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  1. Various endosymbiotic bacteria, including Wolbachia of the Alphaproteobacteria, infect a wide range of insects and are capable of inducing reproductive abnormalities to their hosts such as cytoplasmic incompatibi...

    Authors: Elias D. Asimakis, Vangelis Doudoumis, Ashok B. Hadapad, Ramesh S. Hire, Costas Batargias, Changying Niu, Mahfuza Khan, Kostas Bourtzis and George Tsiamis

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):290

    Content type: Research

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  2. Wolbachia, one of the most abundant taxa of intracellular Alphaproteobacteria, is widespread among arthropods and filarial nematodes. The presence of these maternally inherited bacteria is associated with modific...

    Authors: Claudia Alejandra Conte, Diego Fernando Segura, Fabian Horacio Milla, Antonios Augustinos, Jorge Luis Cladera, Kostas Bourtzis and Silvia Beatriz Lanzavecchia

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):289

    Content type: Research

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  3. The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is being applied for the management of economically important pest fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in a number of countries worldwide. The success and cost effectiveness o...

    Authors: Ania T. Deutscher, Toni A. Chapman, Lucas A. Shuttleworth, Markus Riegler and Olivia L. Reynolds

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):287

    Content type: Review

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  4. Symbiotic bacteria play a critical role in insect’s biology. They also offer great opportunities to improve on current pest management techniques. In order to exploit and integrate the roles played by the gut ...

    Authors: Awawing Anjwengwo Andongma, Lun Wan, Yong-Cheng Dong, Yu-Lei Wang, Jin He and Chang-Ying Niu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):285

    Content type: Research

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  5. The interaction between gut bacterial symbionts and Tephritidae became the focus of several studies that showed that bacteria contributed to the nutritional status and the reproductive potential of its fruit f...

    Authors: María Laura Juárez, Lida Elena Pimper, Guillermo Enrique Bachmann, Claudia Alejandra Conte, María Josefina Ruiz, Lucía Goane, Pilar Medina Pereyra, Felipe Castro, Julieta Salgueiro, Jorge Luis Cladera, Patricia Carina Fernández, Kostas Bourtzis, Silvia Beatriz Lanzavecchia, María Teresa Vera and Diego Fernando Segura

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):283

    Content type: Research

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  6. Insect pests belonging to genus Bactrocera sp. (Diptera: Tephritidae) pose major biotic stress on various fruits and vegetable crops around the world. Zeugodacus and Bactrocera sp. are associated with diverse ...

    Authors: Ashok B. Hadapad, Suresh K. G. Shettigar and Ramesh S. Hire

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):282

    Content type: Research

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  7. Mass-rearing, domestication and gamma irradiation of tephritid fruit flies used in sterile insect technique (SIT) programmes can negatively impact fly quality and performance. Symbiotic bacteria supplied as pr...

    Authors: Deane N. Woruba, Jennifer L. Morrow, Olivia L. Reynolds, Toni A. Chapman, Damian P. Collins and Markus Riegler

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):281

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  8. The antimicrobial resistance of clinical, environmental and control strains of the WHO “Priority 1: Critical group” organisms, Acinetobacter baumannii, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeru...

    Authors: Benjamin Havenga, Thando Ndlovu, Tanya Clements, Brandon Reyneke, Monique Waso and Wesaal Khan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:303

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Since animals frequently encounter a variety of harmful fungi in nature, their ability to develop sophisticated anti-fungal strategies allows them to flourish across the globe. Extensive studies have highlight...

    Authors: Wanzhen Su, Jialin Liu, Peng Bai, Baocang Ma and Wei Liu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:302

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Acinetobacter baumannii is an important opportunistic pathogen responsible for various nosocomial infections. The BfmRS two-component system plays a role in pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance of A. baumann...

    Authors: Se Yeon Kim, Mi Hyun Kim, Seung Il Kim, Joo Hee Son, Shukho Kim, Yoo Chul Lee, Minsang Shin, Man Hwan Oh and Je Chul Lee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:301

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  11. In modern lifestyles, people make their everyday tasks easier by using household appliances, for example dishwashers. Previous studies showed massive contamination of dishwasher rubber seals with fungi, thus b...

    Authors: Jerneja Zupančič, Martina Turk, Miha Črnigoj, Jerneja Ambrožič Avguštin and Nina Gunde-Cimerman

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:300

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  12. Listeria monocytogenes is the causative agent of listeriosis, a serious disease affecting both animals and humans. Here, multilocus sequence typing (MLST) was used to characterize the genetic diversity of Listeri...

