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  1. 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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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Streptococcus pneumoniae causes serious infections worldwide. The aim of this study was to determine the molecular characteristic, antibiotic resistance pattern and capsular types of invasive S. pneumoniae in Teh...

    Authors: Maryam Beheshti, Fereshteh Jabalameli, Mohammad Mehdi Feizabadi, Farhad Bonakdar Hahsemi, Reza Beigverdi and Mohammad Emaneini

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:167

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Cercospora sojina is a fungal pathogen that causes frogeye leaf spot in soybean-producing regions, leading to severe yield losses worldwide. It exhibits variations in virulence due to race differentiation between...

    Authors: Xin Gu, Shuai Yang, Xiaohe Yang, Liangliang Yao, Xuedong Gao, Maoming Zhang, Wei Liu, Haihong Zhao, Qingsheng Wang, Zengjie Li, Zhimin Li and Junjie Ding

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:166

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Aliarcobacter faecis and Aliarcobacter lanthieri are recently identified as emerging human and animal pathogens. In this paper, we demonstrate the development and optimization of two direct DNA-based quantitative...

    Authors: Mary G. Miltenburg, Michel Cloutier, Emilia Craiovan, David R. Lapen, Graham Wilkes, Edward Topp and Izhar U. H. Khan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:164

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  27. Health-care professionals need to collect wound samples to identify potential pathogens that contribute to wound infection. Obtaining appropriate samples from diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) where there is a suspi...

    Authors: J. Travis, M. Malone, H. Hu, A. Baten, K. Johani, F. Huygens, K. Vickery and K. Benkendorff

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:163

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  28. Viridans group streptococci of the Streptococcus mitis-oralis subgroup are important endovascular pathogens. They can rapidly develop high-level and durable non-susceptibility to daptomycin both in vitro and in v...

    Authors: Allison Parrett, Joseph M. Reed, Stewart G. Gardner, Nagendra N. Mishra, Arnold S. Bayer, Robert Powers and Greg A. Somerville

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:162

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  29. Vertebrate glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is an evolutionary-conserved cortisol-regulated nuclear receptor that controls key metabolic and developmental pathways. Upon binding to cortisol, GR acts as an immunosu...

    Authors: Gloria Bartolo, Leandra O. Gonzalez, Saleem Alameh, C. Alexander Valencia and Mikhail Martchenko Shilman

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:161

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  30. There is an urgent need to discover biocontrol agents to control bacterial wilt. This study reports on a new lipopeptide-producing biocontrol strain FJAT-46737 and explores its lipopeptidic compounds, and this...

    Authors: Meichun Chen, Jieping Wang, Bo Liu, Yujing Zhu, Rongfeng Xiao, Wenjing Yang, Cibin Ge and Zheng Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:160

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  31. Bacteria adapted to live within animals can protect their hosts against harmful infections. Beyond antagonism with pathogens, a ‘defensive’ bacterial symbiont could engage in additional interactions with other...

    Authors: Dylan Dahan, Gail M. Preston, Jordan Sealey and Kayla C. King

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:159

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  32. To investigate the species distribution of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) among tuberculosis (TB) specimens collected from January 2013 to December 2018 at Peking Union Medical Hospital (Beijing), China. N...

    Authors: Jing-jing Huang, Ying-xing Li, Ying Zhao, Wen-hang Yang, Meng Xiao, Timothy Kudinha and Ying-chun Xu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:158

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  33. A placental microbiome, which may be altered in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), has been described. However, publications raising doubts about the existence of a placental microbiome that is different tha...

    Authors: Isoken Nicholas Olomu, Luis Carlos Pena-Cortes, Robert A. Long, Arpita Vyas, Olha Krichevskiy, Ryan Luellwitz, Pallavi Singh and Martha H. Mulks

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:157

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  34. Interaction of C. albicans with oral bacteria is crucial for its persistence, but also plays a potential role in the infection process. In the oral cavity, it grows as part of dental plaque biofilms. Even though ...

    Authors: Radhika G. Bhardwaj, Arjuna Ellepolla, Hana Drobiova and Maribasappa Karched

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:156

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  35. Quaternary ammonium compound based disinfectants are commonly used in pig and poultry husbandry to maintain farm hygiene. However, studies have shown that subinhibitory concentrations of these disinfectants ma...

