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  1. Content type: Research article

    Two-thirds of the world’s population is thought to be infected by Helicobacter pylori. Although most people infected with H. pylori are asymptomatic, this pathogen is associated with several gastric pathologies i...

    Authors: Phattharaphon Wongphutorn, Chariya Chomvarin, Banchob Sripa, Wises Namwat and Kiatichai Faksri

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:10

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  2. Content type: Methodology Article

    Microbial arrays, with a large number of different strains on a single plate printed with robotic precision, underpin an increasing number of genetic and genomic approaches. These include Synthetic Genetic Arr...

    Authors: David B. H. Barton, Danae Georghiou, Neelam Dave, Majed Alghamdi, Thomas A. Walsh, Edward J. Louis and Steven S. Foster

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:9

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    Phosphate is an essential compound for life. Escherichia coli employs a signal transduction pathway that controls the expression of genes that are required for the high-affinity acquisition of phosphate and the u...

    Authors: Ramesh K. Vuppada, Colby R. Hansen, Kirsta A. P. Strickland, Keilen M. Kelly and William R. McCleary

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:8

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    Brucellosis incidence in China is divided into three stages: high incidence (1950s–1960s), decline (1970s–1980s), and re-emergence (1990s–2010s). At the re-emergence stage, Brucellosis incidence grew exponentiall...

    Authors: Dong-ri Piao, Xi Liu, Dong-dong Di, Pei Xiao, Zhong-zhi Zhao, Li-qing Xu, Guo-zhong Tian, Hong-yan Zhao, Wei-xing Fan, Bu-yun Cui and Hai Jiang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:7

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    Hypervirulent K. pneumoniae (hvKp) causes severe community acquired infections, predominantly in Asia. Though initially isolated from liver abscesses, they are now prevalent among invasive infections such as bact...

    Authors: Chaitra Shankar, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Laura Eve Buchnan Nabarro, Raji Ravi, Naveen Kumar Devanga Ragupathi and Priscilla Rupali

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:6

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    The intracellular bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila proliferates in human alveolar macrophages, resulting in a severe pneumonia termed Legionnaires’ disease. Throughout the course of infection, L. pneumop...

    Authors: Xiaobo Yu, Rebecca R. Noll, Barbara P. Romero Dueñas, Samual C. Allgood, Kristi Barker, Jeffrey L. Caplan, Matthias P. Machner, Joshua LaBaer, Ji Qiu and M. Ramona Neunuebel

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:5

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Drinking tea constitutes a tradition which is deeply rooted in the culture of several countries. Moreover, in recent years, tea consumption is growing all over the world. Improper herbal tea storage (long peri...

    Authors: Federica Carraturo, Olga De Castro, Jacopo Troisi, Adriana De Luca, Armando Masucci, Paola Cennamo, Marco Trifuoggi, Francesco Aliberti and Marco Guida

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:4

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Plague is a flea-borne zoonotic and invasive disease caused by a gram negative coccobacillus bacterium called Yersinia pestis. Plague has caused three devastating pandemics globally namely: the Justinian, Black D...

    Authors: Stanley S. Nyirenda, Bernard M. Hang′ombe, Edgar Simulundu, Evans Mulenga, Ladslav Moonga, Robert S. Machang′u, Gerald Misinzo and Bukheti S. Kilonzo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:2

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Demand for high-throughput bioprocessing has dramatically increased especially in the biopharmaceutical industry because the technologies are of vital importance to process optimization and media development. ...

    Authors: Joo Shun Tan, Sahar Abbasiliasi, Saeid Kadkhodaei, Yew Joon Tam, Teck-Kim Tang, Yee-Ying Lee and Arbakariya B. Ariff

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:3

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Renewable energy for sustainable development is a subject of a worldwide debate since continuous utilization of non-renewable energy sources has a drastic impact on the environment and economy; a search for al...

