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  1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Streptomycetes from the rhizospheric soils are a rich resource of novel secondary metabolites with various biological activities. However, there is still little information related to the isolation, antimicrob...

    Authors: Fei Peng, Meng-Yue Zhang, Shao-Yang Hou, Juan Chen, Ying-Ying Wu and Yi-Xuan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:143

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  25. Most lactobacilli found in animal intestines are generally non-motile, but there are few exceptions. Our previous work showed that Lactobacillus agilis BKN88, which is a highly motile strain originating from a ch...

    Authors: Shunya Suzuki, Koki Fujita, Shintaro Maeno, Yuh Shiwa, Akihito Endo, Kenji Yokota, Shizunobu Igimi and Akinobu Kajikawa

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:142

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  26. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the number one cause of lower respiratory tract infections in infants. There are still no vaccines or specific antiviral therapies against RSV, mainly due to the inadequate...

    Authors: Jeffrey N. Harding, David Siefker, Luan Vu, Dahui You, John DeVincenzo, JF. Pierre and Stephania A. Cormier

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:140

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  27. In the last few decades, considerable attention has been paid to fungal endophytes as biocontrol agents, however little is known about their mode of action. This study aimed to investigate the toxic effects of...

    Authors: Mandeep Kaur, Pooja Chadha, Sanehdeep Kaur, Amarjeet Kaur and Rajvir Kaur

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:139

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  28. In previous studies, we have shown that atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (aEPEC) strains are important diarrheal pathogens among Brazilian children. In the characterization of a collection of 126 aEPEC ...

    Authors: Scarlat S. Silva, Mariane V. Monfardini and Isabel C. A. Scaletsky

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:138

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  29. Karst caves are considered as extreme environments with nutrition deficiency, darkness, and oxygen deprivation, and they are also the sources of biodiversity and metabolic pathways. Microorganisms are usually ...

    Authors: Yiyi Dong, Jie Gao, Qingshan Wu, Yilang Ai, Yu Huang, Wenzhang Wei, Shiyu Sun and Qingbei Weng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:137

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  30. Lactococcus members belonging to lactic acid bacteria are widely used as starter bacteria in the production of fermented dairy products. From kimchi, a Korean food made of fermented vegetables, Lactococcus raffin...

    Authors: Min Young Jung, Changsu Lee, Myung-Ji Seo, Seong Woon Roh and Se Hee Lee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:136

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  31. Conjugation plays a major role in the transmission of plasmids encoding antibiotic resistance genes in both clinical and general settings. The conjugation efficiency is influenced by many biotic and abiotic fa...

    Authors: Jesse B. Alderliesten, Sarah J. N. Duxbury, Mark P. Zwart, J. Arjan G. M. de Visser, Arjan Stegeman and Egil A. J. Fischer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:135

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  32. Environmental surveillance of antibiotic resistance can contribute towards better understanding and management of human and environmental health. This study applied a combination of long-read Oxford Nanopore M...

    Authors: Didrik H. Grevskott, Francisco Salvà-Serra, Edward R. B. Moore and Nachiket P. Marathe

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:134

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  33. Extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing enterobacteria pose a major hazard to public health. Due to the possibility of genetic transfer, ESBL genes might spread to pathogenic enterobacterial strains....

    Authors: Eva-Maria Saliu, Jürgen Zentek and Wilfried Vahjen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:133

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  34. Mortality due to tuberculosis (TB) has increased due to the development of drug resistance, the mechanisms of which have not been fully elucidated. Our research group identified a low expression of lipF gene in M...

    Authors: Ana Leticia Arriaga-Guerrero, Carlos E. Hernández-Luna, Joyce Rigal-Leal, Rene J. Robles-González, Laura Adiene González-Escalante, Beatriz Silva-Ramírez, Roberto Mercado-Hernández, Javier Vargas-Villarreal, Mario Bermúdez de León and Katia Peñuelas-Urquides

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:132

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  35. Many studies reported high prevalence of H. pylori infection among patients co-infected with intestinal parasites. Molecular approach for the DNA detection of those microbes in stool have been proposed. However t...

    Authors: Martina Leonardi, Giulia La Marca, Barbara Pajola, Francesca Perandin, Marco Ligozzi and Elena Pomari

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:131

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  36. Gene editing is key for elucidating gene function. Traditional methods, such as consecutive single-crossovers, have been widely used to modify bacterial genomes. However, cumbersome cloning and limited efficie...

