabel Sanz-Sáez, Guillem Salazar, Pablo Sánchez, Elena Lara, Marta Royo-Llonch, Elisabet L. Sà, Teresa Lucena, María J. Pujalte, Dolors Vaqué, Carlos M. Duarte, Josep M. Gasol, Carlos Pedrós-Alió, Olga Sánchez and Silvia G. Acinas

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:207

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  10. Cyanobacteria are well known for their inherent ability to serve as atmospheric nitrogen fixers and as bio-fertilizers; however, increased contaminants in aquatic ecosystem significantly decline the growth and...

    Authors: Sanjesh Tiwari, Anuradha Patel and Sheo Mohan Prasad

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:206

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  11. The intestinal tract undergoes a period of cellular maturation during early life, primarily characterized by the organization of epithelial cells into specialized crypt and villus structures. These processes a...

    Authors: Michael W. Dougherty, Oleksandr Kudin, Marcus Mühlbauer, Josef Neu, Raad Z. Gharaibeh and Christian Jobin

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:205

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  12. Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus. Antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is frequently isolated from DFU infections. Bacteriophages (phages) represent an alternative or...

    Authors: Legesse Garedew Kifelew, Morgyn S. Warner, Sandra Morales, Lewis Vaughan, Richard Woodman, Robert Fitridge, James G. Mitchell and Peter Speck

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:204

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  13. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common Gram-negative pathogen responsible for chronic wound infections, such as diabetic foot infections, and further exacerbates the treatment options and cost of such conditio...

    Authors: Tao Chen, Ye Xu, Wenya Xu, Wenli Liao, Chunquan Xu, Xiucai Zhang, Jianming Cao and Tieli Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:203

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  14. The possibility that smokeless tobacco may contribute to oral carcinogenesis by influencing the oral microbiome has not been explored. This preliminary cross-sectional study sought to assess the effect of usin...

    Authors: Esam Halboub, Mohammed S. Al-Ak’hali, Abdulwahab H. Alamir, Husham E. Homeida, Divyashri Baraniya, Tsute Chen and Nezar Noor Al-Hebshi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:201

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  15. Rickettsialpox is a febrile illness caused by the mite-borne pathogen Rickettsia akari. Several cases of this disease are reported worldwide annually. Nevertheless, the relationship between the immunogenicity of

    Authors: František Csicsay, Gabriela Flores-Ramirez, Fernando Zuñiga-Navarrete, Mária Bartošová, Alena Fučíková, Petr Pajer, Jiří Dresler, Ľudovít Škultéty and Marco Quevedo-Diaz

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:200

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  16. Corynespora cassiicola, as a necrotrophic phytopathogenic ascomycetous fungus, can infect hundreds of species of plants and rarely causes human diseases. This pathogen infects cucumber species and causes cucumber...

    Authors: Shigang Gao, Rong Zeng, Lihui Xu, Zhiwei Song, Ping Gao and Fuming Dai

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:199

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  17. Bacteria involved in ruminal formation of trans-10 intermediates are unclear. Therefore, this study aimed at identifying rumen bacteria that produce trans-10 intermediates from 18-carbon unsaturated fatty acids.

    Authors: Lore Dewanckele, Jeyamalar Jeyanathan, Bruno Vlaeminck and Veerle Fievez

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:198

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  18. Salmonella is one of the main causative agents of diarrhea which results in substantial disease burden. To determine the prevalence, serotype distribution, and antimicrobial resistance profiles of clinical Salmon...

    Authors: Hongwei Shen, Haochuan Chen, Yongxuan Ou, Tingting Huang, Siping Chen, Lintao Zhou, Jinjin Zhang, Qinghua Hu, Yiwen Zhou and Wen Ma

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:197

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  19. New therapeutics are urgently needed for infectious diseases, especially for the fungal infection like Fonsecaea monophora. Photodynamic therapy has been showing antimicrobial activity on some pathogens. The comb...

    Authors: Xiaowen Huang, Meinian Xu, Wen Pan, Menglei Wang, Xiaoyan Wu, Siqi Dai, Li Li and Kang Zeng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:196

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  20. The vertebrate gastrointestinal tract is colonised by microbiota that have a major effect on the host’s health, physiology and phenotype. Once introduced into captivity, however, the gut microbial composition ...

    Authors: Barbora Bendová, Jaroslav Piálek, Ľudovít Ďureje, Lucie Schmiedová, Dagmar Čížková, Jean-Francois Martin and Jakub Kreisinger

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:194

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  21. Microbiome of macroorganisms might directly or indirectly influence host development and homeostasis. Many studies focused on the diversity and distribution of prokaryotes within these assemblages, but the euk...