    Authors: Kalaiselvi Thangavel, Preethi Radha Krishnan, Srimeena Nagaiah, Senthil Kuppusamy, Senthil Chinnasamy, Jude Sudhagar Rajadorai, Gopal Nellaiappan Olaganathan and Balachandar Dananjeyan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:1

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Blastocystis sp. is a unicellular eukaryote that is commonly found in the human intestine. Its ability to cause disease is debated and a subject for ongoing research. In this study, fa...

    Authors: Joakim Forsell, Johan Bengtsson-Palme, Martin Angelin, Anders Johansson, Birgitta Evengård and Margareta Granlund

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:231

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Water evaporation in solar salterns creates salinity gradients that promote the adaptation of microbial species to different salinities. This competitive habitat challenges the metabolic capabilities of microo...

    Authors: Natalia Conde-Martínez, Alejandro Acosta-González, Luis E. Díaz and Edisson Tello

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:230

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    The 6S RNA is a global transcriptional riboregulator, which is exceptionally widespread among most bacterial phyla. While its role is well-characterized in some heterotrophic bacteria, we subjected a cyanobact...

    Authors: Beate Heilmann, Kaisa Hakkila, Jens Georg, Taina Tyystjärvi, Wolfgang R. Hess, Ilka M. Axmann and Dennis Dienst

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:229

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Ustilago esculenta, a pathogenic basidiomycete fungus, infects Zizania latifolia to form edible galls named Jiaobai in China. The distinct growth conditions of U. esculenta induced Z. ...

    Authors: Yafen Zhang, Qianchao Cao, Peng Hu, Haifeng Cui, Xiaoping Yu and Zihong Ye

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:228

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that is recognized as a major cause of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers, and gastric cancer. Comparable to...

    Authors: Kristy Leker, Ivonne Lozano-Pope, Keya Bandyopadhyay, Biswa P. Choudhury and Marygorret Obonyo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:226

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Mycobacteriophages are viruses that infect Mycobacterium hosts. A large collection of phages known to infect the same bacterial host strain – Mycobacterium smegmatis mc2155 – exhibit substantial diversity and cha...

    Authors: Rebekah M. Dedrick, Travis N. Mavrich, Wei L. Ng and Graham F. Hatfull

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:225

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Although plants produce many secondary metabolites, currently none of these are commercial antibiotics. Insects feeding on specific plants can harbour bacterial strains resistant to known antibiotics suggestin...

    Authors: Katarzyna Ignasiak and Anthony Maxwell

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:223

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  18. Content type: Methodology Article

    Many of the bacterial genomic studies exploring evolution processes of the host adaptation focus on the accessory genome describing how the gains and losses of genes can explain the colonization of new habitat...

    Authors: Arnaud Felten, Meryl Vila Nova, Kevin Durimel, Laurent Guillier, Michel-Yves Mistou and Nicolas Radomski

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:222

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Crotalaria aegyptiaca, a low shrub is commonly observed in the sandy soils of wadis desert and is found throughout all regions in Oman. A survey for phytoplasma diseases was conducted....

    Authors: Ali Al-Subhi, Saskia A. Hogenhout, Rashid A. Al-Yahyai and Abdullah M. Al-Sadi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:221

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Multi-drug resistant bacteria are a phenomenon which is on the increase around the world, particularly with the emergence of colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and vancomycin-resistant enterococci strains. The...

    Authors: Lucie Bardet, Stéphanie Le Page, Thongpan Leangapichart and Jean-Marc Rolain

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:220

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The bacterial spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi is the causative agent of the most commonly reported arthropod-borne illness in the United States, Lyme disease. A family of proteins containing von Willebrand Factor...

    Authors: Christina M. Brock, Manuel Bañó-Polo, Maria J. Garcia-Murria, Ismael Mingarro and Maria Esteve-Gasent

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:219

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Vibrio anguillarum is an extracellular bacterial pathogen that is a causative agent of vibriosis in finfish and crustaceans with mortality rates ranging from 30% to 100%. Mutations in ...

    Authors: Xiangyu Mou, Edward J. Spinard, Shelby L. Hillman and David R. Nelson

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:217

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  23. Content type: Research article

    During infection, inflammation is partially driven by the release of mediators which facilitate intercellular communication. Amongst these mediators are small membrane vesicles (MVs) that can be released by bo...