    Authors: Bojan Papić, Mateja Pate, Benjamin Félix and Darja Kušar

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:299

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  13. The neonatal meningitis E. coli (NMEC) strain S88 carries a ColV plasmid named pS88 which is involved in meningeal virulence. Transcriptional analysis of pS88 in human serum revealed a strong upregulation of an O...

    Authors: Mathieu Genuini, Philippe Bidet, Jean-François Benoist, Dimitri Schlemmer, Chloé Lemaitre, André Birgy and Stéphane Bonacorsi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:298

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baeri Brandt) and Beluga sturgeon (Huso huso) are two important commercial fish in China, and the feeding habits of them are very different. Diets and feeding habits are two significa...

    Authors: Guanling Xu, Wei Xing, Tieliang Li, Min Xue, Zhihong Ma, Na Jiang and Lin Luo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:297

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  15. The complete genome sequences of 44 Bacillus cereus group isolates collected from diverse sources in Japan were analyzed to determine their genetic backgrounds and diversity levels in Japan. Multilocus sequence t...

    Authors: Akiko Okutani, Satoshi Inoue, Akira Noguchi, Yoshihiro Kaku and Shigeru Morikawa

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:296

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  16. MCC/eisosomes are membrane microdomains that have been proposed to participate in the plasma membrane function in particular by regulating the homeostasis of lipids, promoting the recruitment of specific prote...

    Authors: Justine Colou, Guillaume Quang N’Guyen, Ophélie Dubreu, Kévin Fontaine, Anthony Kwasiborski, Franck Bastide, Florence Manero, Bruno Hamon, Sophie Aligon, Philippe Simoneau and Thomas Guillemette

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:295

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  17. Thymol is a phenolic compound used for its wide spectrum antimicrobial activity. There is a limited understanding of the antimicrobial mechanisms underlying thymol activity. To investigate this, E. coli strain JM...

    Authors: Fatemah Al-Kandari, Rabeah Al-Temaimi, Arnoud H. M. van Vliet and Martin J. Woodward

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:294

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  18. Treatment of P. aeruginosa wound infection is challenging due to its inherent and acquired resistance to many conventional antibiotics. Cationic antimicrobial peptides (CAMPs) with distinct modes of antimicrobial...

    Authors: Ming Yang, Chunye Zhang, Sarah A. Hansen, William J. Mitchell, Michael Z. Zhang and Shuping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:293

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  19. Human brucellosis has become a severe public health problem in China’s Guangxi Province, and there has been higher prevalence of brucellosis in this region after 2010. Both multiple locus variable-number tande...

    Authors: Zhi-guo Liu, Miao Wang, Hong-yan Zhao, Dong-ri Piao, Hai Jiang and Zhen-jun Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:292

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  20. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a nosocomial pathogen that causes severe infections in immunocompromised patients. Biofilm plays a significant role in the resistance of this bacterium and complicates the treatment of i...

    Authors: Maryam Banar, Mohammad Emaneini, Reza Beigverdi, Rima Fanaei Pirlar, Narges Node Farahani, Willem B. van Leeuwen and Fereshteh Jabalameli

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:291

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  21. Grey mould is an important plant disease worldwide, caused by Botrytis cinerea, resulting in serious economic loss. Wuyiencin, a low toxicity, high efficiency, and broad-spectrum agricultural antibiotic, has been...

    Authors: Liming Shi, Beibei Ge, Jinzi Wang, Binghua Liu, Jinjin Ma, Qiuhe Wei and Kecheng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:280

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  22. Chlortetracycline (CTC) is one of the commercially important tetracyclines (TCs) family product and is mainly produced by Streptomyces. CTC is still in a great demand due to its broad-spectrum activity against pa...

    Authors: Lingxin Kong, Jia Liu, Xiaoqing Zheng, Zixin Deng and Delin You

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:279

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  23. The present study involves diversity and biological activities of the endophytic fungal community from Distylium chinense, a rare waterlogging tolerant plant endemic to the Three Gorges Reservoir. This study h...

    Authors: Xiaoxiang Duan, Fangfang Xu, Dan Qin, Tiancong Gao, Weiyun Shen, Shihao Zuo, Baohong Yu, Jieru Xu, Yajun Peng and Jinyan Dong

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:278

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  24. Childhood malnutrition is a global health challenge associated with multiple adverse consequences, including delayed maturation of the gut microbiota (GM) which might induce long-term immune dysfunction and st...

    Authors: Bingfeng Leng, Maria B. Sørensen, Witold Kot, Thomas Thymann, Lukasz Krych and Dennis S. Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:277

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  25. Moraxella catarrhalis is a leading cause of otitis media (OM) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). M. catarrhalis contains a Type III DNA adenine methyltransferase (ModM) that is phase-variably expre...

