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  1. Oil spills are ranked among the greatest global challenges to humanity. In Uganda, owing to the forthcoming full-scale production of multi-billion barrels of oil, the country’s oil pollution burden is anticipa...

    Authors: Jamilu E. Ssenku, Abdul Walusansa, Hannington Oryem-Origa, Paul Ssemanda, Saidi Ntambi, Francis Omujal and Abubakar Sadik Mustafa
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:120
  2. 16S rDNA-PCR for the identification of a bacterial species is an established method. However, the DNA extraction reagents as well as the PCR reagents may contain residual bacterial DNA, which consequently gene...

    Authors: Konrad Egli, Martin Risch, Lorenz Risch and Thomas Bodmer
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:119
  3. Escherichia coli (E. coli) is the most common bacterial species implicated in various types of infections including septicemia, gastroenteritis, urinary tract infections, meningitis and others pathologies. These ...

    Authors: Boukaré Kaboré, Ganamé Abasse Ouédraogo, Hama Cissé, Henri S. Ouédraogo, Emmanuel Sampo, Koudbi Jacob Zongo, Boukaré Zeba, Yves Traoré, Olivier Gnankiné, Idrissa Sanou and Aly Savadogo
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:118
  4. Currently, few studies focus on the association between gut microbiota and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and much less studies consider the effect of drug usage. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonl...

    Authors: Xian-Bao Li, Xiu-Jie Chu, Nv-Wei Cao, Hua Wang, Xin-Yu Fang, Yin-Guang Fan, Bao-Zhu Li and Dong-Qing Ye
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:117
  5. Ice nucleation active (INA) bacteria are a group of microorganisms that can act as biological nucleator due to their ice nucleation protein property. Unfortunately, little is known about their prevalence and c...

    Authors: Vivia Khosasih, Niko Prasetyo, Edi Sudianto and Diana Elizabeth Waturangi
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:116
  6. Karst tiankengs serve as a reservoir of biodiversity in the degraded karst landscape areas. However, the microbial diversity of karst tiankengs is poorly understood. Here, we investigated the composition and f...

    Authors: Cong Jiang, Xiao-Rui Sun, Jie Feng, Su-Feng Zhu and Wei Shui
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:115
  7. The increasing emergence of multidrug-resistant Gram-positive bacterial infections necessitates new antibacterial agents with novel mechanisms of action that can be used to treat these infections. Lomitapide h...

    Authors: Yufang Zhang, Yiying Zhang, Chengchun Chen, Hang Cheng, Xiangbin Deng, Duoyun Li, Bing Bai, Zhijian Yu, Qiwen Deng, Jie Guo and Zewen Wen
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:114
  8. Silver ions have potent broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity and are widely incorporated into a variety of products to limit bacterial growth. In Enterobacteriaceae, decreased silver susceptibility has been m...

    Authors: Charlotte A. Woolley, J. Mark Sutton and Matthew E. Wand
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:113
  9. Black shank disease caused by Phytophthora nicotianae is a serious threat to flue-cured tobacco production. Whole-plant resistance is characterized by the expression of a number of pathogenesis-related proteins, ...

    Authors: Ruifang Song, Yujiao Tan, Waqar Ahmed, Guisu Zhou and Zhengxiong Zhao
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:112
  10. Blastocystis sp., is a eukaryote of the large intestine, which is reported from almost all countries. The pathogenesis of this protist is not clear. The current study aimed to analyze the effects of Blastocystis ...

    Authors: Hanieh Mohammad Rahimi, Abbas Yadegar, Hamid Asadzadeh Aghdaei, Hamed Mirjalali and Mohammad Reza Zali
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:111
  11. Several microorganisms inhabit the mammalian gastrointestinal tract and are associated with the pathogenesis of various diseases, including cancer. Recent studies have indicated that several probiotics produce...

    Authors: Shotaro Isozaki, Hiroaki Konishi, Hiroki Tanaka, Chikage Yamamura, Kentaro Moriichi, Naoki Ogawa and Mikihiro Fujiya
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:110
  12. Staphylococcus aureus is a notorious human pathogen that causes often lethal systemic conditions that are mostly medical device associated biofilm infections. Similarly, coagulase negative staphylococci are emerg...

    Authors: Sarita Manandhar, Anjana Singh, Ajit Varma, Shanti Pandey and Neeraj Shrivastava
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:109
  13. Biopriming as a new technique of seed treatment involves the application of beneficial microorganisms on the seed surface to stimulate seed germination, plant growth, and protect the seed from soil and seed-bo...