    Authors: Charlotte Volgers, Birke J. Benedikter, Gert E. Grauls, Paul H. M. Savelkoul and Frank R. M. Stassen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:216

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  24. Content type: Methodology Article

    Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7, are responsible for numerous foodborne outbreaks annually worldwide. E. coli O157:H7, as well as pathogenic non-O157:H7 STECs, can cause l...

    Authors: Baoguang Li, Huanli Liu and Weimin Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:215

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The genes of the non-phosphorylative L-rhamnose catabolic pathway have been identified for several yeast species. In Schefferomyces stipitis, all L-rhamnose pathway genes are organized in a cluster, which is cons...

    Authors: Claire Khosravi, Roland Sándor Kun, Jaap Visser, María Victoria Aguilar-Pontes, Ronald P. de Vries and Evy Battaglia

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:214

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The genomic diversity of different species within the genus Lactococcus and the relationships between genomic differentiation and environmental factors remain unclear. In this study, type isolates of ten Lactococ...

    Authors: Jie Yu, Yuqin Song, Yan Ren, Yanting Qing, Wenjun Liu and Zhihong Sun

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:213

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) remains the main causative viral pathogen of porcine circovirus-associated diseases (PCVAD) of great economic importance in pig industry globally. This...

    Authors: Kayode Olayinka Afolabi, Benson Chuks Iweriebor, Larry Chikwelu Obi and Anthony Ifeanyi Okoh

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:212

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Microbial degradation of phenoxy acid (PA) herbicides in agricultural soils is important to minimize herbicide leaching to groundwater reservoirs. Degradation may, however, be hampered by exposure of the degra...

    Authors: Nanna Bygvraa Svenningsen, Mette Damgaard, Maria Rasmussen, Danilo Pérez-Pantoja, Ole Nybroe and Mette Haubjerg Nicolaisen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:211

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus (S. gallolyticus) is the causative pathogen in up to 20% of streptococcal-induced infective endocarditis (IE) cases. However, the underly...

    Authors: Imke Grimm, Melanie Weinstock, Ingvild Birschmann, Jens Dreier, Cornelius Knabbe and Tanja Vollmer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:210

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Rice (Oryza sativa L. ssp. indica) seeds as plant microbiome present both an opportunity and a challenge to colonizing bacterial community living in close association with plants. Nevertheless, the roles and acti...

    Authors: Denver I. Walitang, Kiyoon Kim, Munusamy Madhaiyan, Young Kee Kim, Yeongyeong Kang and Tongmin Sa

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:209

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  31. Content type: Research

    Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) operating with complex microbial communities have been extensively reported in the past, and are commonly used in applications such as wastewater treatment, bioremediation or in-sit...

    Authors: Naroa Uria, Isabel Ferrera and Jordi Mas

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:208

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Bacterial nucleoid consists of genome DNA, RNA, and hundreds of nucleoid-associated proteins (NAPs). Escherichia coli nucleoid is compacted towards the stationary phase, replacing most log-phase NAPs with the maj...

    Authors: Yuri Ushijima, Ryosuke L. Ohniwa and Kazuya Morikawa

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:207

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Anthrax is a globally distributed disease affecting primarily herbivorous mammals. It is caused by the soil-dwelling and spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. The dormant B. anthracis spores become vegetati...

    Authors: Karoline Valseth, Camilla L. Nesbø, W. Ryan Easterday, Wendy C. Turner, Jaran S. Olsen, Nils Chr. Stenseth and Thomas H. A. Haverkamp

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:206

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Breast milk is a rich nutrient with a temporally dynamic nature. In particular, numerous alterations in the nutritional, immunological and microbiological content occur during the transition from colostrum to ...

    Authors: Marco Toscano, Roberta De Grandi, Diego Giampietro Peroni, Enzo Grossi, Valentina Facchin, Pasquale Comberiati and Lorenzo Drago

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:205

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Dysbiosis of gut microbiota are commonly reported in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and may contribute to behavioral impairment. Vitamin A (VA) plays a role in regulation of gut microbiota. This study was perf...

