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  1. Content type: Research article

    Several bacterial pathogens express antihost factors that likely decrease both their maximal growth rate (due to metabolic costs) as well as their mortality rate (by neutralizing host defenses). The pathogenic...

    Authors: Sara Bartra, Peter Cherepanov, Åke Forsberg and Kurt Schesser

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2001 1:22

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    Ribosomal RNA molecules are widely used for phylogenetic and in situ identification of bacteria. Nevertheless, their use to distinguish microorganisms within a species is often restricted by the high degree of se...

    Authors: Wilhelm Schönhuber, Guenhael Le Bourhis, Josselyne Tremblay, Rudolf Amann and Saulius Kulakauskas

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2001 1:20

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    The role of lymphocytes in the specific defence against L. infantum has been well established, but the part played by polynuclear neutrophil (PN) cells in controlling visceral leishmaniasis was much less studied....

    Authors: Déborah Rousseau, Sylvie Demartino, Bernard Ferrua, Jean François Michiels, Fabienne Anjuère, Konstantina Fragaki, Yves Le Fichoux and Joanna Kubar

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2001 1:17

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    Methylthioadenosine, the main by-product of spermidine synthesis, is degraded in Bacillus subtilis as adenine and methylthioribose. The latter is an excellent sulfur source and the precursor of quorum-sensing sig...

    Authors: Agnieszka Sekowska, Laurence Mulard, Susanne Krogh, Jane KS Tse and Antoine Danchin

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2001 1:15

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    Norwalk-like viruses are the most common cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks and sporadic cases of vomiting and diarrhoea. In healthy individuals infection is often mild and short-lived but in debilitated patie...

    Authors: Hugh J O'Neill, Conall McCaughey, Dorothy E Wyatt, Frederick Mitchell and Peter V Coyle

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2001 1:14

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  6. Content type: Methodology article

    Enteropathogenic Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli are presently the most common cause of acute bacterial gastroenteritis in the developed world. An understanding of sources and means of transmission of Campylobac...

    Authors: John E Moore and Colin E Goldsmith

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2001 1:13

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    Mutations in the core promoter and precore regions of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome, notably the double substitution (AGG to TGA) at nt positions 1762-1764 in the core promoter, and the precore stop codon...

    Authors: Liane De Castro, Christian Niel and Selma A Gomes

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2001 1:10

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    The continuous spread of penicillin-resistant pneumococci represents a permanent threat in the treatment of pneumococcal infections, especially when strains show additional resistance to quinolones. The main o...

    Authors: Philippe Cottagnoud, Jose M Entenza, Marianne Cottagnoud, Yok-Ai Que, Philippe Moreillon and Martin G Täuber

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2001 1:9

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    Pneumocystis carinii causes pneumonia in immunocompromised patients with a high morbidity and mortality rate, but the interaction between this organism and the host cell is not well understood. The purpose of thi...

    Authors: Mark A Asnicar, Octavian Henegariu, Margaret M Shaw, Michael P Goheen, Marilyn S Bartlett, James W Smith and Chao-Hung Lee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2001 1:8

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    Nitrogen fixation gene expression in Sinorhizobium meliloti, the alfalfa symbiont, depends on a cascade of regulation that involves both positive and negative control. On top of the cascade, the two-component reg...

    Authors: Hélène Bergès, Claire Checroun, Sébastien Guiral, Anne-Marie Garnerone, Pierre Boistard and Jacques Batut

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2001 1:6

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    Interest in methanogens from ruminants has resulted from the role of methane in global warming and from the fact that cattle typically lose 6 % of ingested energy as methane. Several species of methanogens hav...

    Authors: Marc F Whitford, Ronald M Teather and Robert J Forster

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2001 1:5

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    Some pathogenic bacteria are genetically very homogeneous, making strain discrimination difficult. In the last few years, tandem repeats have been increasingly recognized as markers of choice for genotyping a ...

    Authors: Philippe Le Flèche, Yolande Hauck, Lucie Onteniente, Agnès Prieur, France Denoeud, Vincent Ramisse, Patricia Sylvestre, Gary Benson, Françoise Ramisse and Gilles Vergnaud

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2001 1:2

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    Recent studies of viral entry proteins from influenza, measles, human immunodeficiency virus, type 1 (HIV-1), and Ebola virus have shown, first with molecular modeling, and then X-ray crystallographic or other...

    Authors: William R Gallaher, Christopher DiSimone and Michael J Buchmeier

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2001 1:1

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