    Authors: Luke V. Blakeway, Aimee Tan, Joseph A. Jurcisek, Lauren O. Bakaletz, John M. Atack, Ian R. Peak and Kate L. Seib

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:276

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  26. HSV-1 is a common pathogen that infects 50–90% of the human population worldwide. HSV-1 causes numerous infection-related diseases, some of which are severely life-threatening. There are antiviral medications ...

    Authors: Qiang Huang, Jue Hou, Peng Yang, Jun Yan, Xiaoliang Yu, Ying Zhuo, Sudan He and Feng Xu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:274

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  27. Gut microbes can contribute to their hosts in food digestion, nutrient absorption, and inhibiting the growth of pathogens. However, only limited studies have focused on the gut microbiota of freshwater snails. Po...

    Authors: Lan-Hua Li, Shan Lv, Yan Lu, Ding-Qi Bi, Yun-Hai Guo, Jia-Tong Wu, Zhi-Yuan Yue, Guang-Yao Mao, Zhong-Xin Guo, Yi Zhang and Yun-Feng Tang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:273

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  28. This study was designed to investigate whether household cockroaches harbor cephalosporin-resistant enterobacteria that share resistance determinants with human inhabitants. From February through July 2016, wh...

    Authors: Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Appiah-Korang Labi, Harriet Blankson, Georgina Awuah-Mensah, Daniel Oduro-Mensah, Judelove Anum, James Teye, Solomon Dzidzornu Kwashie, Evariste Bako, Patrick Ferdinand Ayeh-Kumi and Richard Asmah

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:272

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  29. Riemerella anatipestifer is one of the most serious infectious disease-causing pathogens in the duck industry. Drug administration is an important method for prevention and treatment of infection in duck producti...

    Authors: Dekang Zhu, Mingyu Zheng, Jinge Xu, Mingshu Wang, Renyong Jia, Shun Chen, Mafeng Liu, Xinxin Zhao, Qiao Yang, Ying Wu, Shaqiu Zhang, Juan Huang, Yunya Liu, Ling Zhang, Yanling Yu, Leichang Pan…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:271

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  30. Due to its rapid lethal effect in the early development stage of shrimp, acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) has been causing great economic losses, since its first outbreak in southeast China in 2...

    Authors: Shawon Ahmmed, Md. Abdullah-Al-Kamran Khan, Md. Mostavi Enan Eshik, Nusrat Jahan Punom, Abul Bashar Mir Md. Khademul Islam and Mohammad Shamsur Rahman

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:270

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  31. The majority of antimicrobials given during the production of pigs are given to nursery pigs. The influence of antimicrobial use on the levels of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) genes is important to quantify to...

    Authors: Kaare Græsbøll, Inge Larsen, Julie Clasen, Anna Camilla Birkegård, Jens Peter Nielsen, Lasse Engbo Christiansen, John Elmerdahl Olsen, Øystein Angen and Anders Folkesson

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:269

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  32. Blood stream infections (BSIs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The time from taking blood cultures to obtain results of antibiotic sensitivity can be up to five days which impacts patient care. T...

    Authors: Vanesa Anton-Vazquez, Samuel Adjepong, Cristina Suarez and Timothy Planche

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:268

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  33. The application of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) to microbial identification has allowed the development of rapid methods for identification of m...

    Authors: Walter Florio, Susanna Cappellini, Cesira Giordano, Alessandra Vecchione, Emilia Ghelardi and Antonella Lupetti

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:267

    Content type: Methodology article

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  34. Cardinium is an intracellular bacterial symbiont in the phylum Bacteroidetes that is found in many different species of arthropods and some nematodes. This symbiont is known to be able to induce three reproductiv...

    Authors: Corinne M. Stouthamer, Suzanne E. Kelly, Evelyne Mann, Stephan Schmitz-Esser and Martha S. Hunter

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:266

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  35. Oomycetes are pathogens of mammals, fish, insects and plants, and the potato late blight agent Phytophthora infestans and the oil palm and cocoa infecting pathogen Phytophthora palmivora cause economically impact...

    Authors: Edouard Evangelisti, Temur Yunusov, Liron Shenhav and Sebastian Schornack

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:265

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  36. Investigating the factors that influence Acinetobacter baumannii(Ab) adhesion/invasion of host cells is important to understand its pathogenicity. Metal cations have been shown to play an important role in regula...

    Authors: Yi Chen, Tingjun Shao, Sanhua Fang, Ping Pan, Jiahui Jiang, Tongtong Cheng, Haitong Wan and Daojun Yu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:264

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  37. This study analyzed the effect of silicon (Si) application on the occurrence of ginseng black spot caused by Alternaria panax. We explored the differences in soil physical and chemical factors and microbial commu...