    Authors: Juan Liu, Xiao Liu, Xue-Qin Xiong, Ting Yang, Ting Cui, Na-Li Hou, Xi Lai, Shu Liu, Min Guo, Xiao-Hua Liang, Qian Cheng, Jie Chen and Ting-Yu Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:204

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Total community rDNA was used to determine the diversity of bacteria and archaea from water, wet sediment and microbial mats samples of hot springs in the Eastern lowlands of Eritrea. The temperatures of the s...

    Authors: Amanuel M. Ghilamicael, Nancy L. M. Budambula, Sylvester E. Anami, Tadesse Mehari and Hamadi I. Boga

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:203

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) is a disease that affects sheep, goats and occasionally humans. The etiologic agent is the Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis bacillus. The objective of this study was to build a gene ...

    Authors: Cleber Eduardo Galvão, Stenio Perdigão Fragoso, Carina Elisei de Oliveira, Odinéia Forner, Renata Ribeiro Bastos Pereira, Cleber Oliveira Soares and Grácia Maria Soares Rosinha

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:202

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  38. Content type: Methodology Article

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common diagnoses in girls and women, and to a lesser extent in boys and men younger than 50 years. Escherichia coli, followed by Klebsiella spp. and Proteus spp., ...

    Authors: Milena Lussu, Tania Camboni, Cristina Piras, Corrado Serra, Francesco Del Carratore, Julian Griffin, Luigi Atzori and Aldo Manzin

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:201

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  39. Content type: Methodology Article

    Outbreaks of Kingella kingae infection are an emerging public health concern among daycare attendees carrying epidemic clones in the oropharynx. However, genotyping of such epidemic clones from affected cases is ...

    Authors: Nawal El Houmami, Janek Bzdrenga, Jean-Christophe Pons, Philippe Minodier, Guillaume André Durand, Anis Oubraham, Dimitri Ceroni, Pablo Yagupsky, Didier Raoult, Philippe Bidet and Pierre-Edouard Fournier

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:200

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Autoinducer-2 (AI-2) is a universal signal molecule and enables an individual bacteria to communicate with each other and ultimately control behaviors of the population. Harnessing the character of AI-2, two k...

    Authors: Yufen Quan, Fankang Meng, Xinyu Ma, Xinhao Song, Xiao Liu, Weixia Gao, Yulei Dang, Yao Meng, Mingfeng Cao and Cunjiang Song

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:198

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The aminoglycoside antibiotic gentamicin was supposed to induce a crosstalk between the Cpx- and the Arc-two-component systems (TCS). Here, we investigated the physical interaction of the respective TCS compon...

    Authors: Emina Ćudić, Kristin Surmann, Gianna Panasia, Elke Hammer and Sabine Hunke

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:197

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Famous Chinese strong-flavored liquor (CSFL) is brewed by microbial consortia in a special fermentation pit (FT). However, the fermentation process was not fully understood owing to the complicate community st...

    Authors: Yanyan Zhang, Xiaoyu Zhu, Xiangzhen Li, Yong Tao, Jia Jia and Xiaohong He

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:196

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Outbreaks of infections caused by rapidly growing mycobacteria have been reported worldwide generally associated with medical procedures. Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. massiliense CRM0019 was obtained during an ...

    Authors: Giovanni Monteiro Ribeiro, Cristianne Kayoko Matsumoto, Fernando Real, Daniela Teixeira, Rafael Silva Duarte, Renato Arruda Mortara, Sylvia Cardoso Leão and Cristiane de Souza Carvalho-Wodarz

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:195

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Advancements in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies regarding throughput, read length and accuracy had a major impact on microbiome research by significantly improving 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing. A...

    Authors: Imane Allali, Jason W. Arnold, Jeffrey Roach, Maria Belen Cadenas, Natasha Butz, Hosni M. Hassan, Matthew Koci, Anne Ballou, Mary Mendoza, Rizwana Ali and M. Andrea Azcarate-Peril

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:194

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