    Authors: Camille Clerissi, Laure Guillou, Jean-Michel Escoubas and Eve Toulza

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:193

    Content type: Methodology article

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  22. Diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) infections are common in children in low-middle income countries (LMICs). However, detecting the various DEC pathotypes is complex as they cannot be differentiated by classic...

    Authors: Vu Thuy Duong, Le Thi Phuong Tu, Ha Thanh Tuyen, Le Thi Quynh Nhi, James I. Campbell, Pham Van Minh, Hoang Le Phuc, Tran Thi Hong Chau, Nguyen Minh Ngoc, Lu Lan Vi, Claire Jenkins, Iruka Okeke, Ellen Higginson and Stephen Baker

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:192

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  23. Cow manure is not only an agricultural waste, but also an organic fertilizer resource. The application of organic fertilizer is a feasible practice to mitigate the soil degradation caused by overuse of chemica...

    Authors: Shuning Zhang, Litao Sun, Yu Wang, Kai Fan, Qingshan Xu, Yusheng Li, Qingping Ma, Jiguo Wang, Wanming Ren and Zhaotang Ding

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:190

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  24. Our previous research indicated the excellent in vitro antibacterial activity of Eravacycline (Erava) and its heteroresistance frequency against clinical Staphylococcus aureus isolates. In this study, we further ...

    Authors: Zhanwen Wang, Zhiwei Lin, Bing Bai, Guangjian Xu, Peiyu Li, Zhijian Yu, Qiwen Deng, Yongpeng Shang and Jinxin Zheng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:189

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  25. Wolbachia are the most widely spread endosymbiotic bacteria, present in a wide variety of insects and two families of nematodes. As of now, however, relatively little genomic data has been available. The Wolbachi...

    Authors: Emilie Lefoulon, Travis Clark, Fanni Borveto, Marco Perriat-Sanguinet, Catherine Moulia, Barton E. Slatko and Laurent Gavotte

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:188

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  26. Ceftazidime-avibactam was approved in China in 2019 for treating complicated intra-abdominal infections, hospital-acquired pneumonia, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and infections caused by Enterobacterales and...

    Authors: Qi Wang, Feifei Zhang, Zhanwei Wang, Hongbin Chen, Xiaojuan Wang, Yawei Zhang, Shuguang Li and Hui Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:187

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  27. Misuse of antibiotics in veterinary medicine has the potential to generate residues in animal derived products, which could contributing to the development of an important health risk either through the exposu...

    Authors: Eman Araby, Hanady G. Nada, Salwa A. Abou El-Nour and Ali Hammad

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:186

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  28. Although reports have provided evidence that diarrhea caused by Folium sennae can result in intestinal microbiota diversity disorder, the intestinal bacterial characteristic and specific mechanism are still unkno...

    Authors: Chenyang Zhang, Haoqing Shao, Dandan Li, Nenqun Xiao and Zhoujin Tan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:185

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  29. The data on the prevalence of resistance to mupirocin (MUP), fusidic acid (FA) and retapamulin (RET) in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from China are still limited. This study aimed to examine...

    Authors: Wenjing Chen, Chunyan He, Han Yang, Wen Shu, Zelin Cui, Rong Tang, Chuanling Zhang and Qingzhong Liu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:183

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  30. Bats are hosts for a variety of microorganisms, however, little is known about the presence of Chlamydiales and hemotropic mycoplasmas. This study investigated 475 captive and free-living bats from Switzerland, G...

    Authors: Janine Fritschi, Hanna Marti, Helena M. B. Seth-Smith, Sébastien Aeby, Gilbert Greub, Marina L. Meli, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann, Kristin Mühldorfer, Nadine Stokar-Regenscheit, Danja Wiederkehr, Paola Pilo, Peggy Rüegg- Van Den Broek and Nicole Borel

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:182

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  31. Chikungunya (CHIKV), yellow fever (YFV) and Zika (ZIKV) viruses circulate in sylvatic transmission cycles in southeastern Senegal, where they share common hosts and vectors. All three viruses undergo periodic amp...

    Authors: Diawo Diallo, Gamou Fall, Cheikh Tidiane Diagne, Alioune Gaye, Yamar Ba, Ibrahima Dia, Ousmane Faye and Mawlouth Diallo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:181

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  32. The bacterial community present in the abdomen in Anophelinae mosquitoes can influence mosquito susceptibility to Plasmodium infection. Little is known about the bacteria associated with Nyssorhynchus darlingi, a...