    Authors: Meijia Li, Qiuxia Wang, Zhengbo Liu, Xiaoxi Pan and Yayu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:263

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  38. Following the publication of this article [1], it was brought to our attention that Fig. 7A lane 2 is identical to Fig. 7B lane 2 and Fig. 7B lane 4 is identical to Fig. 7C lane 4.

    Authors: Lizaida Pérez-Sánchez, Elizabeth González, Emilee E. Colón-Lorenzo, Waleska González-Velázquez, Ricardo González-Méndez and Nuri Rodríguez-del Valle

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:262

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Microbiology 2010 10:317

  39. Caffeine is one of the most abundant methylxanthines in tea, and it remains stable in processing of general teas. In the secondary metabolism of microorganism, theophylline is the main conversion product in ca...

    Authors: Binxing Zhou, Cunqiang Ma, Xiaoying Ren, Tao Xia, Xiaohong Li and Yang Wu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:261

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  40. Cannas are popular ornamental plants and widely planted for the beautiful foliage and flower. Viral disease is a major threaten to canna horticulture industry. In the city of Beijing, mosaic disease in canna w...

    Authors: Yongqiang Li, Fei Xia, Yixuan Wang, Chenge Yan, Anning Jia and Yongjiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:260

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  41. Multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the major infection agents causing nosocomial pneumonia. Therefore, new therapeutic approaches against this bacterium are needed. Surface-exposed proteins fro...

    Authors: Jūratė Skerniškytė, Emilija Karazijaitė, Julien Deschamps, Renatas Krasauskas, Julija Armalytė, Romain Briandet and Edita Sužiedėlienė

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:259

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  42. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that two of the author names were incomplete or incorrect.

    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 19:258

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    The original article was published in BMC Microbiology 2019 19:234

  43. The foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes causes the potentially lethal disease listeriosis. Within food-associated environments, L. monocytogenes can persist for long periods and increase the risk of contami...

    Authors: Alexander J. Taylor and Matthew J. Stasiewicz

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:257

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  44. Schizochytrium has been widely used in industry for synthesizing polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). However, unclear biosynthesis pathway of PUFAs inhibits further product...

    Authors: Jun Li, Hao Zhou, Xueshan Pan, Zhipeng Li, Yinghua Lu, Ning He, Tong Meng, Chuanyi Yao, Cuixue Chen and Xueping Ling

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:256

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  45. High temperature requirement A (HtrA) is a widely expressed chaperone and serine protease in bacteria. HtrA proteases assemble and hydrolyze misfolded proteins to enhance bacterial survival under stress condit...

    Authors: Carmen M. Abfalter, Sabine Bernegger, Miroslaw Jarzab, Gernot Posselt, Karthe Ponnuraj and Silja Wessler

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:255

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  46. Gene overlapping is a frequent phenomenon in microbial genomes. Excluding so-called “trivial overlapping”, there are significant implications of such genetic arrangements, including regulation of gene expressi...

    Authors: Paweł Wawrzyniak, Agnieszka Sobolewska-Ruta, Piotr Zaleski, Natalia Łukasiewicz, Paulina Kabaj, Piotr Kierył, Agata Gościk, Anna Bierczyńska-Krzysik, Piotr Baran, Anna Mazurkiewicz-Pisarek, Andrzej Płucienniczak and Dariusz Bartosik

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:254

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  47. Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host, are now accepted as suitable alternatives to antibiotics in the control of animal infections...

    Authors: Rine Christopher Reuben, Pravas Chandra Roy, Shovon Lal Sarkar, Rubayet-Ul Alam and Iqbal Kabir Jahid

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:253

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  48. Quantification of intracellular bacteria is fundamental in many areas of cellular and clinical microbiology to study acute and chronic infections. Therefore, rapid, accurate and low-cost methods represent valu...

    Authors: Meysam Sarshar, Daniela Scribano, Giulia Tranquilli, Marisa Di Pietro, Simone Filardo, Carlo Zagaglia, Rosa Sessa, Anna Teresa Palamara and Cecilia Ambrosi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:252

    Content type: Methodology article

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  49. Numerous prevalence studies of Vibrio spp. infection in fish have been extensively reported worldwide, including Malaysia. Unfortunately, information on the prevalence of Vibrio spp. in groupers (Epinephelus spp....

    Authors: Nor Zulkiply Amalina, Silvaraj Santha, Dzarifah Zulperi, Mohammad Noor Azmai Amal, Mohd Termizi Yusof, Mohd Zamri-Saad and Md Yasin Ina-Salwany

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19:251

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