    Authors: Rabab A. Metwally, Reda E. Abdelhameed, Shereen A. Soliman and Asmaa H. Al-Badwy
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:108
  14. In the present research, challenges arose when many reports have been published on the poisoning of humans due to the ingestion of crops of Crataegus plants contaminated with cyanobacterial toxins. The discovery ...

    Authors: Bahareh Nowruzi, Lenka Hutárová, Itzel Becerra Absalón and Liwei Liu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:107
  15. Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of human infections. The spread of antibiotic-resistant staphylococci has driven the search for novel strategies to supersede antibiotics use. Thus, targeting bacterial v...

    Authors: Fatma Al-zahraa A. Yehia, Nehal Yousef and Momen Askoura
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:106

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2022 22:130

  16. State-of-the-art renewal has indicated the improvement of diagnostics of patients with metabolic associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) and/or type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) by dissecting the clinical charac...

    Authors: Qiuping Yang, Leisheng Zhang, Qian Li, Man Gu, Qiu Qu, Xinglong Yang, Qinghua Yi, Kunli Gu, Linli Kuang, Mei Hao, Jing Xu and Hongju Yang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:105
  17. Bacterial floc formation plays a central role in the activated sludge (AS) process. The formation of AS flocs has long been known to require exopolysaccharide biosynthesis. We had demonstrated that both expoly...

    Authors: Na Gao, Jingcheng Dai, Yaqi Liu, Shuyang Li, Jing Wang, Wenxuan Lu and Dongru Qiu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:104
  18. Colonial and multicellular volvocine green algae have been extensively studied recently in various fields of the biological sciences. However, only one species (Pandorina morum) has been cryopreserved in public c...

    Authors: Hisayoshi Nozaki, Fumi Mori, Yoko Tanaka, Ryo Matsuzaki, Haruyo Yamaguchi and Masanobu Kawachi
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:103

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2022 22:134

  19. Escherichia coli, Enterobacter spp., Klebsiella pneumoniae and Enterococcus spp., common gut bacteria in giant pandas, include opportunistic pathogens. The giant panda is an endangered species, classified as vul...

    Authors: Xin Wang, Yi Zhang, Caiwu Li, Guo Li, Daifu Wu, Ti Li, Yuanyuan Qu, Wenwen Deng, Yongguo He, Petri Penttinen, Hemin Zhang, Yan Huang, Ke Zhao and Likou Zou
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:102
  20. Symbiotic associations of endophytic fungi have been proved by possessing an ability to produce hormones and metabolites for their host plant. Members of the Orchidaceae are obligate mycorrhizal species but a ...

    Authors: Sujit Shah, Biva Shah, Rohit Sharma, Bhagwan Rekadwad, Yogesh S. Shouche, Jyotsna Sharma and Bijaya Pant
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:101
  21. Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is a disinfectant agent with different applications in health care. Improper use of CHG causes antimicrobial resistance in bacteria as a public health threat. Since Staphylococcus au...

    Authors: Neda Baseri, Shahin Najar-Peerayeh, Bita Bakhshi and Floriana Campanile
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:100
  22. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of routinely available rectal swabs as a surrogate sample type for testing the gut microbiome and monitoring antibiotic effects on key gut microorganisms, o...

    Authors: Sanmarié Schlebusch, Rikki M. A. Graham, Amy V. Jennison, Melissa M. Lassig-Smith, Patrick N. A. Harris, Jeffrey Lipman, Páraic Ó Cuív and David L. Paterson
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:99
  23. Some people produce specific body odours that make them more attractive than others to mosquitoes, and consequently are at higher risk of contracting vector-borne diseases. The skin microbiome can break down c...

    Authors: Alicia Showering, Julien Martinez, Ernest Diez Benavente, Salvador A. Gezan, Robert T. Jones, Catherine Oke, Scott Tytheridge, Elizabeth Pretorius, Darren Scott, Rachel L. Allen, Umberto D’Alessandro, Steve W. Lindsay, John A. L. Armour, John Pickett and James G. Logan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:98
  24. The use of bacteria to synthesize nanoparticles as an environment-friendly method has recently been considered by researchers. Bacteria residing in different mines have shown high potential in the synthesis of...

    Authors: Rostampour Esmail, Alihosseini Afshar, Milani Morteza, Akbarzadeh Abolfazl and Ebrahim Akhondi
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:97
  25. Mycobacterium fortuitum (M. fortuitum) is a bacterium, which can cause infections in many anatomical regions of the body, including the skin, lymph nodes, and joints. This bacterium, which belongs to a group of b...