    Authors: Tatiane Marques Porangaba Oliveira, Sabri Saeed Sanabani and Maria Anice Mureb Sallum

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:180

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  33. Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS) is the causative pathogen of puerperal sepsis in pregnant women and pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis in infants. Infection of GBS is responsible for the increased morbidity in pregn...

    Authors: Yi-Fan Zeng, Chu-Mao Chen, Xiao-Yan Li, Jun-Jiang Chen, Yan-Ge Wang, Shi Ouyang, Tian-Xing Ji, Yong Xia and Xu-Guang Guo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:179

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  34. Crohn’s disease (CD) is characterized by chronic inflammation of the human intestine. Several studies have demonstrated that the intestinal mucosa of CD patients in Western countries is abnormally colonized by...

    Authors: Rafaella F. A. Costa, Maria L. A. Ferrari, Marie-Agnès Bringer, Arlette Darfeuille-Michaud, Flaviano S. Martins and Nicolas Barnich

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:178

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  35. The rapid identification of pathogenic bacteria is important for determining an appropriate antimicrobial therapy for pneumonia, but traditional bacterial culture is time-consuming and labourious. The aim of t...

    Authors: Xiuqing Ma, Yanqin Li, Yuan Liang, Yang Liu, Ling Yu, Chunsun Li, Qiqi Liu and Liangan Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:177

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  36. Dimorphism and biofilm formation are important virulence factors of some opportunistic human pathogenic yeasts. Such species commensally colonize skin or mucosal surfaces generally in yeast form, but under par...

    Authors: Bettina Szerencsés, Nóra Igaz, Ákos Tóbiás, Zsombor Prucsi, Andrea Rónavári, Péter Bélteky, Dániel Madarász, Csaba Papp, Ildikó Makra, Csaba Vágvölgyi, Zoltán Kónya, Ilona Pfeiffer and Mónika Kiricsi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:176

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  37. Incidences of heat stress due to the changing global climate can negatively affect the growth and yield of temperature-sensitive crops such as soybean variety, Pungsannamul. Increased temperatures decrease cro...

    Authors: Muhammad Aaqil Khan, Sajjad Asaf, Abdul Latif Khan, Rahmatullah Jan, Sang-Mo Kang, Kyung-Min Kim and In-Jung Lee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:175

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  38. Tigecycline is a last-resort antibiotic used to treat severe infections caused by extensively drug-resistant bacteria. Recently, novel tigecycline resistance genes tet(X3) and tet(X4) have been reported, which po...

    Authors: Yiming Li, Zhangqi Shen, Shuangyang Ding and Shaolin Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:174

    Content type: Methodology article

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  39. The emergence and expansion of antibiotic resistance makes it necessary to have alternative anti-infective agents, among which silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) display especially interesting properties. AgNPs carr...

    Authors: Sara González-Fernández, Víctor Lozano-Iturbe, Beatriz García, Luis J. Andrés, Mª. Fe Menéndez, David Rodríguez, Fernando Vazquez, Carla Martín and Luis M. Quirós

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:172

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  40. Euglena is a new super health food resource that is rich in the natural polysaccharide paramylon, a linear β-1,3-glucan with various biological activities including activity on the immune system in different cell...

    Authors: Qingqing Guo, Decheng Bi, Mingcan Wu, Boming Yu, Lang Hu, Chenchen Liu, Liang Gu, Hui Zhu, Anping Lei, Xu Xu and Jiangxin Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:171

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  41. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an emerging nosocomial pathogen that causes infection in immunocompromised patients. S. maltophilia isolates are genetically diverse, contain diverse virulence factors, and are var...

    Authors: Leah J. Radeke and Michael A. Herman

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:170

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  42. Dietary intervention has been reported to improve intestinal health. The intestinal microbiota of newborn animals plays a fundamental role in the development of intestinal function and the innate immune system...

    Authors: Jipeng Jin, Jianlei Jia, Liping Zhang, Qian Chen, Xiaoyan Zhang, Weibo Sun, Cunming Ma, Fafang Xu, Shoujun Zhan, Limin Ma, Guihua Zhou and Qiaoxi Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:169

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  43. Psychological co-morbidities in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have been widely recognized, whereas less is known regarding the role of gut microbial and host metabolic changes in clinical and psychological sy...

    Authors: Tong Liu, Xiang Gu, Li-Xiang Li, Ming Li, Bing Li, Xiao Cui and Xiu-li Zuo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:168

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