    Authors: Francesca Romana Cianfanelli, Olivier Cunrath and Dirk Bumann

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:129

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  37. Pyruvate oxidase (Pox) is an important enzyme in bacterial metabolism for increasing ATP production and providing a fitness advantage via hydrogen peroxide production. However, few Pox enzymes have been charac...

    Authors: Louis P. Cornacchione and Linden T. Hu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:128

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  38. Staphylococcus aureus is one of the main causative agents of mastitis in small ruminants. Antimicrobial use is the major treatment, but there are many flaws linked to resistance, tolerance or persistence. This st...

    Authors: Magna Coroa Lima, Mariana de Barros, Thalita Moreira Scatamburlo, Richard Costa Polveiro, Laís Karolyne de Castro, Samuel Henrique Sales Guimarães, Sanely Lourenço da Costa, Mateus Matiuzzi da Costa and Maria Aparecida Scatamburlo Moreira

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:127

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  39. The great metabolic versatility of the purple non-sulfur bacteria is of particular interest in green technology. Rhodospirillum rubrum S1H is an α-proteobacterium that is capable of photoheterotrophic assimilatio...

    Authors: Quentin De Meur, Adam Deutschbauer, Matthias Koch, Guillaume Bayon-Vicente, Paloma Cabecas Segura, Ruddy Wattiez and Baptiste Leroy

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:126

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  40. Bacterial meningitis is a serious inflammation of the meninges. Antimicrobial therapy on early cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination has an important role in diagnosis. The disease is still challenging in deve...

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

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:125

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2020 20:153

  41. Biodiversity and productivity of coral-reef ecosystems depend upon reef-building corals and their associations with endosymbiotic Symbiodiniaceae, which offer diverse functional capabilities to their hosts. The n...

    Authors: Timothy D. Swain, Simon Lax, Vadim Backman and Luisa A. Marcelino

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:124

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  42. Changes in the enteric microbiota have been suggested to contribute to gastrointestinal diseases, including irritable bowel syndrome. Most of the published work is on bacterial dysbiosis with meager data on th...

    Authors: Mina Hojat Ansari, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Mohammad Reza Fattahi, Michael G. Gardner, Ali Reza Safarpour, Mohammad Ali Faghihi and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:123

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  43. Bacillus cereus is a bacterial species which grows efficiently on a wide range of carbon sources and accumulates biopolymer poly-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) up to 80% cell dry weight. PHB is an aliphatic polymer produc...

    Authors: Hui Li, Joshua O’Hair, Santosh Thapa, Sarabjit Bhatti, Suping Zhou, Yong Yang, Tara Fish and Theodore W. Thannhauser

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:122

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  44. Ralstonia eutropha (syn. Cupriavidus necator) is a model microorganism for studying metabolism of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) and a potential chassis for protein expression due to various advantages. Although cu...

    Authors: Muzi Hu, Bin Xiong, Zhongkang Li, Li Liu, Siwei Li, Chunzhi Zhang, Xueli Zhang and Changhao Bi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:121

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  45. The microbiome of the oral cavity is the second-largest and diverse microbiota after the gut, harboring over 700 species of bacteria and including also fungi, viruses, and protozoa. With its diverse niches, th...

    Authors: Elisabetta Caselli, Chiara Fabbri, Maria D’Accolti, Irene Soffritti, Cristian Bassi, Sante Mazzacane and Maurizio Franchi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:120

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  46. Ferrovum spp. are abundant in acid mine drainage sites globally where they play an important role in biogeochemical cycling. All known taxa in this genus are Fe(II) oxidizers. Thus, co-occurring members of the ge...

    Authors: Christen L. Grettenberger, Jeff R. Havig and Trinity L. Hamilton

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:119

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  47. The mammalian intestinal tract harbors diverse and dynamic microbial communities that play pivotal roles in host health, metabolism, immunity, and development. Average daily gain (ADG) is an important growth t...

    Authors: Shaoming Fang, Xuan Chen, Jiahua Pan, Qiaohui Chen, Liwen Zhou, Chongchong Wang, Tianfang Xiao and Qian Fu Gan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:116

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