    Authors: H. Maertens, K. Demeyere, K. De Reu, J. Dewulf, D. Vanhauteghem, E. Van Coillie and E. Meyer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:155

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  36. Repetitive-PCR (rep-PCR) using BOXA1R and BOXA2R as single primers was investigated for its potential to genotype bacteriophage. Previously, this technique has been primarily used for the discrimination of bac...

    Authors: Dragica Damnjanovic, Xabier Vázquez-Campos, Daniel L. Winter, Melissa Harvey and Wallace J. Bridge

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:154

    Content type: Methodology article

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  37. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Demissie Assegu Fenta, Kinfe Lemma, Henok Tadele, Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse and Birrie Derese

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:153

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    The original article was published in BMC Microbiology 2020 20:125

  38. Members of the genus Proteus are mostly opportunistic pathogens that cause a variety of infections in humans. The molecular evolutionary characteristics and genetic relationships among Proteus species have not be...

    Authors: Hang Dai, Binghuai Lu, Zhenpeng Li, Zhenzhou Huang, Hongyan Cai, Keyi Yu and Duochun Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:152

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  39. Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) is an important infectious disease pathogen that can survive and replicate in macrophages. Glycolysis is essential for immune responses against S. Typhimur...

    Authors: Chuan Yu, Fuyu Du, Chunjie Zhang, Yinju Li, Chengshui Liao, Lei He, Xiangchao Cheng and Xiaojie Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:151

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  40. Enterobacterial common antigen (ECA) is a family-specific surface antigen shared by all members of the Enterobacteriaceae family. Previous studies showed that the loss of ECA results in Salmonella attenuation, in...

    Authors: Qing Liu, Xuegang Shen, Xiaoping Bian and Qingke Kong

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:150

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  41. Bio-based succinic acid holds promise as a sustainable platform chemical. Its production through microbial fermentation concurs with the fixation of CO2, through the carboxylation of phosphoenolpyruvate. Here, we...

    Authors: Jeroen Girwar Koendjbiharie, Wilbert Berend Post, Martí Munar Palmer and Richard van Kranenburg

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:149

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  42. Whole genome sequencing promises to revolutionize our ability to link genotypic and phenotypic variation in a wide range of model and non-model species.

    Authors: Bhavani S. Gudlavalleti, Trong Phung, Charles L. Barton, Allysson Becker, Brittany L. Graul, Jarod T. Griffin, Connor J. Hays, Bailey Horn, David R. Liang, Lauren M. Rutledge, Alexandria M. Szalanczy, Bobby L. Gaffney, Rodney A. King, Claire A. Rinehart, Amanda K. Staples, Alexander A. Stewart…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:148

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  43. Earthen sites are immobile cultural relics and an important part of cultural heritage with historical, artistic and scientific values. The deterioration of features in earthen sites result in permanent loss of...

    Authors: Jing Li, Xiaoyue Zhang, Lin Xiao, Ke Liu, Yue Li, Ziwei Zhang, Qiang Chen, Xiaolin Ao, Decong Liao, Yunfu Gu, Menggen Ma, Xiumei Yu, Quanju Xiang, Ji Chen, Xiaoping Zhang, Tao Yang…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:147

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  44. Fungi constitute an important yet frequently neglected component of the human microbiota with a possible role in health and disease. Fungi and bacteria colonise the infant gastrointestinal tract in parallel, y...

    Authors: Shirin Moossavi, Kelsey Fehr, Hooman Derakhshani, Hind Sbihi, Bianca Robertson, Lars Bode, Jeffrey Brook, Stuart E. Turvey, Theo J. Moraes, Allan B. Becker, Piushkumar J. Mandhane, Malcolm R. Sears, Ehsan Khafipour, Padmaja Subbarao and Meghan B. Azad

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:146

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  45. In animals, many factors affect the small intestinal function and cecal microorganisms, including body weight and genetic background. However, whether paternal weight impacts the small intestinal function and ...

    Authors: Mingxia Ran, Bo Hu, Lumin Cheng, Shenqiang Hu, Hehe Liu, Liang Li, Jiwei Hu and Jiwen Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:145

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  46. Probiotics are effective to rectify the imbalanced gut microbiota in the diseased cohorts. Two Bifidobacterium strains (LI09 and LI10) were found to alleviate D-galactosamine-induced liver damage (LD) in rats in ...

    Authors: Hua Zha, Dai-Qiong Fang, Aimee van der Reis, Kevin Chang, Li-Ya Yang, Jiao-Jiao Xie, Ding Shi, Qiao-Mai Xu, Ya-Ting Li and Lan-Juan Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:144

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