    Authors: Hamid Naderi Pargami, Seyed Davar Siadat, Vahid Amiri and Mojgan Sheikhpour
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:96
  26. Klebsiella pneumoniae is widely distributed in water and plays a major role in both human and poultry infections. Many K. pneumoniae strains form biofilms on various surfaces, enhancing their pathogenicity and re...

    Authors: Kexin Liu, Shuang Tan, Weiyuan Ye, Limin Hou and Binghu Fang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:95
  27. HIV-1 pol, which encodes enzymes required for virus replication, is initially translated as a Gag-Pol fusion protein. Gag-Pol is incorporated into virions via interactions with Gag precursor Pr55gag. Protease (PR...

    Authors: Yi-Ru Lin, Shih-Ming Chu, Fu-Hsien Yu, Kuo-Jung Huang and Chin-Tien Wang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:94
  28. Mycoplasma agalactiae is the main etiological agent of Contagious Agalactia syndrome of small ruminants notifiable to the World Organization for Animal Health. Despite serious economic losses, successful vaccines...

    Authors: Maysa Santos Barbosa, Lucas Miranda Marques, Jorge Timenetsky, Renate Rosengarten, Joachim Spergser and Rohini Chopra-Dewasthaly
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:93
  29. Melanins are one of the magnificent natural pigments synthesized by a wide range of microorganisms including different species of fungi and bacteria. Marine black yeasts appear to be potential prospects for th...

    Authors: Asmaa Elsayis, Sahar W. M. Hassan, Khaled M. Ghanem and Heba Khairy
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:92
  30. Obesity, metabolic disease and some psychiatric conditions are associated with changes to relative abundance of bacterial species and specific genes in the faecal microbiome. Little is known about the impact o...

    Authors: Silvia Raineri, Julia A. Sherriff, Kevin S. J. Thompson, Huw Jones, Paul T. Pfluger, Nicholas E. Ilott and Jane Mellor
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:91
  31. The influence of external environmental factors on secondary metabolites of medicinal plants has always been studied. However, little is known about the relationships between endophytes and host metabolites, e...

    Authors: Qin Zheng Hou, Da Wei Chen, Yu Pei Wang, Nurbiye Ehmet, Jing Ma and Kun Sun
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:90
  32. The capacity of antibiotics to modulate bacterial virulence has raised concerns over the appropriateness of antibiotic therapies, including when dosing strategies fall below sub-therapeutic levels. In this wor...

    Authors: Safoura Derakhshan, Sanaz Ahmadi, Erfan Ahmadi, Sherko Nasseri and Abbas Aghaei
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:89
  33. The promotion of plant growth and suppression of plant disease using beneficial microorganisms is considered an alternative to the application of chemical fertilizers or pesticides in the field.

    Authors: Yuxin Rao, Linzhou Zeng, Hong Jiang, Li Mei and Yongjun Wang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:88
  34. Microorganisms inhabiting the gut play a significant role in supporting fundamental physiological processes of the host, which contributes to their survival in varied environments. Several studies have shown t...

    Authors: Negash Kabtimer Bereded, Getachew Beneberu Abebe, Solomon Workneh Fanta, Manuel Curto, Herwig Waidbacher, Harald Meimberg and Konrad J. Domig
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:87
  35. Altitude affects biodiversity and physic-chemical properties of soil, providing natural sites for studying species distribution and the response of biota to environmental changes. We sampled soil at three alti...

    Authors: Runji Zhang, Xianrui Tian, Quanju Xiang, Petri Penttinen and Yunfu Gu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:86
  36. Aminoacyl-phosphatidylglycerol (aaPG) synthases are bacterial enzymes that usually catalyze transfer of aminoacyl residues to the plasma membrane phospholipid phosphatidylglycerol (PG). The result is introduct...

    Authors: Francesca Boldrin, Laura Cioetto Mazzabò, Marie-Antoinette Lanéelle, Laura Rindi, Greta Segafreddo, Anne Lemassu, Gilles Etienne, Marta Conflitti, Mamadou Daffé, Alfredo Garzino Demo, Riccardo Manganelli, Hedia Marrakchi and Roberta Provvedi
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:85
  37. Salmonella is one of the foodborne pathogens affecting public health around the globe. A cross-sectional bacteriological study was conducted from December 2019 to November 2020. This study aimed to isolate, molec...

    Authors: Alemayehu Gebeyehu, Mestawet Taye and Rahmeto Abebe
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:84
  38. This study aimed to investigate the effect of phenyllactic acid as an additive on silage fermentation and bacterial community of reed canary grass (RCG, Phalaris arundinacea L.) on the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau. At...

    Authors: Yongxiang Lu, Ping Li, Shiqie Bai, Shiyong Chen, Man Zhao, Wenlong Gou, Minghong You and Qiming Cheng
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:83
  39. The conversion of plant lignans to bioactive enterolignans in the gastrointestinal tract is mediated through microbial processing. The goal of this study was to examine the relationships between lignan intake,...

    Authors: Yanping Li, Fenglei Wang, Jun Li, Kerry L. Ivey, Jeremy E. Wilkinson, Dong D. Wang, Ruifeng Li, Gang Liu, Heather A. Eliassen, Andrew T. Chan, Clary B. Clish, Curtis Huttenhower, Frank B. Hu, Qi Sun and Eric B. Rimm
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:82
  40. Actinomycetes are important microbes, and they are very important for developing active substances for useful drugs. Actinomycetes are numerous inhabitants, and they are widely distributed in the nest of fungu...

    Authors: Yanhua Long, Yong Zhang, Fang Huang, Song Liu, Tian Gao and Yinglao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:80
  41. Archaea form a third domain of life that is distinct from Bacteria and Eukarya. So far, many scholars have elucidated considerable details about the typical promoter architectures of the three domains of life....

    Authors: Jinye Liang, Zhenghui Quan, Jianyu Zhu, Min Gan and Ping Shen
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:79
  42. Cyanobacteria blooms have become a major environmental problem and concern because of secondary metabolites produced by cyanobacteria released into the water. Cyanobacteria produce volatile organic compounds (...

    Authors: Jéssica Aparecida Silva Moretto, Paloma Nathane Nunes de Freitas, Éryka Costa de Almeida, Lucas Miguel Altarugio, Simone Vieira da Silva, Marli de Fátima Fiore and Ernani Pinto
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:78
  43. Cadmium (Cd) contamination in soil poses a serious safety risk for the development of medicine and food with ginseng as the raw material. Microorganisms are key players in the functioning and service of soil e...

    Authors: Hai Sun, Cai Shao, Qiao Jin, Meijia Li, Zhenghai Zhang, Hao Liang, Huixia Lei, Jiaqi Qian and Yayu Zhang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:77
  44. Rearing systems can affect livestock production directly, but whether they have effects on intestinal growth states and ceca microorganisms in ducks is largely unclear. The current study used Nonghua ducks to ...

    Authors: Xuefei Chen, Liansi Huang, Lumin Cheng, Bo Hu, Hehe Liu, Jiwei Hu, Shenqiang Hu, Chunchun Han, Hua He, Bo Kang, Hengyong Xu, Jiwen Wang and Liang Li
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:76
  45. Depression and obesity are highly prevalent, often co-occurring conditions marked by inflammation. Microbiome perturbations are implicated in obesity-inflammation-depression interrelationships, but how the mic...

    Authors: Gajender Aleti, Jordan N. Kohn, Emily A. Troyer, Kelly Weldon, Shi Huang, Anupriya Tripathi, Pieter C. Dorrestein, Austin D. Swafford, Rob Knight and Suzi Hong
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:75
  46. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by protozoan parasite of genus Plasmodium. Various antigenic proteins of Plasmodium are considered as the major targets for the development of an effective vaccine. Th...

    Authors: Meenu Kalkal, Amit Kalkal, Sandeep Kumar Dhanda, Emily Das, Veena Pande and Jyoti Das
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:74
  47. Unsupervised AI (artificial intelligence) can obtain novel knowledge from big data without particular models or prior knowledge and is highly desirable for unveiling hidden features in big data. SARS-CoV-2 pos...

    Authors: Yuki Iwasaki, Takashi Abe, Kennosuke Wada, Yoshiko Wada and Toshimichi Ikemura
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:73
  48. Burkholderia pseudomallei (B. pseudomallei), as a highly pathogenic organism, causes melioidosis, which is a disease of public health importance in many tropical developing countries. Here, we present and validat...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Wang, Licheng Wang, Huaxiong Zhu, Chongzhen Wang and Xiong Zhu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:72
  49. Spodoptera litura (Fab.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) commonly known as tobacco caterpillar is a polyphagous pest that causes significant damage to many agricultural crops. The extensive use of chemical insecticides ...

    Authors: Sarita Devi, Harvinder Singh Saini and Sanehdeep Kaur
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:71

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